Suburban witches fantasy
Stars: Lindsay Price, Rebecca Romijn
The concept: Based on the movie and John Updike novel “The Witches of Eastwick,’’ this dramedy follows three women with magical power and the man who helps them unleash it.
Our take: The whimsy meter goes into the red in this merging of “Desperate Housewives’’ and “Charmed.’’ I could imagine the premise working with a more lurid, action-packed “True Blood’’ approach, but this paean to female empowerment is trite and bland.
Alternate name: “Bothering and Bewildering’’
Grade: C (Sept. 23)From left: Lindsay Price, Rebecca Romijn, and Jaime Ray Newman.