Tonight, the Heathers finale aired on the Paramount Network … though some of the scheduling around it was strange. Then again, you could say the same exact thing for this show’s entire existence.
What happened here with this show was one of the most unusual cases of TV production that we’ve seen in many years doing CarterMatt. Basically, the first season was slated to air many months before it did, and was scrapped at one point altogether following a series of tragedies happening to young people in this country. While Heathers was never meant to inspire or cause violence, its subject matter is such that it was very difficult to air it in this particular environment.
As a matter of fact, some of the episodes originally slated to air tonight were also pulled following the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh this past weekend; they are still available online, but the network wanted to make some changes out of sensitivity for what is going on in the real world. There are some very serious issues happening out there and the Paramount Network is trying to stay attune to all of that.
With all of this said, it feels reasonably clear at this point that a second season of Heathers is likely not going to happen. It’s just hard in order to imagine how it is going to be able to come together. There actually was a second season more or less written, with the idea being to turn this show into more of an anthology with each season telling a different story in a new place.
Alas, it’s hard to imagine any of this happening now. After this season failed to find a new home elsewhere, Paramount decided to in the end, just let some of the episodes air since they put so much effort and time into them.
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