Last weekend the History Channel passed on "The Kennedys" mini-series because it was "not a fit for the History brand." Now it appears, Starz, FX and Showtime have all also passed on airing the miniseries starring Greg Kinnear as Jack and Katie Holmes as Jackie O.
Rumor has that the 8-part series--from Joel Surnow, a renowned conservative and former executive producer of "24"--shows the family in an unflattering light by focusing more on John's (alleged) sexual conquests and not the family's political accomplishments.
I have to say that I'm still interested in seeing this as the Kennedys have always been an interesting family--politically or sexually--but mainly for the cast. Kinnear seems perfect as the former president and Tom Wilkinson and Barry Pepper playing Joe and Bobby should also be good fits. Katie Holmes at least kind of looks like Jackie.
Anyway, "The Kennedys" may never air on television, but should make it DVD eventually. Check out the trailer below.