By Tanner Stransky
March 23, 2011 at 06:28 PM EDT

What do you get when you combine one formerly huge Grammy-winning R&B singer from the ’90s, her four musically gifted sisters, and their manager mother? WE’s Braxton Family Values, which debuts on the network April 12 at 9 p.m. The reality series follows “Unbreak My Heart” diva Toni Braxton (“The Superstar”) as she tries to get back on top after dealing with debilitating illness and a very public bankruptcy. Also in the mix are her four sisters — Traci (“The Underdog”), Towanda (“Mrs. Congeniality”), Trina (“The Wildcard”), and Tamar (“Baby”) — as well as headstrong momager Evelyn (“The Force”). 

As you might imagine, a quintet of sisters led by Toni Braxton is like a little hornet’s nest of drama. EW has a two-minute-long exclusive clip from the premiere episode with EW, exemplary of what will play out amongst Toni and her background vocals-singing sisters during the series. “I love my sisters so much,” Toni says in the clip, “but I cannot deny that some days I wish I could just have my own background singers. There have been moments where I’ve been on tour and had my own background singers, and let me tell you: Life was good.” Watch it here:

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