The day that it was announced that the brain behind"24" Joel Surnow's ripped-from-four-decade-old-headlines TV-biopic The Kennedys (starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as JFK and Jackie) would not be seen on its intended home The History Channel was in many ways the day America lost its innocence. But there was some hope that America would be able to reflower itself when it was revealed that Surnow and co. were looking for other buyers so that their movie would be seen on another network -- one dedicated to truth and facts instead of cover-ups and coup de tats. But FX, Showtime, Starz, and now DirecTV have all joined the ranks of those who have faltered due to intimidation and other brutal tactics imposed upon us by The Powers That Be.

Anyway, they say they're looking for other networks that might be interested, but it seems a little more likely we'll just have to wait for DVD instead. Don't forget your dying king, etc. (via The Hollywood Reporter)