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‘Kennedys’ Executive Producer on Emmy Noms: ‘I’m Feeling Vindicated’

An ignominious beginning for The Kennedys – the embattled miniseries that was commissioned and then summarily axed by History after a campaign by members of the Kennedy family – culminated with ten Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday.
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The Most Emmy Nominations Ever for a Canadian Original Production

TORONTO, July 14, 2011 /CNW/ – Shaw Media is thrilled to learn that its groundbreaking original production of The Kennedys received ten nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most ever for a Canadian original production. As one of the most anticipated television events of the year, The Kennedys set viewership records on History Television this spring, and is now enjoying wider exposure on Global, currently airing the blockbuster mini-series Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.
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‘Kennedys’ Sets Rating Record for ReelzChannel

A record 1.9 million total viewers watched the opening night of the controversial The Kennedys on the ReelzChannel Sunday.
The mini-series, which was originally scrapped by the History channel, received a 2.5 gross household coverage area rating.
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Camelot Revisited: The Creators of ‘The Kennedys’ Speak Out

The mini-series […] is produced by Joel Surnow, a co-creator of the Fox series “24″ and an outspoken political conservative, and written by Stephen Kronish, a “24″ producer who identifies himself as a liberal. Mr. Surnow and Mr. Kronish spoke recently to ArtsBeat about the controversy surrounding “The Kennedys,” their experiences working on the mini-series and the inherent challenges of making biographical films.
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Revived ‘Kennedys’ a riveting, brutally honest epic

“The Kennedys” is the best miniseries you almost weren’t allowed to see. And considering the size of the cable network ReelzChannel’s usual audience, chances are you may still not see it. But the miniseries […] is without a doubt one of the best, most riveting, historically accurate dramas about a time and place in American history that has ever been done for TV.
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History Television’s ‘The Kennedys’ smashes the competition

History Television’s unstoppable line-up of stellar entertainment continues to dominate the ratings, with the premiere of The Kennedys sweeping away audiences and delivering exceptional viewership for the channel. The most anticipated television event of the year earned the top spot of the day for a non-sports specialty, garnering outstanding audience numbers with 889,000 (2+) and 335,000 in the key adults 25-54 demo…
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“…thanks to the clever people at BBC2, we can now enjoy all the ups and downs of JFK and the clan. And marvel at Katie Holme’s uncanny portrayal of Jackie.”
News of the world, June 12, 2011

“This controversial mini-series immediately sucks you in. 3 stars” – Mail on Sunday

“Tom Wilkinson steals the show in the first episode of this well cast, cannily paced, eight-part mini-series…a treat.” – The Observer

“This eight-part mini-series vividly portrays the story of the most influential family in the world. 5 stars” – The People

“There are many reasons to tune into The Kennedys, First there’s the fine cast…then there’s the fact that the team behind 24 is at the helm of this new series. It gets our vote.” – Sunday Express Magazine

“…the storytelling works…(Tom) Wilkinson is marvelous and Barry Pepper’s Bobby also convinces.” – Sunday Times Culture

“5 stars” – Daily Star

“Unusually for such biopics, the acting is solid… the dialogue doesn’t clunk, and the story is riveting.” – The Times