ABC, UPN (check local listings)
September’s a Sabrinafest. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, with Melissa Joan Hart, starts its fourth season Sept. 24. (Can’t wait? Catch the cute Sept. 10 rerun in which the characters get trapped in an old-time silent film.) The TV movie Sabrina Goes to Rome repeats Sept. 12, and the sorceress takes a two-hour Australian trip, Sabrina, Down Under, on Sept. 26. As if all this witchery weren’t enough, Sabrina, the Animated Series premieres Sept. 6 as part of the daily Disney’s One Too package of children’s shows (on UPN and in syndication) and joins the Disney’s One Saturday Morning block on ABC as of Sept. 11.
The lively cartoon show is a prequel, featuring Emily Hart (age 13) as the voice of a 12-year-old Sabrina. Emily’s sister Melissa is heard as Sabrina’s two aunts, who appear to be mature witches in prime time but take on teen form in this version. At 23, Melissa no longer looks the part of a high schooler, but the animated series allows her voice to prolong its adolescence.
Bottom Line: Double spell on the kid crowd