This summer, FOX will be making what sounds like a very "meta" return to the zip code that helped put the network on the map. Original Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling are reuniting for the six-episode summer event series 90210. Conceived […]
In an attempt to outdo Amazon in the "how many people can you cast in a series" contest, Netflix has announced the 14 (told 'ya) cast members set to join their new ten-episode drama series The Society. Written by Chris Keyser and directed by Marc Webb, the series is adding Rachel Keller (Legion, Fargo), Gideon […]
Paramount Network's behind-the-scenes journey to get – and keep – Heathers on the air could be the basis for its own series – with the next chapter written this past weekend when the network pulled Sunday's two episodes following the Saturday synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. Though Saturday's episodes aired as scheduled, […]
Now I know you're probably thinking two things: (1) feels like Bleeding Cool's been covering this series' premiere since 1993; (b) the last update on it was that the series was being shopped around after Paramount Network passed on it (and you'd be right, so catch up on how we got here); (3) how much […]
All about that: personality crisis you got it while it was hot, but now frustration and heartache is what you got. That's why they talk about… The Weekly Static! With respect and admiration to The New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis," a favorite song of this man – a brutal loss on so many levels: "An answered […]
If you were holidng your breathe for the Paramount Network's Heathers reboot, you might as well start breathing again before you turn bluer than Heather Chandler on a drain cleaner cocktail. The network has decided to pull the modern series retelling of the 1980's cult hit film; though based on The Hollywood Reporter's initially exclusive reporting, Viacom […]
Paramount Network has set a new premiere date for their series adaptation of Heathers, announcing that the long-awaited (and hotly debated) project is set to premiere on Tuesday, July 10th. Based on the 1988 cult classic film starring Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), and Shannen Doherty (Charmed), the series premiere was postponed from […]
I know you wanna leave me, but I refuse to let you go. If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy, I don't mind cause you mean that much to… The Weekly Static! A plague of locusts upon your homes if you didn't know that was The Temptations – and I would've gotten away […]
In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and in the shadow of the current national gun violence debate, the Paramount Network has announced that it is delaying the premiere of Heathers, the network's series adaptation of the 1988 cult classic film originally starring Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), and […]
Welcome back! It's The Weekly Static, so that's what you call us. That or – uh – "His Weekness", or – uh – "Weeker," or "El Weekerino," if you're not into the whole brevity thing. But first? I need you to look me in the eye and put your hands on top of the table […]
With only hours to go before Spike TV has to have its stuff out of the Paramount Network's apartment, the newly re-branded network is using the occasion to unveil a new "red band" trailer for Heathers, their new hour-long original series based on the 1988 cult classic film that would jump-start the careers of stars Winona Ryder […]
Paramount Network will debut on January 18th, 2018 at 9 p.m. EST, with festivities kicking off with a live one-hour Lip Sync Battle from the Paramount lot in Hollywood. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. Parent company Viacom will be releasing more details on the network launch over the next few weeks. Paramount Network […]
Happy September, people! We're entering my favorite time of the year: September, October and a wee bit of November — after that, I pretty much check out mentally for the holidays and run on auto-pilot fumes until around, say, January 3rd? Sounds about right. But you didn't come here to talk about something best left […]
Some friendly words of advice, Veronica (Grace Victoria Cox)? If Heather Chandler's (Melanie Field) looking for you, then you should be afraid. Very afraid. Paramount Network (the evolution of Spike TV) used the occasion of the MTV Video Music Awards to introduce us to a new generation of Heathers, TV Land's new and first hour-long original series […]
Before Gretchen tried to make "fetch" happen…. Before Rayanne hand-cuffed herself to Angela Chase's parents' bed…. There were…The Heathers. And the Paramount Network is trying to prove that you just can't keep a good "Heather" down, as the debuting network announced that actress Selma Blair (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions) has joined the cast of their ten-episode […]
In the 1988 film Heathers, Christian Slater upended the status quo of an Ohio high school and its cabal of leading students, collectively known as the Heathers. And now the film will serve as the basis for an anthology series on TV Land. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the potential series will star a new […]
It seems almost cruel to record this stuff and put it out there without context.
But she could be back as "something", if she so pleases.
Some of my favourites headed to the goggle box.
An analysis of 855 movies from between 1950 and 2006 has suggested that frequency of portrayals of violent suicide have tripled in that period. At the same time, the rate of teen suicide has also tripled. And what's more, researchers of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are claiming that the violent suicide falls on the […]