It's been recently announced that CBS is rebooting Bewitched for television. Okay, this isn't the first time an old series has been re-imagined for television...or film. It has proven to be a very mixed bag in terms of results. The kicker with the nuBewitched is that some of those behind it are the same ones that brought us the disaster film with Nicole Kidman. Now there's a pedigree for success. Some ideas are a product of their time and some can even be successfully updated for a contemporary audience. In this case, though, I'm highly cynical that a new Bewitched for television will work. I feel it's more than likely it will be sassed up for a contemporary mindset that is usually in the gutter (in my opinion) and lose all charm and genuine humour of the original. (And for the record I cannot stand the rebooted Hawaii Five-O) I'm not saying it couldn't work, but it's all in the execution. For myself a new Bewitched would have a better chance if it had a sensibility more akin to something like Everybody Loves Raymond appealing to a broad demographic of varying age. Twenty-somethings aren't the only ones who watch TV, but if they target this show narrowly at that demographic then I'm reasonably sure this will bomb. We're also getting a rebooted Dallas which is being pitched as a followup show in similar vein as Star Trek TNG was to TOS. I'm sure there are other old shows being considered for a reimagining and it's only a matter of time until we hear of them. Thoughts anyone? And any ideas on old series and how you think it could be effectively revamped for today?