cissy houston*We’re hearing that Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is down with the idea of a reality show with Bobbi Kristina, Pat & Gary Houston and herself.

One reason is she thinks it would be a great launching pad for Bobbi K’s singing career.

As previously reported, the family just inked a TV deal with Lifetime to star in a reality show that will follow Whitney’s relatives in the wake of the singer’s untimely death.

Houston family sources tell TMZ … Cissy Houston knows BK shares Whitney’s passion for music … and she believes a reality show could be the perfect place to showcase Bobbi’s talent.

We’re told … Cissy also believes a reality show will “help with the healing process” by “keeping the family as one.”

Cissy also likes the fact that her “extended family” will be making money from the deal.