“Paramount made the Heathers pilot available to critics online after the Parkland shooting two weeks ago. Early reviews were not kind, to say the least, so when Paramount made the announcement about delaying the premiere, it raised more than a few eyebrows,” writes Neil Turitz.
“While we stand firmly behind the show, in light of the recent tragic events in Florida and out of respect for the victims, their families and loved ones, we feel the right thing to do is delay the premiere until later this year,” Paramount Network said in a statement.
“Heathers was like my Star Wars,” creator Jason Micallef told reporters. The series premieres Wednesday, March 7 at 10 p.m. on Paramount Network.
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