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"Witches of East End" premiering October 6


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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:19 PM

Because it's on Lifetime and the name sounds a lot like the one season 2009-10 ratings flop on ABC, I thought I should at least give the show a promo here. The show stars...

 

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This is a good cast for a Lifetime show. Julia Ormond is pretty well known and an Emmy winner.  You might know Jenna Dewan-Tatum from last year's "American Horror Story", but she is a dancer who toured with a number of star singers, has been in a number of music videos, and yes she is married to Channing Tatum. Rachel Boston was a regular in "In Plain Sight" though I remember her from "American Dreams". Madchen Amick has been on a lot of shows starting with a role as "teenage girl - Anya" in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1989, but received award nominations for her performance as a regular in "Twin Peaks". Yes there are actually men in this show.

 

Here's a short trailer:

 

 

 


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:49 PM

My first impression, purely based on the promo, is more of "Charmed," only with four attractive brunette witches instead of three -- and with a cover version of "Come As You Are" instead of a cover version of "How Soon Is Now?"
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

My first impression, purely based on the promo, is more of "Charmed," only with four attractive brunette witches instead of three -- and with a cover version of "Come As You Are" instead of a cover version of "How Soon Is Now?"

Probably fairly accurate!  It is on Lifetime, after all.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:35 PM

My first impression, purely based on the promo, is more of "Charmed," only with four attractive brunette witches instead of three -- and with a cover version of "Come As You Are" instead of a cover version of "How Soon Is Now?"

 

Actually I was hoping for a " somewhat older" audience orientation. "Charmed" was considered "family entertainment" on The WB, a network that generally targeted a young demo though all the actresses who played the three (or four) sisters were 26± when the show premiered in 1998

 

This show stars 48 (Julia Ormond), 33 (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), 31 (Rachel Boston) and 43 (Mädchen Amick), and the male love interests are 37 (Eric Winter) and 30 (Daniel DiTomasso, the youngest of the crowd). Somehow I think the target demo is going to be more "all-embracing." The production company is Fox 21 known for "Sons of Anarchy", "Homeland", "Breakout Kings", etc. It is based on the novel of the same name by an author about who In Melissa de la Cruz on Writing for Adults, we read:

 

Melissa de la Cruz began her career with the YA vampire series, Blue Bloods, but she will soon release her first adult title, Witches of East End. At BEA, she joined a panel of YA authors who have also finished their first adult projects.

 

Lifetime (which was known as "Television for Women" until 2006) bought this and is controlling it. They hired producer/writer Maggie Friedman whose last project was "Eastwick" I guess because she's experienced in writing about witches with a primary cast being ages 30-40.

 

Lifetime's most recent ratings brag was "Network Posts +10% Jump among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54".  Wikipedia describes The WB:

As a television network, it aired programs targeting mostly teenagers and young adults, with the exception of its Saturday morning lineup of shows called Kids' WB, which was geared towards children.

Edited by phrelin, 28 September 2013 - 05:36 PM.

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