If you thought that NBC dropping their Coach sequel meant that the network must have other, better ideas to pursue instead, well, you were very wrong about that. Deadline is reporting that NBC has given a pilot commitment to Brides, a "hot gothic soap drama" that would seem to fall somewhere in the overlap of The Witches of Eastwick, Vamps, and the original Dark Shadows series. Created by Looking writer-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Arrow co-creator Greg Berlanti, the show will imagine what would happen had Dracula's trio of brides NOT been killed by Van Helsing, but rather had survived for centuries in New York City, only to emerge when NBC was at its most desperate for something to air after SVU.
Oddly, this development only comes after NBC already tried and promptly canceled Dracula, a sexy, dramatic update of the Count himself. That would seem to bode poorly for Brides, but perhaps it's good news for Wives, a hilarious sitcom about the trio of immortal women who married Coach.