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DirecTV Told to Pull Rob Lowe Ads

The request comes after Comcast files complaint. Story by Matt Cummings The series of DirecTV ads featuring Actor Rob Lowe has hit almost every nerve in America's underground culture: the hairy guy community, the shy bladder community, the meathead community. And now they and the Overly-Paranoid and Creepy Guy communities have joined forces to shut down those commercials. Actually, it's the cable company Comcast that's filed the complaint, and an advertising trade group apparently agrees with them. According to , The Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division (COBBBNAD) said DirecTV should stop airing the commercials because they're making certain inaccurate complaints about their service. Among those claims which Comcast says are false is DirecTV's statement that, “With DirecTV you get 99% signal reliability” and that customers would benefit from the "best picture quality and sound” if they subscribed to their

The Kennedys To Air On DirectTV?

The Kennedys is an upcoming eight-hour miniseries chronicling the lives of the famous Kennedy family and the tragedies they have suffered. It will star Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson among others. The miniseries was directed by Jon Cassar and was to be shown on History Television in Canada and on History in the U.S. in 2011. In January 2011 it was announced that the mini-series would not be shown on the American History channel and that a new American broadcaster is being sought. DirectTV has emerged as a potential savior for The Kennedys, the controversial miniseries that was dropped by the History channel. “We are considering the possibility but no decision has been made,” a DirectTV rep tells THR amid an online report that the network was in talks with Kennedys producers Muse Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. If a deal happens, the satellite service would air the 8-part mini-series on its Channel 101, solidifying its status as something of