History re-airing “Hatfields and McCoys” this week

History will be re-airing its acclaimed, Emmy-nominated miniseries Hatfields & McCoys this week, perhaps as a buildup to some hype for the primetime Emmy awards next month. And there certainly is plenty of Emmy buzz surrounding this six-hour series. When the nominations were announced in July, Hatfields & McCoys came away with 16 — the most in the network’s history. Notable nominations include Outstanding Miniseries or a Movie; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Tom Berenger); Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Miniseries or a Movie (Mare Winningham); and Outstanding Directing For a Miniseries, Movie Or a Dramatic Special (Kevin Reynolds).

The three nights of the original Hatfields & McCoys telecast in late May became the top three entertainment telecasts of all time on ad-supported cable among total viewers, with over 62 million viewers tuning in over the course of the week. The miniseries averaged 17.1 million total viewers.

So, it can’t hurt to try again, right? History will re-air the series starting this Thursday, Aug. 16, at 8pm ET, with Part 2 airing Aug. 17 at 8pm ET, and Part 3 airing Aug. 18 at 8pm ET.

In case you missed it the first time around, you can read our contributing writer Jackie Cutler‘s on-set interview with producer and star Kevin Costner here.


Photo: Kevin Lynch/History Channel