The Jacksons’ Reality
Cable network A&E isn’t letting a minor detail like Michael Jackson’s death get in the way of rolling out a reality show miniseries about his surviving family Dec. 13.
Back-to-back episodes will air that night for the first of six episodes.
“The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty” focuses on brothers Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon as they prepare to reunite for a concert tour – although it’s not entirely clear what concert tour that might be. It also chronicles their lives as they cope with Michael’s drug-induced death in June.
“This deeply intimate portrait will provide viewers with a raw and honest look inside a musical dynasty,” said A&E and Biography Channel VP Robert Sharenow.
It remained unclear whether Michael Jackson or his children, Paris, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II (known as Blanket), will be seen in the shows.
The cable network had originally announced “The Jacksons” as a documentary special in May, before the star’s death. In August, “Entertainment Tonight” aired what A&E said was leaked footage from the special.
The 50-year-old King of Pop died June 25, weeks before he was scheduled to begin a string of comeback shows in London.