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Good Witch has been cancelled 7/9/2021

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From Crown Media Press Release:

 

STUDIO CITY, CA – July 9, 2021 – Hallmark Channel announced today the series finale of the network’s original primetime show, “Good Witch.”


“‘Good Witch’ has enchanted viewers for over a decade with eight original movies, in addition to the seven-season series,” said Randy Pope, SVP, programming & development.

 

“We thank our leads whose chemistry and talent made ‘Good Witch’ such a beloved and uniquely special viewing experience: Catherine Bell, who has brought the inimitable Cassie Nightingale to life for 13 years, and James Denton, who as Dr. Sam Radford has added so much charm and humor to the series. We also extend our gratitude and thanks to the entire cast and crew for their dedication and hard work.”


In the series finale, the Merriwick cousins get ready to face the mysterious force putting their family legacy at risk while changes are in store for others in “The Wedding,” premiering Sunday, July 25, (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Catherine Bell (“Army Wives,” “JAG”), James Denton (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”), Sarah Power (“Killjoys”), Catherine
Disher (“Abby Hatcher”), Kylee Evans (“The Strain”), Katherine Barrell (“Wynonna Earp”), Marc Bendavid (“Murdoch Mysteries”) and Scott Cavalheiro (“Carter”) star.


Catherine Bell has starred as the lead character Cassie Nightingale for a magical 13 years when Hallmark viewers were first introduced to her in the 2008 original movie “The Good Witch.” The popularity of Cassie and her adventures in the bucolic town of Middleton led to seven more movies. In 2015, the franchise was adapted as a primetime series that enjoyed seven enchanting
seasons.

 

 

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Re: Good Witch has been cancelled 7/9/2021

Thank you so much for posting this information @VaBelle35 .  I will miss the show.  I can't believe it only has three more episodes.  

 

Like others, I haven't enjoyed this season as much as previous seasons, but they could have improved it. 


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Re: Good Witch has been cancelled 7/9/2021

I am surprised they didn't wait until the final episode.


I wonder if they think more people will watch the finale if the know it's the last episode.

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Re: Anyone watch Good Witch?


@VaBelle35 wrote:

@shoesnbags wrote:

@mspatmac wrote:

I have tried to watch it but I don't care for the leading lady. I don't know exactly what it is however I can't watch her in anything.  


@mspatmac 

Me too, and I don't know why.


 

I will say Catherine Bell has either done a ton to her face with fillers and botox or she's on heavy steroids.  I find her tough to look at in her movies since 2018.

 

I've loved her for years on Army Wives and Jag.


@VaBelle35 - she's overdone it on the Botox and her lips are crooked.  On a side view, her upper lip looks like a duck's bill.  She was a very attractive woman & witches get older too.....

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Re: Anyone watch Good Witch?

I'm going to miss it.  Something to look forward to Sunday nights.

 

I haven't been enthused about this season either. I was hoping it would get better, instead it's ending. 

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Re: Good Witch has been cancelled 7/9/2021

Thanks for that update, @VaBelle35 .  Makes me wonder if they knew this was the last season so everybody is phoning it in or because it is such a bad season/ratings low (?) they have decided to wrap it up.

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Re: Good Witch has been cancelled 7/9/2021

Someone said that Catherine Bell did a Facebook live a few days ago and she seemed to have a bit of sadness to her, so she probably knew before the official announcement.

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Re: Good Witch has been cancelled 7/9/2021

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I figured the series was canceled when the preview for Sunday's show said only 3 more episodes before the SERIES finale, not SEASON finale.

 

Honestly I think it was time for it to end. As I stated in my previous post, the show is now a shadow of its former self.

 

 

Will Netflix save Good Witch?

 

With Hallmark Channel pulling the plug on Good Witch one of the first questions that has come to the minds of fans is whether Netflix could sweep in to save the show and renew it for an eighth season.

 

Considering Good Witch‘s first five seasons are available to stream on Netflix and Netflix does have a history of saving shows, it’s understandable why there might be a curiosity among fans. Unfortunately, it does not appear that there will be any plans to shop the show around and it’s unlikely that Netflix would save the show even if it were to be shipped around.

 

While Netflix has saved series in the past, it’s been several years since Netflix has saved a show and just this year the streaming service passed on several more high profile series including Manifest, which has been tearing up the charts since its first two seasons arrived on Netflix in June 2021.

 

The good news for Good Witch fans is that is does appear the ending was planned which means we should hopefully get closure and there is always the chance Hallmark could look to revisit the franchise in a future Hallmark Channel original movie.