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‘Bewitched’ Twitches Its Way Back to TV

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‘Bewitched’ Twitches Its Way Back to TV

Forty-two years after the comedy went off the air, Sony Pictures TV is shopping around a modern-day remake of Bewitched, Deadline reports. Considering the abundance of both supernatural subject matter and romcoms now on television, it should come as no surprise that a number of networks are apparently interested in a new take on the classic sitcom.

Originally airing from 1964 to 1972 on ABC, Bewitched starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a witch who marries a mortal and promises to lead the life of an ordinary homemaker. The show is also remembered for a supporting cast that included Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Fox, Alice Ghostley and Paul Lynde, and the inexplicable switch that occurred when Dick York was replaced as husband Darrin by Dick Sargent.

The project comes courtesy of The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein and Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick’s Red Wagon Entertainment. Red Wagon previously tried to bring Bewitched back to life with a 2005 film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

The pair also attempted to get a remake off the ground in 2011 at CBS, but with no luck. Considering how interested networks reportedly are, the third time might just be the charm.

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