Paramount Network Pulls Episodes Of Series Reboot ‘Heathers’ After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
Paramount Network decided over the weekend not to air Sunday night’s episode of its reboot of the controversial Heathers series in the wake of a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, where 11 people died.
The series is based on the 1989 black comedy film of the same name, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. It follows a girl and a boy who join forces and plot to kill a clique of popular girls at their high school. The movie, like the new series, features a scene where the high school is blown up.
This marks the second time Heathers has pulled episodes from the air. After the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida claimed 17 lives in February, the series — which premiered on Thursday (Oct. 25) — was first postponed and then cancelled.
The most recently scratched episode included scenes about students training for the possibility of an active school shooter. Other episodes were also reportedly pulled.
The episodes of the series that were pulled from the air are available on video on demand and on the Paramount app and website.