Three Jacksons on board for TV family talent show

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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a flop waiting to happen
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it sounds stupid. Michael & Janet are the true talent in that family, thats it.
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Sadly this is a new low.
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This is just sad. These guys have really become pretty washed up.
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Wow, just wow.

I guess they are getting along for now.
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Janet still has a thriving career, even if it's not as great as it once was. It is highly doubtful that she will participate in any form to this show. Michael on the other hand has virtually wiped out his once stellar career that going on this show might actually boost it.
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Get Janet and Michael on, I'm sure Michael will find a way to take down TV Titan American Idol.
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more reality tv woppie
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yeah, the three that didnt have big careers has signed on to this project...i wonder why....sheesh.
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