Before Michael Jackson passed away, his brothers were working out a deal with A&E for a reality show based on their lives, including an episode with a reunion performance with MJ that he hadn’t yet agreed to. But will that show ever see the light of day?

The Jacksons already filmed a one-hour pilot, but hadn’t gotten MJ to agree to being involved. However Roger Friedman of The Hollywood Reporter cites sources who say A&E will go forward with a series of further episodes showing how the brothers go on with their lives in the wake of Michael’s passing.

Friedman says sources close to the network said the deal for a series isn’t done yet, and it hasn’t yet been decided if the existing footage will be split into half-hour or hour-long shows.  The pilot will air on A&E within the month, the sources add.

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