Eastwick Boss Fuming Over Cancellation (Updated)
Earlier in the week it was reported that the new ABC series Eastwick had been unceremoniously knocked off its broomstick.
The series, which was based on the Witches Of Eastwick movie and book centred on three witches in a well to do town in America.
Eastwick boss Maggie Friedman who executive produced the series was said to be extremely frustrated and angry at the way she feels the series was mishandled by the network.
ABC revealed that they planned no more episodes after the 13 ordered, and haven’t given an indication on when they will air the remaining episodes.
Friedman revealed that Eastwick writers will not be able to “wrap” up the storylines, Entertainment Weekly reports.
She said: “We’re smack in the middle of several insanely juicy stories. And so we do not get a chance to wrap things up in a bow. Which is killing me.
“The magic was getting crazy, the storylines were getting really exciting and sexy and dangerous. I [just] wish we could’ve given the fans – and ourselves – real closure.”
She added: “I’m pretty furious, too. We have such an amazing group of writers and actors – best people I’ve ever worked with. None of us can believe this is really happening.”
Ugly Betty, which has been faltering on Friday nights, is said to be receiving Eastwick’s vacated timeslot.
Due to what she feels is a poor choice of words. Maggie Friedman has issued the following retraction to Michael Ausiello for his Entertainment Weekly column. You can check out why she feels that she made a poor choice of words below.
“The other day, when we were discussing the cancellation of Eastwick, I misspoke in the worst possible way. The word ‘furious’ was poorly chosen by me. You had said to me that ‘the fans are understandably furious’ and so I agreed that I was too, but the truth is, I’m not. I see that word now in print attributed to me and it’s very painful, because it seems to imply I am angry with ABC and nothing could be further from the truth. They treated me really well. I am not the least bit furious, with anyone. That’s simply not the kind of person I am. Yes, I’m sad about the show being cancelled, because it was creatively fulfilling and tons of fun to make and an amazing group of people, but I’m not angry.”
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