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Eastwick: ABC TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

Eastwick canceledIt looks like the magic is over for the three ladies of Eastwick. ABC network has decided against ordering any additional episodes of the supernatural series, effectively cancelling it.

Eastwick revolves around three women (Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price, and Jaime Ray Newman) who meet at a wishing fountain and become friends. Soonafter, mysterious Darryl Van Horne (Paul Gross) moves to town and unleashes powers within the ladies. The cast also includes Ashley Benson, Johann Urb, Jon Bernthal, Sara Rue, and Veronica Cartwright.

The show got off to a slow start on September 23rd with a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.5 million total viewers. The second installment fell to a 2.3 in the demo and 6.57 million viewers. The third week fell again to a 1.8 and 5.14 million.

Why was Eastwick cancelled?

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In the weeks that followed, the ratings didn’t get any better and more frequently got worse. Last week, Eastwick hit an all-time low of 1.5 in the demo and 4.4 million.

ABC has opted to pull the show from the schedule for two weeks. This Wednesday, it’s replaced by the Country Music Awards. Next week, it’s being bumped for an interview special called In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Janet Jackson. Though Eastwick is scheduled to return on Thanksgiving eve with a new episode, the supernatural drama won’t be around for long after that.

TV show supportABC has decided not to order any additional episodes of Eastwick, effectively cancelling the series after 13 episodes. It’s unknown if the last episode will wrap up the ongoing storylines. For now, ABC plans to air all six remaining installments but, if the ratings keep declining, the network could easily pull the series before that happens.

What do you think? Why did Eastwick fail? Do you think ABC will really air all of the 13 episodes?

 

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Andrea Lou June 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

So I stumbled upon this show a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I knew there was only one season. What I didn’t know was that it would be left open ended. I would of been happier had they wrapped things up instead of leaving so many questions and future stories un answered. There is no point keep going on at abc to pick it back up because it is long gone now. Just sad that the show wasn’t wrapped up properly.

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M from the Netherlands June 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

I really LOVE this serie!!!! It really needs to come back on television!!

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BrazilianGuy May 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Brazil Loves EastWick :(

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Anonymous March 7, 2012 at 5:25 am

How many people need to like the show for it to be back on ?? I love this show

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Nicole January 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Is Season Two coming or not ?
I watched it when i was pregnant and loved it !!!!

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DeAnn January 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

What the Hellllll!!! You need to have a season two! The show wasn’t even wrapped up properly, SOOOOOOO MANY unanswered questions! And this really is a super great show with an awesome cast! How can you guys just cancel it like that…..I’m so intoxicated with this show and I’m very sure I’m not the only one. Eastwick has a lot of fans out there that is still pining for it to come back! It’s so completely unfair if you’re going to air a show not to mention a great show but just cancel it and leave it, leave us fans hanging. At least have the decency to give the show and us fans a proper ending! There are other shows that deserves to be cancelled more than Eastwick!

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Teresa January 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Eastwick was likely cancelled not because of ratings but because of Christians who do nothing but bash witchcraft. Every single witch themed show, or movie has been altered or removed for this reason. The exception was “Charmed” because the witches banished evil and there were angels in it.

The other reason could be that those practising Wicca were not too happy with this “Witches in consort with the Devil” like the movie “Witches of Eastwick”. This show actually has the potential to have Daryl being an ascended master or rogue archangel just allowing women to become their fullest potential.

My third theory, is that women watching this were becoming powerful in their home lives, believing they could be masters of their destiny, escaping hard marriages by finding inner strength, over coming lack of action in reaching ones career potential, and lastly owning up to their own powers of compassion and empathy.

What it comes down to is poor marketing. If you want an audience, then the summer time slot of SUPERNATURAL would have been great.

So to the producers and writers and powers that be – you cancelled the series because YOU couldn’t find an audience. If the number of fans on Facebook doesn’t tell you anything, I would be surprised – that clearly you were not listening to your audience.

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admin January 16, 2012 at 5:26 am

Teresa » Nope. It was ratings. Networks are businesses. If this show had gotten better numbers, you would have seen knock offs on the other networks the following season.

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Andrea Mcphilimey January 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Gutted!! Sky+ this over xmas period and really got into it. Looked it up online to find out when i could expect to see the 2nd series & surprise surprise yet another american show cancelled with crap reasons! Gonna give up with american shows they all end up cancelled with very disappointed viewers. Thanks again for nothing.

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kirsty crane January 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

I must say I am very disappointed that another great show, being shown in the UK has been cancelled, I don’t think they should air it if they are doing this as it’s unfair that we get into a great show with good actors/actresses to be let down, please make more episodes and series, as the shows in the UK are absolutely rubbish.

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Lala January 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

This is crazy, Eastwick is an amazing show, and they cant just leave it with season 1, what about the fans that are still watching? This is show is alot better than all the bull crap thats on tv now.

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claireyyy January 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

i want more eastwick its ace !!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous January 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

WHY THE HELL DID U CANCEL THIS PROGRAM!!!! THIS IS THE BEST FRIKEN ONE I HAVE SEEN IN AGES!!!!!

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aw December 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Please bring back eastwick that show was awesome

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JJA EASTWICK FAN December 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! GIVE ME MORE EASTWICK!! ITS SO AMAZING! me and alot of people think so. we love it. its the best !! its so addicting and awesome!! i wish there were a lot more SO PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous December 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

i love the show really loved it

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Anavel December 22, 2011 at 1:05 am

WEEEEEEEEEEEE WANT SEASON 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZINGLY A GREAT SHOW LOOK INTO SEASON 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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