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Episode 102 – Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Movie
Many of you remember Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman, and the many adventures she went on over numerous seasons with her 2 quirky aunts and her talking cat bent on world domination. But what you may not remember is that her portrayal of that character started out in a made for TV movie on Showtime. This movie also starred a very young Ryan Reynolds. Yes, that Ryan Reynolds. Yes, we never thought Deadpool could somehow cross streams with Archie Comics or Sabrina…but here we are!
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a 1996 American television film adaptation based on the comic book series of the same name from Archie Comics. It served as a pilot for the Sabrina the Teenage Witch television series and premiered on Showtime on April 7, 1996.
The only two actors who would appear in both the film and television series would be Melissa Joan Hart, whose character possessed a different surname from her comic book and television counterpart, and Michelle Beaudoin, whose character was renamed for the television series. Also of note is the fact that, unlike the comics, which were set in the fictional town of Greendale, and the eventual television series (located in an equally fictional town named Westbridge), the television film was said to take place in Riverdale. This was the name originally used in the comics for the home of Archie and his group of friends. Although set in the United States, just like the comics and said television series, the movie was shot entirely in British Columbia, Canada.
Melissa Joan Hart, Clarissa Explains It All, Melissa and Joey, God’s Not Dead 2, Sherry Miller, La Femme Nikita, E.N.G. Queer As Folk, Charlene Fernetz, Made in America, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Diagnosis Murder, The Outer Limits, Michelle Beaudoin, Ginger Snaps 2, Tobias Mehler, Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, Disturbing Behavior, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Inuyasha, Death Note, Dragon Ball Z, Bulma, Laura Harris, Dead Like Me, 24, Ryan Reynolds, Two Guys and a Girl, Van Wilder, Blade Trinity, Green Lantern, Deadpool, Waiting…, Just Friends, Tibor Takács, Ice Spiders, George Gladir, Dan DeCarlo
Original comic series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabrina_the_Teenage_Witch