January 10th, 2011
09:50 AM ET
There'll never be another Camelot — at least as far as the History Channel is concerned.
The A&E Television network tells CNN it has canceled plans to air the eight-part miniseries "The Kennedys" on the cable channel this spring.
"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," an AETN rep said in a statement. "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."
"The Kennedys" explores the relationship between John F. Kennedy (Greg Kinnear), his brother Robert Kennedy (Barry Pepper), and their father Joe (Tom Wilkinson). Katie Holmes, who plays Jacqueline Kennedy, recently gushed about the film to Elle magazine.
"On set there was this feeling that we had to create something very special, because these people were very special," Holmes, 32, says in the magazine's February issue. “[The Kennedys] were like movie stars. There was such a professionalism to their public image.”
"The Kennedys" will still air in Canada in March and be broadcast internationally, and it is still being shopped around to U.S. pay-cable channels. The Hollywood Reporter says Showtime is currently considering the film.
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