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NBC Announces Miniseries on Hillary Clinton
July 27, 2013  | By Donna J. Plesh
 

[Editor's Note: TVWW contributor Donna J. Plesh died April 2, 2015, from ovarian cancer. She was 71. Donna covered television since the early 1980s, initially for the Orange County Register and its TV magazine. She also was a member of the Television Critics Association. Donna was always a cheerful spirit within the TVWW network and often gave readers a kind, up-close viewpoint in her interviews with a wide variety of television stars. She will be missed.]

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The miniseries is back. NBC announced it will air three miniseries this season during its Saturday presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Once a staple of network television in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, the genre included such miniseries classics as Roots (1977), The Winds of War (1983) and Lonesome Dove (1989) to name just a very few.

On tap for the coming season are:

• Hillary, a four-hour miniseries based on the life of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will star Diane Lane in the title role. It focuses on Clinton’s life as a wife, mother, politician and cabinet member from 1998 to the present.

• Rosemary’s Baby, a four-hour retelling of the novel by Ira Levin and the 1968 film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In this version the couple lives in Paris where the story unfolds. The book was made into a 1968 film directed by Roman Polanski and starred Mia Farrow.  No cast has been announced.

Stephen King’s Tommyknockers, based on the author’s 1987 novel about how residents of a small town deal with what they believe is an alien spacecraft that has landed nearby. No cast has been announced. Tommyknockers was also the subject of a 1993 miniseries for ABC, starring Marg Helgenberger and Jimmy Smits.

Airdates for the NBC projects were not announced.

 
 
 
 
 
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