First, the "Heathers" TV reboot was met with savage reviews. Then it was pulled after the deadly Parkland, Florida shooting. Now it's been canceled without ever seeing the light of day.
THR reports that Viacom is still searching for a new home for the series, which is a modern reboot of the 1989 cult movie.
Keith Cox, Paramount Network president of development and production, said they didn't want to support the controversial show in this climate: "This is a high school show, we're blowing up the school, there are guns in the school, it's a satire and there are moments of teachers having guns," he told THR. "It's hitting on so many hot topics. This company can't be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, saying the youth movement is important for us and we've done all these wonderful things to support that and at the same time, we're putting on a show that we're not comfortable with."
Cox is the one who originally developed the show for TV Land. "The combination of a high school show with these very dark moments didn't feel right," he said of the decision to pull the plug.
Several cast members are relieved that the show won't be airing, according to THR.
Cox told THR he is shopping the series to "numerous places," adding, "I can't say yet because we're in the middle of it."
Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique's new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty). Read More