Bewitched Pilot Episode (1964)

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Let’s go back to 1964.

Bewitched started out in Black and White and ran for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972.

Elizabeth Montgomery is a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife.

The show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and just missing this mark with an eleventh-place ranking for both seasons four and five.

Bewitched was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens; Dick York (1964–1969) as Darrin Stephens, her husband; Agnes Moorehead as Endora, Samantha’s mother; David White as Larry Tate, Darrin’s boss; Irene Vernon (1964–1966) and later Kasey Rogers (1966–1972) as Louise Tate, Larry’s wife; Alice Pearce (1964–1966) as Gladys Kravitz; George Tobias (1964–1971) as her husband Abner Kravitz; and Erin Murphy (1966–1972) as Tabitha Stephens. Dick Sargent replaced an ailing York for the final three seasons (1969–1972). In 1966, Sandra Gould took over the part of Gladys Kravitz (1966–1971) when Alice Pearce died. Annual semi-regulars included Maurice Evans as Maurice, Samantha’s father; Marion Lorne as Samantha’s Aunt Clara (1964–1968); Alice Ghostley as Esmeralda, Samantha’s babysitter (1969–1972); Paul Lynde as Samantha’s Uncle Arthur (1965–1971); Mabel Albertson as Darrin’s mother Phyllis Stephens (1964–1971); and Robert F. Simon and Roy Roberts alternating the role of Frank Stephens, Darrin’s father (1964–1971)

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