"King of Pop" or king of primetime television? Following two high-profile TV specials in February, Michael Jackson is returning to the small screen.
Fox and the producers behind "Michael Jackson: The Footage You Were Never Meant to See" will air a program tentatively titled "Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies" on April 24, the first night of the crucial sweeps ratings period.
The two-hour special will include a new Jackson interview along with videos narrated by the singer from his personal archive, including footage of friends and family, according to a Fox spokesperson, who said more details will surface in the coming weeks.
Jackson first appeared on TV this year in the controversial documentary "Living With Michael Jackson" on ABC (see "Jacko's Bizarre Behavior Examined In Two New Documentaries"). As a rebuttal to that special, which featured British journalist Martin Bashir's harsh commentary on the pop star, Jackson and Fox teamed up to tell his side of the story (see "Michael Jackson Strikes Back With 'Take Two' TV Special").
In other Jackson news, the singer canceled plans to appear in Austria on Sunday because of security concerns at a time of war, according to an organizer of the event. Jackson was scheduled to introduce a charity project for children in the western Austrian ski resort of Ischgl, where he was also to give a rare performance.
The singer recently lost a steep lawsuit over a pair of canceled performances (see "Jury Says Michael Jackson Must Pay $5.3 Million To Promoter").