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Jackson Estate 'Pleased' Discovery Pulled Doc

12/31/2010 6:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The co-executors of Michael Jackson's estate think Discovery Channel did the right thing when they yanked a documentary from their UK schedule that was to feature a reenactment of MJ's autopsy.

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A rep for John Branca and John McClain tells TMZ, "The co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson are pleased that Discovery Channel made the correct decision in choosing to cancel this exploitative program."

The co-executors went on to say they feel Michael's fans played a large role in Discovery's decision, saying, "While Discovery cited legal proceedings and our request as the reasons for its decision, none of this would have happened had it not been for the incredible passion displayed by countless Michael Jackson fans worldwide who knew they stood as one and that their voices could not be ignored."

As for any future plans to air the show, Branca and McClain said, "We are hopeful that this show will never run in any market in the future."

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flowers    

All speculation when in reality there is no body. Add to that various autopsy reports.

1289 days ago
2.

Shannon    

Yay!!!
Poor Michael wish they would all just leave him alone. Didn't they do enough to him? RIP Michael <3

1289 days ago
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Anthony    

Instead of showing this they should show the kids he touched in his ranch.

1289 days ago
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nan    

well i am glad about this and it is a way for the estate to try and heal a fractured fan base over the cd.

1289 days ago
5.

Bubbles The Chimp    

It is being played on Discovery Channel Iraq under the title 'Alien Autopsy 2'

1289 days ago
6.

Criss    

I for one, am glad that this abomination won't be aired.

1289 days ago
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Chic    

#5 I agree with you and the cd is very good.

1289 days ago
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MJ is the Greatest of all    

PERFECT. I am really glad to hear this.

1289 days ago
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Anonymous    

Michael's family and fans should be grateful to the executors for stepping up. This show was morbid and grotesque. Just look at the ad they were running. As soon as Branca and McClain got involved Discovery pulled the plug. Can't all the badmouthing stop for one day just to say thanks?

1289 days ago
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iFart    

Yay for the fans....once again we are heard!! Glad the estate took it seriously too and sent off that strongly worded letter.

Love and miss you forever MJ.

1289 days ago
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mj fan forever    

I am so glad that this mean program won't be aired and truly hope will never be aired!!! Thanks to the executors!!!!

1289 days ago
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slj    

i'm glad they won't air this now wish everyone will just let him and his famliy be his kids lost there father even through it's been over a year it still hurts let mj and his kids have some peace

1289 days ago
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slj    

whish they would leave him alone so tired of people talking crap bout him people dont care how this messes with his kids they lost their father i dont care who u r it still hurts not to have a father then to hear all this crap bout him let him rest n peace

1289 days ago
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Cervantes    

Glad to see someone has a voice in something now-days to make a change. Way to go M.J. fans! Now whoever pulled this off please let us in on your secret so we can use it on our politicians...just ribbin'!
I dunno folks...it seems to be such a morbid plan because it's Michael. Dr. G is very popular show. Why should the autopsies of the somewhat unknown not cause this uproar? Doesn't really matter one way or the other to me> Shows can air... if I don't like it I can simply turn the channel:)
Happy & safe New Year to ALL:)

1289 days ago
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