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’68 Whiskey’: Ron Howard Directing Dark Military Comedy Pilot for Paramount Network

With a premise that feels like a mash-up between Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket and sitcom M*A*S*H, Paramount Network has given a pilot order to dark military dark comedy series 68 Whiskey (working title). Adapted from the Israeli television series Charlie Golf One, the project stems from Academy Award winner Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s […]


‘Heathers’ Reboot Scrapped at Paramount Network; Viacom Shopping Series Elsewhere

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 […]

Heathers: Paramount Network Resets Reboot Series for July Premiere

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 […]

American Woman: First Look at Alicia Silverstone Dramedy Series from 30 Rock’s John Riggi and Shameless’s John Wells

With a little more than two months before American Woman makes its June 7th premiere on the Paramount Network, we’re getting some exclusive first looks at co-creators John Riggi (30 Rock) and John Wells‘s (Shameless) 1970s-set dramedy series. Inspired loosely by the early life of actress/Bravo personality Kyle Richards, the new series stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), […]

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Weird Al, M. Night, Ronda Rousey, and More: The Weekly Static s01e29

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 […]

Heathers: Paramount Network Delays Series in Wake of Parkland Shooting

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 […]

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The Weekly Static s01e23: Watchmen, Rockwell, Doherty and More!

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 […]

Heathers Red Band Trailer Offers First Look at Shannen Doherty

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 […]

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Dear Spike: Time to Move On, Bro — It’s Not Her, It’s You

One of the toughest things you have to do as a friend is knowing when to play proper wingman and when you need to lay down The Hammer of Truth. Case in point? Spike TV (“Spike”), who I’ve been bros with for fifteen years now. We knew each other before — mostly because we hung […]

The Weekly Static s01e20.1 – 2017 Post-Mortem: Spike’s The Mist

Welcome to the first chunk of The Weekly Static‘s three-part mid-season finale, where we’re going to take a look at our personal choice for 2017’s “little engine that could” (truTV) and the show we’ve got the hots for going into 2018 (Hulu‘s Castle Rock). But first, it’s time for a little clean-up by taking a […]

Paramount Network Launching Latino Sketch Comedy Series Browntown

Paramount Network continues beefing up and diversifying its programming slate ahead of its January 2018 launch, partnering with Latino digital-media company mitú for half-hour sketch comedy series Browntown. Though cast details have yet to be announced, mitú founders Beatriz Acevedo and Doug Greiff are set to executive produce from a format developed by Greiff. Browntown is set in a […]

Catch-22: George Clooney To Direct, Star In Series Adaptation Of Joseph Heller Novel

Joseph Heller‘s classic novel Catch-22 is making its way to the small screen, with George Clooney set to direct and star in a six-part limited series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd and directed by Clooney and Grant Heslov, the project is looking at early 2018 to begin shooting. Set […]

Waco: Paramount Network Releases New, Weinstein-less Trailer

Less than two months after the release of the limited series’ first trailer, the Paramount Network has released a second trailer for Waco. Now while we definitely get some new scenes from the miniseries to chew on, there’s also a major difference that you might not realize at first viewing. Unlike the first trailer, the […]

Paramount Network To Bring Image Comics Spy Series ‘Velvet’ To TV

With an opening on its inaugural programming schedule due to the cancellation of The Mist after one season, the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) is looking to Image Comics spy series Velvet as their very first original scripted drama. Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) has been tapped to adapt the 15-issue comic book series, from the creative […]

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The Weekly Static S01E07: Scary Pumpkins, A ‘Wild’ Dogg, And More!

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends! The Weekly Static! The Weekly Static! As I’ve mantra’d for the past six episodes, The Weekly Static is my righteously desperate-yet-endearing attempt at finding the lighter side and an interesting perspective on the past week in the land of the networks, cable, streaming, smoke signals, […]

Spike TV/Paramount Network Cancels ‘The Mist’ After One Season

With the box office success of It and the critical success of limited TV series Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King‘s been having a pretty great year…but it hasn’t been without some stumbles along the way (I’m looking at you, domestic box office disappointment The Dark Tower). The newest “stumble” comes from Spike TV, with the cable […]