Three Jacksons on board for TV family talent show

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Three of pop star Michael Jackson's older siblings--brothers Tito and Jermaine and sister LaToya--have teamed up with CBS for an American Idol-style TV contest to find the next big family singing act.

CBS has made an eight-episode commitment to the show, which will be called Pop Dynasty and feature the three Jacksons as celebrity judges in a talent-competition format similar to the Fox network's smash hit, a CBS spokesman said Wednesday.

The two best-known members of the Jackson brood, Michael and younger sister Janet, are not involved in the project as of now, the spokesman added.

No air date for the show has been set, and details of the format are being worked out, the network said.

As first reported by Daily Variety, the new show is expected to include standard performance segments while exploring the personal dynamics of the competing families and how they interact as a group.

LaToya Jackson, 50, appeared earlier this year on the CBS reality show Armed & Famous, in which a group of celebrities trained to become police officers in Muncie, Indiana.

She sang background vocals for the Jackson 5 before going solo in 1979. Brothers Tito, 53, and Jermaine, 52, were part of the original Jackson 5 lineup with Michael, now 48.

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