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Rex
01-08-2011, 03:45 PM
"Not a Fit", they say.... (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/history-channel-pulls-kennedys-last-69529)


“Upon completion of the production of The Kennedys, History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries on the network,” a rep for the network tells The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “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.”

I was kinda waiting for it to air, if only to see how bad Katie Holmes would be as Jackie....

Aceon6
01-08-2011, 03:48 PM
Is this the one that had the Project Runway tie in? The one that inspired Tim Gunn's raving podcast?

falling_dance
01-08-2011, 03:54 PM
"[...]not a fit for the History brand."

UFOs in the Bible, but not this?

Rex
01-08-2011, 03:59 PM
UFOs in the Bible, but not this?

It's all about that quali-TAY TV, now :shuffle:...

ChelleC
01-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Okay, this isn't a fit, but Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, and all the other garbage they show now is?:rolleyes:

Nice to see they cancel something that actually has to do with HISTORY, and keep on all the crap they show now.

Both the History Channel and A&E just need to change their names. There's hardly any history on the History Channel anymore, and there sure as heck is NO Arts and Entertainment on A&E

Rex
01-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Hopefully a pay-cable network will pick it up; I mean, it's finished and ready for viewing....seems like such a waste after getting all the big names to star in it and all.

Wyliefan
01-08-2011, 04:46 PM
Well, we know Ted Sorensen spoke out against it when the show was still in the works, and wasn't he a sort of Kennedy lapdog?

One person online said that the miniseries must not have had enough material about Hitler or Nostradamus. :D

Rex
01-08-2011, 04:49 PM
One person online said that the miniseries must not have had enough material about Hitler or Nostradamus. :D

:lol: or one of those awful Armageddon specials they always have.

PDilemma
01-08-2011, 04:59 PM
I like Pawn Stars. :slinkaway

(Will report to the guilty pleasures thread now)

VIETgrlTerifa
01-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Maybe it was too historically accurate for The History Channel.

KikiSashaFan
01-08-2011, 05:35 PM
I like Pawn Stars. :slinkaway

I do too

overedge
01-08-2011, 08:32 PM
I was kinda waiting for it to air, if only to see how bad Katie Holmes would be as Jackie....

I'm waiting for Tom Cruise to jump up and down on a couch and blame the cancellation on the anti-Scientologist conspiracy in Hollywood...

BigB08822
01-08-2011, 08:39 PM
Maybe it just wasn't very good and the History Channel turned it down because it sucked. However, to be professional they aren't going to blame the director, actors, writers, etc and just go with a "its not you, it's me" approach? I could see that happening.

Or, according to this quote, it was just not very accurate and they considered too much along the lines of "historical fiction."


We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network."

skatemommy
01-08-2011, 09:00 PM
I think it was an unflattering portrayal and pressure from liberal Hollywood may have got it derailed. JMHO.

PDilemma
01-08-2011, 09:09 PM
I think it was an unflattering portrayal and pressure from liberal Hollywood may have got it derailed. JMHO.

Oh, please. What unflattering thing about the Kennedys could they possibly come up with that the world doesn't already know about? :wall: