According to The Futon Critic's twitter account, ABC is pre-empting the November 18, 2009 airing of Eastwick in favor of a Janet Jackson special.
While no doubt disappointing for Eastwick fans, the show is clearly on a trajectory of playing out the string until the string (of 13 episodes) runs out and it falls into the dead pool. Given the November sweeps period, the schedule machinations are not surprising.
I'll post the ABC scheduling announcement when they release it. Details of the episode of Eastwick originally scheduled for 11/18 are below:
ROXIE IS THRILLED WHEN DARRYL UNEXPECTEDLY ARRANGES AN ART SHOW
FOR HER AND INVITES A NEW YORK ART MAVEN, JOANNA SUFFERS CONSEQUENCES
WHEN SHE TURNS TO HER POWER TO GET HER LIFE BACK ON TRACK, AND
AN UNSURE KAT SHIES AWAY FROM ROMANCE WITH WILL, ON ABC’ “EASTWICK”
Guest Stars Include Rosanna Arquette as New York Art Maven, Greta Noa
“Paint and Pleasure” – Thrilled when Darryl arranges an art show for her work at his mansion -- and invites New York art maven Greta Noa (Rosanna Arquette) -- Roxie forgets that his motives might be less than pure. Joanna turns to her power to get her life back on track, but swiftly discovers that every action, magical or otherwise, has its consequences. And Kat, still unsure about how to move on from Ray, shies away from a budding romance with Will, on “Eastwick,” WEDNESDAY,
NOVEMBER 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Eastwick” stars Ashley Benson as Mia Torcoletti, Jon Bernthal as Raymond Gardener, Veronica Cartwright as Bun Waverly, Jaime Ray Newman as Kat Gardener, Lindsay Price as Joanna Frankel, Rebecca Romijn as Roxanne (Roxie) Torcoletti, Sara Rue as Penny Higgins, Johann Urb as Will St. David and Paul Gross as Darryl Van Horne.
Guest starring are Jack Huston as Jamie Dalton, Torsten Voges as Fidel, Jason George as Max Brody, Rosanna Arquette as Greta Noa, Paul Greene as guy, Todd Sherry as Everett, Haviland Stillwell as Suzy, Larry Udy as tourist #1, Kathleen M. Darcy as tourist #2, Anastasia Coon as partygoer #1 and Michael Santorico as partygoer #2.
“Paint and Pleasure” was written by Annie Weisman and directed by John Terlesky.
“Eastwick” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
For more information on “Eastwick,” please visit ABC.com.