NBC to air Hillary Clinton miniseries

Diane Lane will star as the former first lady and secretary of state in a four-hour miniseries tracking Clinton's life from 1998 to the present
Associated Press
Jul 28, 2013

A Hillary Rodham Clinton miniseries timed to precede the 2016 presidential election is part of NBC's effort to create "event" programming that will draw viewers to the shrinking world of broadcast network TV, NBC's programming chief said Saturday.

"We need to be in the event business. I think you're going to hear that from every broadcast network," said Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman.

The four-hour miniseries "Hillary," starring Diane Lane as the former first lady and secretary of state, is one such bid for distinctive programming, he said.

The goal is to woo viewers who are increasingly drawn away by cable TV's eye-catching, critically acclaimed fare like "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" and other media choices.

Broadcasting's audience is shrinking by 4 percent to 7 percent annually, Greenblatt told a meeting of the Television Critics Association.

"Anything that can shake up the landscape and say, 'we have something special'" would be considered part of the varied group of event projects, he said.

At NBC, that ranges from the new fall game show "Million Second Quiz" to big-ticket scripted fare including "Hillary" and other projects announced Saturday: "Rosemary's Baby" a four-hour version of the Ira Levin novel that was adapted as a 1968 movie; an adaptation of "Stephen King's Tommyknockers," and "Plymouth," about the Pilgrim's journey and settlement in America.

A six-hour miniseries about Cleopatra is in development, Greenblatt said.

Although Clinton hasn't announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for president, Greenblatt spoke as if her candidacy is expected. "Hillary" could air before Clinton announces her decision, but the timing has yet to be determined, Greenblatt said.

He didn't address how such a miniseries, which will track Clinton's life and career from 1998 to the present, might affect the presidential contest.

The part of former President Bill Clinton has yet to be cast. Lane's credits include the feature films "Unfaithful" and "Under the Tuscan Sun" and the TV movie "Cinema Verite."

Other networks seeking to stem audience erosion are jumping on the event bandwagon, especially in light of the success of another King adaptation, CBS' summer series "Under the Dome." Announced plans include a Fox's remake of the "Shogun" miniseries based on James Clavell's novel.

Greenblatt argued that NBC, which finished the last September-to-May season in fourth place in total viewers, is in better shape when the entire year is taken into account, especially among advertiser-favored young adult viewers.

He credited the popular talent contests "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent," as well as dramas "Grimm" and "Hannibal."

NBC has high hopes for the fall sitcom that brings Michael J. Fox back to TV but is prepared for a big tune-in for the debut episode that might not be sustainable, Greenblatt said.

 

Comments

grumpy

It will require Diane Lane to gain 80 lbs or to wear a "fat" suit, don't forget the cankles, besides make up to look bad. Other than that good luck! It will be sure to be either fictionalized or pure fiction for the kool aide crowd. This is the start of the remake of Clinton.

Darwin's choice

There isn't enough film in Hollywood to make her look good.

What difference does it make?

The Big Dog's back

pooh, we know you hate women and Blacks.

grumpy

Saying that Diane Lane would need to gain weight and have make up to make her look bad, when palying Hilly is hating women how? Here are pictures of Lane:

http://www.google.com/search?q=D....

Care to show pictures of Clinton from the time she was first Lady on where the comparison wouldn't require Lane to either gain much weight or wear a fat suit and make up to look worse? We will be waiting for them to appear in your reply.

deertracker

Says a guy that has probably not seen his feet in years!

The Big Dog's back

ROFLMAO!

grumpy

Says a guy who wouldn't know if I walked past him daily for the last 20 years.

Still waiting for the comparison shots of Hilary from the last 20 years that will compare to Diane Lane... without Diane needing a fat suit and bad make up. Figured you would run from that, I know I would hate to look at that many pictures of fat and ugly trying to find something to post up. ROFLMFAO

deertracker

Try posting a picture of your significant other! Your real significant other unless of course it is a picture of your right hand, or left!

sugar

we are talking about the moral reprobate and wife here, why are you making it personal?

grumpy

To win this argument all you have to do is post a picture of Hilary from the last 20 years that looks as good as Diane Lane. Should be simple to do... for kool aide drinkers who think Hilly is beautiful just as she is.

But then I am not surprised when you start calling names. It is the thing prepubescent boys do when hiding behind their computer online. You are skilled in that at least. Your mother must be so proud.

sugar

libs never have facts just lame insults.

The Big Dog's back

Funny pooh, sugar is now calling you a Lib, since you're the biggest insult thrower.

Contango

I'll wait for it to come out on DVD so I can ignore again.

Contango

Wonder who they'll cast as Monica Lewinsky?

Will cursing at Bill and any rumored lamp throwing incidents be dramatized?

Maybe they could just call it "Primary Colors II."

Perkins2060

Lots of pigs in this area that could play Monica.

sugar

Monica was a beautiful young woman who was mesmerized by the office and attention that the moral reprobate showered on her. I hope you do not have a daughter. The things that the moral reprobate did in OUR WH are sickening yet you idiots applaud and adore the freak, just like you do Weiner.

Contango

Re: "the moral reprobate,"

In the Starr Report, Pres. Clinton testified that he was "mentoring" her.

He gave a BJ a whole new meaning. :)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp...

Overall, the "Report" made for interesting reading.

sugar

Moral reprobate should have NEVER shown his face in public after that. How despicable he is.

Contango

And ML's parents showed themselves to be proud loyal Democrats.

sugar

And Perkins, there is no such thing as Perkins, you have no zip code. There is Perkins High School though, which is taking you people to the cleaners with taxes.

The Big Dog's back

Are you auditioning perkins2060?

Perkins2060

Nah, heard you got the part.

sugar

hahaha lmao

Perkins2060

Sugar, don't be jealous because you are trapped in Sandusky. Maybe some day you will be able to unload your shack and get out of there.

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2cents

She just needs to retire back to White Water. Oh My! the Clintons are racist!

Huron_1969

The sequel .... "Weiner goes to Washington"

Contango

Images of Diane Lane:

http://www.google.com/search?q=D...

So “Hillary” will be a fantasy? :)

shucks

(All of the above) - (The Big Dog's back ) = idiots

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2cents

Did not know they served Kool-Aid for breakfast : )

deertracker

We know they serve tea!

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2cents

I prefer tea thru a straw for a caffeine kick!

http://atastefortea.files.wordpr...

Contango

Re: "Kool-Aid for breakfast"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C...

Darwin's choice

From the resident azzhat!

deertracker

Relax, there's plenty for you!

Erie County Resident

Hillbillarys stunt double..
http://www.factzoo.com/sites/all...

sugar

Gee think the moral reprobates wife is running for office anytime soon? NBC should be ashamed of itself, can't keep a CEO over there. Who will play the 50+ dead "friends" and co workers of the Clintons?

Darwin's choice

Hillary/Huma lesbians? Would explain a LOT !! Huma must not be a weiner chaser after all!
http://www.zimbio.com/Huma+Abedi...

Darwin's choice

And who could forget this....
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7...

Centauri

Thank you for posting that link about Vince Foster.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7...
"Was Vince Foster murdered 20 years ago, july 20 1993?"

"The first witness to find the body insisted that there had been no gun near the body."

"The memory in Foster's pager had been erased."

"Critical evidence began to vanish."

"Many witnesses were harassed." (link)

"Others were simply ignored"

"There were even suggestions that the body had been moved, and a Secret Service memo surfaced which reported that Foster's body had been found in his car!" (link)

"The official reports were self-contradictory." (link)

"The Looting of Foster's office." (link)

"While the U.S. Park Police (a unit not equipped for a proper homicide investigation) studied the body, Foster's office at the White House was being looted. Secret Service agent Henry O' Neill watched as Hillary Clinton's chief of staff, Margaret Williams, carried boxes of papers out of Vincent Foster's office before the Park Police showed up to seal it."

Centauri

http://www.freerepublic.com/focu...
"14 Years Later, Mystery Still Remains in the Death of Vince Foster"

"Vince Foster was not only deputy White House counsel but also the personal attorney to Bill and Hillary Clinton. On the night of Foster’s death, top Clinton aides made a frantic effort to enter and remove documents from his West Wing office. In the days that followed, federal investigators were stymied in their investigation of Foster’s office and strange death.

The following happened within weeks of his death. Vince Foster finally files the missing Whitewater tax returns. On July 19, FBI director William Sessions is fired. Clinton personally orders him by phone to turn in his FBI property and leave headquarters."

Stop It

Ahhh...I get it. It's supposed to be a comedy/romance chick flick.

registerer

Hopefully the mini series will reveal why the lying winch won't give us truthful answers regarding Benghazi and her failure to act.

The title song can have some of Cher's lyrcs.."thieves, thieves, tramps and thieves....". That pretty much sums up the Clinton mantra.

The Big Dog's back

Her failure to act? Should we have just wiped out Libya? There are other Americans there. Should we have wiped them out too?

Darwin's choice

Big Dog Dodge....again.

Focus, Big Dog....BENGHAZI, not the rest of the world!

registerer

No, just provide the best possible protection to our ambassadors and their staff which she apparently failed to do.

grumpy

What difference at this point does it make?!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K...

In context and the complete statement. The whole question and the whole answer.

And after almost 10 months have you found out why these militants did it yet? You haven't tracked them down and caught any yet, so is this just another unfulfilled promise? You don't know who did it, why they did it, or how to prevent it from happening again, since you haven't yet found out anything.

shucks

For what it's worth :
Obama found Bin Laden - Bush didn't care.

Contango

Re: "Bush didn't care."

And Clinton let OBL get away.

shucks

Why did Bush let Bin Laden get away when we had him surrounded in Tora Bora, Afghanistan?

Darwin's choice

Wow azzhat, two days later, after searching the world, and you come up with a reply? You're a keeper....not,

shucks

"Wow azzhat, two days later, after searching the world, and you come up with a reply?"
...............Two days later? Check the dates. You really are stupid, aren't you ?

"You're a keeper....not,"
.................You're an idiot...yes.

(You get some kind of sexual pleasure when you're called stupid or idiot, don't you ?)

Pete

It wwould be better to broadcast it on Chiller. That is a whole lot of scary!

Minuteman

I'll watch for sure. A great lesson for the kids in propaganda. I'll have the historical facts ready when questions are asked, and I'll provide them when whoppers are portrayed. (nothing to do with Weiner) I am looking forward to their portrayal of her learning of Bill's "indiscretions". Will it be a surprise to her like she said when asked about Monica, or will it seem apparent she already knew from way back in Arkansas? I will bet it's a whitewash and glowingly portrays her as the best thing that ever happened to America, with a slant on her going to be the first woman president. The propaganda worked for Obama, why not Hillary? I think she will become our next president. No other party has enough "gumption", and too many votes are needed to overcome the miseducated. They are also afraid of the smear campaign the dems put on. They don't fool around.

Armymom7

This is just the beginning of the "fair and balanced" networks campaigning for Hillary. Will there be a mini series for any other candidates? Not unless a mini series would harm the conservative party and favor their (networks) liberal party. Way back when she was First Lady there was a picture of her almost daily in the USA Today newspaper. They had started the propaganda for her political career well before she was free to run.

The New World Czar

NBC => Nothing But Clinton
Try and prove no bias on this one.

KURTje

Sure like to see anything with Megan Marshack!

arnmcrmn

Great....a series about lying....becoming wealthy.....cheating....infidelity....coverups.........sounds appropriate for the Clintons.

Don't expect to see anything about Benghazi......I mean, what does it matter now.

The Answer Person

Tasteless and hateful naysayers offer nothing new other than tired old juvenile spew. They are just envious that their wideload wives have done NOTHING. They themselves have also contributed NOTHING of worth in their cigarette smoking Fox News lives. Enjoy your worthless life of noncontributing spew, hate and envy! See you at Stein! HA HA HA!

shucks

Well said.

EZOB

Little Puppy,
Naw, we don't have to worry about wiping them out. The Pres can take care of that with His Drones.

EZOB

Sugar,
You sure are right about the zip code. I hope I'm not wishing for a different one after Tuesday. Going on forty years and this is the worst I have ever felt in Perkins.
Years ago Nancy Pelosi was the "Lube Lady", Hillary I always considered realy decent looking, Monica had a nice body, and Michelle was in realy decent shape and looked good in 2008: What in the heck has happened to these women? I've witnessed ugly getting uglier but they have fallen faster than most women I know. My comparison has been to high school re-unions. Ladies have surely aged but very few to this extreme and especially this fast.

Centauri

Makeup, camera lighting and no close-up photos will make an older person look younger. So will plastic surgery for those who undergo the procedures.

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites...

donutshopguy

The woman marries a lying philanderer. She follows the power trip to the White House and learns. She runs for the Democratic presidential ticket and is awarded the job of Secretary of State to back out. That's a mini series ?

EZOB

donutshopguy,
The "Mini Series" is in reference to the minuscule amount of information she is willing to tell. All things added, she probably has been one of the ten worse First Ladies. I'm not doubting her brilliance but all the distractions she has caused personally have been negative to both Bill & Barrack. They both probably welcomed somebody taking the pressure off them. Okay, I'm no longer a Hillary fan but remind of something positive she has accomplished? I'm drawing a complete blank. At least we know she attended colloge, Wellesy I believe.

Contango

Re: "...remind of something positive she has accomplished,"

She claimed to have turned $6.3K into $100K in the futures market within 10 mos by simply reading the Wall St. Journal.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp...

Damn good for a novice!

Surprisingly there's no record of her investing in commodity futures again.

KURTje

Look..they are all dirty. Still no comments about V.P. Nelson Rockafeller dying from ****ing a 25 something.(Megan M.) You folks sure forget your history. Or Eisenhour (his secretary). Or Marion Harding (his mistress, DNA testing proved it).

Darwin's choice

From the horses mouth...."what difference does it make at this point in time"?

arnmcrmn

yeah Kurt....what difference does it make. Seems like you liberals pardon any Dem or make excuses, yet point the finger at everyone else.

Contango

And let's just CONVENIENTLY forget St. John Kennedy scr*wing virgin interns as well as the s*xual peccadilloes of many in the Kennedy crime family.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/...

But again, let's invoke the words of Queenie.

The Big Dog's back

The difference is we Progressives know people are human and make mistakes. You right wingnuts don't.

Contango

Re: "people are human and make mistakes."

Yea to a morally corrupt socialist, JFK repeatedly raping a young woman and TK killing one is just a "mistake." LMAO!!

arnmcrmn

thanks for agree that this nation made a mistake electing Obie again. I knew you'd finally come to.

Darwin's choice

This will be the democrats legacy from the Obama administration......

http://video.foxnews.com/v/25708...

Contango

Actually, NBC could do a list of HRC's "accomplishments" in about 1 min. and call it a: Nano-series.

Minuteman

Even without the mini-series infomercial on her, she is a shoe-in for the presidency. Unless they require ID at the voting booths and every educated person shows up to vote this time, she's the first female president of the United States of America.

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The Hero Zone

I would prefer America actually moves on from 20+ years ago regarding the Bush/Clinton dynasties and will throw up a little in my mouth just as much if Jeb runs as Hillary. Can we seriously not do any better with anyone different? Can we have, oh I don't know, new ideas and thinking and stop voting in the same-old, same, old, people?

Contango

Re: "new ideas,"

In today's USA, the political party that promises the best "bread and circuses" for free wins.

That economic nonsense will work until it no longer does.

Contango

Re: "she is a shoe-in for the presidency."

A LOT can happen between now and Nov. 2016.

The Big Dog's back

Wow pooh. 1st a Black man, then a woman President.

EZOB

Little Puppy,
Correction, A half black man and quite possibly half a woman. Well, I think she is not 100% a Lady or whatever you want tta call a female that goes both ways.

grumpy

Are you inferring that she and her halfband, er husband, have the same taste in women?

KURTje

Geez little guy ya godda talk to Corbin. We both walk INDEPENDENT. My point is they are all dirty..some more others. Too bad you never got out much. Facts get in your way. You are unwise to the world. Pay those subsidies while you are at it.

Darwin's choice

Another take on the hillbillary...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u...