The little-known Reelz Channel was only too happy to relieve The History Channel of their miniseries burden, and the decision is paying off. The Kennedys was watched by a record-setting audience on Sunday night, putting the small cable channel on the map.
An average of 1.9 million watched the “cursed” miniseries, a re-telling of the Kennedy family history that The History Channel was too afraid to air -- despite doing all the work on the project. The numbers aren’t exactly epic, but when you consider that only 60 million homes receive Reelz it’s a huge accomplishment - and the biggest numbers the channel has ever earned.
The Kenendys stars Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson.
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… but, the History Channel still isn’t going to touch it.
The much-talked-about Kennedys miniseries, which was created by the History Channel and (allegedly) pulled off TV by the Kennedy family, will make it to US households after all. Mmm … some of them, anyway.
No major networks were bold enough to accept the series, but the cable ReelzChannel will begin showing The Kennedys starting on April 3rd.
If you’ve never heard of that channel, you aren’t alone. The website has a helpful locator so you can find out how to get it ... and then, you’ll finally have the chance to see Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy. Honestly, it’s hard to hold a grudge against the Kennedy clan for trying to put a stop to that.
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It appears the actual Kennedys
are the ones to thank played a role in the cancellation of The Kennedys – a miniseries once destined for the History Channel.
The eight-hour event, featuring Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy, was to have focused on focus on the personal relationships within the famous family. And though Katie Holmes “worked as hard” as she could to portray former First Lady Jackie Kennedy, the project was scrapped from the channel’s schedule.
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Although she’s widely known now for being Tom Cruise’s wife, actress Katie Holmes has taken on the challenge of playing another famous significant other.
These pictures of Holmes as former First Lady Jackie Kennedy were taken from the set of The Kennedys, the History Channel’s eight-hour event about the historical family in the years before President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
The miniseries, which also stars Greg Kinner as JFK and Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy Sr., is scheduled to air sometime in 2011.
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The Gift‘s Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear will soon be reuniting for an entirely different project. It’s just been announced that the former costars will be headlining an upcoming miniseries about The Kennedys.
History Channel’s eight-hour event, which is reportedly “being annotated and vetted by History’s resident historians,” will focus on the personal relationships within the famous family.
The television project is not to be confused with Jackie, the big screen biopic Darren Aronofsky has planned about the hours after JFK’s assassination. (British-born Rachel Weisz is scheduled to play the First Lady in that film.)
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