“The Good Witch,” based on the network’s most successful original movie series of all time and starring
Catherine Bell (“Army Wives,” “JAG,” “Bruce Almighty”), will start production on Season One this fall in Toronto. The network is also proud to add Critics Choice Movie Award nominee Bailee Madison (“Northpole,” “Just Go With It,” “Trophy Wife”) as a series cast regular and Academy Award®nominated producer, writer and director Dan Petrie Jr. (“Beverly Hills Cop,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Turner & Hooch”) as show runner. Season one will have 10 episodes
and is slated for a Q1 2015 premiere.
“We’re are looking forward to working with the immensely talented Dan Petrie Jr. as show runner for this highly anticipated series,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President of Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “His work on award-winning feature films has solidified his reputation for bringing only the best projects to screen.”
Vicary added, “With the addition of Dan to this project, and of Bailee Madison to the already amazing cast, we’re ready to show devoted fans who have fallen in love with Catherine Bell’s signature charm, more of the magical stories they’ve come to expect from this franchise, now on a weekly basis.”
“The Good Witch” series is based on Bell’s beloved character Cassie Nightingale, the raven-haired enchantress who kept audiences spellbound for six installments of the network’s longest-running and highest-rated original movie franchise of all time, with a seventh movie premiering October 25, 9pm ET/PT, 8C. The bewitching Cassie will continue to conjure up her special touch of magic to everyone she meets, in her small town of Middleton.
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