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The Kennedys get the Dynasty treatment

The Kennedys get the Dynasty treatment

TV miniseries about star-crossed Kennedy clan sparks controversy

Greg Kinnear, looking the part as John F Kennedy in TV miniseries 'The Kennedys'

Ever controversial, America's Kennedy clan continues to create turbulence. On Thursday, 7 April, the History Channel in the UK will begin airing a new $30 million miniseries, The Kennedys, which traces the lives and political fortunes of John F Kennedy, his brother Bobby and their domineering father Joe. But the History Channel's American counterpart announced in January it was dropping the show (which stars Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson), despite having spent two years overseeing its development. The channel, which usually specialises in documentaries and reality programmes, explained the decision by saying that "this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand".

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