History Greenlights First Scripted Miniseries, 'The Kennedys'

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History will chronicle the Kennedy family as part of its first-ever scripted miniseries, according to network officials.
The eight-hour mini-series The Kennedys, developed by Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels and Joel Surnow for Muse Entertainment Enterprises, will examine one of the most fabled families in American politics. Steve Kronish will write the screenplay and Jon Cassar will direct the series, which is slated to air in 2011.
"As a network, we are always seeking groundbreaking ways to tell stories - our vision is to own history everywhere. Given the enormous appeal and success of historically-based scripted series, it is a logical next step for us," said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of History in a statement. "The Kennedy family, from every angle, has always fascinated our viewers - they have touched so many key moments in history and are one of the most iconic families in the world."

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