Bewitched Reboot From Black-ish's Kenya Barris in the Works

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is developing the blended family sitcom for ABC.

By Chris Harnick Aug 23, 2018 8:35 PMTags
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Another day, another reboot. Bewitched is the latest show poised to return to the small screen thanks to ABC.

According to Deadline, ABC has handed out a pilot production commitment to a new take on Bewitched from black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Yamara Taylor. This was Barris' last project with ABC Studios before signing a deal with Netflix.

In the new version of Bewitched, Samantha is a black single mother who meets and marries Darren, a white mortal…who is also a bit of a slacker. The plot, according to Deadline, finds the couple struggling to navigate their differences, and Samantha discovers even though she has magic, a white man is still more powerful in America.

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Elizabeth Montgomery starred opposite Dick York (Darren No. 1) and Dick Sargent (Darren No. 2) in the original Bewitched from 1964-1972. A reboot of Bewitched was previously in the works at NBC.

Bewitched joins a growing list of established shows on the way back to air, either as a reboot or revival. Just this week news broke Veronica Mars is likely returning to life thanks to a Hulu and MTV is bringing The Hills back as The Hills: New Beginnings.

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