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Katie Holmes: History Channel Cancels 'The Kennedys'

Katie Holmes: History Channel Cancels 'The Kennedys'

Katie Holmes goes shopping for books and groceries with her daughter Suri on Friday (January 7) in Vancouver, Canada.

The History Channel has decided to cancel plans to air Katie‘s mini-series The Kennedys, according to THR.

“Upon completion of the production of The Kennedys, History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries,” a rep for the network said. “After viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded that although the film is produced and acted with the highest quality auspices, the dramatic license the series takes is not suitable for the History brand.”

Katie recently told Elle magazine that she worked as hard as she could on the project.

UPDATE: Deadline is reporting that the series is now being shopped to Showtime.

FYI: Suri is wearing däv Kids Cowboy Bronco rain boots.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about the cancellation of The Kennedys?

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# 1

oh no!! :( i feel sad for all the hard work put into it

# 2

She should have done the Dark Knight. All downhill for her after that stupid decision.

# 3

Her statement said it all” “I worked as hard as I could.” She probably already knew. It’s like saying “I tried, coach, I really did.” She knew it was awful, and wanted to deflect blame. What idiots thought she had the gravitas to pull off that role? Serves them right.

# 4

you win some, you lose some.

# 5

the History channel is full of crap? Why waste all the money and time into doing this project and then say it didn’t fit the image of the history channel? So they can make a movie about hitler and air it but won’t air a mini series about the Kennedy’s.

# 6

Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark – pushed back indefinitely
The Kennedy’s – cancelled
The Romantics – made no money
The Extra Man – made no money

Hmmmmm….what is the common denominator in all of these movies? Any ideas?

Looks like Karma is biting Katie in the a**

and I heard Josh and Diane are planning a wedding in France. awww…poor Katie!!!

# 7

Wasn’t the rumor that Tommie boy didn’t want her to do the Dark Knight? Guess he didn’t want her too close to a real man like Christian Bale. Honestly, she was so unbelievable in that role anyway. It didn’t suit her.

# 8

if it’s not good, they shouldn’t air it. in the end, it will just hurt her, and other’s, careers. the country does feel somewhat protective of Jacqueline Kennedy, and whoever thought katie holmes could represent her missed the mark.

# 9

Oh no! I was really looking forward to watching this!

was looking forward to this. maybe the story just didn’t have enough of the factual history.

so is the upside that we won’t have to suffer her promotional appearances in magazines and on talk shows? works for me.

I am so bummed. I have grown up with the Kennedy’s and I was really looking forward to watching this.
I think it is so bad for the actors/actress’s that have worked long and hard on this, only to have it cancelled.
I feel bad for them.

Maybe she can ask Xenu for help…

Jolly Folly @ 01/07/2011 at 8:47 pm

I’m sorry, but there has to be more to it than just what the history channel is saying. Probably the series is suffering from poor editing, acting etc. They would have known far before this if it was a conflict with their mission.

Ok, now it’s time to stop wasting other actor’s time and talent on projects Tom buys for her. She is NOT a good actress.

Does anybody know what dramatic license means? Did the mini-series outstretched the truth too much that it has become fictional?

Suri Jackson pt1 @ 01/07/2011 at 8:52 pm

That’s what you get for selling someone’s child. (I heard the JJ and DK rumor too and I hope it’s true!!)

I read that it ‘s still going to air in Canada on 6th march and going internationally also. Apparently the same thing happend with the Reagan mini series as well.
Don’t know how true this is or not, but it could be the bedroom scenes that one article talked about.

I just saw a teaser trailer on deadlinehollywood. It looks really good. I hope it airs on another network.

What did Katie Holmes do exactly? Why do you all hate her so much and think karma is biting her?

Are you jealous Tom Cruise married her?

Please someone explain to me why everyone hates her, i’m really confused.

Suri Jackson pt2 @ 01/07/2011 at 8:54 pm

To LOL: Wasn’t Katie let go from The Dark Knight because Tom and her put on such a ridiculous shpw during the Batman Begins prmo tour?

GorgeousLatina @ 01/07/2011 at 8:55 pm

Work done for nothing. Go back were you belong. I mean anywhere??

@sky: It’s defenitely something bigger going on I guess

shenanyginz @ 01/07/2011 at 8:57 pm

ugh who cares about katie? I wanted to see Barry Pepper in this! He’s entirely underrated.

No everyone here just hates Tom cruise I guess hahaha
I always loved Katie! Since Dawson’s Creek.. Tomboy on the other hand……

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