By Lori Acken
Everybody can relax now. The long-rumored Jackson Family reality series has become an actuality — and Michael’s three children are NOT the stars of the show.
Instead, it is four of the musical legend’s brothers — Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon — who are featured in A&E’s new docuseries The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, premiering with back to back episodes on Sunday, Dec. 13 beginning at 9pm ET.
The series will follow the brothers as they prepare for a Jackson Five reunion, lend vocals to the soundtrack for Michael’s This Is It feature film and attend it’s bittersweet premiere, and support Tito as he joins Gladys Knight in a concert performance at London’s Wembley Arena — all while trying to come to terms with Michael’s untimely death.
The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty will also delve into the brothers’ relationships with each other, their parents and their children, and how each balances the demands of their professional commitments and their home lives. Viewers will also watch as the family struggles to determine how to properly honor their fallen brother’s legacy.
“This deeply intimate portrait will provide viewers with a raw and honest look inside a musical dynasty,” said Robert Sharenow, Senior Vice President of Nonfiction & Alternative Programming, A&E Network and BIO Channel. “For the first time ever, the remaining members of The Jackson Five allow cameras inside their very private world, giving the public a glimpse into how they balance their extremely busy personal and professional lives with the demands of celebrity.”