When Bewitched first aired on September 17, 1964, no one could have imagined it would still be alive today. While the show itself lasted eight seasons, Samantha’s signature twitchy nose is something nearly everyone still recognizes to this day. Multiple spin-offs hit the airwaves, and even a full-on remake was made; however, none of the attempts could quite capture what the original could.
Here are some things you probably didn’t know about Bewitched, including some revelations by the cast and crew!
The Films That Inspired The Iconic Show
The TV show was created after Sol Saks watched the films I Married A Witch and Bell, Book and Candle. Saks modeled the script for the pilot episode after the films.
He said in interviews after the show aired that he wasn’t worried about any litigation, considering that both movies were owned by Columbia Pictures. That studio owned Screen Gems, which was the company that produced the Bewitched TV series.