08.05.131:10 PM ET

GOP to NBC, CNN: Drop Hillary Films

Or else no 2016 debates.

Wasn’t this a plotline on The Newsroom? Republican National Committee chairman Reince Preibus on Monday called on NBC and CNN to drop their planned films about Hillary Clinton—or else the party won’t allow those networks to have GOP debates in the 2016 election. CNN Films has announced plans to run a feature-length film on Clinton, and NBC has announced a miniseries called Hillary starring Diane Lane. Clinton has not announced if she is even running. CNN released a statement urging the RNC to withhold judgment because the project is "in the very early stages of development and months from completion.”