Heathers Series Order TV Land

Heathers Reboot, Alicia Silverstone's American Woman Leaving TV Land — Find Out Where They'll Air

The Heathers have a new home — before their series even gets underway.

The 1988 cult film’s TV-series reboot, as well as the Alicia Silverstone-led dramedy American Woman, will make their debuts on Paramount Network, per The Hollywood Reporter. Both series had originally been planned to air on TV Land.

Both Paramount Network (which is what the cable channel now known as Spike TV will be called, come January) and TV Land are owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group.

In addition, American Woman — a single-camera show inspired by the life of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kyle Richards — will reshoot parts of its pilot in order to add a heavily recurring male lead.

Heathers is described as a “pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day,” and it follows Veronica Sawyer (played by Under the Dome‘s Grace Victoria Cox) and a trio of vicious Heathers played by relative newcomers Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell and Jasmine Matthews. James Scully will play JD, and original film cast member Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills, 90210) has a mysterious, important role in the show.

In American Woman, Silverstone plays an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband. With the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Mena Suvari, American Beauty) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels, Friends of the People), the trio will each discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.

Are you more — or less? — inclined to watch American Woman or Heathers now that they’ll be on Paramount Network? Hit the comments!

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  1. Denise says:

    “In addition, American Woman … will reshoot parts of its pilot in order to add a heavily recurring male lead.”


  2. LE says:

    I wonder if Younger might move there as well?

  3. A. Johnson says:

    I’m guessing Logo Tv (which moved Rupaul to VH-1) and now TV Land are almost finished.

    • Haz says:

      Yeah right when they started airing Mamas Family reruns. I can’t honestly see why Logo is failing they are very uneven in how they go about airing their content.

    • johnhelvete says:

      I am sure Viacom is going to try to hang on to all of their cable channels (to get those carriage fees) as long as they can. You are likely correct though since Viacom is devoting almost all of its resources (which I assume means original programming scripted or unscripted) for six channels, the other channels like Logo and TV Land are going to have a tough time surviving on the various cable/satellite providers.

      • A. Johnson says:

        That’s true. I could see them existing only programming the same block of reruns. With all original programming cut.

  4. Evan says:

    My eyes nearly fell out of my head reading that Silverstone’s pilot is being reshot to include a male lead. Good god, TV execs.

  5. modwildtv says:

    Less likely for American Woman. Was hoping it might be paired with Younger. Was never going to watch Heathers, even as much as I love Shannen Doherty.

  6. Jooshua says:

    Damn, that Heathers reboot looks DRASTICALLY different. But maybe exactly what it would be in a modern setting. Should be interesting.

  7. tjchurch2001 says:

    Like the idea of Alicia & Mena working together on TV… But nobody needs to see more of Kyle after her “Housewives” show & that “Daughter-Mother Celebrity” thing. (Took me forever to find & watch airing of finale, but I swore it was last I’d see of all the mothers.) That’s why she was never asked to be on “Celeb Apprentice”, run by Bravo’s related channel, NBC.

  8. mpsutts says:

    Spike TV is getting rebooted? Why’d I not hear about this? So clearly they are running from Spike’s 30 something male demographic with these two. Maybe Esquire Network is taking all that (also owned by Viacom) I thought Heathers would work perfectly with TV Land’s new line-up.