Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?

posted at 9:41 am on July 29, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Whether they’re not-so-subtly gunning for her candidacy, or merely capitalizing on all of the already rampant speculation about her candidacy, isn’t quite clear. I’m going to go ahead and venture a wild guess that it’s a good bit of both.

Comcast Corp.’s NBC broadcast network is developing live-event programs and mini-series to draw audiences when programs air as opposed to recording them to watch later on DVRs.

NBC is developing four mini-series, including a four-hour show based on Hillary Clinton, who will be played by Diane Lane, Bob Greenblatt, chairman of entertainment, said yesterday at a TV critic conference in Beverly Hills.

… Live events and high-profile mini-series draw more live viewers than TV series, Greenblatt said. With DVRs now in more than half of U.S. TV homes, the programs are a way to limit viewing on the devices, which allow audiences to skip commercials.

“We have to do everything we can to get as many people to watch a show when it airs as possible,” Greenblatt said. …

But, could this little project violate FEC rules, you might ask? Nope — not if they get to it while the speculation about Clinton’s 2016 candidacy is still just speculation.

Will NBC run afoul of campaign laws that require equal time for presidential candidates? Not if the network gets the project on in a hurry.

“She’s not going to probably declare her candidacy for two more years,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “so this could well have aired before that.”

The chronology of the mini-series will reportedly begin in 1998, smack in the middle of the high-profile and surely high-drama moments surrounding her presidential husband’s scandalous affair. That means that we’ll be getting heavy doses of his impeachment scenario, her successful Senate bid, and then her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary — but John Fund has a great breakdown over at National Review of what we’ll very likely be missing. Ahem.

Incidentally, by the way, this is happening today, too:

President Obama will host Hillary Rodham Clinton, his one-time campaign foe who later served as his secretary of state, at lunch Monday at the White House.

Obama and Clinton will meet for a lunch in the president’s private dining room, the White House announced Sunday. Their meeting will be closed to the press. …

As she weighs another campaign, Clinton has been traveling the country giving dozens of speeches, both paid and pro-bono, and is working on a new book.


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In-kind donations from the statist media to a tyrant-in-waiting.

Akzed on July 29, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Don’t watch NBC but I am interested in seeing who will portray Amb. Stevens.

JR on July 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I wonder what Oscar winning musical score they will play while the President exerts his authority over an intern to felate him while his wife and daughter are upstairs sleeping? faraway on July 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM


Not an Oscar winner but…
it would fit in.

Who’s playing Huma?

Akzed on July 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Diane Lane? Is Mr. Ed busy?

stop2think on July 29, 2013 at 12:31 PM

He’s dead Jim.

hawkeye54 on July 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I have to wonder if this “mini series” will have a scene
where her Brother gets the sh*t kicked out of him up in
Sranton, PA. after entering a house to “hook up” with
some gal at a Party, and he encounters her Other half….

..true story, but I’m doubtful the story is still available.

RWM, any info on this?

ToddPA on July 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I wonder what Oscar winning musical score they will play while the President exerts his authority over an intern to felate him while his wife and daughter are upstairs sleeping? faraway on July 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM

You blew it. Fellate has two Ls.

viking01 on July 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM

White trash mini-series

Could NBC be anymore transparent? I’ll give that to the msm, they don’t hide their bias..

Redford on July 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Who’s playing Huma?

Akzed on July 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Shelley Duvall and an army of CGI techs.

CurtZHP on July 29, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I would rather set my hair on fire and put it out with a hammer.

kingsjester on July 29, 2013 at 1:08 PM

If it includes Bill then it had better be “X” rated and not shown in prime time.

rplat on July 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM

I think we are ready for Clinton, the Musical.

That little dark haired girl from Glee can be Monica.

Glenn Close can play Hillary.

I dunno, Charles Durning is dead. Is Ben Vereen still around? Or, maybe Christopher Walken… He’d be a good Bill.

This could be… AMAZING.

Fallon on July 29, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Huma would be played by Jennifer Love Hewitt and Weiner by that guy from American Pie.

Fallon on July 29, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Larry Flynt could be the perfect Bill in the mini-series.

Too bad Keith Moon’s “Uncle Pervy” character from Tommy is unavailable.

viking01 on July 29, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Chad Kimball would play James Carville… Al Gore, hmmm, is Jim Nabors still alive ?

Fallon on July 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Courtney Love could play Tipper.

Fallon on July 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM

After a few drinks Ozzy Osborne could play the perfect Al Gore.

viking01 on July 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM

I propose the name “Lying Liars”. There is no other word to describe this harpy except LIAR!

inspectorudy on July 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM

They’re competing with the best of ABC schlock. How about, “Tyrant B!tches”. Kal Penn can play Huma.
Then I guess you’d have to call it, “Hillary and Huma go to the White House” making, “Hillary and Huma go to Guantanamo” a most appropriate sequel.

onomo on July 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM

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TeaPartyNation on July 29, 2013 at 1:38 PM

The Rave Reviews are already written.

TimBuk3 on July 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Putrid pablum for the hard over hillary sycophants.

jake49 on July 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Who ever plays Hillary, she better have crappy legs. Kirsty Alley comes to mind.

StevC on July 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM

If there’s something needing wide-screen this is it.

Let’s hope the DNC shills at NBC skip the high-definition part, too.

None of that soft focus crap either to romanticize Cankles. Heavy blur will save on eye bleach.

viking01 on July 29, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?

Oooh, I can’t wait to watch this expose! Finally we’ll get to see all the Clintoon crimes re-enacted for us in such a way that even their most die-hard sycophants will be shocked, shocked I tellya!

Don’t watch NBC but I am interested in seeing who will portray Amb. Stevens.

JR on July 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM

and Vince Foster!

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 29, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Lyndsey Graham tried out for Hillary, but they were looking for someone a whole lot less feminine.

onomo on July 29, 2013 at 4:46 PM

NBC is developing four mini-series, including a four-hour show based on Hillary Clinton, who will be played by Diane Lane

Julianne Moore played Sarah Palin. Moore is smokin’ hawt. Sarah Palin is so hawt she could sneak into Mexico posing as a bottle of Tobasco.

Diane Lane (Lori Darlin’ of Lonesome Dove) is 5-alarm adorable. What are they gonna’ do? Beat her with a 7-iron until she looks like a democrat?

CGI from Predator?

They could have saved themselves a sh*tload of special effects by just cutting to the chase and hiring Ron Perlman from Sons of Anarchy.

It’s like Ron and Shrillary were separated at birth.

thejackal on July 29, 2013 at 5:40 PM

More characters needed to be cast might include:
Jim & Susan McDougal (who were involved in Whitewater)
Paula Jones
Gennifer Flowers
Juanita Broddrick
and last but not least, Ken Starr.

Bigfoot on July 29, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I really don’t understand the fascination with her, but this cements her ascension to the presidency.

American voters are mostly uninformed. A TV mini series on a major network will gloss over any gaffes, criminal activity or dereliction of duty she has been a party to while in public office.

The sheeple will eat it up.

These Progs are masters of media. They know how to manipulate thought via our own entertainment and news outlets. Stalin is rolling in his grave right now.

Progs are wolves and what is left of the republican party are sheep. Therefore, and unfortunately for the nation, she will be the next POTUS barring any unforeseen younger Prog coming on the scene aka BHO.

long_cat on July 29, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I would have to nominate Glenn Close to play Hillary. She has experience to fit the character, after having done Fatal Attraction.

Liam on July 29, 2013 at 10:33 AM

… not to mention Cruella DeVille in 101 Dalmations!

cableguy615 on July 29, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Jane Lynch would seem a more suitable person to play the part.

scalleywag on July 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

LOL ! Excellent choice !

cableguy615 on July 29, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?

…shark week is coming up!

KOOLAID2 on July 29, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I wonder what Oscar winning musical score they will play while the President exerts his authority over an intern to felate him while his wife and daughter are upstairs sleeping?

faraway on July 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM

“Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen comes to mind.

Instead of Diane Lane, they should cast Michael Moore in a pantsuit. He could play a dual role in case they haven’t cast Webster Hubbell yet. Just add a tie to the pantsuit, and there you go.

MrKleenexMuscles on July 30, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Please tell me that my most favorite female actress, Diane Lane, is not going to play in this disgusting idea of a mini-series?

avagreen on July 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Actually, I’m ready to cancel cable.

bour3 on July 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Diane Lane is going to have a tough time filling the pants in that trade-mark pants-suit.

TimBuk3 on July 30, 2013 at 3:57 PM

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