CBS orders 'Bewitched' script
August 10th, 2011
04:37 PM ET

CBS orders 'Bewitched' script

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?


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  1. Blake

    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????

    September 7, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. penny television

    I'm reading everywhere that CBS is looking into casting Jenny McCarthy as the leading role as Sam.

    August 18, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Jenna Elfman as Samantha (third time's a charm)

    August 13, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Abner Kravitz

    and that crazy twin sister! give me a break! new material!!!!!!!

    August 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. charlie

    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??????

    August 11, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Brian Pennington

    David Hyde Pierce as Uncle Arthur. Betty White as Aunt Clara.

    August 11, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tom Bruce

    Sarah Palin and Charlie Sheen

    August 11, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. Abner Kravitz

    They drove my poor Gladys crazy...... now it's starting again. Leave well enough alone. Write something new, lazy bass-turds!

    August 11, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Peace

    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 !

    August 11, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Nice

    One of the Wayans brothers as Darron, Sarah Chaulk as Samantha who would play Tabitha??

    August 11, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sandra

    And Shirley McLaine as Endora

    August 11, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sandra Fulloon

    oh and Maggie Smith as Aunt Clara

    August 11, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sandra Fulloon

    January Jones and Jon Hamm as Samantha and Darrin

    August 11, 2011 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. mzmyers

    Darrin – Jim Carrey
    Samantha – Jenny McCarthy

    August 11, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. ironman1

    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

    August 11, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  16. Liz in PA

    Betty White ~ Aunt Clara
    Katherine Heigl – Samantha
    Bebe Neuwirth – Endora
    Fran Drescher – Gladys Kravitz
    Darrin – agree with lastlap ^ Jerry O'Connell

    August 11, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  17. Sick of Mediocrity

    No one. It's gonna suck. Doesn't anyone have an original idea anymore?

    August 11, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  18. peter

    Hollywood really sucks big time! whatever happened to them? all r a bunch of brain dead idiots!

    August 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mr. Kravitz

    Not again! i had enough of that weird family in the 60's. Hollywood, come up with some new stuff!

    August 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Beautiful Vixen

    Ugh..another remake. I hope to G-d Hollywood falls into the fr!cken sea.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  21. alecia

    Kelsey Grammer for Dr. Bombay and Fran Drescher for Mrs. Crabbits(sp) and Im @ a loss for Aunt Clara! Dont forget Maurice (Samanthas dad)!

    August 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Gary

    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?

    August 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. toes

    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.

    August 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. AlexSD

    Samantha: Anne Hathaway, Darin – Seth MacFalrane.

    But CBS should leave the hit 60s show alone.

    August 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Hilery

    Perez Hilton(Uncle Arthor) Betty White(0ezmerellda)

    August 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  26. alecia

    Susan Sullivan (Kitty on Dharma and Greg) for Endora! Do I hear John Lithgow for Larry Tate?

    August 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  27. veronica

    Too bad Melissa Joan Hart already has a series. She would have fit right in with the magical world of Bewitched.

    August 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Nathan

    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...

    August 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ree

      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?

      August 11, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  29. Troy

    Kelly RIpa would be a perfect Samantha.

    August 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Vip

    @ 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.

    August 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Don

    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.

    August 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  32. ♂ The Måd Råp3r ♂

    Just testing out the man symbols in my nick.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Geoff

    Jenny Garth or the actress that was in 'Savannah' that looks just like Elizabeth Montgomery. A better question would be, "Who should play Endora?"

    August 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. alecia

    @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.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Kenny

    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.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHaoZ

      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.

      August 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Alecia Lee

    Taylor Swift and Zack Efron

    August 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  37. lastlap

    Piper Perabo and Jerry O'Connell

    August 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |

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