The latest classic sitcom to be getting rebooted — and it truly is a classic — is “Bewitched.” Variety reports that ABC gave a pilot production commitment to the project from Kenya Barris.
“The project hails from ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television,” Variety reports. “It was in the works prior to Barris’ departure this summer from ABC Studios, where he had been under an overall deal. Earlier this month, Barris signed a three-year agreement with an option for two more additional years at Netflix worth $100 million.”
Barris is set to write and executive produce with Yamara Taylor, who’s a co-producer on Barris’ “black-ish.” John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment will also executive produce the single-camera comedy, which reimagines the format as a story featuring a bi-racial couple.
The original “Bewitched,” starring Elizabeth Montgomery, ran on ABC from 1964 to 1972.