Janet Jackson is getting her own reality TV show. The 51-year-old single mom is said to be in talks with streaming website Netflix to film a 10-part documentary show. The youngest sister of late superstar Michael Jackson is hammering out a lucrative deal to film her life on the road.

via WENN.com — According to editors at British newspaper The Sun, Janet’s reality show will give fans a unique look into the Control singer’s intimate world as she juggles first-time motherhood, resumes her tour and copes with the fallout of her split from husband Wissam Al Mana.

“Janet has been fiercely private about her life in the past but feels the need to keep her fans in the loop with what life has been like since she went into hiatus 10 years ago,” a source told The Sun.

“The show will run as a 10-part documentary and will feature recording sessions in the studio, co-parenting her child with Wissam and preparing for the European and Asian legs of her tour.

“Netflix are negotiating a big sum for the rights to the show as they expect it to perform well.”

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  • n1kk1a

    I might watch a few episodes….

  • Please Stop The Madness

    She shouldnt do it. I am the biggest Janet fan I know. Dont taint your legacy and give folks an opportunity to nitpick. Im also a Mariah fan and she came off as stupid AF on her show. Folk aint look at Whitney the same. List is long. Its not worth the money.

  • Soda

    Why is this necessary?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    To make her relevant to sell the tour. That tour was struggling to sell seats before she got knocked up and called it off and that was almost 2 years ago. Not many people want to see a 51 year old Janet sing 25 year old songs and dance to them. So I get why. Still a bad bad real bad idea

  • Motherof3

    I so agree. I don’t even look at Mariah the same.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Folks dogged the hell outta Bob and Whit after his show so damn bad. Smdh at the memory of it.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Right!! Because her ppl most likely telling her that this is what everyone is doing to stay relevant and if she was to gain interest after backing out of her tour she should do this the only reason I can think of

  • Soda

    Other than the money, I can’t think of anyone who has benefitted from being on these types of shows. Couples break up, families feud, and who knows how it affects the children.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    When you got ppl like Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson doing these types of shows somebody not doing their job

  • Coy little wink

    Janet…an attention whore?

    Smh…

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Not one. Remember the so called MTV curse when reality shows were all the rage? Its still happening now over on VH1 currently with Tip and Tiny. Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro. Travis Barker and his wife. Nick and Jessica. Listen.

  • Coy little wink

    Prince rarely did interviews. He knew better. You have to save something for yourself. Keep private and be a mystery…

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Her own brother rarely did them. I am kinda more shocked than ANYTHING she is even considering doing this let alone already signed on and it seems to be a go.

  • Coy little wink
  • Soda

    Danny Bonaduce ( The Partridge Family) and Gretchen, Keyshia Cole & Family, Anna Nicole…

  • Coy little wink

    Tragic!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Did Consequence and his teef divorce yet? Cuz gosh, he got some chompers. LMAO

    Hi bew!! If that’s really you.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Never thought I would see the day that Janet would do reality TV

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Hello! Consequence should have never married them damn teeth

  • Please Stop The Madness

    That list is LONG you hear me? Kate and John and their brood. Even the cooking black couple. Tamela and David Mann need to be careful lol.

  • Renee26

    Interesting….DON’T DO IT Janet!!

  • Renee26

    Yep their teams are failing big time

  • Please Stop The Madness

    However if it shows how she is able to endlessly go from a real life Klump to a size 6 like she is famous for doing, I may watch.

  • Ms. Cree

    Interesting.

  • MsPam

    Poor Janet go sit yourself down and raise that baby. Some people don’t know when their time is up.

  • Renee26

    I got tickets… I ONLY want to see her preform her old stuff and dance… her new music is toooo whispery for me lol. I want Janet from the 80’s and 90’s

  • Renee26

    She should have politely declined lol

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    A few years ago, the media was hit with info on how Janet was a billionaire. Oh ,really?

    51 and touring, reality show, after a new born

    Beyonce hi-jinks are definitely going on here. She was married in the middle east. No check will be cut for the divorce.

    The only way this would be green lighted is if they profiled her and Al-manas international child custody dispute and divorce

    Al Mana would never agree to it, and he would never allow Janet to put the baby on reality TV

  • Renee26

    Whew!! All of This!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I caught it before it was canceled last time. Bc I was convinced that was the last time she would tour in her current state. And I said: This the last time she gonna most likely tour and be able to dance and sing the way we are used to. It was awesome too. Hopefully she finishes it this time and calls it a damn life. Or find her a Vegas residency someplace.

  • Renee26

    This was that my first thought too..LMAO I want her secret!

  • Coy little wink

    The Neelys ?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Thats them!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Janet keep going and forget the haters. This is her career. How can you tell her to quit why don’t you go sit down somewhere. I’m sick of black women hating on other black women. You look and sound foolish.

  • Soda

    I used to like watching Anna Nicole when she was fluffy & funny with her dumb blonde act. But it stopped being funny once she lost weight and her “attorney” Howard Stern had her walking around drugged out, propped up like Weekend At Bernie’s. When she lost her son Daniel, I had a feeling she’d die soon after.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im about 2-3 posts behind. But Teyana post below: I always defended ATL and their weeknight partying but a day party on a Tuesday? Yall really need yall literally some damn biz.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    AWE MAN. ALL OF THIS. Every WORD

  • Wayup!

    All I wanna hear abt is her road to tour”dom”?..dnt care sh!t bout Wahename…?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ???

  • Junkanoo

    Reality tv seems off brand for her who’s advising her?

  • Wayup!

    Truly..are u Bahamian?

  • Wayup!

    ?????

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Who does it work out for? Reality TV? Name one big black star that it was a plus for their career.

  • darealwifey

    This makes me sad, actually. It screams desperation. The public has no chill when it comes to the Jackson Family. Too bad Michael left his finances up to people outside his natural family. This entire family should be BILLIONAIRES. Michael is one of the best selling artists of ALL TIME, PLUS he owned half of Sony’s musical catalog. No way he died broke. No way his family should be broke. Janet shouldn’t have to do this.

  • Wayup!

    Right..all I wanna see is her DANCING…,?

  • MookieFly

    We live an age where all facets of someone’s life can be found easily from their Facebook or instachat. Unfortunately, stars can’t afford to be private AND stay relevant. Either bare it all authentically or fake to you make it ala Love and Hip Hop

  • Wayup!

    WHATCHO TALKN BOUT PLEASE STOP…?

  • Sexy CJ
  • Coy little wink

    Cynthia and Peter. Phaedra and Apollo. deshawn and Eric…Vicki and her ex hubby (orange county)…

  • Mbailey

    FAIL

  • Sexy CJ
  • Please Stop The Madness

    David and Yolanda (Gigi nem mama) on RHOBH

  • Keisha Hannah

    She shouldnt do that.

  • Coy little wink

    Porsha and kordell…bethenny and Jason

    Lawd!

  • hottlanta

    Sandy how is yall gonna talk about Janet and not one mention about Underground being cancelled. I ain’t mad at Ms. Jackson, do you boo, but Underground being cancelled just took me for a loop.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Nene and Greg almost.

  • MissHarlem
  • Please Stop The Madness

    was waiting and waitn on ya. we are possibly full of hateration and holleration for saying these things.

  • Phillybruh

    Actually it being on Netflix is not a bad move at all. It separates it from the other reality trash on tv. Besides she has to play catch up in the last few years she should have had sit downs with Oprah and a Master Class.

  • Phillybruh

    Seems like he’s agreeing to it.

  • Phillybruh

    This is for Netflix not E or VH1 different formats.

  • Phillybruh

    Please stop with the crazy talk, the 2nd leg of the tour was sold out before she announced her pregnancy a full two months before it was even supposed to start.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    First leg. Had trouble initially.

  • Phillybruh

    I don’t think we will see Wissam unclog Janet on the toilet. This seems more like a behind the scenes look at preparations for the tour.

  • Phillybruh

    No it didn’t it sold out and was completed on time. In fact most shows sold out after going on sale.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Actually it was the European part. Two sources bc I know you are going to negate the hell out of it

    http://pagesix.com/2016/03/10/janet-jackson-nixes-european-shows-after-poor-ticket-sales/

    http://thegrio.com/2016/03/11/janet-jackson-cancels-tour/

  • Please Stop The Madness

    See update. I knew you were responding

  • Soda

    The show may be picked up by another network, as Nashville was when ABC canceled it. But I can’t see Underground holding its audience’s attention unless they change the storyline. How many times can we watch the main characters’ rescue efforts? Maybe they should reunite the family, have them escape to the North and we see how they survive there. Or they should speed up the timeline with new characters after slavery ended. There’d be plenty of stories to tell then.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    And whet does this say? What does this show preface? The same exact area she had trouble LAST TIME.

    “The show will run as a 10-part documentary and will feature recording sessions in the studio, co-parenting her child with Wissam and preparing for the European and Asian legs of her tour.”

  • MissHarlem

    LMAO. Ask me if igaf ?? she played herself with this. Wasn’t necessary.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Starts to chant and sway to: If you don’t give a damn, we don’t give a fukk (dont start no shyt it wont be no shyt)

  • Phillybruh

    The European leg was canceled a week before she announced the postponement of the us 2nd leg because of her pregnancy. It wasn’t poor ticket sales it was the pregnancy.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Okay.

  • Phillybruh

    no need.

  • MissHarlem

    Does A town stomp for emphasis

  • Please Stop The Madness

    *cries*

  • MissHarlem

    ????

  • LuLu

    Here. For. It.

  • Soda

    When they “broke up” Nene pretended to date a pizza tycoon, I think he was. She could barely look at the man, let alone use her acting skills to feign interest in him, that’s how I knew she was still with Greg.

  • Phillybruh

    Asia is one her strongest markets she will have no problem there.

  • Sexy CJ
  • Phillybruh

    Knowing Janet and her work, I don’t think it will be anything that embarrass her.

  • Yoni7

    AYE!

  • Phillybruh

    I heard they hated each other before the show.

  • Coy little wink

    Wow…they was always kissy kissy hunny bunching it up…I was lightweight envious like look at all that passion ?

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Oh I’m here for this!!!

  • hottlanta

    Underground is not just about slaves. It is about everything we do in real life such as love, family, drama, etc, etc. They just happen to have on slave clothes instead of 3 piece suits. Lot’s of folks loves Underground and I hope they bring it back. They said it was bought by someone else and I will surely follow.

  • Clock

    Cable TV aint what it use to be..

  • Sable Senegal

    Wow I’m surprised Janet has time to tour let alone star in another reality series but good luck to her &her newborn son back on the road again!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I’m on the fence about this. I guess I’ll know after the first episode if I’m all in or not…

  • Kanyade

    so is it a “reality show” or “documentary”?

  • Kanyade

    so is it a “reality show” or “documentary”?

  • Kanyade

    But this isn’t cable…it’s Netflix …

  • Phillybruh

    from what I’m reading on other sites its a documentary

  • Kanyade

    wow. really?

    i don’t think reality tv is good for anyone, but if this is featured as a “documentary” as the excerpt highlights, then why not?

    also, why not continue to work and do what you love? so many older artists still tour… why not Janet? just because she has a baby? …

  • Kanyade

    thank you. that’s what it seems like and in that case i’m all for it.

  • Junkanoo

    Yes…..how you know so good

  • Gigi

    I’m here for it!!! ?

  • Jessica

    Reality TV: Where marriages and careers go to die. Don’t do it Janet.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Well I remember Janet did a one time HBO special for a tour but that was one time and completely fine. This following her around for 10 episodes will definitely taint her image. I hope this is a lie.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Ok… I hope this doesn’t mean she’s about to die. Prince was extremely private, too. When he agreed to write a book and started sharing personal stories during his concerts, I knew something was wrong.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I’d watch Damita Jo…

  • Clock

    *Cancels Subscription* “Are you still watching?” … No Ma’am ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It’s a reality show. 10 episodes. They want you to think it’s a documentary because reality shows have a stigma attached.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I do believe this is for security reasons, seclusion isn’t the way because of how someone could strike out in his honor! Honor killings are prevalent here with some Muslim men, and right now people are more hateful than ever!!!

    This is so not Janet, the queen of celebrity privacy! She could do a mega press fest, and tell and show some home videos! I hope it works out for her, most times we get to see too much of an artist that we dislike! Like Kelly Price or Mary Mary, two of my faves!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    “marriages and careers go to die”
    Sanity too.

  • Allihave2say

    Janet is doing reality tv so that there are people around everyday to document her interactions with Wissam. You think Wissam is letting Issa go without a fight? I don’t think so.

  • Allihave2say

    I just wrote the same thing.

  • dontgetblocked

    The Jacksons don’t have good luck with reality TV. That Jackson brother show tanked. LaToya’s show was horrific. She was broke and living in one of Trump’s hotels “looking” for a mansion and a man. And we all know how the Michael Jackson documentary turned out. You know the one where he climbed the tree. Janet…your life is already messy enough right now. Don’t do it.

  • hotlantaboss

    Just to be clear, I’d watch! That being said, I think Janet’s persona is too big for reality tv. Some people I tend to enjoy seeing because it’s such a rarity, and Janet falls into that category. Prince, Janet, Michael… are all larger than life pop culture icons… reality tv is beneath them. Hell Gucci to me is too big for Love & Hip Hop, so I know damn well Janet is!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Prince was the rare artist whose talent spoke for itself. He didn’t have to do interviews to convince anyone of that.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I can’t wait for the next reinvention of Janet with baby in tow. At least she didn’t have to make a thousand appearances to prove and make people think she’s pregnant.

  • abby500

    Why does she dress like this? She’s an inch away from being a frumpy, funk-looking hog like whoopie gberg.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Janet is private and pragmatic, and is doing this for important reasons! Her last message said a great deal, separated with a son by a super powerful Muslim husband with vast cultural differences is surely daunting! The cameras, crew, added security, Netflix involved with a lucrative deal, the public (fans) watching this very uncharacteristic move may be for a little added insurance as she transitions out of her foreign marriage where honor killings still very much happens to even everyday Muslim women!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I believe this, too, is a reason why, along with security concerns, getting away with herself and son in tow is no small feat with a very rich and powerful Muslim husband! I just thought Princess Di, for different yet similar scenarios!

  • Phillybruh

    This pic is a few months old and its because of her husbands religion.

  • Phillybruh

    Good thing she its a documenting her life on tour for Netflix its not a reality show its a docu-series.

  • darealwifey

    Well…since you put it like that…yikes.

  • Dani B.

    DON’T do it Damita Jo!!!! I RESPECT your privacy and how you have chosen to live YOUR life all these years.DON’T change NOW. You can’t and don’t NEED to let EVERYBODY IN.

  • bella28498 .

    not interested

  • Lolly Asher

    And we gotta watch Randy babysitting too? Lawd. This is not the move of someone with endless amounts of money. Just sayin.

  • darealwifey

    This twirl is killin’ em! Kenya who? lol

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    And watch Jermaine trying to do (sharpie in) the baby’s hair.

  • Arama

    She looks awful.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I can’t wait to see this

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    True…….but I can’t wait to see it

  • TawnyDelux

    im so here for this

  • Wayup!

    My entire family Grand Bahamas!