“Heathers” Reboot & “American Woman” to Launch Paramount Network

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TV Land’s upcoming series HEATHERS and AMERICAN WOMAN are moving to Paramount Network. The pair of series will launch the new network in January, which is the result of re-branding at Spike TV.

Paramount Network will air scripted and unscripted series from throughout the Viacom umbrella which includes TV Land, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nick Jr., and Nickelodeon. TV Land president Keith Cox will oversee development and programming for both TV Land and Paramount Network.

American Woman was inspired by Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and stars Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari. It is set amid the sexual revolution and the rise of second-wave feminism, as it follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband. With the help of her two best friends, Kathleen and Diana, these three women will each discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.

Heathers is a modern-day re-imagining of the 1988 film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The hour-long is a pitch-black comedy, featuring a group of all-new Heathers, who have the same characters names from the original film, but are the outcasts that have become high school royalty. Heather Duke will played by Brendan Scannell in the role of a man who identifies as gender-queer and whose real name is Heath; Heather Mcnamara will be played as a black lesbian by Jasmine Mathews; Heather Chandler will be played by Melanie Field.

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This news was first reported by Variety.

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