•• Lifetime is going two for two with its freshman scripted series. As expected, the cable network has given a second season pickup to drama Witches Of East End, starring Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Rachel Boston as a family of witches living in the secluded seaside town of East Haven.
The series has received a 13-episode order for a 2014 premiere. “With its great story telling and amazing cast, Witches Of East End is leading a full-blown witch renaissance,” said Rob Sharenow, EVP and General Manager of Lifetime. Witches Of East End joins Lifetime’s freshman Devious Maids, which also has been renewed for a second season.
One of Lifetime’s youngest skewing scripted series ever, with a median age of 46, Witches Of East End, from Fox 21, is averaging 3.0 million total viewers, 1.7 million Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 viewers, and 1.3 million Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 viewers on a Live+7 basis through five weeks.
Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel, Witches Of East End centers on the mysterious Beauchamp family: free-spirited artist Joanna (Ormond) and her two grown daughters, wild-child bartender Freya (Dewan Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (Boston), both of whom are unaware that they are gifted (and cursed) with a magical birthright.
The series’ first season will conclude on Sunday, December 15th, at 10:00pm ET/PT.
•• “The Last Keepers” trailer screencaptures and new stills of the movie have been added to the photo gallery. The film is directed by Maggie Greenwald, starring Zosia Mamet, Virginia Madsen, Aidan Quinn, Olympia Dukakis and Joshua Bowman.
When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens magical powers she never knew she possessed, and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever.
•• Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour and Mike Vogel star in this mind-bending comedy about a guy whose problems compound exponentially when younger versions of himself invade his life and try to solve his romantic problems. Watch the Behind the Scenes of Jake Squared – shot, directed and edited by Mike Quick.