•• Get ready to meet the “Witches of East End.” The newest Lifetime drama, inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, will premiere on Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET, just in time for Halloween.
“Witches of East End,” which stars Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Mädchen Amick and Rachel Boston, follows the Beauchamps, a family of witches who live in East Haven, a sleepy, secluded seaside town.
Ormond plays free-spirited Joanna, mother to wild-child bartender Freya (Dewan-Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (boston). Freya’s engaged to the man of her dreams, Dash Gardiner (Eric Winter), but she’s also drawn to his brother Killian (Daniel DiTomasso) — sound familiar, “Vampire Diaries” fans? — and she starts to notice some bizarre things happening around her. Though neither Freya nor her sister knows about their bewitching birthright, their aunt, Wendy (Amick) arrives with a warning that forces Joanna to reveal the truth.
The 10-episode Lifetime series, which new mom Dewan-Tatum noted at the Television Critics Association Summer 2013 press tour feels a lot like the 1998 movie “Practical Magic,” also features “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Jason George as Ingrid’s love interest Adam, and “Sideways” star Virginia Madsen as the Beauchamps future in-law, Dash’s mom Penelope Gardiner.
“Witches of East End” will premiere on Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET.
•• Beginning today, WIGS drama ‘Jan’ starring Caitlin Gerard (The Social Network), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Hell on Wheels), Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Laura Spencer (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) will be available on Hulu in longer-form, TV-length episodes. The 15-episode series which originally premiered on YouTube, will air in three, 45-minute long episodes on the platform at www.hulu.com/jan.
Written and directed by WIGS Co-Creator Jon Avnet, the series features photographer Jan (Gerard), who wins a national competition to assist acclaimed photographer Mel Karpova (Madsen). It’s a dream first job, but a series of blunders make it feel like a nightmare. An unlikely upside is the attention of movie star Gerald Noth (Moyer) at a photo shoot. However, his constant knight-in-shining armor attempts to help Jan often cause her more trouble. Jan’s journey becomes increasingly chaotic when her deeply troubled ex-boyfriend Robbie (played by Kyle Gallner) enters her life again and causes rifts between her and her concerned-but-frustrated roommate Vanessa (Spencer).