Aired: 2013-14 (2 Season Totaling 23 Episodes)
Starring: Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Daniel Di Tomasso, Christian Cooke, Eric Winter
Series Website: www.mylifetime.com/shows/witches-of-east-end
Description: Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel, the series centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya (Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna (Ormond) and aunt Wendy (Amick), they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town. MyLifetime.com
Why Was it Cancelled? This series pulled good ratings during its first year on Lifetime and the network elected to bring it back for a second season. But when it returned during the Summer months of 2014, its numbers dropped, though still not too far for a basic cable series. But Lifetime apparently decided that the ratings were not acceptable and cancelled it several months after its second season wrapped up. The show had already developed a strong fanbase, though, who have since been very active online. They currently have a campaign in place to get Witched of East End moved to another network or picked up by one of the streaming services and series star Mädchen Amick has lent her support. As this is likely not an overly expensive series to produce, its chances of getting picked up seem reasonable if the fans continue to press forward.
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