Nigel Lythgoe announced to the world last week on So You Think You Can Dance that he would not be producing an all-MJ episode of interpretive dance because Sony wouldn’t grant him the rights to the music. Lucky for us, the folks behind Our Hit Parade aren’t even bothering with the rights—they’re just doing a special Michael Jackson edition of their ever-brilliant cabaret. Provided the record execs/MJ estate don’t take a gander at little Joe’s Pub, Neal Medlyn, Kenny Mellman, Bridget Everett, and a cavalcade of guest artists will perform hilarious literal interpretations of the songs we haven’t been able to get out of our heads since June 25.

Wed., July 29, 9 p.m., 2009