Eastwick’s Witches get the Broom

Eye of newt, a pinch of low ratings, and the blood of a thousand harsh critics—PRESTO! You got yourself the brew for an Eastwick cancellation. ABC has decided not to order additional episodes of the witchy drama, effectively shutting down the show for good once its 13-episode order expires, so sayeth Variety.

But ABC is all hexes. The network has ordered five more episodes of new forensics drama The Forgotten, starring Christian Slater.

Eastwick never quite took flight in its Wednesday-night 10 o’clock time slot. The television adaptation of the film of the same name starred Rebecca Romijn and Lindsay Price as witches in a small town, but the promise of some sexy abracadabra wasn’t enough. Eastwick hit a series low in ratings last week and drew fewer viewers (4.6 million) than supposed doormat The Jay Leno Show (4.73 million).

I only watched the pilot, which I didn't really care for, so I can't speak to the quality of the series after half a dozen more episodes. But the decision to yank it isn't that surprising, given the show's reliance on a niche audience and middling reviews.

The Forgotten, however, performed its own magic by overcoming a horrid pilot and negative chatter to perform surprisingly decent on Tuesday nights at 10pm. I did a double take when I looked up the show’s stats and saw that 8.29 million viewers tuned in last week (though that may have been helped by its lead-ins, V and Dancing With the Stars, which topped 14 million viewers each).

In other ABC news, the network has passed on reality show Let's Dance, which was to air later this month. Thank God. Did we really need to see C-list celebrities reenacting famous dance scenes? No, we did not.

In the wake of Eastwick's demise, will someone please put Lindsay Price on a show that won't get scrapped? She's too hot not to be on TV. And congrats to Christian Slater, after the debacle that was My Own Worst Enemy. Gleam that cube, Christian!

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Awwwwh. I really liked this show. It's the one show my three teen daughters and I would actually all sit down and watch together.
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This absolutely stinks about Eastwick. BRING IT BACK OR NO MORE ABC for me!!!!
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It figures when they finally get a decent show on that they put it in a bad time slot, then they cancel it. ABC does suck big time. I recorrded this every week and watched it the next morning because the time was bad. Excellent show. Hopefully a different network will pick it up.
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very upset. me and my family loved this show. ABC sucks for yanking shows. The same as FOX, CBS and all the others.
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Disgusted with ABC should have given the show a chance
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I am a mother of three and I dont get much time but that is one show I looked forward to watching I really hope another tv station picks it up I was really upset when it was cut.
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I love this show! ABC is frickin' retarded. Why do I even bother watching telly any more? They always cancel shows I love.
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that sucks that the show was canceled, wish they would reconsider!
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I think ABC didn't give Eastwick a chance and why add new twists just as they are due to cancel it. Come on ABC -- give it a chance and place it where the viewers can watch it and enjoy it. Wake up before another network does -- Except for Eastwick and Lost, there really isn't even a reason for ABC
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Why are ABC so clueless, you would have thought that being around for so long they would have realized that the time slot they put Eastwick on was always going to give it low ratings, most people I know need to be asleep for work or for school, so they usually tape it or download it to watch the following day. Also although I love Ugly Betty, I think it has ran its course and should give way to something new. How many fantastic shows do ABC have to rope us into and then cancel before they have had a chance to shine, shame on you ABC, you should start asking people what they want to watch not what the numbers say.
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I like the show Eastwick which sucks that it won't be on anymore.
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I'm sorry ABC pulled the plug on Eastwick. It's the only show I watch on Wednesday night. Hopefully, it will have a proper finale, unlike many ABC shows. Too bad they couldn't have it in the line up with Desperate Housewives.
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I really liked Eastwick, i thought it had potential like all shows atarting off. They should definatly give it a chance or at least the proper finale! I felt it held its own during that particular 10pm time hour...please dont get rid of the show!
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Man that isn't cool. Finally something I liked and they cancel it. Just my luck
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Eastwick Desperate Housewives Brothers and Sisters
a much better lineup.
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I didn't watch Eastwick. I saw the preview I knew it would not last very long. ABC was not the right network for this show. Most people are saying it reminded them of Charmed and Gilmore Girls. If that is the case, then Eastwick should have been on the CW. Or at least put it on the same night as Desperate Housewives.
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Really liked Eastwick, & loved my own worst enemy, but do agree Lindsey Price is smoking hot!!
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I loved The Forgotten....its an awesome show...but I'm sad to see Eastwick go...I thought it would be a good show...but I havent had the time to watch the show
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I liked Eastwick- and even joined a protest when this was first announced- the TIME slot was terrible for those of us who get up early with kids and/or jobs. I am up at 4 am 6 days a week -no kids- to get ready for work. I watch very little tv . Even less noncable as they do not get me. I'll be blunt- I watch MEDUIM (favorite show and THANK YOU to CBS for moving it to Friday when I can stay up as I do not work every Sat AND for the earlier hour) . I catch Criminal Minds at broadcast also . I usually caught Eastwick on line due to the hour,as I do Sons of Anarchy.Dexter,Californication and Tudors on demand.I was really happy to see that the new series THe Prisoner on AMC starts at 7 pm C -unless it is really bad- I expect to be regular with that as well. I loved the original-and its got a great cast. I used to watch Lipstick Jungle because it was on Fridays-and really liked it. I am bored with idiot reality shows like Survivor and Big Brother and The Amazing Race. What would it take to keep me up for the 9-10 weekday hour? Major well researched suspense script written by major writing (intelligent ) talent with great music, flawless direction, and fabulous cast like Sir Christopher Lee,Donald Sutherland, Dame Judi Dench, Brook Shields etc that has a touch of angst but is not wrapped up in the family thing. The 900the telling of how a son't drug problem upset his parents and his own lives is boring.
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what!!!! i love eastwick
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Darn it, I actually kind of liked Eastwick.. Not exaclty Einsteinian script, but it did fill a certain void left after charmed/buffy/angel/wtvr type series w that cozy magic spark added to our mundane boring modern world...
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I love eastwick do not cancel it
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Eastwick has that autumn-feel to it that Gilmore Girls used to have. It is cosy, charming and fun, a good cast, some quirky characters and clever writing. The locations/sets were pretty and cosy. They could at least give it an ending with a full season.
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Save Eastwick! Leave your TV on when it's on to boost the ratings or something. :(
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Eastwick is great! It deserves at least a full season with a decent ending! The cast was good in my opinion and the writing was clever at times. The only negative thing I can say is that it played too much on sex/appearance, like there needed to be more substance than that, but it seemed to get better by every episode.

Anyways, we NEED a series about witches, I'm fed up with vampires and 10000000 crime solving series. People are really this boring and stupid? They don't like anything new or different appearantly. Like when they canceled Pushing Daisies. Cancel The Forgotten instead - it's nothing new and there are so many other better ones in that genre!
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Thank God! The movie was stupid enough to begin with and adding the world's worst cast of actresses to do the TV series didn't help.
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Ah, the old hotness-overshadows-lack-of-skill dilemma. Lindsay Price could be hotter than the sun and I would really only ask to never see her on television again. With her clumsy-but-cute routine, she's sort of a younger, even more annoying version of Teri Hatcher ... and that alone seems like it should create a tear in the very fabric of reality. Point is, the woman may look good (although I personally can't manage to look beyond her obnoxiousness), but she couldn't act to save her life. We have enough of that on network television, among both male and female actors (I mean, really, there are 3 CSIs and 2 NCISs on every week). No need to also give them magic powers.
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"In the wake of Eastwick's demise, will someone please put Lindsay Price on a show that won't get scrapped? She's too hot not to be on TV."

Ah, the old hotness-overshadows-lack-of-skill dilemma. Lindsay Price could be hotter than the sun and I would really only ask to never see her on television again. With her clumsy-but-cute routine, she's sort of a younger, even more annoying version of Teri Hatcher ... and that alone seems like it should create a tear in the very fabric of reality. Point is, the woman may look good (although I personally can't manage to look beyond her obnoxiousness), but she couldn't act to save her life. We have enough of that on network television, among both male and female actors (I mean, really, there are 3 CSIs and 2 NCISs on every week). We don't need any more.

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I thought Eastwick was a decent show. Watched every episode. Have no idea why the critics didn't like it. I would never watch a show like Forgotten. Crime dramas bore me.
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I like the show forgotten, i think it has potential. I hope they give it a chance, but like i said in earlier post they seem to always get rid of the good ones, and keep the ones i could do without.
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Can't they just transfer to CW? They might have a higher chance of survival there. Warner produced the show anyway.
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Ugh. I'm devestated. This is the one new show this season I didn't want to be cancelled. God I hate the networks.
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I liked this show. I loved that something was about witched out there instead of vampires (although I love me a vampire ;) ). Still, ridiculous canceling the show. They never seem to give shows enough time to get an audience, and yes, it playing late at night is not a good way to attract people to a new show. Instead of canceling, why won't they just move it to a different time? Hello!? More people may actually watch it then. If any show should be canceled it should be Melrose Place. Can't believe it has managed to stay on. Even though I watch it, it wouldn't make me sad to see it leave.
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not surprised .. it was to be expected
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I can't believe they are doing this I look forward to Eastwick ever week. They seem to always get rid of the good shows and keep the ones I could do without. Please keep this show.
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Please dont cut this show.IM sooo tired of all the surgery and police shows.We need this it is different and exciting.We need more like it.people has not given it a chance.Maybe its because its geared more women.Dont leave us out.We have enough man shows.Im begging you to give it a chance.
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Eastwick is a massive batch of potienial almost completly wasted. There was a lot that show could've done, but I knew from the pilot (which was an utter mess) it was going to be cancelled. Ah well.
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i agree with Wiladine! I miss a Charmed-like show... This one proved to be a breath of fresh in the otherwise stale ABC line-up... First Kyle and now eastwick...
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ah crap, of all the new shows this one really stuck with me. it had a mix of charmed and desperate housewives to it that I liked. this sucks!!!
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When are the networks going to learn. Virtually nobody watches the first season of a show anymore for fear of wasting their time getting into a new show that may get cancelled. It's a catch 22 I know, but these damn networks better start smartening up.
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I will miss Eastwick. In the beginning, I did not care for the show, but I began to like it in recent weeks.
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I really like Eastwick...that's too bad :(
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Aww, I liked Eastwick, one of the few standard type dramas I actually like. I usually go for sci-fi or action dramas, cop shows etc but this must have had something extra. I shall miss this one :-(
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I loved the idea but in the end it was boring.
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Every show Rebecca Romijn and Lindsay Price are on dies. Stop having them be leads.
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I liked Eastwick. But it wasn't a classic. I only tuned in coz I knew Kyle XY was in it and wanted to see him as someone other than Kyle XY. But I think he died, so....
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I for one have enjoyed Eadtwick and will miss my weekly dose of Paul Gross. BOOO
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Except for Paul Gross, Eastwick had nothing to offer...
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I'm just gonna stop watching Tv all together. I actually liked Eastwick, and was very excited about the direction it was heading in. ABC sux.
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First TBL now Eastwick :(
Am i the only one who's surprised Eastwick got cancelled??
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