Reelz readies “Living with the Jacksons” for November

U.S. net Reelz has revealed it will follow the private lives of the Jackson clan in the tentatively titled series Living with the Jacksons (pictured), debuting on November 18.
July 15, 2014

U.S. net Reelz has revealed it will follow the private lives of the Jackson clan in the tentatively titled series Living with the Jacksons (pictured), debuting on November 18, and has also set a premiere date for the previously announced series Polka Kings (w/t).

The ID Productions-made special will follow single mother Alejandra Jackson and her family as they leave the Jackson Family Estate and begin new lives outside its gates.

“Jackson is the ultimate name in the world of entertainment and Living with the Jacksons is an excellent fit for our network,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of Reelz, in a statement. “We are committed to providing a rich experience for our viewers and this family’s story of loyalty, heartbreak and perseverance is universally relatable.”

Rob Swartz, senior VP of development and current programming at Reelz, added: “The Jackson family’s journey has been a topic of interest for decades, and we’re fortunate to be able to share this first-hand account with our viewers.

“The series provides an emotional and entertaining insight into an extraordinary yet familiar family dynamic, ideal for the network’s Hollywood Happens Here programming slate.”

Reelz has also set a premiere date for its upcoming reality series Polka Kings, which will debut on January 6, 2015. The High Noon Entertainment-produced series follows the Chardon Polka Band as its members try and balance their personal and professional lives while seeking stardom.

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