Between 1996-2003, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch was one of the most celebrated children’s shows of the time. Melissa Joan Hart took on the titular role, finding her way in a world where she had to hide her powers, but hone in on her magical powers. Alongside her aunts Hilda and Zelda, played by Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick respectively, as well as her talking cat Salem, voiced by Nick Bakay, the actress provided some infectious and exciting scenes, entertaining the world with truly compelling storylines. But where are those stars today? We take a look to see what happened to the main stars of Sabrina following the show coming to an end…
Melissa Joan Hart – Sabrina Spellman
Hart actually moved behind the camera following Sabrina, directing a 15-minute short film called Mute which starred her sister. Then going on to feature in shows such as Law & Order: SVU and even competing in the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars, it wasn’t until 2010 that Hart locked down a full-time project. Between 2010-2015, Hart would return to television with a weekly series called Melissa & Joey, alongside Joey Lawrence. It was an ABC Family sitcom which saw Hart play a woman who hired a male nanny to help care for her sister’s children. Hart even put her directorial skills to the test once more on the show.
After four seasons, that show concluded and Hart would go on to take the lead role in the film God’s Not Dead 2. Moderately successful in the box office, she there starred alongside the likes of Jesse Metcalfe and Ernie Hudson.
In her personal life, Hart saw a bit of backlash after putting her support behind the Republican Party, endorsing Mitt Romney for President and maintaining her mostly conservative views. Despite those, she has joined up with more Democratic causes, such as lending her support to campaigns that demand increased gun control. Then, in 2016, she donated to Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, before joining his campaign as the Connecticut chairperson.
Whilst we don’t know of any current projects Hart may be involved in, we imagine it won’t be too long before she makes her return to the world of entertainment!
Nick Bakay – Salem Saberhagen
Bakay isn’t somebody who’s had a huge career within showbusiness since Sabrina came to an end, but he has picked up a number of notable roles, even reprising Salem in the short Funny or Die movie Sabrina & Salem: Together Again, and bringing the cat to an episode of The Simpsons.
His most interesting role came on Fox series ‘Til Death, but when the show was cancelled, he didn’t seem too interested in making a return to the entertainment industry.
Caroline Rhea – Hilda Spellman
The world of straight-to-television movies seems to have been the perfect place for Rhea to make her mark following her time on Sabrina, with the actress performing in the likes of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and The Christmas Consultant. It was in 2016 that she picked up the role of Eugenia Scrimmage in Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool, which led to her reprising the role in two spin-off movies last year; The Wizzle War and This Can’t BE Happening at Macdonald Hall.
Aside from these projects, and a recurring role on ABC’s reboot of Match Game, Rhea doesn’t seem to have done anything else substantial when it comes to entertainment. We’d love to see her make a return to mainstream television ASAP!
Beth Broderick – Zelda Spellman
Lost fans may recognise Broderick as the woman to bring Diane Janssen to life in the mysterious ABC series, and the actress even returned to the world of sci-fi in CBS drama Under the Dome, playing Rose Twitchell in 2013. Clearly one of the more successful members of the original Sabrina cast, fans will next see her star in upcoming comedy flick Crash Blossom, alongside the likes of Madison Iseman and Brooke Butler.
Like former co-star Caroline Rhea, Broderick has also made the world of television movies her home, starring in A Very Merry Toy Store and Romance at Reindeer Lodge in 2017 alone.
Nate Richert – Harvey Kinkle
With most shows like Sabrina comes a character that serves as the lead’s love interest, and that’s exactly the role that Richert slipped into when taking on Harvey Kinkle. Though he was a heartthrob of the time, he didn’t go on to do much else in regards to television following his time on Sabrina, but did turn his attention to music! Check out the video for his track ‘Let Me Be Your Fool’ below:
With Sabrina coming back to the small screen, but in a completely different way to anything we’ve seen on television before in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix, we can’t wait to see what sort of adventures the compelling character gets up to when she makes her re-debut.
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