The producers of a reality show for A&E about the current incarnation of the Jackson 5 aren’t sure what to do with it in the wake of Michael Jackson’s death. The one-hour special was commissioned by the network several months ago and was intended as a “backdoor pilot” for a potential reality series about the band in its present form, which includes Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson. However, producers finished shooting before Michael’s death and no additional footage has been collected since then, leaving a glaring hole in the show’s narrative arc. A&E says it has “started discussing internally and with the family but have not yet decided what direction to take with the show.”
Jackson 5 reality show to be shelved?
Producers are weighing their options in light of Michael’s death