Television January 11, 2011
Vote! Should History Channel Have Axed 'The Kennedys'?
The History Channel recently pulled the plug on its ambitious, big-budgeted miniseries "The Kennedys," starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as the President and Jackie Kennedy, saying it will not air in the US.
A network statement to Hollywood Reporter read: "Upon completion of the production of 'The Kennedys,' History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries on the network. While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand."
The miniseries has been embroiled in controversy since production was announced last February, with one John F. Kennedy advisor calling an early version of the script "vindictive" and "malicious." It was reportedly not up to the History Channel's historical accuracy standards, which was cited as one of the reasons for the cancellation.
Watch this early trailer!
The miniseries is still scheduled to air in Canada on March 6, and will later be broadcast in other countries.