Melissa Joan Hart Enchants ‘Sabrina’ Fans With 20th Anniversary Message
Witches may be immortal, but they still age — a harsh point Melissa Joan Hart drove home yesterday (September 27) when she pointed out that it's been 20 YEARS since the premiere of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Yes, even Salem is getting a little long in the feline tooth.
The TGIF show, which aired alongside the likes of Boy Meets World and Teen Angel, aired its very first episode on September 27, 1996 to nearly 18 million viewers, many of whom incredulously responded to Hart's Facebook post that rang in the anniversary.
"Happy anniversary to my crew, cast and fans and especially to my amazing executive producer who created the show and also happens to be my mommy!! #20yearsflewby," Hart wrote before fans shared memories of the show and favorite episodes.
"Sabrina The Teenage Witch WAS my childhood and helped me and so many others who weren't 'the same' as their classmates. I'll still be watching at 40!" one wrote. Another noted "I'm absolutely sure that Sabrina The Teenage Witch is and will be an important part of the television history. I was just 4 when it started and still love it. My little sister loves it too. Thanks for those magic moments!"
The show, which featured huge pop culture cameos from the likes of Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys, followed a 16-year-old Sabrina, who'd only just discovered she was a half-witch. Also, she received an admonition that if she ever saw her mother again, her mother would turn into a ball of wax. UGH, PARENTS!!!
The show's final episode aired in 2003 and saw Sabrina and back-and-forth boyfriend Harvey (Nate Richert) discovering they were officially soulmates.
Were you a fan of Sabrina, and can you believe it's been so long since Episode 1? Share a favorite memory from the show in the comments.
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