The A&E Television Network has scrapped their planned miniseries The Kennedys. They claim that they show was not fit for the History Channel, due to claims by Kennedy historians that the show was hot historically accurate. A representative for the network had the following to say:
“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.”
In the miniseries, Greg Kinnear starred as John F. Kennedy; while Katie Holmes played Jackie O. Word is that another network, possibly Showtime, may pick up the miniseries.