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Looking Back: Dark Shadows 1991

Amid all the debate and anticipation surrounding the new Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film version, the previous revival of Dark Shadows ends up forgotten. It premiered in 1991, an hour-long weekly show in primetime on the NBC network.  That alone changed a great deal.  Whereas the original was a daily half-hour, the new program had to…Continue readingLooking Back: Dark Shadows 1991

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The Lost Dark Shadows

Way back in 2004, the then-WB network commissioned a pilot which would try to update and re-imagine a classic 1960s t.v. series. It was a genre show, all about an American family facing extraordinary challenges. Its still-loyal fan base included many who considered the so-called villain of the piece their favorite character. Network executives hoped…Continue readingThe Lost Dark Shadows

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Dark Shadows Update

Johnny Depp as a vampire. A minor joy in my life for the past year and a half has been getting to tell someone the news. Turns out, Depp (like yours truly) was a huge fan of the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” and his production company bought the rights to it. Now Tim Burton…Continue readingDark Shadows Update