CNN: Michael Jackson's Death Ruled a Primetime Special

08/24/2009 04:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CNN is reporting that the death of the singer Michael Jackson has been ruled a primetime special, network sources confirm.

"Based on the latest report of the Los Angeles coroner, we are ruling Mr. Jackson's death a primetime special to be aired at 9 PM eastern, 8 central," a CNN spokesperson said.

Sources close to the Jackson investigation were waiting in recent days to see whether the singer's death would be ruled a primetime special or merely a series of updates spread across the network's schedule.

But with the news that his death had been ruled a primetime special, the network was already hard at work teaching Larry King how to pronounce all the drugs found in Michael Jackson's body. More here.