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 the tragic loss of their brother Michael and determining how to properly honor his legacy. The series premieres Sunday, December 13 with back-to-back one-hour episodes beginning at 9:00pm ET/PT.
At the height of their celebrity in the 70s, the Jacksons, hailing from Gary, Indiana, had a hit primetime variety show, a Saturday morning animated series and made music history when their first four singles catapulted to #1. And after 40 years in the business together, they've sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Prior to Michael's untimely death, the brothers, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon -- were planning on celebrating their 40th anniversary with the "rebirth" of the Jackson Five and a small concert. But both the preparation and performance became extremely emotional as family members and longtime friends came out to show their support in the wake of their unexpected family tragedy.
Primarily shot, in the moment, as they recorded new material and rehearsed for the anniversary concert, THE JACKSONS: A FAMILY DYNASTY is an unprecedented chronicle of the brothers' relationships with each other, their parents and their children, while illustrating the difficult-to-balance demands of their professional commitments and celebrity. Including some documentary elements to illuminate key moments of the Jackson's legendary history, the program goes behind the headlines to spend some quality time with a captivating family, whose lives for better and worse -- have been unwillingly played out before cameras for decades.
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