TCA17: TV Land Greenlights ‘Heathers'

Pasadena -- TV Land has ordered anthology series Heathers to series, the network announced during its Television Critics Association presentation Friday.

The 10-episode series, based on the 1988 film of the same name, will debut this fall. Shannen Doherty, who starred in the movie, will guest star in the series in a pivotal, unnamed character role, according to the network.

"Our take on Heathers is a cinematic, surprising and twisted comedy that gives a wonderful nod to the film while also creating something entirely on its own,” said Keith Cox, president of development and production for TV Land in a statement.

Cox also announced that the network has greenlit a second season of Nobodies prior to the March 29 debut of the series. The Melissa McCarthy/Ben Falcone-produced series will premiere its second season in 2018, said the network.

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