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Eastwick was a Dramedy premiering on ABC for their 2009 fall line-up. The show is inspired both by the John Updike novel, The Witches of Eastwick, and the previous film version of the same name.

Roxie, Joanna, and Kat are all residents of Eastwick, but have never really interacted. Roxie lost her husband and now has a reputation of a man-eater, mostly because she is seeing a younger man. Joanna is a wannabe Lois Lane, a budding journalist with a hopeless crush on her co-worker, Will. Rounding out the group, Kat is a mother and a wife in a nearly-loveless marriage to her high school sweetheart. The three are drawn together during a harvest festival, when they all make a wish at the local fountain.

Afterward, strange things beginning happening in Eastwick. A mysterious millionare, Darryl Van Horne, arrives in a cloud of scandal and begins buying up the town. And the three women, soon becoming fast friends, discover they each possess powerful new gifts. Roxie is able to see the future, Joanna can hypnotize men with a look, and Kat has power over the elements.

The show has been compared to both Desperate Housewives and Sex and the City with magic. The series was canceled due to poor ratings, leaving several episodes unaired on the network (although in Britain the entire series was run by the Hallmark Channel... and again when they became the Universal Channel).

Tropes used in Eastwick include:


  • Absentee Actor: Like Charmed and Heroes, Eastwick only lists the cast members actually appearing in that particular episode instead of having a standard cast list, and like Heroes (and Ashley Benson's[1] next series Pretty Little Liars), they're listed in alphabetical order - with the exception of Paul Gross (Daryl) who due to his "and" billing is always listed last.
  • Actor Allusion: Roxie claims she's never heard of Professor X ...as she is being played by the same actress as Mystique.
    • Rebecca Romijn's real-life husband Jerry O'Connell shows up towards the end as a love interest for Kat.
  • Back From the Dead: Daryl, sort of, as well as Danny and Jamie in the last episode.
  • Black Comedy Rape:
    • Joanna, in an attempt to prove that she's not interested in Max, flirts with another guy at a party. When the other guy starts to back off, she uses her mind control to get him to sleep with her. Turns out that not only is the guy gay, he's in a committed relationship. It's made 100% clear that the guy would never have had sex with Joanna voluntarily, yet it's played as 'oh, that silly Joanna and her bad luck with men!' moment.
    • Roxie makes a vague allusion to Prison Rape when she tells Jamie that he's "a little too pretty for prison":
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 Roxie: With those doe eyes and that accent, you'll be one sought-after cellmate.

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  1. she plays Rebecca Romijn's daughter
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