Jackson brothers in development with A&E for post-MJ reality show

08.20.09 8 years ago

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There has been no doubt that the Jackson family would remain in the spotlight after Michael Jackson’s death in late June, but in what capacity – well, A&E may have the answer.

According to Hollywood Reporter blog showbiz411.com, some unspecified brothers of the Jackson clan filmed a pilot for the cable network, in an effort to reunite the Jackson 5 or some construction of it.

Developers are planning to move ahead with the concept, with the added arc of Michael’s death and the brothers’ “own lives,” considering few members of the family could claim to be close to the pop singer before he died June 25, at 50.

Footage, and access, has been negotiated through longtime Jackson 5 collaborator and manager Danny O’Donovan, who might be helping NBC’s interest in getting in the game, as well as gettting something up on A&E within the month.

No word yet on the potential show being half-hour or hour, just that it promises a glimpse into the brothers’ lives “grappling with Michael’s death.”

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