Reelz Won’t Be ‘Living with the Jacksons’
Blame it on the boogie? Reelz’s previously announced reality show Living with the Jacksons has been scrapped.
The cable channel originally planned to air the reality show, which featured Jackson members who left the family estate to live on their own, last November. The network even held a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in July 2014 featuring family members Genevieve Jackson, Randy Jackson Jr., Alejandra Jackson, Jaafar Jackson and Jermajesty Jackson.
But in October, Reelz announced that the show’s premiere date was moving to “early 2015 with a specific date TBA.”
Early 2015 came and went, and according to an insider, the production on the show was not completed or delivered in a timely fashion and is no longer active.
But that doesn’t mean audiences won’t get a chance to see the Jackson family once again on reality TV. Lifetime announced on Tuesday that it would premiere the docuseries The Jacksons: Next Generation on October 2 at 10/9c.
The Jacksons: Next Generation focuses on Taj, Taryll and TJ—Tito Jackson’s sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5. (TJ is also the co-legal guardian of Michael Jackson’s kids Prince, Paris and Blanket.) The show will follow the siblings, who perform as the music group 3T, as the balance their career and home lives.
Go Go Luckey Entertainment produces the Lifetime show.
The Reelz show was set to revolve around the five children of Alejandra Jackson, two of whom were fathered by Jermaine Jackson, and two of whom were fathered by Randy Jackson. ID Productions was behind that show.
Other past Jackson-themed reality shows include A&E’s The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty and La Toya Jackson’s OWN show Life with La Toya.
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