Jackson family shopping yet another series

After apparently getting nowhere with their pitch for a reality show that would follow the Jacksons as they supported Michael during and after the trial, the Jackson family is yet again pitching a reality series.

This one “would focus on a trio of second-generation Jacksons trying to restart their careers in music,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The sons of Jackson’s brother Tito succeeded overseas as the members of boy band 3T during the 1990s but are trying to mount a comeback as adults. They receive help from their father as well as other aunts and uncles on the show — including LaToya and Jermaine Jackson — but one of the obstacles they face is the notoriety their uncle Michael encountered in various courtroom battles during the past decade.”

While it is unclear “whether Michael will join his siblings on the program, … [there is] footage of him interacting with Tito’s children appears in the pilot,” THR says. The series is currently being pitched to cable networks by music producer Cory Rooney.

The Vine: Jackson reality project being shopped [Hollywood Reporter]

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