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ABC and NBC Pick Up Eastwick and Mercy Pilots January 25, 2009 5:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Eastwick, Mercy, NBC, News, Television.
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witchesofeastwick-012509ABC and NBC have handed out pilot orders to dramas Eastwick and Mercy, THR reports:

“Eastwick,” from Warner Bros. Television, is loosely based on the 1987 feature “The Witches of Eastwick,” which starred Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeifer and Jack Nicholson.

Penned by Maggie Friedman (“Jack & Bobby”), the project follows three women in the town of Eastwick who embark upon lives with new powers after an enigmatic stranger comes to town.

NBC’s “Mercy,” Universal Media Studios, is a drama with comedic elements that revolves around three nurses bound together in friendship by the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives.

Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”) wrote the script and will exec produce.

ABC ordered the pilot script for Eastwick back in August of last year (related article here).

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