Heathers Series Premiere Delayed After Florida Shooting

The series premiere for Paramount Network’s TV adaptation of Heathers has been delayed following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The show was originally supposed to premiere on March 7. No new release date has been set yet. Paramount Network has provided the following statement addressing the delay:

“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.”

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Whether You Like It Or Not, A New Adam Sandler Movie Is Coming Soon

No matter what you think of films, Adam Sandler is a hit machine in terms of numbers and widespread appeal. So it was a big deal when Netflix signed Sandler for a four-movie deal back in 2014, bypassing theatrical releases for the digital streamer. Netflix doubled down on that deal last year, signing Sandler for a further four films. The latest of these, The Week Of, is coming April, and now a new trailer for the comedy has arrived.

In The Week Of, Sandler plays a middle class father who wants to pay for his daughter’s wedding. Opposite him is the father of the groom (Chris Rock), who is wealthy and eager to foot the bill for a wedding that doesn’t take place in a run-down hotel. A bunch of unfortunate things happen, leading the two men and their families to live together under the same roof for “the longest week of their lives” leading up to the wedding.

The Week Of debuts on Netflix on April 27. It also stars Rachel Dratch and Steve Buscemi (and a giant Toberlone bar).

This is Sandler’s fourth Netflix movie so far, following The Ridiculous Six (2015), The Do-Over (2016), and Sandy Wexler (2017). Sandler also starred in and gave a widely praised performance in the Netflix movie The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), but this was outside of his own Netflix deal.

Sandler’s last big theatrical movie, the 2015 video game film Pixels, was a bit of a letdown with only $78 million in the United States. However, it made more than $166 million internationally, pushing its global haul to around $244 million.

Full House Creator Fired In Wake Of Inappropriate Behavior Allegations

Jeff Franklin, the TV veteran who created Full House, and its more recent revival Fuller House, has been fired from the new show in the wake of claims about inappropriate behavior. Variety reports today that Warner Bros. TV, which produces Fuller House, said it will not renew its deal with Franklin. He also serves as the program’s showrunner.

Multiple sources told Variety that Warner Bros. TV received “complaints about Franklin’s behavior in the writers’ room and on the set of the series.” Franklin, 63, was accused of being “verbally abusive to staffers,” including making “sexually charged comments” about his own relationships and sex life. The report goes on to say that Franklin has not been accused of direct sexual harassment or inappropriate physical behavior with anyone who works on Fuller House, though he stands accused of bringing his personal romantic interests to the set and then giving them small parts in the show.

According to one source speaking to Variety, an anonymous letter was sent to Warner Bros. TV executives “more than two years” ago regarding these allegations, though it is unclear if the company looked into the matter at the time.

Warner Bros. TV said in a statement that Franklin “will no longer be working on Fuller House.” Franklin’s lawyer declined to comment. In the report, it is claimed that Franklin was referred to by some as “a walking lawsuit waiting to happen.”

Although Franklin is heading out, Fuller House will continue. A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed today that the planned fourth season is still being produced as scheduled. Production on the show is expected to begin “in the next few months.”

Last Day To Register For March’s Free Legendary Pokemon In Ultra Sun And Moon

March is nearly here, which means Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon players will soon be able to get their hands on the games’ next free Legendary Pokemon, Regigigas and Heatran. However, unlike February’s free gifts, Dialga and Palkia, The Pokemon Company is distributing the two new Legendaries in North America via its Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter, which you’ll need to sign up for by March 1 in order to get them.

To register for the newsletter, you’ll need to create a Pokemon Trainer Club account on the official Pokemon website. You can create a free account here. If you’re already a member of the website, log in and check if you’ve opted-in to receive email updates to make sure you don’t miss out on the newsletter.

The Trainer Club newsletter will be distributed sometime in March and will contain a download code for the Legendary Pokemon, which can be redeemed in any seventh generation Pokemon game. As with February’s distribution, the one you receive will depend on which version you’re playing: Sun and Ultra Sun players will get Regigigas, while Moon and Ultra Moon players will receive Heatran.

To redeem your download code, choose Mystery Gift from the games’ main menu and select the option to receive your gift via code/password. When prompted, input the download code and your Legendary Pokemon will be downloaded. You can then pick it up from the deliveryman waiting inside any of the games’ Pokemon Centers.

The Pokemon Company is also distributing Regigigas and Heatran throughout Europe in March, and fans across the pond will be able to get them a little more easily. Unlike the North America giveaway, the Legendaries will be available as a Mystery Gift. After selecting that option from the main menu, choose to get your gift via the internet and the Pokemon will be downloaded into the game. The free gift will be available in Europe until March 24. You can see more details about the Legendary Pokemon here.

The Pokemon Company has a number of giveaways lined up this year as part of its Year of Legendary Pokemon celebration. You can see our roundup for all of the free Pokemon available for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon right now.

David Lynch Teaches Typing Game Is Now Available

While a new season of Twin Peaks may be up in the air, fans of David Lynch now have an online parody game to get their fix of the director.

Rhino Stew Productions released a new, free game that allows people to learn homerow “with America’s favorite avant garde director,” according to the game’s trailer (seen below). However, to be clear, David Lynch Teaches Typing is not affiliated with the Blue Velvet director.

Throughout the game, a caricature of David Lynch — complete with his imitable voice and catchphrases — guides players through simple typing exercises, such as resting your left index finger on the F key and your right index finger on the J key.

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