Cable channel A&E has confirmed that it plans to expand a one-hour reality special about the reunion of the Jackson 5 -- that was in the works before Michael Jackson's death -- into a weekly reality series, now titled Jackson Family Dynasty . In reporting the cable network's decision, today's (Wednesday) New York Times commented that the "series amounts to a bet by A&E on enduring interest around the Jackson family, in particular the former members of the Jacksons band." In an interview with the newspaper, Jodi Gomes, an executive producer at Point 7, the production company that had been working on the special and will be working on the series, said, "To anybody that says the family is capitalizing on Michael's death, it will be evident in the first episode that that's not true."

26/08/2009