Fox TV planned to produce the upcoming NBC miniseries based on the political life of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
That was before the Republican National Committee vowed not to let NBC handle any 2016 presidential primary debates until the network dropped the project.
Now, Fox TV is out of the picture, although The Hollywood Reporter says the deal died due to point squabbles, not political fallout.
Some within Team NBC may be breathing a sigh of relief over the news, assuming it damaged its chances of bringing the miniseries to the public in the end.
The NBC project, first announced by entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt at the Television Critics Association confab in July, also has caused internal strife at the network. NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd and others have raised concern that the drama could damage the news division’s reputation.