For the first time in the network's history, Fox has announced that it will air an episode from the recently concluded season of American Idol
, in tribute to Michael Jackson, who died earlier today of an alleged heart attack. The episode will air on Monday, June 29, at 8pm.
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Naturally, the network will air Michael Jackson week--the first week of performances from this year's Top 13, which had them give their spin to the King of Pop's diverse catalogue, from his years with the Jackson 5 to his successful solo career.
The news was announced during So You Think You Can Dance
's results show earlier; previously scheduled screenings of House
and Lie to Me
will be preempted to accommodate the two-hour special.
Personally, that week was one of the better celebrations of Jackson's music, and as I'll explain later, proved to be quite a revelation to me about his huge impact in the music industry, to pop culture, and to the world as a whole. Of course, we've done something on this show before; you can take a look at what happened a few months back with the slideshow below. And then, we'll watch it in memory of the king.-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of WENN)