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.

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
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Henrik Batallones

Staff Writer, BuddyTV