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Alexander Siddig and Katie Holmes as Ari Onassis and Jackie Kennedy 

"The Kennedys: After Camelot" review by Eva Diaz  4/4/17
Airs Sundays on REELZ

I wanted to watch this miniseries because I've always found the lives of the Kennedy family to be interesting.  While this isn't the best Kennedy family miniseries I have seen, it isn't that bad.  I will watch it until it finishes. Mathew Perry ("The Odd Couple," "Friends") does a pretty good job playing Ted Kennedy in the series, which focuses on the Kennedy family's life after the assasinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.

Katie Holmes stars as Jackie Kennedy (as she did in the first miniseries, "The Kennedys").  The series shows how she met and married Aristotle Onassis. The whole thing is only 4 hours long - I don't think it's long enough to cover all of the scandals that surrounded the family during that time period. I think they could have taken a bit more time and care with the writing and made it less of a soap opera. Katie Holmes doesn't look or sound like Jackie Kennedy; but then again, I don't think any of the Kennedy series or movies I've seen ever do a fair job of capturing Jackie's style or personality.

I give this series a 3 out of 5 stars because I think it could have been better, but it isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. If you like soapy versions of history, you will like this miniseries. 

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REELZ WORLD PREMIERE "THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT" STARRING KATIE HOLMES AND MATTHEW PERRY COMES TO LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 AT 9PM ET/ 6PM PT
Slate of New Original Series and Specials Announced Featuring Nancy O'Dell, Natalie Morales and Deborah Norville
(Pasadena, CA) Friday, January 13, 2017 - REELZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original miniseries, The Kennedys-After Camelot, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, with the two-hour world premiere on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The two-hour conclusion will air the following Sunday, April 9 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
"The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put REELZ on the map. The Kennedys-After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli's incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and 10 Emmy(R) Award nominations," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. "As a network known for great story telling, we have strong additions to our original programming lineup that are driven by powerful, provocative, in-depth and well known storytellers and TV personalities."
The Kennedys-After Camelot also stars Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy with Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth reprising their roles as Rose and Ethel Kennedy from the Emmy Award(R)-winning miniseries The Kennedys. The Kennedys-After Camelot is based on the New York Times best seller, "After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by best-selling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Jon Cassar (The Kennedys) and Katie Holmes are directing from scripts by Stephen Kronish (The Kennedys) and Sandra Chwialkowska (Lost Girl). The Kennedys-After Camelot project was brought to producer Muse Entertainment by Keri Selig of Intuition Productions (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) who serves as an executive producer. Michael Prupas, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Evan Tussman, Irene Litinsky and Jonas Prupas serve as executive producers along with Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels of Asylum Entertainment and Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO.
In addition to the world premiere of The Kennedys-After Camelot the network also announced a compelling lineup of new and returning series and specials at the heart of the REELZ brand of Real Lives.

About REELZ - Real lives. Real stories. Real celebrities.(R)
REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network that is home to factual entertainment, television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... , Celebrity Legacies, Celebrity Page, Hollywood Scandals, Murder Made Me Famous, the upcoming miniseries The Kennedys-After Camelot and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also showcases top movie and entertainment expert Leonard Maltin who provides specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.

REELZ is available in 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today's media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com


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