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Showtime Won't Air 'Kennedys' Miniseries Either

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 12th 2011 5:20PM
The KennedysIt's looking more and more like a direct-to-DVD release for the History Channel's controversial 'Kennedys' miniseries.

The options are narrowing for an American television debut now that Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Showtime has decided not to buy the eight-part movie about the political dynasty. After History announced it wouldn't air the miniseries, Showtime was the most buzzed-about option. Starz and FX bowed out of the running yesterday.

Reports earlier this week speculated that Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver were behind History's decision to pull the series, and with their connections, Disney- and NBC Universal-ownedn stations are most likely out as well.

In a statement earlier this week, 'Kennedys' co-producers Muse Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment said, "We are proud of the work all of our talent put into the making of 'The Kennedys' and the painstaking efforts that went into creating a drama that is compelling while rich in historic detail. Although we regret this does not fit into the History Channel's plans, we are confident that television viewers in the United States will join viewers from around the world in having an opportunity to watch this series in the near future."

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MARK D ADAMS

I would love just to know the facts thats protrayed as happenned and to know their lifes trials and tribulations in such an empire of a family, espsecially in the White House. As true as they can protray it in todays times, pls support the series and let the world see what it may reveal!

January 16 2011 at 8:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
whiplashsmile999

Lol the mere fact alone that they were Democrats make it all simply worthless to watch.... : ) Who wants to view hours of libtard history? Signed: Tod Anthony Meuir

January 16 2011 at 7:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nilosam

Dog gone it. I wanted to hear more about Marilyn.

January 16 2011 at 5:38 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Charlie

I hope the Kennedy's will come to DVD soon. Can't wait to see it

January 16 2011 at 5:33 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
thescot

Showtime already has enough shows on sexual infidelity, drugs, murder and booze, why add the kennedy reality show.

January 16 2011 at 4:25 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
tjliny

A great day for me is when I dont hear a word about the Kennedy family. wish they would just crawl up into a hole and stay there.

January 16 2011 at 4:18 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Bill

This mini-series was a piece of tabloid scandal trash, a further attempt to posthumously assassinate the assassinated president, and rightly deserves to be consigned to oblivion. It included scenes that were complete fabrications of situations and dialogue, wholly inconsistent with John Kennedy as a man and political leader. This type of gutter trash misrepresentation - ala Syemour Hersh's tome of invented lies and almost total disinformatin - isn't worthy of even a bad Simpson's episode featuring Mayor...uh,...Quimby." I'm glad to see that there is still some measure of integrity among network executives that this series was declined for broadcast.

January 16 2011 at 3:57 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
kharismas

I think by now there is not very much, if anything, we do not know about the, CLAN ... Camelot, leave it be. We all might not be angels here on earth ... With any intelligence we can be better than them, all of them. Giving without getting recognized ... to the WORLD ... is a real pleasure ... Mini-series, keep it ... I am sure if you have been awake, you know what happened. That was news, it was all reported ... it is OLD and better forgotten ... that is most of it anyway. Jack was President such a short time, they are all dead, except Caroline, she should be happy, she has had enough sadness in her life, leave her alone ... now she has her own children to think about too. Digging up the past lives of these people isn't entertainment. There must be other ways to make $ we really do not need another Kennedy episode ... PLEASE remember time it what we make it LIVE LAUGH and don't forget to LOVE ....

January 16 2011 at 3:34 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
lesaltatum

Some of you people really need to open a book or at least do some research. What did the Kennedy's do for our nation? OK lets see:
Civil rights for the mentally retarded, school lunch programs, women's rights( more rights than they had prior to this administration),Job corps, Peace corps, civil rights legislation( even though it passed during LBJ's administration)., fair housing act, Medicaid and Medicare for the elderly,Headstart, Pre K programs,expanded student loan programs for students,recycling programs,I could go on but I hope some of you get the picture. Also as for the comments about this family's history of running alchohol... Some of the finest families in America started this way and amassed great fortunes not to mention the development of NASCAR and stock car racing. My family made it through the Great Depression by running bootleg alchohol. Plus if I'm correct, the alcohol runnning by the Kennedy's was started not by Joe Kennedy but by his grandmother who was widowed and had to support her children.

January 16 2011 at 3:08 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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scentaria

Sorry, but the evil these people created has invalidated any 'good' they may have done. YOU need to go over your history, my friend.

January 16 2011 at 3:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
depsusie

C'mon , you can't control history !!!???
Well maybe, you can...... Looks like money is trying real hard to squash 'things they'd like to forget.
Look we know, the Kennedys weren't saints like they wanted to be placed into the history books... so, why does this version of the Kennedy saga threaten Shriver and Caroline so much. So much of the dirty laundry has already been revealed..what ir it they want us not to know now ?.

January 16 2011 at 2:56 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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