By Kate Ward
Updated July 13, 2009 at 02:00 PM EDT

According to the Hollywood Reporter, an hour-long reality special following Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy Jackson — commissioned months before Michael Jackson’s death — will likely have to change its tone following the King of Pop’s passing.

Tentatively titled The Jackson Family, the A&E show was scheduled to air next year, and the network had already finished shooting for the special. No additional footage has been shot since Jackson’s death, but it appears as though A&E has not made a decision regarding whether or not to air the special. “We have started discussing internally and with the family but have not yet decided what direction to take with the show,” A&E execs told Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “We are respecting the family’s wishes right now, and at the appropriate time we will all decide what direction this program to take, so stay tuned.”

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