Fox, Kennedy cousin team for political series

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Fox is teaming up with a Kennedy cousin to develop a documentary-style series loosely based on his attempts to enter the family business.

The untitled project will star soap opera actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, son of Rat Pack member Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, sister of President John F. Kennedy.

He would play one of the members of the younger generation of Kennedys who is coming out of an extended adolescence to run for a minor political post.

The project, which has received a script commitment from the network, will be shot in the single-camera format with a documentary look.

Lawford, 50, received high marks for his memoir, Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption, which was published in October.

With self-deprecating humor, it chronicles Lawford's life of privilege, his well-publicized drug and alcohol addiction, his exploits with women, and his painful recovery from chemical dependency. Some of Lawford's real-life struggles are expected to be featured in his character's backstory on the show.

Lawford will serve as a producer, alongside his friend Gavin Grazer, a fellow actor and brother of producer Brian Grazer, whose Imagine Entertainment banner is also on board.

As an actor, Lawford is best known for his roles on daytime dramas All My Children and General Hospital.

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