Fox announced today that they're bringing the dead mean girls back from the grave for a small screen version of every hipster's favorite 1988 black comedy. So, what's their damage?
The show will be written by Mark Rizzo (of Men in Trees fame) with help from Jenny Bicks (of Sex and the City with the cooperation of Lakeshore entertainment, which owns the rights to the movie. Says Lakeshore honcho Gary Lucchesi: "We had the title, and talked about doing a film remake at times, but doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea," Oh yeah, that idea is about as original as a Winona Ryder shoplifting joke.
All the characters from the original will be back, but no word on how it's going to work as a serialized comedy. Can you really keep faking suicides for seasons? Rizzo hasn't discussed any updates, like changing the name to Madisons. Guess we're just going to have to wait and see. And, what does this mean for Heathers: The Musical. We'd much rather see that.