Have “The Kennedys” finally found a home?
Though “The Kennedys” has faced a series of rejections since the History Channel dropped the program from its line-up, the show may have found a home on DirecTV, reports the New York Times. The subscription satellite service had not viewed the film as of Monday, but remained optimistic that it will be a good fit for their network.
On Jan. 7, the History Channel announced that it would not air the eight-part miniseries chronicling one of America’s most storied families, the Kennedys. The History Channel explained that “after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand.” In addition to the History Channel, FX, Starz and Showtime have passed on the miniseries.
Some reports suggest that the pressure on the History Channel to axe the series came from members of the Kennedy family themselves. Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver both have significant connections to NBC Universal and Disney/ABC Television Group, the parent companies of A&E.