TVLine Items: The Kennedys May Air After All, and Other TV News to Know

Just when we were about to throw in the towel on the doomed miniseries, The Kennedys has finally caught a lucky break!

The fairy godmother this time around is Tribune Broadcasting, which is currently in talks to pick up with eight-hour event, reports Deadline. Should the deal go through, The Kennedys, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, may finally make it to TV screens via syndication. But hey, it’s better than the alternative, right?

Here’s what else is happening in TV today:

Vampire Diaries’ not-long-for-this-world werewolf Taylor Kinney will appear on an April episode of CSI: NY, per TV Guide.

• The just-launched production company from Jonah Hill, JHF, has already scored a huge deal with Fox, which purchased a single-camera comedy pilot from funnyman.

Smallville is heading to Metropolis’ version of Las Vegas in the February 25 episode, says TV Guide Magazine. The occasion? A bachelor/bachelorette party, of course.

• OWN has announced the start dates for two new original series: Searching For…, the story of a real-life genealogist, debuts Monday, February 14; Breaking Down the Bars, which follows the reinvention of female prisoners, premieres Tuesday, February 15, followed by the premiere of Our America with Lisa Ling.

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