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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is Melissa's latest TV series,
airing on ABC, Fridays at 8pm ET.
But the Sabrina character has a long history that goes back
to the early 1960's.
Here's a brief history of the character,
provided by Paul Castiglia, promotional director for Archie Comics.
Broomsticks Flying Through Hourglasses
Sabrina the Teenage Witch time-line
compiled by Archie Comics archivist Paul Castiglia!
- October, 1962
- Sabrina The Teenage Witch makes her first appearance
in ARCHIE'S MADHOUSE #22.
- December, 1969
- Sabrina is one of the leading characters
in ARCHIE'S TV LAUGH OUT #1,
a new comic series where she interacts with Archie and the whole teenage crew
from Riverdale High.
- September, 1971
- SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH -- the Saturday morning animated series --
premieres on the CBS network.
Simultaneously, she makes frequent ``guest appearances''
on another popular animated series, THE GROOVIE GHOULIES.
- April, 1971
- Sabrina graduates to her own comic series when
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #1 debuts.
- January, 1972
- The first appearance of ``Sabrina's Christmas Magic,''
a recurring feature of the ARCHIE GIANT SERIES anthology.
- September, 1972
- Sabrina gives The Cryptkeeper a run for her money
as CHILLING ADVENTURES IN SORCERY AS TOLD BY SABRINA #1
puts her in the ghost's... er... host's seat!
- September, 1977
- SABRINA, SUPERWITCH, a new Saturday morning cartoon series,
premieres on the NBC network.
Later that year, Sabrina episodes are combined with Archie episodes
to create THE NEW ARCHIES/SABRINA HOUR.
- September, 1993
- Sabrina gets her very own series of 48-page annual specials,
originally called SABRINA'S HALLOWEEN SPOOOKTACULAR.
The title is changed the following year to SABRINA'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR.
- April, 1996
- SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, the live-action TV movie,
premieres on the SHOWTIME cable network
to great reviews and terrific ratings.
The movie features Melissa Joan Hart,
known to millions as the title character in Nickelodeon's hit show,
``Clarissa Explains It All'',
- September, 1996
- The ABC network spins off the live-action SHOWTIME movie
into a prime-time SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH sitcom
for it's ``TGIF'' Friday night line-up of family-oriented programming.
Once again, the popular Melissa Hart is on board portraying Sabrina.
- September, 1996
- SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #1,
an all-new comic featuring a photo cover of Melissa Hart
is published by Archie Comics.
- My page about the Showtime movie
- includes full credits and links to pictures
- Entry for Showtime movie at the Internet Movie Database
- no explanation necessary, I hope
- ABC's page about the series
- includes short bios for the main cast members
- Entry for ABC series at Ultimate TV Show List
- links for episode guides, FAQs, web-sites, etc.
- Archie Comics Online
- all about the Sabrina comic book
Other Sabrina-related links are listed in
Melissa Joan Hart sites around the net.
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