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7 May 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tabitha Stephens is the daughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens (from the series "Bewitched"). Like her mother... See more »
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Not even a twitch of the nose could've saved this one... See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 10)

Lisa Hartman ... Tabitha Stephens (12 episodes, 1977-1978)

Robert Urich ... Paul Thurston (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mel Stewart ... Marvin Decker (12 episodes, 1977-1978)

David Ankrum ... Adam Stephens (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Karen Morrow ... Aunt Minerva (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Series Directed by
Charles R. Rondeau (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
William Asher (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Jerry Mayer (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Martin Donovan (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bernie Kahn (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
George Yanok (2 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Jerry Mayer .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
George Yanok .... producer (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Mintz .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Shorty Rogers (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dick DeBenedictis (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard A. Kelley (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gerald Perry Finnerman (4 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Lee Burch (4 episodes, 1977)
Richard Van Enger Jr. (4 episodes, 1977)
John Farrell (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Casting by
Claire Newell (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (13 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Beckman (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sidney Clifford (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
James Hassinger (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Audrey A. Blasdel (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (13 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Production Management
Jon Triesault .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jon C. Andersen .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Triesault .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jon C. Andersen .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects coordinator (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Bohny .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bud Heller .... key grip (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Glen Knight .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Don Cady .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1977)
Bob Bergdahl .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1977)
Leonard Bukey .... key grip (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Casting Department
Al Onorato .... casting supervisor (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Music Department
Jeff Barry .... composer: theme music (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
Lisa Hartman .... singer: theme song (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Bernie Kahn .... executive story consultant (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ed Jurist .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1977)
 

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30 min (12 episodes)
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Trivia:
On the original "Bewitched" (1964) series Tabitha was the older child. In this series she is the kid sister of Adam.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Tabitha and Adam are both in their 20s, despite the series taking place in 1977, only five years after the end of "Bewitched" (1964) in which they were depicted as young children.See more »
Quotes:
Tabitha Stephens:Just a little trick I learned from my mom.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Girls Will Be Girls (2003)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not even a twitch of the nose could've saved this one..., 5 August 2002
Author: pjfarr from Ontario, Canada

Having been a big fan of its parent show BEWITCHED, I really wanted this "spin-off" to work. I thought the idea of following the escapades of a now grown-up Tabitha was an interesting continuation of the BEWITCHED concept.

The first outing (with Liberty Williams as a very unlikely brunette Tabitha) bombed. I actually cringed while watching it. But ABC seemed determined to make it work (someone there was obviously just as big a fan of BEWITCHED) so they reworked the pilot episode by scrapping the entire original cast and crew.

Lisa Hartman was then cast as the lead and proved to be more charming and likeable. The rest of the cast and the writing however were no improvement over the first pilot. It was mainly a regurgitation of many of the familiar BEWITCHED plotlines and ideas, with mortal brother Adam chastising Tabitha every time she used her powers (as daddy Darrin did with Mom Samantha), and obnoxious, mischievous mortal-phobe Aunt Minerva filling in for Endora - causing problems for all the mortals in Tabitha's life. However, even with original characters from BEWITCHED turning up a few times (Dr. Bombay, Mrs. Kravitz) played by the actors who first originated them, the show seemed somehow detached and alien from the original show.

The whole thing was really not funny and only mildly entertaining, and it lasted only a handful of episodes.

Another nail in the show's coffin seemed to be that the sophisticated TV audiences of that era (the mid 70's), by then used to gritty and groundbreaking sitcoms like M*A*S*H, All In The Family, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, scoffed at such frothy nonsense. It would perhaps seem more fitting now in this current TV decade when audiences are more willing to accept such supernatural, effects-heavy shows as The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Sabrina The Teenage Witch (which is in many ways the BEWITCHED of the 90's). With all the current nostalgia these days for the shows/music/movies of the 60's and 70's, it's only a matter of time before someone takes another crack at it...

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