If you never saw the 1987 movie The Witches of Eastwick, starring Jack Nicholson, or read the John Updike novel, ABC is offering a fresh rendition with Eastwick.
Set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick, ABC's new series follows three women on the cusp of discovering that they're more powerful than they ever dreamed. Their quirky acts of persuasion, premonition and, let's just say, tapping into Mother Earth, bring the mysterious Darryl to town.
VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Eastwick
While Paul Gross has some Nicholson-sized shoes to fill, his version of Darryl Van Horne may be just as evil, if not more. Gross stars opposite Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Jaime Ray Newman.
How will Darryl seduce the lovely ladies of Eastwick?
To watch, or not to watch? That is the question. The answer should actually be fairly obvious since Sundance Channel's Canadian import, Slings & Arrows, is so deliciously written, with its wry sense of humor and its incredibly stylized dialogue filled with juicy layered meanings. TVGuide.com recently had a chance to speak with the show's head writer, Bob Martin — who just so happens to have won a Tony for his narration of the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone and is busying himself for the London staging — about Slings' third season, which premieres Sunday at 8 pm/ET.
TVGuide.com: I walk past your smiling face on a huge Drowsy billboard every morning. Is that a bit surreal for you, because usually you're behind the scenes as a writer?Bob