Lindsay Price joins "Eastwick" pilot

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Lindsay Price joins 'Witches of Eastwick' pilot
'Lipstick Jungle's' pickup chances looking slimmer
By Nellie Andreeva

There's great news for fans of the movie "The Witches of Eastwick" and
not-so-good news for the fans of NBC's dramedy "Lipstick Jungle":
"Jungle" star Lindsay Price has been cast as one of the trio of
witches in ABC's drama pilot "Eastwick," which is based on the 1987

Coincidentally, on "Eastwick" Price is in the same setup as she has
been on "Jungle," which also is centered on three female leads -- not
to imply anything about the powers of New York businesswomen.

The Warner Bros.-produced "Eastwick" follows three young witches who
come into their powers. WMA-repped Price will play one of them,
Joanna, a hardworking, shy reporter for the local newspaper. She joins
Jaime Ray Newman, who was recently cast as a fellow witch.

Price's casting on "Eastwick" is formally in second position to
"Jungle," which has not been canceled. The show, which wrapped its
second season, has developed a passionate fan base but has lagged in
the ratings.

A couple of weeks ago, Price was quoted laying out possible future
scenarios for "Jungle" moving to Bravo, Lifetime or airing in a split
NBC/DirecTV window similar to "Friday Night Lights."

NBC co-chair Ben Silverman and programming chief Angela Bromstad also
have said that NBC and sister studio Universal Media Studios, which
produces "Jungle," are looking to find a way to keep the series alive.

But the chances for a third season of the show seem to be getting
increasingly slimmer.
Really? I thought LIPSTICK JUNGLE was already cancelled, and sometime
back, too. Wasn't there news about fans sending lipsticks the way
JERICHO fans sent nuts?
They did.  Unfortunately, the free lipsticks were extremely popular with NBC