History Channel Assassinates The Kennedys

... Yeah, maybe that headline was in poor form. Sorry! History Channel, which is looking to join the ranks of the big-boy cable companies, has inexplicably canceled its biggest project before it even aired. The Kennedys, a sweeping miniseries starring Greg Kinnear as John F. and Katie Holmes as Jackie, was pulled from the History Channel's schedule because it was "not a fit for the History brand." The program was due to air this spring, and producers are currently optimistic about moving the series over to another network. [THR]

... Rumors about a Justin Bieber-themed Glee episode have been greatly exaggerated. Well, maybe not greatly. An upcoming episode will allegedly feature a trio of Bieber songs as Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) attempts to start a boy band. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Remember that in-development, David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) remake of Wonder Woman? It sounds like the project is having trouble getting off the ground. Reports say that every major broadcast network has passed on the show, with a pricey budget being one of the main sources of contention. [EW]

... The ratings for NBC's debut of the much-hyped The Cape are in, and they are not what NBC had hoped for. An average of 8.4 million viewers tuned in for a 2.6 adult demo rating, which isn't that bad. But shows that are heavily pushed typically draw in big first-day ratings before taking a huge hit over the next few episodes. Expect The Cape's numbers to drop next week as the Summer Glau Effect takes hold. [TV By the Numbers]

... ABC is teaming up with Salma Hayek to adapt Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West into an eight-hour miniseries. Yes, that's the same book that spawned the popular Broadway musical. [TV Line]

... Jessica Walter (Arrested Development's Lucille Bluth) will be dropping by The Big Bang Theory to play a wealthy donor who will potentially drop some cash on a grant for the nerdlings' science department. Of course, whether she opens up her wallet depends solely on one of the gang—this time, it's Leonard. [The Live Feed]

... Could there actually be a season of The Bachelor featuring a minority stud at the center? Heck no, network television isn't ready for that (though it's well past due). But ABC boss Paul Lee did the right thing in saying he's thinking about it. When asked about the possibility, Lee said, "I would hope so, yes." That will get the NAACP off your back, Paul. [Access Hollywood]


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Jan 14, 2011
maybe they actually saw some clips from the show and said "Katy Holmes as Jackie O? What were we THINKING?" She's awful. Now - Anne Hathaway... Emmy Rossum... THEY would have been good!
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Jan 12, 2011
Gee, no one complained when Hollywood "assassinated" Reagan and Bush? What's the problem?
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Jan 12, 2011
Wicked on our small screens, i think this could be really good, if done right.
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Jan 11, 2011
Justin Bieber songs on Glee will be the worst thing possible. one MIGHT be ok, but more than that is horrible horrible horrible.
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Jan 11, 2011
Yeah...why can't they just play the Kennedys on another channel? I'd kill (tasteless, yes) for a Kennedy on my TV now...
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Jan 11, 2011
Why can't it just play on another channel? If the History Channel commissioned this then they have wasted ALOT of money in a time of recession. they must have cash to burn.
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Jan 11, 2011
tacky headline....tacky, tacky, tacky, tacky, tacky, tacky...
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Jan 11, 2011
I was so looking forward to the Kennedy movie... this sucks!
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Jan 11, 2011
The Big Bang Thoery needs more character development, not guests stars.
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Jan 11, 2011
Apparently History Channel in Canada still plans to run it. But I think I'm washing my hair that night.
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