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'The Kennedys' Could Air in Syndication, Jimmy Fallon Writes a Book and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 31st 2011 12:05PM
The KennedysEven though multiple cable networks have passed on airing the controversial 'Kennedys' miniseries, it could still come to a TV screen near you.

According to Deadline, producers are in talks to sign a syndication deal with Tribune Broadcasting. After Showtime, DirecTV and Starz all passed on the eight-part series, which was canceled by the History Channel after concerns over historical accuracy, several basic cable networks reportedly showed interest in airing the film as well. However, Deadline reports that the producers would rather sell 'The Kennedys' to syndication.

In other TV news ...

Jimmy Fallon is writing a book. The talk show host will turn his weekly bit about writing thank-you notes into two different books called, well, 'Thank You Notes.' The first will be released on May 23, the second in spring of 2012. [Variety]

Marcos Siega, the man who helmed the first episode of The CW's 'The Vampire Diaries,' will be in charge of another sure-to-be-hit series. Siega has been tapped to direct the pilot of the new 'Charlie's Angels' reboot, which stars Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh. [Entertainment Weekly]

When you see that 'Grease' is on cable, do you immediately stop channel surfing so you can sing along to your favorite faux-'50s musical? Then have we got the cable event for you: Oxygen will air a 'Grease' sing-along on Feb. 4 at 9:30PM ET to kick off a 12-hour 'Glee' marathon. [The Hollywood Reporter]

With the end of 'Friday Night Lights' fast approaching, networks are looking for other sports-related TV shows to fill the void. CBS ordered two different sports-themed comedies last week. 'Home Game' is about a retired NFL player and is produced by Mark Wahlberg, and the second is still untitled but is based on the ESPN talk-radio show 'The Herd With Colin Cowherd.' [Deadline]

'Sesame Street' writer Tony Geiss died Jan. 21 at age 86. Geiss is responsible for 'Elmo's Song,' and wrote and composed for the legendary PBS show for more than 30 years. He won 22 Daytime Emmys for his work on the series and even created several Muppets of his own. [THR]

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