Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

US tv series (1977-1978). Columbia/ABC. Pr William Asher (1921-2012), Robert Stambler, George Yanok. Exec pr Jerry Mayer. Dir Bruce Bilson and others. Writers Martin Donovan, Ed Jurist, Bernie Kahn, Mayer, Bernard Wolpert, Yanok. Created by Mayer. Based on Bewitched (1964-1972). Starring David Ankrum (Adam Stevens), Lisa Hartman (Tabitha Stevens), Bruce Kimmel (Adam Stevens in the first pilot), Liberty Williams (Tabitha Stevens in the first pilot). 2 pilots plus 14 30min episodes. Colour.

This spinoff from Bewitched featured the adventures of Tabitha, seen in the earlier show as a young Witch and now grown up and trying to make it in the working world. In the first pilot, Tabitha is an editorial assistant at a fashion magazine in San Francisco. The second pilot and subsequent series found her working as a production assistant at a Los Angeles tv station. Relatively little emphasis was put on Tabitha's magical capabilities, and the show degenerated into a standard sitcom. [BC]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.