"THE KENNEDYS" RETURNS TO REELZ
The Multiple Emmy Award(R)-Winning Miniseries Begins Tuesday, November 4 with the First Two Episodes Starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - REELZ today announced the return of the award-winning eight-part miniseries The Kennedys making Tuesday nights in November appointment television. Boasting an all-star cast led by Emmy(R)-nominee Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Barry Pepper who won the Emmy Award(R) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy, The Kennedys also features powerful performances from Emmy(R)-nominated Tom Wilkinson OBE as Joseph Kennedy, Sr. and Katie Holmes as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy who will be reprising her role as the iconic Jackie O in the recently announced REELZ miniseries The Kennedys - After Camelot.
The Kennedys will return on Tuesday, November 4 with the first two episodes of the eight-part miniseries airing back to back starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Then, every Tuesday for the next three weeks viewers will see two new episodes starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. With REELZ now in HD on more than 70% of its distribution, including most recently on DirecTV, more viewers will see the miniseries as its producers intended it to be seen - in stunning high definition.
"We're tremendously proud of 'The Kennedys' and the success its creators, cast and crew earned following their difficult and painful path to the miniseries' premiere on REELZ. The timeless Kennedy legacy is an important part of American history and we're excited to relive this incredible story with our viewers now as we gear up for the production of 'The Kennedys - After Camelot' where the story will continue with Katie Holmes' portrayal of Mrs. Kennedy evolving into the iconic Jackie O," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ.
Nominated for 10 Emmy Awards(R) with four wins, The Kennedys relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, the drugs and the women. The miniseries recreates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will see every twist and turn of this family's extraordinary story up to and including the assassinations of JFK and RFK.
Upcoming airdates and descriptions for The Kennedys:
Episodes 1&2 air Tuesday, November 4 starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
The Kennedys rally to put Jack in the White House but their difficult past illuminates a deeper struggle. The Presidential election comes down to the wire and Bobby tells Joe Sr. he's leaving politics.
Episodes 3&4 air Tuesday, November 11 starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
When the Bay of Pigs invasion proves disastrous JFK makes a difficult decision he must later atone for. The Russians build a wall separating East and West Berlin while Bobby prepares to go after Sam Giancana.
Episodes 5&6 air Tuesday, November 18 starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
Riots over desegregation in the South force JFK to act while Jackie's use of amphetamines continues. Joe Sr. suffers a stroke and the Cuban Missile Crisis brings America and Russia to the brink of war. Jackie leaves JFK after one infidelity too many.
Episodes 7&8 air Tuesday, November 25 starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
Jack and Jackie suffer the loss of their newborn child; she and JFK are in Dallas on that fateful day in November. Bobby blames himself for his brother's death. Five years later, tragedy strikes again.
Spend Thanksgiving weekend with The Kennedys when REELZ airs the first four parts of the miniseries back to back on Saturday, November 29 starting at 1pm ET/ 10am PT and episodes five through eight on Sunday, November 30 starting at 1pm ET/ 10am PT.
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