ABC and NBC Pick Up Eastwick and Mercy


The Hollywood Reporter says that ABC and NBC have handed out pilot orders to dramas “Eastwick” and “Mercy,” respectively.

“Eastwick,” from Warner Bros. Television, is loosely based on the 1987 feature The Witches of Eastwick< which starred Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeifer and Jack Nicholson. Written by Maggie Friedman ("Jack & Bobby"), the project follows three women in the town of Eastwick who embark upon lives with new powers after an enigmatic stranger comes to town. NBC's "Mercy," Universal Media Studios, is a drama with comedic elements that revolves around three nurses bound together in friendship by the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives. Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights") wrote the script and will executive produce.