By Ann Oldenburg
The controversial miniseries nixed by the History Channel will air after all.
ReelzChannel has announced that The Kennedys, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, will make its world premiere on the network beginning April 3.
As the channel notes: “Viewers will see every twist and turn of this family’s extraordinary story up to and including the assassinations of JFK and RFK.”
The channel’s CEO, Stan E. Hubbard, said in a statement, “We believe in the business we are committed to – movies, the celebrities making them and how and why they influence our cultural universe. If that means defending the right for well-told and important stories to be seen – then so be it – we can do that.”
He added, “We’re not beholden to anyone – we are here for the viewers and we are here for the movie and artistic community as well. As an independent, we have the freedom few networks enjoy.”