It’s never a shock to hear someone is rebooting anything these days, so perhaps the fact that in this case it’s not something that still feels new helps to soften the blow.
It’s being reported that CBS is interested in remaking the classic TV sitcom Bewitched, and that they have ordered a script from Sony Pictures Television. The original show ran for eight seasons on ABC, starting in 1964 and ending in 1972.
A movie version of the show starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman was made in 2005, but it arrived to very poor critical (25% Rotten, 4.8 out of 10 on IMDb) and box office (budget: $85 million, worldwide gross: $131 million) response.
Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher, who produced the ’05 movie, will be executive producing this potential new series for CBS through their Red Wagon Entertainment.