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'The Kennedys' pulled; Katie Holmes' Jackie O put on hold

January 9, 2011 | 11:09 am

Katie-holmes-the-kennedys Looks like "The Kennedys" starring Katie Holmes isn't coming to U.S. television any time soon -- the History Channel has decided it will not air the epic miniseries.

The pricey production starring Holmes and Greg Kinnear as Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, which didn't yet have an air date, was ambitious in scale and controversial with living relatives of the political dynasty -- with the likes of Maria Shriver and Carolyn Kennedy among those lobbying against the miniseries' release, Show Tracker reports.

"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," the network said Friday. 

Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson rounded out the production's high-profile cast.

A rep for Holmes had no comment on the sudden move. The Ministry is personally bummed at having to wait even longer to see her try her hand at Jackie O's dialect, fashion and other iconic traits. But fear not!

"Although we regret this does not fit into the History Channel’s plans," the miniseries' producers said in a statement, "we are confident that television viewers in the United States will join viewers from around the world in having an opportunity to watch this series in the near future."

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Photo: Katie Holmes helps announce the nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Dec. 14, 2010. Credit: Mike Nelson / EPA