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Why Does Jericho on ‘Wednesday’ Look So Familiar?

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Wednesday has taken the world by storm, particularly, the eerie setting at the Nevermore Academy.

However, it’s the town of Jericho, where all the “normies” live, that has people talking, especially fans of a few The WB/The CW shows. 

From the moment Wednesday Addams, played by Jenna Ortega, steps foot in the town square (founded in the 1600s by Joseph Crackstone) on The Addams Family Netflix spinoff, many fans felt as though they recognized the charming town from other shows, namely Gilmore Girls and Superman & Lois

The gazebo in the middle of the town square makes you immediately think of Lorelai, Rory and Luke’s Diner, while the downtown area where Wednesday goes to see therapist Dr. Kinbott and frequents the Weathervane coffee shop feels all too much like the downtown area where Clark Kent and Lois Lane spend a significant amount of his time.

Yet, the surprising revelation is that Jericho does not use either set!

The town in the show is inspired by Jericho, Vermont, but it is not actually filmed there. The original filming location chosen was in Toronto, Canada, but the creative forces decided they wanted something that better reflected Tim Burton’s goth vision, so the production was moved to Romania, with most of the show being filmed in the city of Bucharest and the region of Transylvania, according to Marie Claire.

But since the sets were hand-built at Buftea Studios, a film studio in Romania, it’s not entirely out of the question that they would have drawn inspiration from other small towns like Stars Hollow and Smallville.

You can even see the set that was built out on Google Maps

Why Does Jericho on 'Wednesday' Look So Familiar?

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Why Does Jericho on 'Wednesday' Look So Familiar?

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Why Does Jericho on 'Wednesday' Look So Familiar?

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After all, there are a lot of undeniable similarities between Jericho, Stars Hollow, and Smallville, right down to the fact that all three of them have a Harvest Festival. 

It’s possible the series wanted fans to feel a sense of familiarity when stepping into the town square to balance out the supernatural aspects. There was nothing mysterious about the town square, which offset the dark vibe of the Nevermore Academy. You never expect anything bad to happen in such a tight-knit community. 

Or, as one fan on Reddit pointed out, it’s possible that they matched the set intentionally to the one at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles (where Gilmore Girls was filmed) in the event they ever needed to shoot any additional scenes. Superman & Lois is filmed in British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver Film Studios, though it’s supposed to represent a small and quaint town in West Kansas that’s home to many supernatural occurrences.

Another fan suggested that since Jericho is supposed to be in New England, it’s not entirely surprising that Stars Hollow played such a huge influence, especially since it’s an iconic town in New England.

Even Burton commented on the difficulties, stating, “Trying to make Romania look like Vermont was an interesting challenge, but we managed to find many new locations. And in the studio, I had the space to create the sets, so it was great to be able to do that. We had enough space to [do] building exteriors, respectively to build the city of Jericho. It’s as if the sets come to life, and that supports the entire atmosphere of the series.”

Bottom line is, fans now have another fictional town to add to their bucket list! 

Did you know that Sweet Magnolias and The Vampire Diaries were also filmed in the same town square?

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When Will Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Premiere?



Sweet Magnolias Season 3 Premiere Date

It’s official—we have a premiere date for Sweet Magnolias Season 3!

Joanne Garcia Swisher, who plays Maddie Townsend on the Netflix drama, announced the premiere date on her Instagram page. And we don’t even have to wait that long. 

The return to Serenity will happen on July 20, 2023!

“Hope to see you all there! 🌸 ⁣,” she captioned the photo alongside her co-stars, Brooke Elliott (Dana Sue Sullivan) and Heather Headley (Helen Decatur). 


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Per TVLine, the season will consist of another 10 episodes! 

For those who need a bit of a refresher, there’s plenty of drama that we’re going to dive right into. At the end of season 2, it was revealed that Bill is Isaac’s father (a bombshell revelation if I’m being honest), Noreen gave birth to her daughter and decided to stay in Serenity, Dana Sue decided to give Ronnie another shot, Helen suffered a miscarriage before cozying up to Erik and getting proposed to by true love Ryan, and finally, a bump in the road for Maddie and Cal’s relationship following his angry outburst. 

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All in all, there’s plenty to address in this small yet quaint and charming town, so get ready to pour it out! 

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When Is Season 3 of ‘Ginny and Georgia’ Coming Out?



When Will Season 3 of Ginny and Georgia Premiere

Ginny & Georgia centers on the heartwarming yet extremely complicated bond between a mother and her daughter after they put down roots in a New England town. 

With so many compelling storylines and incredible characters of all ages, it’s no wonder that the coming-of-age drama has become a fan favorite among Netflix audiences. 

And that’s why fans can get excited as the streaming giant renewed the series for two additional seasons—yes, that’s right, season 3 and 4 are officially happening. 

The cast of the series took to Instagram to announce the good news:



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The second season of Ginny & Georgia premiered on Jan. 5, 2023, which means that a third season is likely far off, especially considering Brianne Howey, who plays Georgia, just announced her first pregnancy, which will possibly delay filming.


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As for a premiere date, well, there isn’t one just yet. With the writers’ strike ongoing, it may be a bit before production begins so it’s difficult to come up with a date for new episodes. The season could likely arrive in February 2024 if we’re looking at the previous premieres for both seasons 1 and 2, which both debuted at the start of 2021 and 2023, respectively.

But with Howey’s pregnancy thrown into the mix and the writers’ strike, that could delay things a bit, and it wouldn’t be the worst thing if the series returned during the summer when there’s a lull in content and fans are seeking out something to binge-watch and get invested in. 

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ABC Fall 2023 Schedule Takes a Hit Due to Writers Strike



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If you’re a fan of ABC’s scripted shows, well, we’ve got some bad news for you. 

In light of the ongoing writers’ strike, the Alphabet network unveiled a fall 2023-2024 lineup that some might describe as foolproof and a sign of the times.

The upcoming fall programming will lean heavily into the reality TV show realm and unscripted fare, which isn’t exactly competitive enough against the other major networks.

In fact, the only scripted series on the lineup is Abbott Elementary, but again, keep those hopes at bay, because all the episodes that will be airing are labeled as “reruns.” 

In addition to Dancing with the Stars, fans can look forward to plenty of drama with Bachelor in Paradise and the series premiere of The Golden Bachelor—a dating show for seniors! 

Fan favorite shows that have already been renewed like The Rookie, Grey’s Anatomy and The Conners are all being held until midseason as production is pending the duration of the writer’s strike.

Other shows held for midseason include The Good Doctor, 9-1-1, new episodes of Abbott Elementary, Not Dead Yet, Station 19, Will Trent, and a new series titled High Potential.

As for Big Sky, The Company You Keep, and Alaska Daily, they’ve all been axed by the network. You can see a running list of renewed/canceled shows right here! 

And check out ABC’s 2023 Lineup below:

8 pm Dancing with the Stars (two hours)

8 pm Celebrity Jeopardy!
9 pm Bachelor in Paradise (two hours)

8 pm Judge Steve Harvey
9 pm Abbott Elementary (rerun)
9:30 pm Abbott Elementary (rerun)
10 pm What Would You Do?

8 pm Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
9 pm Press Your Luck
10 pm The $100,000 Pyramid

8 pm Shark Tank
9 pm 20/20 (two hours)

7:30 pm College Football

7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm The Wonderful World of Disney (three hours)


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