The Kennedys

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The Kennedys Miniseries Is Getting a Sequel

Reelz is planning a sequel to its 2011 miniseries The Kennedys.

The network has partnered with Muse Entertainment to develop an adaptation of J. Randy Taraborelli's bestselling book After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present. There's no word on when After Camelot will premiere.

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Season 1, Episode 8
As the nation prepares for JFK's burial, Bobby is debilitated by suspicions that his actions may have led to Jack's assassination. Jackie and Bobby find comfort in each other's company, with Jackie urging him to return to public life. After winning the decisive California primary, Robert Kennedy is shot and killed.

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Season 1, Episode 7
November 22, 1963. JFK is in Texas to mend fences between the liberal and conservative wings of the state's Democratic Party prior to beginning his re-election campaign. Lee Harvey Oswald assembles a rifle in his Dallas home. All that follows plays out against the backdrop of this, the last day of Jack's life. A flashback to three months earlier reveals Jack and Jackie bonding in a way they never have before, united by mutual grief over the loss of their newborn child. Meanwhile, Bobby is informed of evidence romantically linking Jack to the late Marilyn Monroe who, a year earlier, sung JFK "Happy Birthday" at Madison Square Garden, then told Bobby she wanted to have John's baby. Now it's up to Bobby to deal with the incriminating evidence - which prompts a heated argument between him and Ethel. As we return to present day, the countdown to tragedy continues. Jack and Jackie depart Fort Worth for Dallas, while Oswald quietly hides the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository, overlooking Dealey Plaza.

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Season 1, Episode 6
During a classical concert in the East Room, Jack tells Jackie he's needed in the Oval Office. Instead, he heads to the White House theatre for a tryst with Mary Meyer, his on-again, off-again lover. Jackie finds out. Furious and humiliated, she leaves with the children. With his marriage in shambles, Jack has to deal with an impending crisis – the Soviet Union has placed nuclear missiles in Cuba. When Jack and his advisors learn that even more weapons are being sent to Cuba, JFK institutes a naval quarantine of the island and tells Khrushchev that any Russian ships that cross the blockade line will be fired upon. An encouraging message from Khrushchev guarantees that no additional missiles will be sent to Cuba. But then the White House receives another, more belligerent message from the Soviet leader, in which he threatens the U.S. with a full-scale attack. The question for Jack becomes: to which message will he respond? Jackie eventually returns to Washington with the children, though she hasn't completely forgiven Jack.

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Season 1, Episode 5
Joe Sr. suffers a stroke from which he may never fully recover. When Joe is sent home, Rose tries to care for him, but he only responds to Michelle, his secretary (and former lover). Amid flashbacks involving their severely learning-disabled daughter, Rosemary, it is revealed that in 1941 Joe had secretly ordered a lobotomy to be performed on Rosemary, leaving her catatonic for life. Fast-forward 20 years later, and Rose fires Michelle. Though it's never spoken, her intent to punish Joe for what he did to Rosemary is clear. Meanwhile civil rights demonstrators are protesting in the South, where black student James Meredith is attempting to gain admission to the University of Mississippi. JFK declares that the White House will enforce the desegregation order of the court. Governor Ross Barnett concedes, but riots ensue and JFK sends in the National Guard. The next day, Meredith is admitted; Jack recognizes that civil rights are a moral issue for which his administration must stand. At home he fights another battle: Jackie's use of amphetamines.

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The Kennedys Miniseries Is Getting a Sequel

Reelz is planning a sequel to its 2011 miniseries The Kennedys.

The network has partnered with Muse Entertainment to develop an adaptation of J. Randy Taraborelli's bestselling book After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present. There's no word on when After Camelot will premiere.

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Awards season front-runner The Artist came one step closer to Oscar gold by winning best director for a feature film at the Directors Guild Awards.

"Best director, I don't really know what that is. Every one of us is so different," winner Michel Hazanavicius said in his acceptance speech Saturday. "So to try to say which one is the best is very difficult. But I really appreciate this and thank you very much."

Hugo, The Artist lead Oscar nominations

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Premiered: April 03, 2011, on ReelzChannel
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Premise: This docudrama about the Kennedy family depicts the presidency of John F. Kennedy, the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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