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Posted on 2009.26.09 at 17:13
where am I: Warwick, RI
Soundtrack: traffic outside
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Very nice cashier at The Grateful Heart: Did you see the new show based on The Witches of Eastwick??

Me: *gives review that is basically a giant pimpage of Paul Gross*

VNC: *actually looks interested* Did you know that the name "Eastwick" is an amalgam of East Greenwich and Wickford, RI?

Me: OMGNO!

VNC: Yeah, John Updike's ancestors are from here. There's even an Updike Park named for them. And Wickford's original name was Updike's Newtown.

Me: Woah. Really?

VNC: Yeah.

Here, have a pretty picture of Wickford:




In other news, it's time to unclog my drain. I bought some of this. *crosses fingers*

Comments:


ordeal by roses
fourish at 2009-09-26 23:02 (UTC) ()
Did you know they are currently still doing pickups for the show around Rhode Island?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-27 00:21 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I heard they were doing location stuff, but no specifics about when and where. I live only a few miles from Wickford, so maybe I'll be able to catch some of it if they film there. I'm guessing they'll be doing location shots, not actual scenes?
ordeal by roses
fourish at 2009-09-27 02:11 (UTC) ()
Welp, here's what the RIFC told me...

TV SERIES "EASTWICK" FILMS IN RHODE ISLAND
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is pleased to announce that the new Warner Bros. Television series EASTWICK has filmed location shots and will continue to shoot additional location footage throughout Rhode Island for the upcoming season.
The first of these images will be seen on tonight's premiere episode at 10pm on ABC.
EASTWICK is loosely based on the John Updike novel and popular feature film "The Witches of Eastwick". The new series stars Rebecca Romijn, Jaime Ray Newman and Lindsay Price as the three young witches who come into their power when a mysterious man, Darryl Van Horne, played by Paul Gross, comes to town.
The series was developed for television and is executive produced by Maggie Friedman ("Once and Again"). David S. Rosenthal ("Gilmore Girls") also executive produces. The pilot was directed by David Nutter ("The X-Files"). Together, they have conjured up a devilish blend of romance, mystery and the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy.
Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, stated, "This wonderful news is the result of hard work and a positive working relationship developed over the last few years between the State of Rhode Island and both ABC and Warner Brothers. We are grateful that the creators of this exciting series appreciate the Ocean State's natural beauty and unique architecture. We know the value of having Rhode Island showcased to a worldwide audience on a weekly basis. When our cities and towns are promoted on a highly visible, mainstream television network, it means more jobs and additional tourism dollars for many years to come."
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-27 02:22 (UTC) ()
Yep, that's the blurb I read, too. I love that RI has so much activity these days. :D
Isis
isiscolo at 2009-09-27 00:47 (UTC) ()
Oh, what an interesting tidbit there!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-27 01:24 (UTC) ()
I know, isn't it way cool? That is, unless you're talking about my clogged drain. That's just bloody annoying. ;)
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