Here is Discovery's original statement on canceling the autopsy program:
Discovery cancels Michael Jackson autopsy TV show
LOS ANGELES | Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:49pm EST
LOS ANGELES Dec 31 (Reuters) - The Discovery television network on Friday said it canceled plans to air a reenactment of the autopsy on Michael Jackson's body, citing an upcoming court hearing and concern by the late pop star's estate.
The show, "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," had been set to air in several countries of western Europe and in the United Kingdom on Jan. 13.
"Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson's estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson's official autopsy has been postponed."