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'Bewitched' Sequel Pilot Parks Its Broom at NBC

NBC has made a pilot production commitment for a sequel series to the classic sitcom Bewitched, Deadline reports. Sony Pictures TV began shopping the project around last week, which led to a bidding battle between NBC and ABC, which aired the original series from 1964 to 1972.

More information about the series has been revealed: No longer a remake, it will be a sequel revolving around Daphne, the granddaughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens, and daughter of Tabitha. Deadline describes Daphne as a "single twenty-something witch who has always used her magical powers to conjure herself the perfect life." The series will follow Daphne as she tries to find the one thing a nose-twitch can't magic up -- true love.

If this new Bewitched makes it to air, it will mark the third generation of Stephens women to get a television series. Elizabeth Montgomery played Samantha on the first Bewitched, and Lisa Hartman portrayed her daughter on ABC's short-lived Tabitha in 1977.

The pilot will be written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the team behind the Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams rom-dram The Vow. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon Entertainment, the duo behind the 2005 feature film adaptation, will produce the show.

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