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Reelzchannel Sets "Kennedys" Telecasts

By admin Published: March 10, 2011


The Kennedys | Barry Pepper | Greg Kinnear | Katie Holmes | Tom Wilkinson | Movie Trailer | Review

The official word: REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies today announced it will unveil as a World Premiere, the eight-part movie event “The Kennedys” starring Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson on the network beginning Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT. The World Premiere begins with Episodes 1 and 2 airing back-to-back.

In order to avoid conflicting with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, REELZCHANNEL will provide viewers with additional airings of Episodes 1 and 2 on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT. Then, every night that week (Tuesday, April 5—Friday, April 8), viewers tune in at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT for episodes 3-6. Climactic final episodes 7 and 8 will air back to back on Sunday, April 10, starting at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT with a second chance to watch on Monday, April 11, starting at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT.

Prior to the climactic final episodes, REELZCHANNEL viewers will have two chances to see the first six episodes of “The Kennedys” on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 2pm ET/11am PT and on Sunday, April 10 beginning at 1pm ET/10am PT.

More info and telecast details after the jump.

“The Kennedys” relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, the drugs and the women. The movie event recreates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will see every twist and turn of this family’s extraordinary story up to and including the assassinations of JFK and RFK.

World Premiere week times are below. To find where to watch REELZCHANNEL on your TV, visit www.reelz.com/watch and to view the complete schedule for the World Premiere week of “The Kennedys” on REELZCHANNEL, click here.

Episode 1 on Sunday, April 3
The Kennedys rally to put Jack in the White House but their difficult past illuminates a deeper struggle.
8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide

Episode 2 on Sunday, April 3
The Presidential election comes down to the wire; Bobby tells Joe Sr. he’s leaving politics.
9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide

Episodes 1 and 2 on Monday, April 4
Episode 1 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide
Episode 2 at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide

Episode 3 on Tuesday, April 5
When the Bay of Pigs invasion proves disastrous, JFK makes a difficult decision he must later atone for.
8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide
9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide

Episode 4 on Wednesday, April 6
The Russians build a wall separating East and West Berlin while Bobby prepares to go after Sam Giancana.
8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide
9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide

Episode 5 on Thursday, April 7
Riots over desegregation in the South force JFK to act. Jackie’s use of amphetamines continues. Joe Sr. suffers a stroke.
8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide
9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide

Episode 6 on Friday, April 8
The Cuban Missile Crisis brings America and Russia to the brink of war. Jackie leaves JFK after one infidelity too many.
8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide
9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide

Episodes 1-6 on Saturday, April 9
Six back-to-back episodes starting at 2pm ET/ 11am PT

Episodes 1-6 on Sunday, April 10
Six back-to-back episodes starting at 1pm ET/ 10am ET

Episode 7 on Sunday, April 10
Jack and Jackie suffer the loss of their newborn child; she and JFK are in Dallas on that fateful day in November.
8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide
1am ET/ 10pm PT

Episode 8 on Sunday, April 10
Bobby blames himself for his brother’s death. Five years later, tragedy strikes again.
9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide
2am ET/ 11pm PT

Episodes 1 and 2 on Monday, April 11
Episode 7 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT Nationwide
Episode 8 at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT Nationwide

“The Kennedys” boasts an all-star lineup led by Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (JFK), Barry Pepper as Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy and Tom Wilkinson OBE as Joseph Kennedy, Sr. British actress Diana Hardcastle (and Wilkinson’s wife) plays Rose Kennedy, the family’s matriarch.

“The Kennedys” is a Muse Entertainment Enterprises production in association with Asylum Entertainment. From the Emmy-Award winning team behind the groundbreaking series 24, the creators are Stephen Kronish and Joel Surnow. The series is directed by Jon Cassar and the executive producers are Joel Surnow, Michael Prupas, Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels, Jon Cassar and Jamie Paul Rock.

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