Welcome to a new Sitcom Tuesday… well, more like a Wildcard Wednesday! Here’s the deal: before coverage on the best of I Dream Of Jeannie (1965-1970, NBC) can begin, I’ve got a 5000-word essay about how the series compares to the decade’s other supernatural hit, Bewitched (1964-1972, ABC). That entry requires the kind of careful copyediting my schedule this week doesn’t permit, so I’m bumping it — and the first season list intended for tomorrow — to next week. Don’t worry; we’ll make up an extra Sitcom Tuesday before the month is out, and in the meantime, this Wildcard post should be considered something of a Tuesday tease, for next week I’ll be revealing updated commentary on one of my favorites, Bewitched, which I discussed way back in 2013. I’ve come a long way since then — as a person, a viewer, a scholar — so I’m eager to share my current, more thoughtful analysis with you.
Frankly, I wish I could do my coverage over entirely, but that’s not feasible, so instead I’ve got the next best thing — a list of episodes I would highlight if I was featuring the series today — just like I did when I revisited The Dick Van Dyke Show earlier this year. Once again, I’m not adding episodic commentary, but if you pair this with next week’s examination of the series as a whole, you’ll get an understanding of what my 2020 Bewitched study would be like.
Don’t forget to come back next week for more on Bewitched and I Dream Of Jeannie!