'Good Witch' Season 3 May Be Months Away, So Let These Series Enchant You In The Meantime
Now more than ever, TV provides a much-needed respite from the real world. Sometimes, you just need a feel-good show to pick you right up. Hallmark Channel's original series Good Witch is just that. The series follows the charming mother-daughter duo of Cassie and Grace Nightingale who enchant the new father and son next door and the small town they all live in. Unfortunately, the good times are about to end as the Season 2 finale of the supernatural dramedy airs Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET. But let's all think optimistically that Good Witch will return for Season 3. What else can you do?
Luckily, you don't need any witchcraft to turn that wish into reality. Hallmark Channel has already announced that it has renewed Good Witch for Season 3, Deadline reported earlier this month. What's more, a Halloween special is slated to air in October, according to the report.
Unfortunately, a specific premiere date for Season 3 of Good Witch hasn't been announced yet, but production on the upcoming season is scheduled to begin in August in Toronto and is expected to bow sometime in 2017, Deadline stated. Season 1 of the show premiered at the end of February 2015, and Season 2 bowed in April 2016, according to TV Guide, so it seems likely that the next season will arrive in the first half of next year.
Of course, Cassie and Grace aren't the first TV witches to steal our hearts (in a good way). In fact, those with magical, mystical powers, both with good and bad intentions, have dazzled us on the small screen for decades. While you wait for Good Witch to return with more new episodes, let these TV witches cast a spell on you.
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
Sabrina Spellman is hands-down my favorite TV witch of all time. First of all, she was portrayed by the always-delightfully hammy Melissa Joan Hart. Her talking black cat Salem was just about the coolest and cutest living thing around, animal or human. And she had magic to help her get through high school and eventually college. The entire series is available to watch on Hulu now, and you should still find it entertaining after all these years.
Entertainment and pop culture often present not just one witch but a whole witchy family. That's exactly what Charmed does, chronicling the adventures of a trio of sisters who discover their supernatural powers at the start of the series, all eight seasons of which are available to stream on Netflix now. With Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Shannen Doherty initially at the helm of this show, followed by the addition of Rose McGowan after Doherty's departure after Season 3, you'll see that witchcraft doesn't get much fiercer than this.
Once Upon A Time
Since ABC's Once Upon a Time incorporates the characters from many of Disney's films, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's filled with magic. Some of the enchanting characters that have appeared on the show over the years include Elsa from Frozen, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. Finding out what stories Once Upon a Time has left to tell when it returns for Season 6 on ABC in the fall, the network announced last month, is all part of the fun.
Game Of Thrones
One of the things that sets Game of Thrones a part from other epic historical series is that it has a major supernatural component. And sometimes that element of the show, which airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, can come in pretty handy when you need to bring a certain beloved character back to life with the help of magic (cough cough Jon Snow cough cough). But the best part is that Game of Thrones doesn't rely on magical effects or storytelling to make it a compelling series.
The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle may have lasted for only one season on The CW, but it's still an intriguing series. The show begins when a 16-year-old girl moves to a new town to live with her grandmother after the death of her mom. As if that wasn't enough to handle, she also discovers that she's a witch, along with five other teens. You can watch the entire series on Netflix now, but be forewarned: You might be sad when you realize that there's no more where that came from.
American Horror Story: Coven
Of course, Ryan Murphy explored witchcraft in his horror anthology series American Horror Story. Season 3, which was subtitled Coven, followed a New Orleans school of witches descended from Salem. Murphy certainly always has an interesting take on the high school experience, and AHS: Coven is no exception. Its all-star cast includes the likes of Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Kathy Bates. Plus, this season gave us the iconic Emma Roberts meme above. Catch the entire series on Netflix now so you can stop feeling so left out if you haven't seen it already.
But if you like your witches a bit more wholesome than those featured in AHS: Coven, Good Witch will be back on your TV in no time.
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