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Michael Jackson Autopsy Show Yanked from Schedule

12/31/2010 3:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A TV special featuring a reenactment of Michael Jackson's autopsy will not air as planned, and the network running it cites pleas from the Jackson estate in their decision.

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A rep for the Discovery Channel, which planned to run the special in the UK, tells TMZ, "Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson's estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson's official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely."

As TMZ first reported, executors of Jackson's estate fired off a harshly-worded letter to the network ... saying the show was in "shockingly bad taste ... motivated solely by your blind desire to exploit Michael's death."

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

1300 days ago
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you know it    

yay!

1300 days ago
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Maria    

If this is a fact for sure. great.

1300 days ago
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Cecilia    

Discovery would have lost it's credibility had it run that do***entary.

1300 days ago
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TmZ845    

wow.way to back down wussies.this is as bad as dale earnharts wife having FLA law changed so no one could ever see the images of autopsy and accident scene for her own preservation and not what the general public wants.note FLA is the only state that will not provide this info through an FOIA request.

1300 days ago
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Truth    

MEHHH, ALL THAT MEANS IS THEY WONT AIR IT DURING PRIMETIME... JUST AT 4AM IN THE MORNING, LOL.

1300 days ago
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Lori    

Um...I'd kind of be interested in the REAL do***entation of his autopsy.

Why was it ok to release Heath Ledger...Anna Nicole and any other celebrities reports but NOT Michael's?.

I'm however am NOT interested in watching some ridiculous re-enactment of the autopsy...that's just plain morbid.

1300 days ago
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Lori    

Wow...is that right? when we type in the word for PROOF PAPERWORK...AKA...DO***ENTATION...your filters get rid of the middle of that word? Now THAT'S true censorship!

1300 days ago
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CloBird    

Pressure should still be applied to Discovery to ensure that this program never airs.
I have watched real autopsies;there have been many superior autopsy programs by pathologists who did not re-enact,but performed real procedures,televised.Subjects' identities were usually protected,unless the family members wanted to take part and tell the story of how a family member died,in order to teach others. A d o c u m e n t a r y that reenacts Michael's procedure would not be done to be educational,but to be sensationalistic and garner viewers.No good would come out of such programming.

1300 days ago
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Deb    

I wouldn't jump for joy too quickly, folks - note it says "postponed indefinitely". In TV speak, that just means they are waiting for a better time to air it.

Do you think they would spend all that money making a do***entary like that and then not show it ever??? If that is true then Mickey Mouse is our President...er...wait, my bad. If it's true then Goofy is our President...crap, not again...if it's true then Daisy Duck is our President...ah, yes, much better.

1300 days ago
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roy    

If you don't want to watch it then turn the channel. Believe you me that if the Jackson family was to be paid royalties they would not only be for it but probably promoting it.

1300 days ago
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AKF    

YESSSSSS lol

1300 days ago
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Dave    

MJ's report was released - http://www.thesmokinggun.com/do***ents/crime/michael-jackson-autopsy-report

1300 days ago
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Dennis Copson    

Of course the Jackson family bitched about this show. They want to preserve Jackson's image so they can continue to make gobs of money on him. They surely don't want us to know how severely depraved he actually was at the end, including that he wroe a wig and was bald. Nor do they want us to be informed of the vast dose of drugs present in his system.

1300 days ago
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Audie    

Awesome news!!!

1300 days ago
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