NEW YORK, NY – VH1 and VH1.com will air the exclusive world premiere of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us” music video on Tuesday, January 19th at 10pm.* On Saturday, January 23rd at 10pm,* VH1 will also exclusively premiere a new 30-minute original special, “All Access: Making ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It,’” including never-before-seen footage from the concert rehearsal.
The 30-minute special will take viewers behind the scenes of the making of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” tour prior to his untimely passing. The special, taken from footage from the critically acclaimed film “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” will also include additional new content not previously seen in the blockbuster film. The special and music video premieres mark the first time that significant footage from the film will be broadcast on television. Both premieres will be simulcast on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia.
“Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ captured the imagination of a huge worldwide audience and reminded us all of his musical genius,” said Ben Zurier, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy, VH1, VH1 Classic & Palladia. “Viewers come to VH1 for their favorite music, and we are proud to present this inside look at the amazing ‘This Is It’ stage show that was being planned, as well as a brand new video that will be eagerly received by fans of the ‘King of Pop.’”
MTV Networks (a division of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) , acquired the exclusive United States television rights to air “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” beginning in 2011. In raw and candid detail, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” is the last documentation of Michael Jackson at work, capturing the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work. One of the best reviewed films of the year, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” has reached over $250 million in box office receipts worldwide. Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega and Paul Gongaware are producers. Executive producers are John Branca and John McClain.