TELEVISION: ABC Picks Up Eastwick; Fox Gives Bones Two-Year Extension!

Maria Elena Fernandez, TV writer for the Los Angeles Times is reporting that ABC has picked up Eastwick – the second TV series to be based on John Updike’s famous novel, The Witches of Eastwick – and that Fox has shown romantic comedy/procedural drama hybrid Bones two more years of love.

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For Bones, the deciding factor would have to be the fact that the show’s sizable core audience follows it faithfully to whatever odd timeslot Fox schedules it. Since that means the crackling chemistry between Emily Deschanel [Dr. Temperance Brennan] and David Boreanaz [Special Agent Seeley Booth] – not to mention T.J. Thyne [Jack Hodgins] and Michaela Conlin [Angela Montenegro] – will be entertaining us for two more seasons, that is no way a bad thing.

ABC’s Eastwick follows the basic premise of Updike’s novel insofar as it is centered on three single women who live in the New England town of Eastwick. When they weather a crisis together, odd, supernatural things begin to happen. The show’s cast includes: Rebecca Romijn [Ugly Betty], Lindsay Price [Lipstick Jungle], Veronica Cartwright [Invasion, The Nine], Jaime Ray Newman [Veronica Mars, CSI], Ashley Benson [Days of Our Lives], Jon Bernthal [The Class], Paul Gross [Slings & Arrows, Passchendaele], Sara Rue [Less Than Perfect, The Big Bang Theory], and Johann Urb [The Mountain].