Melissa Joan Hart Explains Why She Doesn’t Think a Sabrina Reboot Would be Successful

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart explained why she's skeptical a reboot of the classic sitcom would work.

By Daniel Trainor Dec 14, 2022 11:39 PMTags
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Not even Sabrina could cast a spell this good. 

Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart put down her wand for good when the beloved sitcom ended after seven seasons in 2003—and she's not exactly eager to cook up another brew for a potential reboot.

"I just don't think it would be as great as the original," Melissa exclusively told E! News at ChristmasCon Dec. 10. "I just don't think there's any way. People are nostalgic for what they had. Trying to recreate that can be really difficult, as we've seen."

While it's certainly true that not every reboot or spinoff is equally successful, Melissa did remind us that a Sabrina re-imagining has "already been done with Netflix" in the form of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which starred Kiernan Shipka as the titular teenage witch and ran for two seasons on Netflix from 2018 to 2020. 

Melissa insisted that she "always likes to move forward," but that doesn't mean that she hasn't heard Sabrina fans clamoring for more witchy goodness over the years—especially when it comes to Harvey (Nate Richert), who Sabrina ran off with at the end of the series.

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"Everybody talks about her and Harvey have a baby," she said, "and the baby finds out she's got powers or something."

However, if that sounds familiar—it's because it is.

"That was done with [Bewitched spinoff] Tabitha," Melissa recalled. "That's been done a lot. If someone can figure out a different way in, that'd be great."

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