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‘Heathers’ Episodes Again Pulled After Another Mass Shooting

Two episodes involving active shooter training at high school withdrawn from schedule after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

For the third time this year, the 'Heathers' TV series has been pulled from Paramount Network's schedule due to a mass shooting.

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For the third time this year, the Heathers TV series has been pulled from Paramount Network’s schedule due to a mass shooting.

The series, a reboot of the 1988 cult black comedy, was originally scheduled to air in March, but the premiere was postponed due to the Parkland school shooting. A rescheduled July premiere was again bumped in deference to the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

Paramount Network announced in June that they decided not to air Heathers at all – “The combination of a high school show with these very dark moments didn’t feel right,” Paramount Network president of production and development Keith Cox said at the time – before finally opting to broadcast the nine-episode series over the course of one week in October.

However, in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Paramount Network again pulled the latest airing of Heathers: Sunday night’s two episodes, involving the series’ students partaking in active shooting training, didn’t air as scheduled, Deadline reports.

Sunday night’s episodes are still available on video-on-demand and the Paramount app.

The series’ initial 10-episode run underwent massive reshoots and edits to eliminate the season-ending plot line involving the high school getting blown up in an act of domestic terrorism; the first season’s final two episodes were reassembled into one episode, which will air as scheduled on Paramount Monday night.


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