Television will feature slew of Michael Jackson tributes this weekend

Just as it interrupted programming across the TV dial a year ago, the death of Michael Jackson again will dominate television this weekend. • Check your favorite channel, and you'll find an M.J. show planned. Yes, even Animal Planet. • Here is just a sampling of what we found coming our way over the next several days. Check online TV listings at tampabay.com/features for more information. Compiled by Times staff

Michael Jackson: After Life (ABC): ABC News' 20/20 chronicles investigation into Jackson's death and how his children are adjusting. Friday at 9 p.m.

Michael Jackson & Bubbles: The Untold Story (APL): The King of Pop goes bananas for a chimpanzee. Thursday at 8, 11 p.m.; Friday at 3 a.m.; Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m.

Michael Jackson: The King of Pop (BET): Rare footage of Jackson and interviews with friends, family. Friday at 8 p.m.

Inside the Michael Jackson Mansion (BET): A tour of the home in western Los Angeles where the singer collapsed and died. Friday at 2 p.m.

Michael Jackson: Life of a Superstar (BET): His musical career from the beginning of his solo career to his collaboration with Quincy Jones. Friday at 1 p.m.

Michael Jackson: The Final Days (CNN): Drama unfolds at M.J.'s home in his last days. Friday at 8 and 11 p.m.; Saturday at 2 a.m.

The E! True Hollywood Story: Michael Jackson (E!): An in-depth look at the career and life of the troubled pop superstar. Friday at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

E! Investigates: Last Days of Michael Jackson (E!): M.J.'s bizarre life comes to light as the investigation into the circumstances of his death continues. Friday at 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m.

Michael Jackson: The Inside Story (Fuse): A 90-minute documentary on his controversial life and conspiracies surrounding his death. Friday at 8 p.m.

Michael Jackson: A Tribute (Fuse): An hourlong documentary on how his music and charity work changed the world. Friday at 9:30 p.m.

Michael Jackson's Top 10 Video Countdown (MTV ): Fans vote on their favorite videos. Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m.

Michael Jackson: A Mother's Story (NBC): Freelance journalist Sonia Lowe's interviews with Katherine Jackson form the core of a special on Michael Jackson's mother, who is raising his children. Friday at 9 p.m.

Michael Jackson's Entourage: Where Are They Now (TVGN): What friends and performers are doing nowadays. Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 9 p.m.

Michael Jackson: His Family Dynasty (TVGN): A look at his intimate relationships with his family. Friday at 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 5, 8 and 11 p.m.

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special (TVONE): Festivities in Madison Square Garden celebrate his 30-year career and include a reunion with Jackson Five, duets with Whitney Houston and 'N Sync. Friday at 8 p.m. and midnight; Saturday at 4 p.m.

M.J. around

Tampa Bay

A Tribute to the King of Pop: Celebrating his Legacy Until the Sun Comes Up: DJ Chris Craze mixes nonstop Michael Jackson hits with a live video music mix and presentation by DJ Short-e. Friday 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa. $20. (813) 627-762.

Michael Jackson Weekend: Dance and costume contests and moonwalks on skates are part of a weekend-long celebration. Skateplex of Temple Terrace. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 6:30 p.m. $8 admission, $2 for skates. (813) 989-2100.

Television will feature slew of Michael Jackson tributes this weekend 06/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 25, 2010 12:21pm]

    

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