Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Season 1 (1996 - 1997)

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Season 1
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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A smart teen show with magic and a talking cat, Sabrina the Teenage Witch won our hearts and went on to be a 90s TGIF staple.

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Critic Ratings: 15

73%

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User Ratings: 28

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 27, 1996
2
Air date: Oct 4, 1996
3
Air date: Oct 11, 1996
4
Air date: Oct 18, 1996
5
Air date: Oct 25, 1996
6
Air date: Nov 1, 1996
7
Air date: Nov 8, 1996
8
Air date: Nov 15, 1996
9
Air date: Nov 22, 1996
10
Air date: Nov 29, 1996
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Cast

Melissa Joan Hart
as Sabrina Spellman
Caroline Rhea
as Aunt Hilda Spellman
Beth Broderick
as Aunt Zelda Spellman
Nate Richert
as Harvey Kinkle
Nick Bakay
as Voice of Salem
Jenna Leigh Green
as Libby Chessler
Paul Feig
as Mr. Eugene Pool
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Critic Reviews for Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

That's a slight divergence from the comic book, and I'm sure someone out there has written better analyses on how "Sabrina" usurped stereotypes, but as far as meaningful adaptations go, this one is right up there for a lot of '90s kids.

Jul 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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If ABC didn't already have a new comedy called "Clueless," it would have been an appropriate name for "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The gimmick worked for "Bewitched," and it ought to work just fine for "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

But where the Sabrina in the comics is a winky, slinky minx, the TV Sabrina is a more satisfyingly down-to-earth witch, a girl as anxious about peer pressure and curfews as she is comfortable with levitation and hexes.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

But unlike that old by-the-numbers bonehead comedy starring Elizabeth Montgomery, this new series comes equipped with a brain.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is airy comedy for preadolescents, who might like it as a pleasant respite from drearier TV fare.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was irreverent and absurd, yes, but its feminist ethos and screwball-esque dialogue made it stand out from the average teen show of its day.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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The writing is clever, the cast members hold their own, and Jenna Leigh Green is an absolute joy as the series' Plastic Heather.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Clever writing and the delightful Melissa Joan Hart, formerly on Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All, make this unlikely plot a high schooler's witch fulfillment.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It was filled with great strong female characters who were not written into the usual, 'girl next door', 'love interest', 'friend' but as educated, funny and independent women...

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Set in the teen-age world, Sabrina is ripe for myriad story lines about peer pressure, wanting to be normal and maybe even how to make acne disappear.

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch reminds us that while magic can be helpful, life is about being mature enough to face the consequences of our actions, not waving a wand or reciting a spell.

Jan 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Season 1

  • Oct 28, 2019
    I love Sabrina The Teenage Witch because it follows the comics' personality of comedy and magic! I love this show so much!
  • Jul 10, 2019
    Still reminds me of coming home after school. Great Sitcom, but the Last season was not my favourite. Sabrina should have stayed home.

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