“The Kennedys,” the miniseries abandoned by History and shunned by every other network in America, will air on ReelzChannel beginning on April 3rd. NOTE: I have never heard of ReelzChannel before. Fa reelz.
It is certainly a fit for ReelzChannel, a 4-year old independent cable channel owned by Minnesota-based Hubbard Communications that is available in 60 million homes nationwide on services including DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Charter Communications.
In an interview with THR, ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard would not reveal the pricetag, but he said he hopes the attention surrounding the project will bring new viewers to his network and help it win carriage from such cable systems as Cablevision and Cox, which currently do not carry the channel.
“We think it will drive ratings and put a spotlight on this network that has never been on it before,” Hubbard said. “We’re going to do a full-blown marketing campaign.”
I think part of the full-blown marketing campaign should include renaming the show “The Kennedyz.” Spelling things incorrectly with unnecessary Zs let people know that you mean BIZNESS.