“The Kennedys” With Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes May Still Air

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By Michael Lewittes

The Kennedys

(Muse Entertainment)

Three weeks ago, the History Channel dropped the miniseries The Kennedys , starring Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy, reportedly due to political pressure. Right after the History Channel balked, there was talk Showtime would pick up the eight-part film, but the cable network ultimately passed on the project. Now there’s word that Tribune Broadcasting is interested in the miniseries, and might air it in syndication on its affiliates, including those in the country’s major markets.

Shortly after the History Channel passed on the miniseries, the film’s producers said in a statement: “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.”

We hope so too! The project also stars Barry Pepper as Robert Kennedy and Tom Wilkinson as family patriarch Joseph Kennedy.

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