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DirecTV Considering Airing The Kennedys

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There's still hope for The Kennedys miniseries!

After The History Channel decided to not air the 8-part miniseries and Showtime rejected it, sources say that DirecTV is in talks to possibly pick up the project, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, and air it on its Channel 101.

This wouldn't be a first for DirecTV. They also saved NBC's Friday Night Lights and FX's Damages after they were on the brink of cancelation.

The company is not part of a major studio, such as Disney or NBC - which owns The History Channel - so this could be a very good sign for The Kennedys.

After all the recent publicity of the movie, we bet it'll get pretty good ratings no matter where it's shown.

Will U watch??

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The Kennedys Were Cut Loose AGAIN

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The eight-part miniseries The Kennedys, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, has been passed on by another network.

Showtime has decided not to buy the miniseries that was just dropped by The History Channel last week.

An exec claims that "there has been interest expressed by several networks.” That may be true but there are no takers yet.

HBO already has an adaptation of Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in development with Playtone, and Starz has not been approached.

Many believe that the film is slanted politically but director said that “the actual product takes no political stance one way or the other.”

Guess we'll have to wait and see!

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It's Happening! Dynasty Movie In The Works!

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Holy crap! This is ACTUALLY happening!

Although the proposed movie adaptation of classic series Dallas never panned it, Richard Shapiro has revealed that his even BETTER '80s prime-time soap, Dynasty, is getting the big-screen treatment!

The series creator explains that the film adaptation will be a prequel to the show, set in the 1960s, and will focus on oil tycoon Blake Carrington's - originally played by John Forsythe - discovery that he's the heir to his family's empire, and his love affair with the TRUE baddest bitch of all-time, Alexis Morell - AKA Joan Collins!!

He says:

"It's not the wild and crazy 1960s, but the early Kennedy years. We've given thought to the movie before and we've been approached by a lot of companies, but no one seemed to have a proper fix on it. Then suddenly we said, 'Let's do it [ourselves]!'—and we're the ones to do it. It was my daughter Florie's notion to do a prequel, and that sounded very very good to us. It's how young Blake doesn't realize he's the son of Tom Carrington, but then he finds himself at the head of this company and surrounded by assassins and people who want to do him in."

So yeah. This is pretty much the best news ever!

It doesn't matter if this thing is good or bad, it's still going to be amazing!

They just had BETTER bring back Joan in some capacity, or else we will BOYCOTT this shiz!

Hell, they might as well just have her play Alexis again, because we're not sure we can think of anyone else who could possibly do that character justice!

What do U think?? Are U excited to see a Dynasty movie?? WHO should play Alexis??!

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A Glimpse Of What The Real-Life Kennedys Don't Want You To See!

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Oh, boy!

This may shed some light on why The Kennedys are attempting to keep this from airing in the United State!

Check out the trailer for the eight-part miniseries, The Kennedys, originally set to play on The History Channel and starring Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, and Tom Wilkinson (above)!

Pretty scandalous for a trailer! We definitely think that a lot of people are going to want to watch this one!

Fingers crossed that it gets released here!

Thoughts??

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No One Wants To Air The Kennedys Mini-Series

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Geez! What is so scandalous about this mini-series that no one wants to touch it?

You'll recall that the History Channel was all set to air the mini-series The Kennedys, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, until the actual Kennedy family put enough pressure on them to let the project drop. Since then, the project has been desperately trying to find a US distributor, with no luck at all.

Sources report that both the Starz and FX networks passed on it just as The History Channel did, fearing the same opposition from one of America's most powerful families.

But we have a feeling someone is going scoop this up faster than they think. The longer it takes to find a buyer, the more buzz and interest the series will get. By the time it finally does find a distributor, there'll be so much hype that the ratings will be sky high.

Something to think about, Showtime! (Yeah, we remember you were interested. Perhaps its time to get interested again!)

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Kennedys Killed The Kennedys

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Over the weekend, we reported that the History Channel mini-series The Kennedys had been scrapped.

Now, more details have emerged regarding History's decision to pull the plug on the mini-series, and it looks like a big influence was the Kennedy family.

According to a source, members of the Kennedy family have been lobbying A&E Television Networks (AETN) to kill the mini-series since its announcement back in Dec 09.

The source said that Caroline Kennedy was instrumental in getting the project scrapped, as was Kennedy scion Maria Shriver, who was quite vocal to execs with regards to her feelings about the project.

At this point, The Kennedys will still find life in Canada and other foreign countries, and producers Asylum Entertainment and Muse Entertainment are being given permission to shop the miniseries around in the U.S.

At the moment, it looks like Showtime is a top U.S. candidate.

After all this drama, we're def curious to check this series out!

Why do U think the Kennedys are so avidly against this mini-series airing?

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History Channel Pulls The Kennedys

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Poor Katie!

A&E Television Network has pulled the plug on their new miniseries, The Kennedys, claiming the series was "not a fit" for The History Channel.

The miniseries, which stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as JFK and Jackie O., was the most expensive program ever for the network and was highly-anticipated. However, it was also embroiled in controversy after it was considered inaccurate by Kennedy historians.

A rep for the network said:

"Upon completion of the production of The Kennedys, History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries on the network. 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.

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."

The project may not be dead yet as other cable networks, such as Showtime, may still pick up the miniseries.

Do U think this was the right move from The History Channel?? Or bad idea?

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