via press release
A&E PRESENTS “THE JACKSONS: A FAMILY DYNASTY”
GROUNDBREAKING SIX HOUR SERIES FOLLOWS JACKIE, JERMAINE, TITO AND MARLON AS THEY REUNITE FOR A 40th ANNIVERSARY JACKSON FIVE CONCERT CELEBRATION WHILE ALSO COMING TO TERMS WITH THE PASSING OF THEIR BELOVED BROTHER
PREMIERES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT 9PM ET/PT ON A&E
New York, NY, November 6, 2009– A&E presents “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty,” a new real-life series that will chronicle the personal and professional lives of Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon as they prepare for a Jackson Five reunion, while also coming to terms with Michael’s tragic loss. The series premieres Sunday, December 13 with back-to-back one-hour episodes beginning at 9:00pm ET/PT. The series will then move to its regularly scheduled time, Sunday’s at 10:00pm ET/PT beginning December 20 on A&E.
Behind the headlines lies a captivating family, whose lives have been unwillingly played out before cameras for decades. After 40 years in the business together, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon, have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Now, the brothers allow unprecedented access into their world as they record new material and rehearse for a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Jackson Five. “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty” will chronicle the brothers’ relationships with each other, their parents and their children, while also balancing the demands of their professional commitments and celebrity. The series will also document the brothers’ coming to terms with Michael’s tragic loss and how to properly honor his 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.”
“The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty” will follow the brothers as they record vocals for a song on Michael’s This Is It soundtrack; attend the bittersweet premiere of the film; travel to London to support Tito who is a special guest star for musical legend Gladys Knight at a Wembley Arena concert performance; and try to balance their obligations as The Jackson Five while also pursuing their individual interests and projects.
“The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty” is produced for A&E Network by Point 7 Entertainment with Jodi L. Gomes serving as executive producer. Also serving as executive producers are Jermaine L. Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Lori Gomes. Co-Executive producer is David Rupel. Supervising Producer is Anthony McLemore. Executive producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow, Scott Lonker and Stephen Harris.
About Point 7 Entertainment
Point 7 Entertainment is an independently owned and operated multimedia company with production credits ranging from “Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza”, “Ryan Cameron Uncensored” to “Makeover Manor.” Point 7 Entertainment has become a well-known, consistent supplier of upbeat, high quality live stage productions, films and television for high profile clients including Showtime, Starz, Turner, NBC, and FOX. The company has offices in Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA. (www.point7entertainment.net)
About A&E Network
A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network’s original scripted series, to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Dog The Bounty Hunter, “Hoarders,” “Paranormal State” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48” and “Manhunters.” The A&E website is located at http://www.aetv.com.