Uh oh. Nine is venturing down the road of a last minute Jacko special hosted by Richard Wilkins again…
This one simply promises: “With the world still in disbelief at the death of Michael Jackson, tonight Richard Wilkins hosts a special presentation that focuses on the controversy that plagued his life.”
As to which controversy that is, who knows (plastic surgery, child molestation case, marriages, parenting skills, unusual habits etc.)?
The title of the one hour special hints it might focus on the final days, but the synopsis suggests otherwise.
On Saturday Wilkins co-hosted a loose series of music clips with Karl Stefanovic that pulled a big crowd and helped Nine win the week. He also attracted quite a bit of media for announcing the death of actor Jeff Goldblum on Friday’s Today show, which was an internet hoax.
The latest Jacko special airs 9:30pm Wednesday night, with a Cold Case episode held over by a week.