TV Land Bringing Heathers to the Present Day

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

TV Land bringing Heathers to the present day

The 1989 Winona Ryder-Christian Slater high school cult film is set to become a “comedic anthology” series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "TV Land's take is described as a black comedy that takes place in the present day. It features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers — only this time the outcasts have become high school royalty." PLUS: The 9 most .gif-worthy Heathers moments.


Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show debuts May 11, running Wednesday through Friday

Handler offered details of her upcoming talk show in a “Dear You” letter she posted to social media. Each 30-minute episode will run without commercials three days a week, with Handler hoping to land interviews with Michelle Obama, Pope Frances and Arnold Schwarzenegger's maid. Handler ended her note with: "It’s an election year. Good timing, girl."


Michael Weatherly to play Dr. Phil on CBS pilot Bull

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Scandal will feature a Donald Trump-inspired character on Thursday’s episode

At Paleyfest, Kerry Washington teased of this week’s parallels to the real world: “You think the debates you’ve seen in the real world are fun!” PLUS: Shonda Rhimes said she knows where and when Scandal will end.


SVU finds inspiration in The Bachelor

Law & Order: SVU's upcoming take on the ABC reality dating franchise will be called Heart’s Desire.


Woody Allen’s Amazon series adds Michael Rapaport, Joy Behar and Lewis Black

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Did the Academy throw Chris Rock under the bus?

As one source points out to Page Six, the offensive Asian joke skit was rehearsed in front of members of the Academy the day before the Oscars.


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Why Preacher kills off a famous movie star

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SNL releases a cut sketch from Ariana Grande’s March Madness party

Watch Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney conspire to ruin her party.


Samantha Bee launches #SmileForJoe campaign in response to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

The Full Frontal host’s hashtag campaign is in response to Scarborough tweeting last night during Hillary Clinton’s speech, “Smile. You just had a big night.”


Ellen pleads with HBO and Netflix to air a dying standup comic’s special

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Police say they found multiple guns, meth and marijuana at Chumlee’s home

Police were called to the Pawn Stars star’s home after a female reported that she had been sexually assaulted at his house.


Joshua Malina announces a West Wing podcast

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Gal Gadot to Jimmy Kimmel: “What do you think about my breasts?”

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