A&E Television Networks has announced that it will not run the highly anticipated miniseries "The Kennedys," which was set to air this spring on the History Channel.
The network told The Hollywood Reporter that the eight-part miniseries, starring Greg Kinnear as JFK and Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, "is not a fit for the History brand."
In a statement, a rep for A&E says, "Upon completion of the production of 'The Kennedys,' History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries on the network. While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand. We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network."
The controversial, multi-million dollar project was reportedly not considered historically accurate enough for the network's rigorous standards. "The Kennedys" is still scheduled to air in Canada on March 6, as well as broadcast internationally. The producers reportedly may bring the miniseries to a pay cable channel.