'The Kennedys' was to be aired on the History Channel in the US, but it was cancelled due to the complaints over its historical accuracy. This controversial TV series, which was also declined by many other broadcasters, is now all set to be screened on BBC 2 later this year.
According to BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow, 'The Kennedys' is 'a perfect fit' for the channel. It would screen the eight-part series in May or June. "It has a very particular flavour and we are delighted to have this new addition to our schedules," the BBC quoted Hadlow as saying.
Meanwhile, 'The Kennedys' is scheduled to premiere in the UK on 7 April, and on History TV in Canada on April 10, 2011. It was to be first broadcast on History in the US in January 2011, but it was announced that the US History channel will not show the series. After various other broadcasters declined to pick up the mini-series, the US rights were purchased by ReelzChannel.
However, 'The Kennedys' is an upcoming eight-hour mini-series chronicling the lives of the famous Kennedy family and the tragedies they have suffered. It will star Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper, and Tom Wilkinson among others; and is directed by Jon Cassar.