In January, we found out that The History Channel had decided not to air The Kennedys, an 8-part miniseries focusing on the life and times of the Kennedy family with an all-star cast including cast that includes Greg Kinnear (John F. Kennedy), Katie Holmes (Jackie Kennedy), Barry Pepper (Robert F. Kennedy) and Tom Wilkinson (Joe Kennedy). There was hope the controversial miniseries, which has been criticized for its negative portrayal of the iconic political family, to air on Showtime but the cable network passed. Now THR reports The Kennedys has landed a premiere at ReelzChannel, a cable channel mostly dedicated to talking about and going behind the scenes of various movies. Hit the jump for more.
This will be the channel’s first foray into scripted programming. Apparently the channel makes it into 60 million homes across the country through various cable providers, so plenty of people will still get a chance to see the miniseries. The first two episodes will air on April 3rd and air the rest of the episodes on successive nights that same week. Since the deal at ReelzChannel includes the world premiere broadcast, the series will not be hitting Canada in March as was originally planned, but should still air up North sometime later.