The Discovery Channel has second thoughts regarding some of their programming.

The handlers of the late pop star's estate complained that the show, to be entitled as "Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson", would be offensive and requested for it to be cancelled.

A letter was sent to the program's executives by John Branca and John McClain stating that the program's concept was in "shockingly bad taste."  They also accused the network of trying to exploit the singer's death.

On January 1, the Discovery Channel decided to "indefinitely postpone" the January 13-scheduled show that was to be aired in Europe and in the UK.

Discovery Networks International cited the letter and complaints from Jackson's estate in its decision to pull the plug on its TV show. Branca and McClain have said that they are extremely pleased with the network's decision.

Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009 of an overdose.  His doctor, who prescribed the medications that led to the 50-year-old singer's death, is currently under investigation despite pleading not guilty.

Conrad Murray, Jackson's doctor, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on January 4 in Los Angeles in order to decide whether or not there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.


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