It turns out you won't have to wait till "sometime next year" to see the controversial TV movie "The Reagans," pulled by CBS for apparently failing to present a fair and balanced portrait of Ronnie, Nancy and Co.
Showtime will air the film at 8 p.m. Nov. 30. The Sony Pictures Television production stars James Brolin and Judy Davis as President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy.
Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman (Tennessee Williams' "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"), The Reagans' script _ by Jane Marchwood, Tom Rickman and Elizabeth Egloff _ is based in part on "First Ladies," a book by Carl Anthony, a former speechwriter for Mrs. Reagan.
The film takes a look at the 40th president and his family, and ranges from the early days of the Reagans' marriage through Mr. Reagan's White House years.
"We have the utmost respect for the filmmakers of The Reagans and are pleased to be airing the movie the way they envisioned it," said Robert Greenblatt, Showtime's president of entertainment. "They've worked diligently to craft the movie as honestly and balanced as possible.''
On the filmmakers and actors being liberals, Davis told TV Guide Online: "I'd prefer to see a film about Reagan made by a bunch of liberals than see a film made by George W. Bush or a gang of …