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Jacksons reality show announced

Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine Jackson at Michael Jackson's memorial service
Michael Jackson's brothers all donned white gloves for his memorial service

The brothers of late pop star Michael Jackson are to appear in a reality TV series, US network A&E has announced.

The cable show will be expanded from a documentary Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson filmed prior to their sibling's death in June.

It is not known when the show will air or how many episodes it will contain.

It is also unclear whether Michael was filmed for the original documentary, which focused on his brothers as they prepared to reunite for a concert tour.

'Unprecedented access'

Footage from the original documentary was aired on the Tuesday edition of CBS show Entertainment Tonight.

Described as "exclusive new video", the excerpt showed the Jackson's mother Katherine at home with Jermaine, Jackie and Tito.

A&E announced the original documentary in May, saying it would "allow unprecedented access" to the Jacksons as they embarked upon "their most personal album and tour".

A spokesman for the network confirmed the series is in production but claimed the footage had been "leaked" without its consent.

Jermaine Jackson is currently planning a tribute concert to his brother, to be held in Vienna on 26 September.



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