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Salem

salem01Network: WGN America
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: April 20, 2014 – TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle, Xander Berkeley, and Iddo Goldberg.

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TV show description:
A supernatural and historical drama, this TV show is set in the 17th century in colonial Massachusetts. During a significant time in the history of American politics, religion and society, this series tells the story behind the infamous witch trials.

Salem Village and Salem Town feuded over property, grazing rights and church rights. The government was dominated by Puritan leaders. People were scrutinized closely and this resulted in discord. They were afraid of being persecuted for anything that may offend the Puritan mindset and the word “witch” was an easy and appropriate curse hurled at someone who behaved abnormally.

In Salem, the witches are a part of day-to-day life, but they are not who or what they seem to be. Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) is the most powerful witch of Salem and her secrets threaten her position of power. Mary is the wife of George Sibley (Michael Mulheren), the ailing, wealthy head of the Selectmen of Salem.

While leading a double life, Mary depends on her faithful servant and friend, mysterious Tituba (Ashley Madekwe), to carry out her agenda. Mary is ruthless, yet vulnerable; her world is torn into two when Salem’s native son, John Alden (Shane West) returns after many years at war. John and Mary were lovers before he left the Puritan town of Salem.

John takes on the role of being the voice of reason in this town that’s obsessed with witch hunts and unexplained phenomena. He realizes that suspicion and fear result in innocent people being victimized. Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) is a well-educated local aristocrat who leads the witch hunt, preaches from the Bible, and visits a brothel in the evenings.

John and Mary find themselves in the middle of a romance while Cotton’s witch hunt engulfs the town in hysteria and horror, and the supernatural.
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Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

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What do you think? Do you like the Salem TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Anonymous July 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Love it

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Erik Barnes July 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I think the series IS very exciting!!!! The actors/actresses preformed extremely well and the plots were terrific, leaving me wanting more.!!!!! It’s a shame we may have to wait almost a full year to continue the journey, but it should definitely happen!! Best series I’ve seen since American Horror Story-Covent. Actually better!!!

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Sylvia July 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Too dark! Not everyone remembers the past lives of “the burning” of innocents. This story is not true to what happened at all. Witches are created by the Christian bibles. True witches believe and practice no harm to none. Truth today needs to be told for the Wiccan path that remains in true to the harmony of nature. The dark side believes in persecuting others for power. No love involved there at all.

Wait until you see.

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Sylvia Barnes July 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

The “Salem” fantastical TV show is very dark and cruel to the true history of the Wiccan path. The Great Rite is not a death ritual at all for instance. True witches do not worship the dark side or Satanic path. That would be satanists instead. Many innocents in true history were killed during the very real “burning times”. This show just furthers what the the Christian religion during the 1600 – 1800′s took so that women would lose their land, not be able to practice mid-wifery, or use herbs to heal others. Hundreds and thousands of wise men and women lost their lives so they would not use their power against the church. This is another lie to a story for entertainment furthering the Christian religion’s belief of the word Witch or Pagan.

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Selena July 14, 2014 at 7:21 am

Usually I begin watching shows but never continue them either because they don’t keep my interest or they become predictable. Salem, however, has managed to not only hope for Mondays to come around (I watch it on Hulu plus) but also always surprises me and leaves me hanging with every episode! I really love this TV show and would greatly love the producers, WGN and anybody who has a say on Salem continuing on for a second season if they decide to continue filming it!

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SAM July 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

I learned that the whole season will repeat next Sunday. July 20.

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HARRY C. GIRTMAN July 13, 2014 at 1:59 am

I never get hooked on TV shows, Salem however has me counting the minutes until
the next Sunday broadcast.
Comcast cable does not carry Salem, I have to get it off line or on demand. somebody should tell Comcast to get on the wagon and provide quality programing like Salem!

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SAM July 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

It must be your area because I subscribe to Comcast, which carries WGN in my area.

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Blacksheep July 2, 2014 at 2:02 am

I LOVE this show! Please DO NOT Cancel! Lots of life lessons in this. Learning to deal with sociopaths/psychopaths/drama kings and queens/narcissists/anti-social personalities etc. even way back in the 1700′s has lessons we can use 30 years later!!

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SAM July 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Does anyone know if the episodes will repeat before the season finale?

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Chris June 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm

I agree hopefully. They will give it more time to see what I see

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Chris June 30, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Dont cancel I love this I wait every Sunday for it

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Karen June 24, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I love this show. It is the only show I wait for. I really hope they renew it.

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cheryl June 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

I absoulty love this show and hop it runs for a long time.

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sarah catlin June 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

brilliant show, I just cant get enough and hope they do more I will be lost if they don’t.
please make another series.
pure brilliant

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William Huber June 19, 2014 at 10:59 am

The show should be renewed. The acting is fantastic and quite believable, Great show that deserves a second season at least.

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