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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Bewitched, but Not
Bewildered and Bothered

TV Land celebrates the launch of “Bewitched” with a marathon of episodes on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 11 am-7 pm ET/PT.

Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) and her mortal husband, Darrin Stevens bring the supernatural to Morning Glory Circle when the series airs in its regularly-scheduled time slot on the network: weekdays from 5 pm-6 pm ET/PT beginning March 1, 2010.

“’Bewitched’ is a timeless favorite that all generations can enjoy together,” states Jaclyn Cohen, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions for TV Land. “Viewers still love to watch as mortal and immortal worlds intermingle in this quirky and endearing show. TV Land is proud to welcome this lovable cast of characters to the network.”

Emmy award-winning “Bewitched” aired on ABC from 1964-1972. The series follows Samantha Stevens, a stay-at-home wife with a secret. After marrying her husband, ad-exec Darrin Stevens (Dick York, then later played by Dick Sargent), she reveals to him that she is a witch.

Darrin makes her promise never to use her magical powers, but Samantha cannot resist making domestic life just a little easier by a wiggle of her nose to cast a spell, usually backfiring into more trouble than help.

Samantha’s mother, Endora (Agnes Moorehead), does not accept the marriage between her daughter and a mortal husband and constantly visits to unnerve Darrin and complicate their “normal” suburban lifestyle by disobeying his wishes.

Gladys Kravitz (Sandra Gould), the nosy next door neighbor suspects unusual antics occurring in the Stevens household and makes life interesting by relentlessly attempting to uncover Samantha’s secret.