Michael Jackson Takes Over VH1, All Access Premiere

Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, will take over VH1 next week thanks to a group of premieres and exclusive footage. According to VH1 sources, VH1 and VH1.com will air the exclusive world premiere of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us” music video on Tuesday, January 19th at 10pm, followed by the exclusive premiere of a new 30-minute original special titled “All Access: Making ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It.” The 30-minute special, which airs Saturday, January 23rd at 10pm, will take viewers behind the scenes of the making of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” tour prior to his untimely passing. The special, taken from footage from the critically acclaimed film “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” will also include additional new content not previously seen in the blockbuster film. The special and music video premieres mark the first time that significant footage from the film will be broadcast on television. Both premieres will be simulcast on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia. “‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ captured the imagination of a huge worldwide audience and reminded us all of his musical genius,” said Ben Zurier, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy, VH1, VH1 Classic & Palladia. “Viewers come to VH1 for their favorite music, and we are proud to present this inside look at the amazing ‘This Is It’ stage show that was being planned, as well as a brand new video that will be eagerly received by fans of the ‘King of Pop.'” In related news, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” will be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on DVD on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

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