Is CBS Bewitched? Network Plans to Remake the Classic TV Series
Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York
Between the coven on True Blood and The CW's upcoming teen witch drama, The Secret Circle, don't we have enough witches on TV? CBS thinks not.
The network has ordered a script for a remake of the classic TV comedy Bewitched, Variety reports.
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Perhaps CBS is hoping for a little remake magic. The 2005 big-screen remake, starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, flopped at the box office, but married couple Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher, who were behind the film adaptation, are executive-producing the TV reboot.
The recent success of certain reboots such as CBS' Hawaii Five-0 continues to keep networks and studios interested in the remake biz, despite poor box-office numbers or viewer backlash. ABC is reimagining Charlie's Angels for the coming fall season.
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The 1960s-era Bewitched starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a suburban wife and mom who unleashed her magic by wiggling her nose. Her strange powers and even stranger relatives often tested her high-strung and mortal husband Darrin (Dick York, replaced later by Dick Sargent). They also had a daughter, Tabitha (Erin Murphy), and a meddling mother-in-law (Agnes Moorehead).
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