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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Main
Genre Fantasy Sitcom
Created by
Starring Melissa Joan Hart
Caroline Rhea
Beth Broderick
Nick Bakay
Jenna Leigh Green
Nate Richert
Lindsay Sloane
Michelle Beaudoin
Soleil Moon Frye
Elisa Donovan
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 163 (including 3 TV movies)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC (1996–2000)
The WB (2000–2003)
The N (2008-2009)
TeenNick (2009-present)
Original run September 27, 1996 – April 24, 2003
Links
Official Site Nick.com
IMDb profile IMDb
TV.com summary TV.com summary

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American Situation comedy based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. Its first four seasons aired on ABC (ITV, In the UK) from September 27, 1996 to May 5, 2000; the final three seasons ran on The WB Television Network from September 22, 2000 to April 24, 2003.

Premise

The sitcom revolved around a girl who must learn to be responsible for her own actions. As she had the power of magic, she often used it to try to help her loved ones or herself, frequently resulting in literal puns that are often disastrous and humorous. She must also learn to hone her powers while keeping them a secret from those around her.

The program began with Sabrina's adventures in high school in the fictional town of Westbridge, located near Boston, Massachusetts (as opposed to Riverdale, Virginia in the comics). In the series' later seasons, Sabrina graduated from high school and enrolled in college, at the fictional university Adams College, then moved on to her attempts to live on her own and keep a job at the local newspaper. Breaking further from its comic roots, the show ended with Sabrina's wedding with Aaron, although, in the end, she abandons the wedding and runs off with her true love, Harvey Kinkle.

Production

The series came on the success of the 1996 TV movie, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, in which Melissa Joan Hart had played Sabrina Sawyer, with the two aunts played by Sherry Miller (Hilda) and Charlene Fernetz (Zelda). The show is similar to the late 1980s syndicated sitcom Out of This World which also revolved around a teenage girl with magic powers of her own.

When the series came out later that year, Hart became Sabrina Spellman (the character's original last name in the comics), and the aunts were now played by Caroline Rhea (as Hilda) and Beth Broderick (as Zelda). The regular was Salem the wisecracking cat (a puppet that was voiced by Nick Bakay). Hart's real-life sisters Emily and Alexandra played Sabrina's cousins, Amanda and Ally respectively and sister Samantha played a bridesmaid in Sabrina's wedding. The show was never filmed in front of a studio audience, because of the special effects used in its production; a laugh track was used instead. The series was filmed in a single-format, hence every audience clip is laughter and never an "ooh" or an "aw".

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was produced by Hart break Films and Viacom Productions, and later was syndicated through Paramount Television - which would go on to absorb Viacom Productions in 2004, and be renamed to CBS Paramount Television in 2006. Then in 2007, the syndication arm was renamed to CBS Television Distribution.

Los Angeles commercial photographer Keith Munyan, himself a former model, got his start on the series, particularly handling all the shots of Beth Broderick.

Cast

Main article: List of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch characters.
Main article: List of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch cast members.

Main

  • Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman
  • Caroline Rhea as Hilda Spellman
  • Beth Broderick as Zelda Spellman
  • Nate Richert as Harvey Kinkle
  • Nick Bakay as the voice of Salem Saberhagen

Recurring

  • Jenna Leigh Green as Libby Chessler (1996—1999)
  • Michelle Beaudoin as Jennifer "Jenny" Kelly (1996—1997)
  • Lindsay Sloane as Valerie Birkhead (1997—1999)
  • Martin Mull as Principal Willard Kraft (1997—2000)
  • David Lascher as Josh (1999—2002)
  • Soleil Moon Frye as Roxie King (2000—2003)
  • Elisa Donovan as Morgan Cavanaugh (2000—2003)
  • Trevor Lissauer as Miles Goodman (2000—2002)
  • Paul Feig as Biology teacher Mr. Eugene "Gene" Pool (1996—1997)
  • Mary Gross as Mrs. Quick (1997—2000)
  • Carl Michael Lindner as Dr. Brinkman (1998, 1999)
  • Bridget Flanery as Jill (1996—1998)
  • China Shavers as Dreama (1999—2000)
  • Jon Huertas as Brad Alcerro (1999—2000)
  • Alimi Ballard as Quizmaster Albert (1997—1998)
  • Phil Fondacaro as Roland (1997—2000)
  • George Wendt as Mike Shelby (2001—2002)
  • John Ducey as Leonard (2002—2003)
  • Diana-Maria Riva as Annie Martos (2002—2003)
  • Bumper Robinson as James (2002—2003)
  • Andrew Walker as Cole Harper (2002—2003)
  • Dylan Neal as Aaron Jacobs (2003)
  • Emily Hart as Amanda (1996—2003)
  • Penn Jillette as Drell (1996—1997)
  • Donald Faison as Dashiell (1997–1998)
  • Barbara Eden as Great Aunt Irma (2002–2003)

Episodes List

List of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Episodes

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Episodes
Season Episodes Season
premiere
Season
End
Season 1: 1996-1997 24 September 27, 1996 May 16, 1997
Season 2: 1997-1998 26 September 26, 1997 May 15, 1998
Season 3: 1998-1999 25 September 25, 1998 May 21, 1999
Season 4: 1999-2000 22 September 24, 1999 May 05, 2000
Season 5: 2000-2001 22 September 22, 2000 May 18, 2001
Season 6: 2001-2002 22 October 05, 2001 May 10, 2002
Season 7: 2002-2003 22 September 20, 2002 April 24, 2003

Film

There are three television movies made for the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch television series, one of which serves as the television pilot, and two are films within the series.

Main article: Sabrina Goes to Rome.
Main article: Sabrina, Down Under.

Soundtrack

The Sabrina, the Teenage Witch soundtrack, which was released on October 27,
1998 by Geffen Records, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Track listing

  1. "Walk of Life" - Spice Girls
  2. "Abracadabra" - Sugar Ray
  3. "Hey, Mr. DJ (Keep Playin' This Song)" - Backstreet Boys
  4. "One Way or Another" - Melissa Joan Hart
  5. "Kate" - Ben Folds Five
  6. "Show Me Love" (Radio edit) - Robyn S.
  7. "Giddy Up" - 'N Sync
  8. "Slam Dunk (Da Funk)" - Five
  9. "Magnet & Steel" - Matthew Sweet
  10. "So I Fall Again" - Phantom Planet
  11. "I Know What Boys Like" - Pure Sugar
  12. "Smash" - The Murmurs, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey
  13. "Dr. Jones (Metro 7" Edit)" - Aqua
  14. "Soda Pop" - Britney Spears
  15. "Amnesia" (Radio remix) - Chumbawamba
  16. "Blah, Blah, Blah" - The Cardigans

Syndication

Currently, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch can be seen in the United States in syndication on cable television networks ABC Family and The N. In Canada, the show can be seen on YTV. The show also ran on Nickelodeon's TeeNick from 2003 to 2005

DVD releases

List of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch DVD's
On November 14, 2006, CBS Home Entertainment announced the release of the first season of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch on DVD. A four-disc set which contains all twenty-four episodes of the first season - presented in full screen along with English Stereo Surround tracks and Closed Captioning. The set was released on March 6, 2007. The second season was released on July 31, 2007 with some minor song replacements, such as the replacement of the Savage Garden song "Truly Madly Deeply" in the episode "The Equalizer". The release of the third season, on January 15, 2008, saw more cuts and song replacements, including the removal of the guest appearance by Phantom Planet.


The Complete First Season
Set details Special features
  • Studio: CBS/Paramount
  • 24 episodes
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: None
  • None Included
Release dates
North America UK AUS
March 6 2007 August 27 2007 September 6 2007
The Complete Second Season
Set details Special features
  • Studio: CBS/Paramount
  • 26 episodes
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: None
  • None Included
Release dates
North America UK AUS
July 31 2007 August 11 2008 June 5 2008
The Complete Third Season
Set details Special features
  • Studio: CBS/Paramount
  • 25 episodes
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: None
  • None Included
Release dates
North America UK AUS
January 15 2008 September 15 2008 October 1 2008
The Complete Fourth Season
Set details Special features
  • Studio: CBS/Paramount
  • 22 episodes
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: None
  • None Included
Release dates
North America UK AUS
June 17 2008 TBA TBA

International

Sabrina has been internationally broadcast by the following stations under the following names:

Country Name Translation Station
Albania Sabrina, shtriga Sabrina, shtriga Junior TV
Argentina Sabrina, la Bruja Adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Telefe, Nickelodeon Latin America
Asia Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Star World (Stopped Airing in 2006)
Middle East Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch ShowComedy on Showtime Arabia , MBC 2 ,Also In E-Junior But Private For e-Vision Subscribes
Australia Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch TV1 and WIN Television formerly on the Seven Network and Network Ten
Austria Sabrina - Total verhext Sabrina - Totally Bewitched ORF1
Belgium Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Kanaal 2
Bosnia Sabrina, tinejdžerska vještica Sabrina, The Teen Witch Federalna televizija
Brazil Sabrina, a Aprendiz de Feiticeira Sabrina, The Apprentice Witch Record, Nickelodeon, TV2 Guaíba
Bulgaria Cабрина, младата вещица Sabrina, The Young Witch BNT Channel 1, GTV, Diema
Canada Sabrina, The Teenage Witch/
Sabrina, l'apprentie sorcière
Sabrina, The witch apprentice ABC, the WB, YTV
Chile Sabrina, la bruja adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch TVN, Nickelodeon
Colombia Sabrina, la bruja adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch RCN TV, Nickelodeon
Costa Rica Sabrina, la Bruja Adolescente Sabrina, The Teenege Witch Nickelodeon, Teletica
Croatia Sabrina, mala vještica Sabrina, The Little Witch RTL Televizija
The Czech Republic Sabrina, mladá čarodějnice Sabrina, A Young Witch TV Prima
Denmark Sabrina - Skolens Heks Sabrina - The School's Witch TV3 (Viasat)
Dominican Republic Sabrina, la Bruja Adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Teleantillas, Nickelodeon
Ecuador Sabrina, la bruja adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Ecuavisa, Nickelodeon
Finland Sabrina, teininoita Sabrina, The Teenage Witch YLE TV2
France Sabrina, l'apprentie sorcière Sabrina, The Apprentice Witch France 2, Gulli
Germany Sabrina, Total verhext Sabrina, Totally Bewitched ProSieben
Hungary Sabrina, a tiniboszorkány Sabrina, The Teenage Witch TV2 (Hungary), Viasat 3
Iceland Nornin Unga The Young Witch RÚV
India Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Star World
Indonesia Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch RCTI
Ireland Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch RTÉ Two.
Israel סברינה, המכשפה הצעירה
(Sabrina, Hamekhashefa Ha-Tse'ira)
Sabrina, The Young Witch Channel 3 (Israel), Kids Channel
Italy Sabrina, Vita da Strega Sabrina, A Witch Life Italia 1, Boing
Japan サブリナ Sabrina Disney Channel Japan
Malaysia Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch NTV7
Mexico Sabrina, la Bruja Adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Televisa, Nickelodeon
The Netherlands Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Nickelodeon Netherlands
New Zealand Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch TV3 (New Zealand)
Norway Heksen Sabrina Sabrina, the witch TV3 (Viasat)
Philippines Sabrina The Teenage Witch Sabrina The Teenage Witch Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC) and
(Nickelodeon) but they stopped airing it in 2006.
Perú Sabrina, la Bruja Adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch América Televisión, Frecuencia Latina, Nickelodeon
Poland Sabrina, nastoletnia czarownica Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Polsat
Portugal Sabrina, a Bruxinha Adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Little Witch RTP 2
Romania 'Sabrina, vrajitoarea adolescenta' 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch TVR 2
Russia Сабрина - маленькая ведьма
(Sabrina, malen'kaya ved'ma)
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch СТС
Serbia Sabrina, veštica tinejdžerka Sabrina, The Teenage Witch RTS 1
Slovakia Sabrina, mladá čarodejnica Sabrina, The Young Witch Markíza
South Africa Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch SABC 1
Spain Sabrina, cosas de brujas Sabrina, Witches' Matters Antena 3 (Spain), Cuatro
Sweden Sabrina tonårshäxan Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Kanal 5
Turkey Sabrina Sabrina ATV Turkey
Ukraine Сабрина - юна відьма Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Новий канал
United Kingdom Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Nickelodeon UK, CITV, ITV
Uruguay Sabrina, la Bruja Adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Saeta TV Channel 10, Nickelodeon
Venezuela Sabrina, la bruja adolescente Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Venevision, Nickelodeon
Vietnam Sabrina, cô phù thủy nhỏ Sabrina, The Little Witch VTV3, Đài truyền hình Việt Nam
1Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and other countries.

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