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Kennedy Family Urges 'The Kennedys' to Be Axed

January 11, 2011 (9:33 am) GMT
Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver reportedly fight to have the miniseries starring Katie Holmes 'killed'.
Kennedy Family Urges 'The Kennedys' to Be Axed

' TV miniseries "" was axed following complaints from members of the famed family, according to reports. The highly-anticipated show, starring Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, was canceled last week by History Channel bosses who felt the final product was "not a fit" for the network.

New reports suggest it was scrapped after "intense" pressure from the clan, including Caroline Kennedy - the only surviving child of John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Caroline, along with 's wife Maria Shriver, the daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, fought to have the project "killed".

Family members are said to have been upset over Greg Kinnear's depiction of JFK as sex-crazed and the portrayal of Joe Kennedy as power-hungry. A senior History Channel source tells Britain's The Times newspaper the report is "100 per cent true".

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