'Heathers' TV Reboot Gets New Premiere Date

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The Heathers TV reboot has a new premiere date.

Paramount Network announced that the anticipated remake of the 1988 cult movie will now launch Tuesday, July 10 in an Instagram post on Tuesday morning. 

"Just when you thought it was safe to leave your house wearing jorts. The #Heathers are coming," the caption read, alongside flashing marquees that displayed the message, "Lick it up."

Heathers was originally slated for a March 7 debut, but the cable network pushed back the premiere due to the Parkland, Florida, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 that killed 17.

"Paramount Network’s original series Heathers is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks in dealing with many of society’s most challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race and socio-economic status to gun violence. While we stand firmly behind the show, in light of the recent tragic events in Florida and out of respect for the victims, their families and loved ones, we feel the right thing to do is delay the premiere until later this year," a rep for Paramount Network said in a statement to ET at the time.

Described asan hour-long black comedy and loosely inspired by the 1989 cult movie, Heathers is set in modern-day Westerburg High School and revolves around Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) as she deals with the school's most popular (and most vicious) clique, The Heathers, led by Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) and her minions, Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) and Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews). 

The premiere episode had been made available early in February prior to Paramount Network's decision to push back the launch.

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