The Will Ferrell-Nicole Kidman film version may have been a flop, but CBS wants to try a small screen remake of “Bewitched.”
The network has ordered a script from Sony Pictures Television for a potential TV remake of the hit ‘60s show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The producers behind the 2005 movie – spouses Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher - are lined up to produce the series.
Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York (and later Dick Sargent) starred in the original series, which ran from 1964 to 1972. The story, of course, followed a suburban witch (Montgomery) married to an advertising executive (York) who couldn't help using magic in her everyday life.
Who should play Samantha and Darrin this time around?
Why does Hollywood have to do this all the time? Are there really no original people in charge anymore? It's bad enough a horrible version of Footloose is about to come out. And to have the people who killed the movie in charge of the show also????
I'm reading everywhere that CBS is looking into casting Jenny McCarthy as the leading role as Sam.
Jenna Elfman as Samantha (third time's a charm)
and that crazy twin sister! give me a break! new material!!!!!!!
Have people lost any ability to develop an "ORIGINAL' idea??? Nothing like messing with a classic. Why not drop the Flintstones into the modern day San Fernando Valley??????
David Hyde Pierce as Uncle Arthur. Betty White as Aunt Clara.
Sarah Palin and Charlie Sheen
They drove my poor Gladys crazy...... now it's starting again. Leave well enough alone. Write something new, lazy bass-turds!
They also had a son, Adam. (I think that was his name) Oh yeah, Larry Tates wife, too. Mr. & Mrs. Stevens, also! Uncle Arthur, ummmm, is that it? Y'all have some good ideas. Kelly Rippa & Jim Carrey, my vote for Sam & Darrin. Good day all !
One of the Wayans brothers as Darron, Sarah Chaulk as Samantha who would play Tabitha??
And Shirley McLaine as Endora
oh and Maggie Smith as Aunt Clara
January Jones and Jon Hamm as Samantha and Darrin
Darrin – Jim Carrey
Samantha – Jenny McCarthy
great cbs already screw up 2 and half men with a bum then 5 o now bewitched leave it a lone you already have to much bums on tv
Betty White ~ Aunt Clara
Katherine Heigl – Samantha
Bebe Neuwirth – Endora
Fran Drescher – Gladys Kravitz
Darrin – agree with lastlap ^ Jerry O'Connell
No one. It's gonna suck. Doesn't anyone have an original idea anymore?
Hollywood really sucks big time! whatever happened to them? all r a bunch of brain dead idiots!
Not again! i had enough of that weird family in the 60's. Hollywood, come up with some new stuff!
Ugh..another remake. I hope to G-d Hollywood falls into the fr!cken sea.
Kelsey Grammer for Dr. Bombay and Fran Drescher for Mrs. Crabbits(sp) and Im @ a loss for Aunt Clara! Dont forget Maurice (Samanthas dad)!
Kelly Ripa (Samantha) and Mark Consuelos (Darren),,,,,,the PERFECT couple to do it! They are married in real life and already have the chemistry. Kelly would be a wonderful Samantha. Wendie Mallick (Hot in Cleveland) as Endora?
Neatalicious ! I really would watch this show. I hope they will not choose minorities as the leads. Other than that, I think it really will be a prtty good show. I Love reruns of the original series. It is a deacent cute show.
Samantha: Anne Hathaway, Darin – Seth MacFalrane.
But CBS should leave the hit 60s show alone.
Perez Hilton(Uncle Arthor) Betty White(0ezmerellda)
Susan Sullivan (Kitty on Dharma and Greg) for Endora! Do I hear John Lithgow for Larry Tate?
Too bad Melissa Joan Hart already has a series. She would have fit right in with the magical world of Bewitched.
Leave it alone already! Hollywood can not come up with anything original for years now. These ridiculous remakes don't work and neither will Dirty Dancing. Geezzz...
you took the words right out of my mouth. No one in hollywood has an original idea so they rehash the same old crap. We the public eat it up. How stupid are we?
Kelly RIpa would be a perfect Samantha.
@ The Mad Rap3r – Stick to the original form.
@ The Article – I don't care who plays the rolls, just DO NOT let Will Ferrell be in any part of the movie/TV series/whatever.
The idiot execs want to hire the same people responsible for the idiot remake that BOMBED? Quit remaking classic tv shows/movies into pure stupid idiocy.
Just testing out the man symbols in my nick.
Jenny Garth or the actress that was in 'Savannah' that looks just like Elizabeth Montgomery. A better question would be, "Who should play Endora?"
@Alecia Lee you are the only other person Ive ever seen with your name spelled like mine! Anyway, James Marsters (Spike on Angel) and Alison Hanigan.
Great – I'd LOVE to see this remade on the small screen, if done intelligently. But why on earth would you use the producers of the god-awful 2005 version of Betwitched? That was – simply put – TERRIBLE. It did not honor the integrity of the original at all and made a mockery of the legions of fans of the show. Get all new people – people who can bring something fresh to the idea and dump the lined-up producers who proved their worth with a flop.
I agree that movie was the will ferrel 90 min pile of crap he does with every movie.its always him.
that bewitched could of been so good if it had been like the tv show..but seeing the same producers are doing
it will be more crap.
Taylor Swift and Zack Efron
Piper Perabo and Jerry O'Connell
oooo, those are 2 good choices!
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