ABC to Launch “Bewitched” Reboot…With Predictably Progressive Twist

One of the go-to formulas for new movies or shows these days is very simple: resurrect an old classic and make it more progressive.

Yay.

So far, the formula hasn’t actually been working that well (remember the all-female Ghostbusters reboot? Yeah…) but Hollywood is still hammering away at it, because apparently creativity and fresh ideas died with the widespread acceptance of political correctness and intersectionality.

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The latest reboot attempt for television will be a third–that’s right, third–rehashing of the classic “Bewitched” with a predictable twist:

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Samantha will be a black single mother.

Oh, how edgy…

Deadline reports that “Just before he recently departed ABC Studios to embark on a rich overall deal at Netflix, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris sold one last high-profile project to ABC: Bewitched, a single camera, interracial blended family comedy based on the popular 1960s sitcom of the same name.”

In this version, Samantha will marry a white mortal, Darren, and the show will teach us the wholesome lesson “that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America.”

Oh, right of course…even when a black woman has magical powers she’s marginalized.

Original.

What’s next, a reboot of ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ featuring undocumented transgender immigrants?

Actually…now that I think about it that might very well be next.

Oh, Hollywood. When will you learn?

 

 

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