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  • TV Review: 'Salem'

    Marking WGN's concerted foray into original series, "Salem" wants to have it both ways. This late-17th-century dive into the Salem, Mass., witch trials paints the Puritans as hypocritical scolds, yet also embraces the notion that there really were witches operating at the time, which makes their capital punishments seem a little less crazed and paranoid -- never mind that it runs counter to the rather more dull historical record and lessons learned about the true nature of witch hunts. Mostly, this basic-cable drama plays like a rather flat supernatural soap, despite the lush period trappings.
  • 'Salem' doesn't whip up enough magic

    Another cable network rushes into the original scripted programming fray this weekend with WGN America's debut of "Salem" (10 p.m. EDT Sunday), a loopy but-not-loopy-enough witch show. Set in 17th-century Massachusetts, the "Salem" pilot is long on setup...

    Brannon Braga talks new TV treks with series ‘Salem,’ ‘Cosmos’ reboot

     
    This article has been corrected. See below. For some fans, Brannon Braga forever will be associated with Gene Roddenberry's vast, […]

    'Salem' 1st official trailer shows cast, characters

    'Salem' 1st official trailer shows cast, characters
    The first official trailer for WGN America's "Salem," which won't be shown on TV until Saturday, offers a better look at the cast and actual footage from the series. "Salem," premiering April 20, retells the story of the Salem witch trials in 17th...

    TCA: 'Salem' stirs new witches' brew for WGN America

    TCA: 'Salem' stirs new witches' brew for WGN America
    "Salem" carries a warning: Witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be. The drama, which will premiere April 20 on WGN America as its first original series, explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials while...