In the mid-1960s, the first wave of fantasy shows featuring spooky families, wish-granting (and belly-baring) genies, and nose-twitching witches made their way onto our TV sets. On Bewitched, audiences watched as a grumpy husband reluctantly learned to accept his magical wife and all the wacky plot lines on a weekly basis. Darrin and Samantha Stephens may not have always seen eye-to-eye about her witchy ways — especially when her family members stopped by to add to the chaos — but there was still a lot of love to be found in each whimsical episode.
Even though it’s been off the air for nearly 50 years, the classic series continues to draw in viewers who discover the reruns. Here, we take a look at some behind-the-scenes stories, which are so fun to share with those who've loved the show from the beginning and each new generation of fans — especially with Halloween right around the corner.
Of course, the biggest question most people think about when it comes to this classic series: Why the heck were there two different Darrins?
Take a look below to learn the truth behind the recasting and more bewitching facts about this delightful show!