Bewitched Reboot Scores NBC Deal: New Show Will Follow Samantha’s Granddaughter Daphne

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Bewitched, which originally starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens, is getting an NBC remake. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

With a twitch of the nose and a little bit of magic, Bewitched is coming back! The beloved comedy series, which ran from 1964 through 1972, is being revived and reformatted in a new take. Deadline reports that the remake has landed at NBC and will be penned by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who wrote 2012’s The Vow

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This new series will center around Daphne, the granddaughter of Samantha Stephens (played by Elizabeth Montgomery in the original series) and the daughter of Tabitha Stephens (played by Lisa Hartman in the spin-off series in 1976).

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The original Bewitched series ran from 1964 to 1972. In 1976 the spin-off series Tabitha aired, and in 2005, Nora Ephron wrote and directed a movie remake starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. ABC PHOTO ARCHIVES

Daphne is a “single twentysomething witch who has always used her magical powers to conjure herself the perfect life,” Deadline writes. The witch runs into a bit of trouble when she discovers she can’t conjure up true love. 

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The original series followed Samantha, a witch who marries an ordinary man and tries to live a magic-free life. In 2005, Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell starred in the Nora Ephron remake. 

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