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Bewitched was a TV sitcom about a witch who falls in love with a mortal and marries him. It originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964 to July 1, 1972. Bewitched enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two show in America during its debut season.
Bewitched is a story about a young-looking witch named Samantha who meets and marries a mortal named Darrin Stephens. While Samantha promises to give up her powers and become a typical suburban housewife, her magical family disapproves of the mixed marriage and often interferes in the couple's lives.
Many of the episodes often begin with Darrin becoming the victim of a spell, the effects of which wreak havoc with mortals such as his boss, clients, parents, and neighbors. Usually by the end of the episode Darrin and Samantha most often embrace, having overcome the devious elements that failed to separate them.
Below is a partial list of the cast of characters;
Samantha Stephens played by Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin Stephens played by Dick York from 1964–1969, then after Dick York became sick and resigned it was played by Dick Sargent from 1969 to 1972.
Endora played by Agnes Moorehead
Larry Tate played by David White
Gladys Kravitz (neighbor)played by Alice Pearce from 1964 to 1966 then Sandra Gould from 1966 to 1971.
Abner Kravitz (neighbor) played by George Tobias from 1964 to 1971.
Serena ( Samanta's evil twin sister ) played by Elizabeth Montgomery
Tabitha Stephens played by Cynthia Black, 1966 also played by Heidi and Laura Gentry, 1966, Tamar and Julie Young 1966, and Diane Murphy from 1966 to 1968, and the most popular one, Erin Murphy from 1966 to 1972.
The majority of the shows took place in the Steven's home located at 1164 Morning Glory Circle. From there scenes switch and also also take place at the Madison Avenue advertising agency that Darrin works for and was called "McMann and Tate" . The Stephens' home was located in a nearby upper-middle-class suburban neighborhood, either in Westport, Connecticut or within New York State, we are not sure since there was conflicting information presented throughout the series.
Bewitched earned nearly two dozen Emmy nominations during its run. In 1970, Bewitched presented a Christmas episode regarding bigotry and racism, and received a special Emmy, the Governor's Award, for the landmark episode "Sisters at Heart".
Bewitched's formula typically involves some sort of disruption created by either Samantha or Darrin's family, or Darrin's boss Larry. The majority of the disruptions stem from some sort of spell or witchcraft. Samantha's responsibility to keep up the family harmony comes into conflict with her vow not to exercise witchcraft. Usually the resolution does come about with witchcraft, but Samantha's role as a good wife undergoes re-inscription because she performed her spells for the sake of her family.
That series premier remains one of the series' most memorable episodes in so many ways. When Samantha reveals to Darrin that she is a witch, he seeks the advice of other people, such as his best friend, doctor and bartender, each of them refuse to take him seriously. So he returns home, resolving "So my wife's a witch. Every married man has to make adjustments."
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