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On her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman finds out that she is a witch. However, instead of helping her, it actually makes life more difficult, especially after she gets on the wrong side of head cheerleader, Libby.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Joan Hart ... Sabrina Spellman
Caroline Rhea ... Hilda Spellman
Beth Broderick ... Zelda Spellman
Nate Richert ... Harvey Kinkle
Jenna Leigh Green ... Libby Chessler
Michelle Beaudoin ... Jennifer 'Jenny' Kelley
Paul Feig ... Mr. Eugene Pool
Nick Bakay ... Salem Saberhagen (voice)
Teller ... Skippy
Debbie Harry ... Cassandra (as Deborah Harry)
Robby Benson ... Edward Spellman
Penn Jillette ... Drell
Melissa Murray Melissa Murray ... Cee Cee
Bridget Flanery ... Jill
Renn Woods ... Mrs. Hecht (as Ren Woods)


On her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman is informed by her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, that she, along with everybody on her father's side of the family, is a witch. However, Sabrina doesn't believe that she has magical powers until she unintentionally turns the head cheerleader at school into a pineapple. Written by fallgeek

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The two male members of the witches counsel are played by famous magical duo Penn and Teller. See more »


It is said that it is Sabrina's 16th birthday. It is also said that she is starting High School as a Freshman that day. In the show both of these facts are true, but in reality most people are Juniors and at their third year of High School at 16 or 17, and Freshman start their first year at High School they are 14 or 15. See more »


Sabrina: So what are you saying? That I'm not who I think I am? You're not who I think you are? And my father lives in a book?
Hilda: [scoffs] Finally, she gets it!
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Featured in ABC TGIF: Episode #8.1 (1996) See more »


Sabrina the Teenage Witch Theme
Written by: Danny Lux
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The pilot
9 December 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Sabrina is no ordinary teenager, she's a teenage witch - if the title of this show didn't give that away then this pilot certainly makes it clear.

The early years of this show were by far the best, with the trio of Sabrina and her aunts being more than enough to keep the laughs coming.

I thought this pilot episode had enough strong moments to show that the series has the potential to do well, largely in part down to the fact that in Melissa Joan Hart it had a natural comedienne who could carry it.

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