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.
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).
Do you think a remake is a good idea?