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How Very: Bravo’s Heathers Television Show Is Dead

Lunchtime Poll: How many of you would have wanted a Heathers television show if that show aired on the network behind The Real Housewives? Well, it looks like we won’t have to confront that reality regardless of how enjoyable or disastrous the show might have been. Bravo’s planned reboot of the 1988 cult favorite starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, which we first heard about back in September, is officially dead.

The show, part of Bravo’s initiative to introduced more scripted shows into its reality lineup, seems to have been forgotten as the network continues to develop other scripted series. Those other series include Marti Noxon‘s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which is developing a pilot as we speak. When we first heard about the Heathers show, it seemed that the plan was for a reboot, rather than a remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter,

In the updated take, Heathers picks up 20 years later, with Veronica (Winona Ryder) returning home to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who must contend with the next generation of mean girls: the Ashleys: the daughters of the surviving Heathers.

Bravo’s current lineup certainly raised concerns about the adaptation of the cult favorite, even if the Ashleys bring to mind another nostalgic favorite, and this isn’t the first time the show has been abandoned. The original plan for the Heathers reboot, when it was developed in 2009 by Sony Pictures Television, was to head to Fox under the guidance of Sex and the City and The Big C producer Jenny Bicks. While I’m personally glad Bravo won’t be taking the show on, more Heathers is always a welcome thought, especially if some of the original cast returned. Unfortunately, for now the Heathers reboot is dead, and while the show has cheated death once before, this time, Veronica Sawyer’s return seems less likely.

(via Buzzfeed, The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Anonymous

    I was kinda looking forward to it.

  • Captain ZADL

    F*** me gently with a chainsaw!

  • Camille Monae

    I’m glad this didn’t make it. Heathers is one of my favorites. Would hate to see a show trying to recreate it with today’s airhead teens

  • Carmen Sandiego

    They totally stole the ‘Ashleys’ thing from ‘Recess’. ;)

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    I’m glad this didn’t make it.
    Heathers is one of my favorites. Would hate to see a show trying to
    recreate it with today’s airhead teens

  • electrasteph

    I loved it as a movie, but can’t see how it would work as a show. There’s a resolution at the end of the movie that’s pretty final, and the payoff is good. I’m not sure how you would do that as a serial – do you never have the payoff? Ongoing, open-ended, it seems like that would be as frustrating as Pretty Little Liars is.

  • Brittany K

    And we all breathe a sigh of relief.