The Kennedys

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The Kennedys
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Premiere April 3, 2011
Finale April 10, 2011
Creator Stephen Kronish
Joel Surnow
Network Reelz Channel
Style 60-minute political drama miniseries
Company Muse Entertainment,
Asylum Entertainment
Episodes 8
Origin USA / Canada

The Kennedys is an 8-episode political drama miniseries chronicling the lives of the famous Kennedy family and the tragedies they have suffered. The series was originally filmed for The History Channel, and would have been its first attempt at scripted television. However, on January 7, 2011, the cable channel announced that it would not air the program because "is not a fit for the History brand". It was later picked up by Reelz Channel, becoming the first scripted series to premiere on that channel.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Greg Kinnear John F. "Jack" Kennedy
Barry Pepper Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy
Katie Holmes Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy
Tom Wilkinson Joseph "Joe" Kennedy Sr
Diana Hardcastle Rose Kennedy
Kristin Booth Ethel Kennedy


# Title Airdate
1 A Father's Great Expectations April 3, 2011
2 Shared Victories, Private Struggles April 3, 2011
3 Failed Invasion, Failed Fidelity April 5, 2011
4 Broken Promises and Deadly Barriers April 6, 2011
5 Moral Issues and Inner Turmoil April 7, 2011
6 On the Brink of War April 8, 2011
7 The Countdown to Tragedy April 10, 2011
8 The Aftermath: A Family’s Curse of Misfortune and Heartbreak April 10, 2011


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Kennedys September 20, 2011 3