Both The Secret Lives of Wives (not necessarily the final title) and Witches of East End have been given the greenlight by Lifetime. The two new dramatic series will air on the network in 2013, according to Lifetime Networks Executive Vice President of Programming Rob Sharenow.
The Secret Lives of Wives is inspired by the Iris Krasnow book, with Jill Gordon penning the pilot and serving as an executive producer. Dan Lin is also executive producing, and Krasnow and Jennifer Gwartz are producing.
Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel, Witches of East End will be executive produced by Maggie Friedman (Dawson’s Creek). Friedman is also on board as writer, with Fox 21 producing the series.
Details on The Secret Lives of Wives:
The Secret Lives of Wives (working title) will explore the unvarnished truth behind the marriages of four different women, breaking down the creative ways each close friend nurtures, maintains and endures what many see as an impossible convention of modern life. With a relatable and provocative approach, the pilot will provide an honest portrayal of the ultimate challenge every relationship faces – emotional and sexual longevity.
Details on Witches of East End:
Witches of East End centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters — both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches — who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day lives in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of North Hampton. When one of the daughters becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces her mother to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches.