The televised tributes to entertainment icons Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett continue this weekend…
"A Celebration of Michael Jackson on MTV"
6 p.m., Friday, MTV
In addition to airing wall-to-wall Michael Jackson music videos, exclusive performances and amazing MJ footage from the MTV vaults throughout the day today, the network will premiere a new special, "A Celebration of Michael Jackson on MTV" at 6 p.m. tonight. MTV News' Sway will host the tribute, which will feature the entertainer's greatest MTV moments, as well as messages and call-ins from artists expressing their thoughts and memories of Jackson. The special will repeat throughout the weekend.
"Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" Rebroadcast
7 p.m., Friday, MTV
The network will re-air an encore presentation of "Randy Jackson's: America's Best Dance Crew" featuring Michael Jackson's classic hits. The broadcast will repeat throughout the weekend.
MTV2 will also pay tribute as the network airs Michael Jackson music videos and programming throughout today and tomorrow, in addition to encores of the MTV special, "A Celebration of Michael Jackson on MTV." On Sunday, MTV2's "Sucker Free Sunday" will also pay homage to Jackson's music with a marathon of music video based programming and specials airing from 6 to 9 p.m.
"VH1 News special"
4 p.m., Friday, VH1
In addition to airing a special music video tribute that will run throughout the weekend, VH1 will remember the "King of Pop" with a News special covering Jackson's entire biography.
"Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special"
8 p.m., Friday, TV One
TV One will pre-empt its regular primetime schedule
at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 26 to air the "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special," a star-studded salute to the legendary superstar that hasn't been broadcast in nearly a decade. It will repeat at 11 p.m.
"Michael Jackson: King of Videos"
10:30 p.m., Friday, VH1
A two-hour video tribute special which Jackson himself thanked the producers for doing.
8 p.m., Friday, NBC
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oxygen
News will re-broadcast "Farrah's Story," a two-hour documentary about
Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer that she shot with her own video
camera over the past two and a half years. The special, which first
aired last month on NBC, is intensely intimate and emotional. It is
Farrah's story in her own words as she explains her battle and her
journey with cancer, and it is her narration that tells this story.
"Michael Jackson: King of Pop"
10 p.m. Friday, NBC
News' Ann Curry will anchor "Michael Jackson-King of Pop," a special
one-hour look at Jackson's legacy as a musician and cultural icon.
"The Jacksons: An American Dream"
12 p.m., Saturday, TV One
7 p.m., Saturday, TV One
TV One will air "The Jacksons: An American Dream," the award-winning five-hour mini-series that takes a look at the origins of one of the most successful family groups in the history of the music industry.
"Charlie's Angels" Marathon, "A Tribute to Farrah"
8 p.m., Saturday, WGN
5 p.m., Sunday, WGN
This weekend, WGN America will preempt regular programming to air a
"Charlie's Angels" marathon (10 episodes in total) as a tribute to
Farrah Fawcett. It will feature hosted interstitials recalling
highlights of Farrah's career.
"Bio Remembers: Michael Jackson"
10 p.m. Saturday, BIO
interviews shot with Michael Jackson's family, friends and
colleagues–including Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Liza Minnelli, La
Toya Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and others–"BIO
Remembers" paints the complete picture of the greatest pop star of all
time. This profile covers his days as a child star growing up in
Indiana, through his formative years at Motown, his emergence as the
King of Pop, the difficulties faced more recently and his tragic sudden
"The Life & Times of Michael Jackson"
7 p.m., Sunday, TV One
TV One will air "The Life & Times of Michael Jackson," a one-hour documentary produced by the TV Guide Channel.
"BET Awards 2009"
8 p.m., Sunday, BET
The network's 9th Annual Awards celebration will be dedicated to Michael Jackson.
"Bio Remembers: Farrah Fawcett"
10 p.m. June 29, BIO
archival footage and interviews with family members, friends, leading
journalists and colleagues, "BIO Remembers" Farrah's rural upbringing
in Corpus Christi, being voted one of the "Ten Most Beautiful Coeds" by
Cashbox magazine her freshman year of college and her breakout roll as
private detective Jill Munro in "Charlie's Angels," a series that
defined a generation of television shows and had an unprecedented
impression on pop culture. We'll follow her life spent under the public
eye, from her marriage and subsequent divorce to "Big Valley" star Lee
Majors and a long time love affair with the father of her only son,
Ryan O'Neil, and her return to modeling when she decided to pose nude
for Playboy at the verge of 50 years of age.
"American Idol" Rebroadcast
8 p.m. June 29, FOX
honor the memory and celebrate the life of one of the most iconic
entertainers of our time, Fox will air an encore of the Michael
Jackson-themed "American Idol" Performance Show. This season's Top 13
"American Idol" contestants had the privilege of performing music from
Michael Jackson's songbook, including "The Way You Make Me Feel,"
"Black or White," "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," "Remember The Time"
and the seminal hit "Beat It."
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