Being Erica, the Canadian dramedy about a time-traveling therapy patient, is the latest import to be adapted for American audiences.
ABC is developing a U.S. version, which will be written by Eastwick's Maggie Friedman. It's executive-produced by David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions, who also produce the original. Being Erica airs on the CBC in Canada and SOAPnet in America. The third season of the series will premiere in the U.S. on Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Being Erica returns for Season 3 in January
The original Erica stars Erin Karpluk as a therapy patient who travels back in time to fix her past mistakes. The show averages around half a million viewers in Canada. The series is a hot commodity across the globe, airing in more than 160 countries, including the U.K. and Spain.
Karpluk told TVGuide.com on Thursday that she was initially nervous about someone else playing Erica Strange. "Hold on! There's only one Erica, here," the actress recalls saying during format pitch meetings.
Still, if the story line and formatting turn out great, Karpluk says...
Just in case you haven't jumped on the Eastwick bandwagon yet, this week is the perfect opportunity. Executive producer Maggie Friedman says the Halloween episode is a great time to catch up: "You won't feel lost."
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Unfortunately, an Eastwick resident will be lost in this week's episode. Roxie (Rebecca Romijn) previously prophesized the death of someone close to her, but who's actually in the coffin? Friedman drops a few hints on that, tells us what happens when the Kat-Joanna-Will love triangle comes to a head and what Jerry O'Connell will be doing when he drops by the town of Eastwick...