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'The Kennedys' Finds Home on Cable

Actress Katie Holmes arrives at the Dizzy Feet Foundation fundraising event in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. Holmes is a founding member of the foundation which advances support for dance education and raises funds to help needy dancers.
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"The Kennedys" miniseries has found a home on cable's ReelzChannel. The network announced Tuesday that the multimillion-dollar production will begin its run on April 3.

The ambitious 8-part miniseries, a portrait of the Kennedy family told in a multigenerational manner, was produced by the History Channel. But it was abruptly yanked from the upcoming lineup last month.

That network said the project, which stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as John and Jackie Kennedy, did not fit the "History brand."

The real-life Kennedy family and associates were said to be unhappy about the series, claiming its scripts were inaccurate and overly critical.

Showtime subsequently passed on the film.

ReelzChannel, owned by the Hubbard Media Group, is available in 60 million homes.