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THE KENNEDYS: ASK NOT

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The so-called Kennedy Curse may have hit ReelzChannel, the company that picked up The Kennedys miniseries after the History Channel dropped it and after it was rejected by other cable channels as well. On Tuesday it said that the show’s two-hour premiere (the first two episodes), which aired on Sunday night, attracted 1.9 million — […]

THE KENNEDYS IS A HIT

April 5, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Reaffirming the argument that there is no more effective publicity than controversy, the debut of The Kennedys miniseries on ReelzChannel on Sunday produced the biggest audience in the channel’s existence. The miniseries, which was reportedly rejected by the History Channel after it received complaints from members of the Kennedy family and close associates and found […]

TV REVIEWS: THE KENNEDYS

April 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

So what was all the fuss over The Kennedys all about? That’s what the critics of the eight-part miniseries debuting Sunday on ReelzChannel appear to be asking. Certainly, they say, the series has its faults — many of them, according to most — but nothing really to get all that riled up about. Why the […]

REELZCHANNEL REFUSES TO RUN ONLINE DATING AD DURING THE KENNEDYS

March 31, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

An online dating service whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair” attempted to purchase ads on the premiere episode of The Kennedys next week but was turned away by the channel carrying it, the New York Post reported today (Thursday). In an interview with the newspaper’s “Page Six” column, ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard […]

BBC TO AIR THE KENNEDYS MINISERIES

March 24, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

While it was dropped by the History Channel and found no takers on any other major U.S. cable outlet until it was rescued last month by the relatively little-known ReelzChannel, the controversial miniseries The Kennedys has been picked up by the BBC. The London Independent reported today (Thursday) that the eight-part series will air in […]

AD BUYERS “ASK NOT” TO BE INCLUDED IN THE KENNEDYS

March 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ReelzChannel has acknowledged that advertisers are keeping their distance from The Kennedys, the miniseries it acquired from the History Channel after that channel said in January that it was not “fit for the History brand.” Mediaweek (which accounted for the reluctance in its lede by remarking that “advertisers are notorious wusses”) reported that, just three […]

THE KENNEDYS CREW MEMBERS SCORE CANCELLATION

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Three persons who worked on The Kennedys miniseries have expressed indignation over its cancellation by the History Channel. (It has been picked up by ReelzChannel channel, which plans to broadcast it beginning April 3.) In interviews with Daily Variety, the three said that the channel had been aware of the miniseries’ content from the beginning. […]

CHANNEL PICKS UP THE KENNEDYS MINISERIES

February 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Saying that it was “defending the right for well-told and important stories to be seen,” the ReelzChannel announced Thursday that it would air The Kennedys, the eight-part miniseries that was rejected by The History Channel, which originally commissioned it, and later by a host of other channels, following complaints by the Kennedy family and persons […]

NO BUYERS FOR THE KENNEDYS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DirecTV has become the latest TV outlet to reject the four-hour miniseries The Kennedys that was originally set to air on the History Channel. That channel reportedly turned it down because of charges that it presented baseless speculation about the personal lives of President John F. Kennedy and other members of the Kennedy family. It […]

NO TAKERS FOR REJECTED JFK MINISERIES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Showtime, which jumped in to pick up a controversial miniseries about Ronald Reagan after it was dumped by corporate sibling CBS in 2004, said Wednesday that it will not do the same with a miniseries about John F. Kennedy that was rejected by the History Channel last weekend. The Kennedys has also reportedly been rejected […]

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