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“HEATHERS” ANTHOLOGY ORDERED TO SERIES AT TV LAND

FIRST EVER HOUR-LONG SERIES FOR NETWORK WILL DEBUT FALL 2017


Pasadena, CA – January 13, 2017 – TV Land has picked up its first ever hour-long series with "Heathers," it was announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour by Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for TV Land. The first season is a 10-episode order and is set to premiere in Fall 2017. Based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name, "Heathers" is a pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox, "Under the Dome") deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Also starring are James Scully as JD, Melanie Field ("Wicked" National Tour) as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell ("Funny or Die") as Heather Duke, and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara. It was also revealed in November that original "Heathers" cast member Shannen Doherty will guest star as a pivotal, unnamed character in the TV Land series.

 

"Our take on 'Heathers' is a cinematic, surprising and twisted comedy that gives a wonderful nod to the film while also creating something entirely its own,"  said Cox. "We're really passionate about this show and the satirical story-telling its provocative characters allow."

 

Jason Micallef ("Butter"), who wrote the pilot script, will serve as executive producer and showrunner, and Leslye Headland ("Sleeping with Other People," "Bachelorette") directed and was an executive producer on the pilot. Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi executive produce for Lakeshore Entertainment.  Brad Gardner will executive produce for TV Land.

 

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