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J. J. Abrams and Tavis Smiley Partner Up for Michael Jackson TV Project

by Leena Tailor 1:55 PM PDT, June 21, 2016
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J. J. Abrams is set to help bring the highs and lows of Michael Jackson’s final weeks to the small screen.

Publishing house Little, Brown and Company has confirmed that author and host Tavis Smiley is partnering with Abrams to adapt his new book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, into a series with Warner Bros. Television.

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The book hits shelves today and explores the ups and downs of the final 16 weeks of Jackson’s life, including preparation for his ambitious This Is It tour, as well as his “constant hunt for personal privacy.”

According to the synopsis, the 253-page book powerfully chronicles “Jackson's campaign to recharge his career -- hiring and firing managers and advisors, turning to and away from family members, fighting depression and drug dependency -- while his one goal remained: to mount the most spectacular series of shows the world had ever seen.”

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Sadly of course, that tour never came to fruition, as the music icon died at the age of 50 from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009.

He left behind three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket. See what Paris had to say about being slammed for not writing a public Father’s Day post, in the video below.

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