Kenya Barris speaks onstage during Culture Creators Leaders and Innovators Awards Brunch 2018 at The Beverly Hilton on June 22, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Barris has announced that he's bringing back the television classic "Bewitched."
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‘Bewitched’ is latest show tapped for reboot

The creator of “Black-ish” is trying to put a little magic back on the small screen. 

Kenya Barris has announced a production commitment for a “Bewitched” reboot, Entertainment Weekly is reporting.

The show will be based on the 1960’s sitcom in which  a witch falls in love with a mortal man and takes over suburbia. 

This time the premise set by Barris and writer-producer Yamara Taylor, according to Entertainment Weekly,  is described as: “Samantha, a black hard working, single mom, who happens to be a witch, marries Darren, a white mortal who happens to be a bit of a slacker. They struggle to navigate their differences as she discovers that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America.”

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The show will be produced by ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television and was planned before Barris jumped from ABC Studios and signed a three-year deal with Netflix, Variety reported.

The original “Bewitched” aired on ABC from 1964 to 1972 and starred Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York, who was later replaced by Dick Sargent.

There was also a 2005 feature film which starred Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell in the leads.

“Bewitched” is the latest in a series of remakes of older series. “Charmed,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times” and “Maude” are all potentially being brought back for the latest generation of television fans, Entertainment Weekly reported earlier this year.

One Day at a Time” has started filming its third season for Netflix and a “Magnum PI” reboot is slated to air this Fall on CBS.

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