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Aug 11, 2011
Who Should Play Samantha in CBS's Bewitched Reboot?
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The '60s sitcom featuring Elizabeth Montgomery as a suburban witch is getting redone, but which blonde actress should play the nose-twitching hottie?

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Oct 17, 2014
And Now There's Another Bewitched Reboot in the Works
It's enough to make your nose twitch.
TV Land has erected a statue of Bewitched's Samantha Stephens in Salem, Massachusetts, a town famous for its 17th century witch trials. Many locals are in opposition to the statue and believe it is a mockery of the deadly trials.
Jun 18, 2005
Conflict in Salem over Bewitched statue

The TV Land cable network unveiled the newest in its series of sitcom statues on Wednesday, June 15, when crowds gathered to see the bronze portrayal of Elizabeth Montgomery as the beloved Bewitched character Samantha Stephens.

The large statue was placed in Lappin Park in Salem, Massachusetts, and depicts Montgomery riding a broomstick over a crescent moon. Salem officials welcomed the statue as a bit of whimsical fun, and they hope that it will draw a few more tourists to the famed home of the 1692 witch trials.

Not all Salem residents agree, however, and several protesters gathered with picket signs at the unveiling ceremony. To these people, the statue is simply a three-dimensional ad for the Bewitched movie, which stars Nicole Kidman and hits theaters June 24. They believe ...

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This week's roster of DVD releases includes animated gems from Justice League and Batman Beyond, a trio of beloved '60s series, the creepy camp of Tales from the Crypt, Showtime's dark dramedy Huff, the crude humor of South Park and Mind of Mencia, and more.
Mar 18, 2006
March 21, 2006 DVD Releases
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Huff

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Mind of Mencia

The Complete First Season Uncensored

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Some excellent DVDs arrive with Halloween just around the corner. Spies, hilarious aliens, far-out adult cartoons, good old-fashioned animation, and more await you this week.
Oct 25, 2005
October 25, 2005 DVD Releases
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Alias

The Complete Fourth Season

Before J.J. Abrams took you into the unknown with Lost, he blasted you into spyland with Alias. Special agent Sydney Bristow, played by Jennifer Garner, is working for the CIA, trying to stop villainous scum from ruining the world. This season, we meet Sydney's sister, Mia, who is also Sloane's daughter. If that isn't enough to make your head spin, Vaughn goes AWOL after he steals an item from the CIA. Is Vaughn turning bad, or does he just want to find his father? Is Sloane really Sloane, or is this fake Sloane the real Sloane? It's hard to trust either one of them!

This six-disc DVD set contains all 22 episodes from season four of the series. Also included are the DVD extras "A Chat With Jennifer Garner"; "Meet Mia ...

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The reimagination machine keeps cranking out the television-to-movie conversions. Figuring nostalgia plus big stars equals a hit, Hollywood feeds its Hazzard-ous Vice in the hopes it will Bewitch the box office.
Jun 24, 2005
TV shows go to the movies

Hollywood's love affair with remaking television shows into motion pictures continues this summer with Bewitched, based on the '60s comedy, and The Dukes of Hazzard, based on the popular lowbrow car-chase show from the '80s.

Bewitched stars Nicole Kidman in the part made famous by Elizabeth Montgomery, as a pretty suburban housewife who happens to be a witch. Former SNL funnyman Will Ferrell costars. Classing up the joint will be Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine.

The Dukes of Hazzard, the post-Smokey and the Bandit action comedy about the Duke family's never-ending battle to defeat bumbling cops and the crooked Boss Hogg, is coming to the big screen, starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, and Burt Reynolds. The casting alone appeals to the lowest-common denominator necessary to insure success.

In the past, television-to-movie conversions have met with varying degrees of success. Both Mission: Impossible films were ...

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A whole mess of new DVDs are on the way. From classic television comedy, to far-out science-fiction action, and with a little gay pizzazz thrown in, this week's DVD releases will keep you glued to the tube.
Jun 20, 2005
June 21, 2005 DVD Releases
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Bewitched

The Complete First Season

Now that this show has been reimagined as a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, there is no better time to get familiar with the original.

Bewitched tells the story of Samantha Stephens, played by Elizabeth Montgomery. Samantha is your typical middle-American housewife: She cooks, she cleans, and she irons her husband's shirts. However, this boring old housewife has a secret--she's a witch! Samantha can't stop causing mayhem, much to the chagrin of her long-suffering mortal husband, Darin (played by Dick York in the first five seasons).

Rounding out the show is one of the funniest ensemble casts in television history: Agnes Moorehead stars as Samantha's mother, Endora, who is extra witchy to her son-in-law; Alice Pearce is the nosey neighbor Gladys Kravitz; George Tobias plays her ...

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Scare Tactics
Oct 27, 2011
Screaming for Streaming: Over 60 Scary TV Shows and Movies to Watch Online Right Now
With less than a week until Halloween, you've got plenty of viewing to do.
GO!, ABC2 and 7TWO are already pulling bigger crowds than Pay TV.
Nov 11, 2009
New digital channels challenging cable

Until recently, Pay Television has had a pretty good ride in the Australian television market.

Nine offers sci-fi night, reality for guys, reality for girls and more.
Jul 27, 2009
GO! announces line-up

The Nine Network has released its first week of programming for GO!, its new youth channel set to launch on Sunday August 9th.

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Bewitched is a fantasy sitcom chronicling what happens when a witch and a mortal fall in love and get married in 1960s and '70s suburban America. At the very center of the show is Elizabeth Montgomery's portrayal of a good-hearted witch named Samantha. A strong, independent woman with the world at her finger tips (or at the twitch of her nose), she gives up her witchly life to do things the "mortal way". Her mortal husband Darrin Stephens (played by Dick York, and later Dick Sargent) is a talented advertising executive with McMann & Tate. He obsesses with leading a "normal life" where one works hard to earn a good living for one's family. He constantly struggles against disapproving witches and warlocks, like Samantha's powerful mother, Endora (played by Agnes Moorehead).
Endora is determined to prove to Samantha that the mixed-marriage marriage is a tremendous mistake. Over the show's eight year run, Endora tries numerous spells, all creating humiliation and chaos in Darrin's mortal world. This often ends up affecting Darrin's money-obsessed boss and best friend, Larry Tate (played by David White). Larry's wife, Louise (played by Irene Vernon and Kasey Rogers), is Samantha's best friend, although she is unaware that Sam is a witch.
In season two, life changes dramatically when Samantha and Darin give birth to daughter Tabitha Stephens (played by five babies that season and by twins Erin and Diane Murphy starting in season three). Many early Tabitha episodes revolve around whether she is a witch or mortal until the big reveal in season three. Later in season six, the Stephenses give birth to a boy, Adam. Although less airtime is spent on his character, eventually audiences find out that he too has powers.
Recurring characters include Samantha's favorite aunt, Clara, who is a lovable, bumbling witch (played by Marion Lorne). Due to Aunt Clara's extended age, she is suffering the loss of her powers and inadvertently wreaks havoc at the Stephens home. Also often wreaking havoc are Samantha's practical joking Uncle Arthur (Paul Lynde), her Shakespeare orating father, Maurice (Maurice Evans), a bad joke-telling witch doctor, Dr. Bombay (Bernard Fox) and a shy witch-maid Esmeralda (Alice Ghostley). Elizabeth Montgomery also portrays Samantha's free-spirited, mischievous twin cousin, Serena.
On the mortal receiving end of the seemingly hallucinogenic world of witches are neighbors Gladys and Abner Kravitz. Gladys, first portrayed by Alice Pearce and later by Sandra Gould, was immediately aware that the Stephens household was positively strange, and was certain that something "beyond this world" was at work across the street. Abner (George Tobias) never believes it. Darrin's mother, Phyllis Stephens (Mabel Albertson), fairs no better, as she is forever witnessing zany antics only to have her husband, Frank Stephens (Robert F. Simon and later Roy Roberts) not believe it.
Bewitched earned nearly two dozen Emmy nominations during its run. Marion Lorne and Alice Pearce won well deserved awards, as did director and producer, William Asher (Elizabeth Montgomery's husband at the time). In 1970, Bewitched presented a Christmas episode regarding bigotry and racism, and received a special Emmy, the Governor's Award, for the landmark episode "Sisters at Heart". Beyond the theme of bigotry and "mixed-marriages", the series explored cultural issues of consumerism, materialism, human vanity, women's liberation, and mass hysteria. Season six of Bewitched brought about the biggest change to the series as Dick York was replaced by Dick Sargent in the role of Darrin. This element of the show has become a cultural touchstone, with many viewers debating their favorite Darrin.
First Telecast: September 17, 1964 Last Telecast: July 1, 1972 ABC Daytime: 1968 - 1973 ABC Saturday Morning: 1971 - 1973 Episodes: 254 Episodes (74 black and white, 180 color) Ratings Season 1: #2 Season 2: #7 Season 3: #8 Season 4: #11 Season 5: #12 Season 6: #25 Season 7: (above #25) Season 8: (above #25)

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