Michaeljackson The sad news that music icon Michael Jackson has died was confirmed less than an hour ago, however the country's major news networks have already made plans to honor the super star this evening.

A one-hour special on the life of MJ will air tonight on ABC from 9 to 10 p.m.

CBS will air "The Life and Death of Michael Jackson" from 10 to 11 p.m.

NBC will air a two-hour tribute from 9 to 11 p.m., honoring both Jackson and actress Farrah Fawcett who passed away this morning.

Jackson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center from his rented home in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills early this afternoon. His death was reportedly caused by cardiac arrest.

The MTV networks — MTV, MTV2, MTV tr3s and mtvU — will air a one-hour show honoring Michael Jackson tonight at 9 p.m. It will feature celebrity call-ins and various MJ music videos.

FOX will pay tribute during its live "So You Think You Can Dance" results show at 9 p.m. this evening.

TV One will pre-empt its regular primetime schedule at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 26 to air "The Michael Jackson Story," an up-to-date documentary on Jackson's life, which includes rarely seen archival footage of his prolific career. It will repeat at 11 p.m.

BIO Channel will celebrate the "King of Pop" on Saturday, June 27 with "BIO Remembers: Michael Jackson." The documentary includes interviews with Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Liza Minnelli, Jackson's mother Katherine and his siblings La Toya and Jermaine.

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