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Bravo developing four scripted TV series


UPI News Service, 09/13/2012 

Bravo Media says it is developing an updated, small-screen version of the hit Hollywood dark comedy, "Heathers."

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The show picks up 20 years after the movie ends with Veronica moving back to her hometown with her teenage daughter, who enters high school and has to deal with the latest generation of popular mean girls, the Ashleys, daughters of the surviving Heathers. Winona Ryder played rebellious Veronica in the 1989 film version.

Bravo said it is also working on "The Apartment," a scripted series about a beautiful Upper West Side Manhattan apartment rented as a private space for extra-marital affairs; "The Darlings," a drama set in Wall Street after the crash of 2008; "All American Girl," centered around a female lifestyle magazine across three different time periods; and "Rita," a family drama following an acerbic, outspoken private school teacher who struggles to raise her own three teenagers.

"Through our growing slate of scripted development we plan to build upon the success of our award-winning unscripted programming, accessing and exploring new worlds and characters while still engaging the same affluent and pop culture savvy audience that watches the 'Real Housewives' and 'Top Chef,'" Andrew Wang, the network's vice president for scripted development and production, said in a statement. "We're excited to partner with such high caliber talent in developing TV that pushes boundaries conceptually and thematically while still telling a fun story in the way that our audiences have come to expect from us."


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