'90210': FOX Signs Original Cast Members for 6-Episode Meta Summer Series

This summer, FOX will be making what sounds like a very "meta" return to the zip code that helped put the network on the map. Original Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling are reuniting for the six-episode summer event series 90210. Conceived […]

Heathers: Paramount Network Pulled Sunday Eps in Light of Pittsburgh Shooting

Paramount Network's behind-the-scenes journey to get – and keep – Heathers on the air could be the basis for its own series – with the next chapter written this past weekend when the network pulled Sunday's two episodes following the Saturday synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. Though Saturday's episodes aired as scheduled, […]

'Heathers' Reboot Scrapped at Paramount Network; Viacom Shopping Series Elsewhere

If you were holidng your breathe for the Paramount Network's Heathers reboot, you might as well start breathing again before you turn bluer than Heather Chandler on a drain cleaner cocktail. The network has decided to pull the modern series retelling of the 1980's cult hit film; though based on The Hollywood Reporter's initially exclusive reporting, Viacom […]

Heathers: Paramount Network Resets Reboot Series for July Premiere

Paramount Network has set a new premiere date for their series adaptation of Heathers, announcing that the long-awaited (and hotly debated) project is set to premiere on Tuesday, July 10th. Based on the 1988 cult classic film starring Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), and Shannen Doherty (Charmed), the series premiere was postponed from […]

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Weird Al, M. Night, Ronda Rousey, and More: The Weekly Static s01e29

I know you wanna leave me, but I refuse to let you go. If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy, I don't mind cause you mean that much to… The Weekly Static! A plague of locusts upon your homes if you didn't know that was The Temptations  – and I would've gotten away […]

Heathers: Paramount Network Delays Series in Wake of Parkland Shooting

In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and in the shadow of the current national gun violence debate, the Paramount Network has announced that it is delaying the premiere of Heathers, the network's series adaptation of the 1988 cult classic film originally starring Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), and […]


The Weekly Static s01e23: Watchmen, Rockwell, Doherty and More!

Welcome back! It's The Weekly Static, so that's what you call us. That or – uh – "His Weekness", or – uh – "Weeker," or "El Weekerino," if you're not into the whole brevity thing. But first? I need you to look me in the eye and put your hands on top of the table […]

Heathers Red Band Trailer Offers First Look at Shannen Doherty

With only hours to go before Spike TV has to have its stuff out of the Paramount Network's apartment, the newly re-branded network is using the occasion to unveil a new "red band" trailer for Heathers, their new hour-long original series based on the 1988 cult classic film that would jump-start the careers of stars Winona Ryder […]


The Weekly Static (9/1/17): A Look Back At Our Week In TV Land

Happy September, people! We're entering my favorite time of the year: September, October and a wee bit of November — after that, I pretty much check out mentally for the holidays and run on auto-pilot fumes until around, say, January 3rd? Sounds about right. But you didn't come here to talk about something best left […]

'Heathers' Teaser: Different Generation, Same High School Horrors

Some friendly words of advice, Veronica (Grace Victoria Cox)? If Heather Chandler's (Melanie Field) looking for you, then you should be afraid. Very afraid. Paramount Network (the evolution of Spike TV) used the occasion of the MTV Video Music Awards to introduce us to a new generation of Heathers, TV Land's new and first hour-long original series […]

'Heathers': Selma Blair Joins Series Reboot For Paramount Network

Before Gretchen tried to make "fetch" happen…. Before Rayanne hand-cuffed herself to Angela Chase's parents' bed…. There were…The Heathers. And the Paramount Network is trying to prove that you just can't keep a good "Heather" down, as the debuting network announced that actress Selma Blair (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions) has joined the cast of their ten-episode […]

TV Land Developing A Heathers Anthology Series

In the 1988 film Heathers, Christian Slater upended the status quo of an Ohio high school and its cabal of leading students, collectively known as the Heathers. And now the film will serve as the basis for an anthology series on TV Land. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the potential series will star a new […]

Report Says Violent Suicide In The Movies Has Tripled 1950-2006, But…

An analysis of 855 movies from between 1950 and 2006 has suggested that frequency of portrayals of violent suicide have tripled in that period. At the same time, the rate of teen suicide has also tripled. And what's more, researchers of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are claiming that the violent suicide falls on the […]