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HEATHERS: the TV show

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by: GATW Guest Writer
August 27th, 2009

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Pop quiz, hot shot: How do you take a cult classic hit from the 80s, in which just about every character meets a tragic demise, and turn it into a weekly TV series? Well, my answer would be that you don't, just leave the movie alone and move on to another project, but that's not the way Fox and Sony TV see it. The companies have already started work on a TV series based on the 1989 dark comedy, HEATHERS.

The project is being adapted by writers Mark Rizzo and Jenny Bicks, whose credits include Zip (a pilot I never saw) and Sex and the City. These two have a hell of a job ahead of them. As I mentioned before, most of the characters in the film don't survive, so in my opinion they only have two choices:

1. Have Veronica and JD kill off a new person every week, or you could stretch it out to once a month. Of course, this would require an incredibly stupid faculty who doesn't realize that every school year ends with 24 dead students. You'd think they'd catch on after a few seasons. Then again, you'd also think that the production company paying the documentary crew in The Office would've run out of money by now. That's American TV for ya, which brings me to my second choice.

2. Move to England and do two seasons with eight episodes each. That might actually work! Especially if you hire some funny English writers.

Source Variety

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  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.nyborg Matt Nyborg

    Fortunately it's on Fox and will probably just be cancelled anyway.

  • Angel2Rowdy

    JD blew himself up at end of Heathers.Sad:(

  • WilhemOliva

    haha, an excellent point!

  • WilhemOliva

    I dont think I ever saw that episode of Scrubs…

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Wilhem, you need a photo!

  • http://twitter.com/listentothemath nicole crane

    who needs originality when we can just feed off the 80's for years and years?

  • deneece8259

    Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw…another remake.

    I love Heathers, I really do. But there is no way that it could function as a television series….

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    I couldn't agree more!

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    HEATHERS: the TV show has been explained in detail.

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    HEATHERS: the TV show has been explained in detail.

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