Lifetime's docuseries The Jacksons: Next Generation focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family -- Taj, Taryll and TJ -- Tito Jackson’s sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5. The series features the brothers as they work to balance a career and their lives as traditional family men while living up to the pressures and demands that comes with their last name.
The siblings, known as the music group 3T, have toured and sold more than three million records worldwide just off their debut album. Still impacted by the loss of their mother, Dee Dee, the brothers are raising their children and managing the day-to-day tasks within their families, just like everyone else. Their quest for normalcy, however, often collides head-on with the good and bad of living with one of history’s most renowned last names. The series reveals what it’s like for them living with the last name Jackson including how they deal with constant rumors, stalkers, and frauds who all want a piece of anything and anyone related to the family’s legacy.
The series premiered and aired on Lifetime USA (between October 2nd and November 6th, 2015) and Lifetime Canada (October 16th - November 20th, 2015). In 2016, Lifetime UK & Ireland (January 6th - March 10th, 2016), Lifetime Asia (February 3rd, 2016 - March 9th, 2016) and Lifetime South Africa aired the series (March 3rd - April 7th, 2016).
3T consists of:
TJ – With four children of his own, including a newborn son, TJ is also the legal co-guardian of his Uncle Michael’s kids, Prince, Paris and Blanket. It is a role he cherishes, but a role that is coming to define his life. Whether it’s negotiating contracts, working on music, or changing diapers, this family man’s plate is always full.
Taryll -- Constantly struggling to find a balance between his intense passion for music and taking the needed time to enjoy life around him, Taryll is a father to two boys and has a very complicated relationship with their mother. Approaching “The Big 4-0,” Taryll is on a mission to get control of his life.
Taj -- The eldest brother’s background is rooted in music. Taj fell in love with filmmaking while studying with his Uncle Michael. As he pursues both his career with 3T and movie directing, Taj is always standing up for his family’s legacy against the barrage of fake tabloid stories and insane comments made on social media.
Episode 1: Ordinary Family, Extraordinary Family
Being a part of the legendary Jackson family is a blessing...and a curse. Tito's sons, Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson, struggle to manage their day-to-day lives, careers and families under the constant spotlight of their famous last name. Now, they're ready to tell their side of the story of what it really means to be a Jackson.
Episode 2: Back to the Future
With the help of childhood friend Kim Kardashian, Taj, Taryll and TJ are reunited with their long-lost family heirlooms. After a trip down memory lane, the brothers renew an old time family tradition and plan a camping trip for all of the Jackson cousins.
Episode 3: Full of Surprises
Taj, Taryll and TJ decide to confront a woman named Tanay Jackson who, for years, has claimed to be their sister. They have a DNA test done to put this behind them once and for all.
Episode 4: The Mother of All Confrontations
After more than 20 years, Taryll, Taj and TJ are finally ready to come to terms with their mother's death and travel to Las Vegas to record a song with their father, Tito Jackson.
Episode 5: Now Or Never
Taj, Taryll and TJ are struggling to find time to rehearse for their upcoming concert in Holland. With the added pressure of the anniversary of their Uncle Michael's death, will they be able to put their differences aside?
Episode 6: The Price of Fame
Taryll, Taj and TJ are at a crossroads with 3T and their personal lives -- TJ and Frances contemplate moving away from Los Angeles. Taryll and Bre decide the fate of their rocky relationship.
The episodes are available on the iTunes Store.