Haven't seen enough of those "Thriller" video reruns yet? This weekend and early next week will be filled with retrospective coverage of Michael Jackson. Here are some highlights.
MTV continues its wall-to-wall Jackson footage until 6 p.m. Friday. At 6 comes a new special, "A Celebration of Michael Jackson on MTV," followed by an encore presentation of "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" featuring Jackson's greatest hits. Both shows will re-air multiple times over the weekend.
MTV2 will air a marathon of Jackson-related programing from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
VH1 Classic will air nonstop Jackson videos all weekend.
Tonight at 9, ABC will air a special "20/20" episode, "Michael Jackson: The Man and His Music." The regularly scheduled "20/20," at 10 tonight, will also include Jackson-related reporting.
Tonight at 10, NBC will air a "Dateline NBC" special, "Michael Jackson -- The King of Pop," hosted by Ann Curry. (From 8-10, the network will re-air "Farrah's Story," the documentary about Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer.)
On Monday, Fox will re-air this season's Top 13 episode of "American Idol," featuring Jackson's songs.
E! weighs in with multiple Jackson specials, including the two-hour "True Hollywood Story: Michael Jackson," which re-airs Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m comes the half-hour "E! News Special: Michael and Farrah: Lost Icons." And at 10 p.m. on Monday, June 1, the network will air the special "E!'s Michael Jackson."
On the Fox News Channel, Greta Van Susteren will host "On the Record" live from Los Angeles tonight at 10. On Saturday night, she will host special coverage from Los Angeles at 9 p.m. On Saturday afternoon from 2-3, the "Journal Editorial Report" and "FOX News Watch" will be pre-empted by Jackson coverage.
On Saturday at 10, Biography will air a special, "Biography Remembers: Michael Jackson."
On Sunday from 2-7 p.m., TV Land will re-air the miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream." (The Farrah Fawcett retrospective comes on Saturday, with two episodes of "Charlie's Angels" at 7 and the first two episodes of the series "Chasing Farrah" at 9.)
Next Wednesday, July 1 at 8 p.m., MyNetworkTV will air an encore of the 2006 World Music Awards, featuring a tribute to Jackson.
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