Ice Road Kennedys

The History Channel—that network that brings you such historical fare as Ice Road Truckers and Pawn Stars—has pulled the plug on an eight-episode miniseries on the Kennedy family, saying “we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand.” The Kennedys was announced in December 2009 and has long been a target of ire due to the involvement of conservative Joel Surnow, co-creator of 24. Liberal activists and aging keepers of the Kennedy mystique like Ted Sorensen alleged the final product would be too politically biased and not historically accurate. Apparently they’ve won. The Kennedys suffered the same fate as CBS’s The Reagans, which in 2003 was pulled from sweeps week due to controversy over its portrayal of Ronald Reagan (the series eventually aired on pay cable). This show will go on—in Canada—starting March 6th, but apparently will not make it to U.S. television for now. The Kennedys starred Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy, Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy, and Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy. The trailer:

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