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[04/15/14 - 11:41 AM]
Video: "Salem" - First Full Season Trailer
The new series launches this Sunday, April 10 at 10:00/9:00c on WGN America.

[03/05/14 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 5
Updates include: Patricia Arquette to lead latest "CSI" spin-off at CBS; Diogo Morgado cast in The CW's "The Messengers"; and Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Hutton board ABC's "American Crime."

[01/23/14 - 12:51 PM]
Video: WGN America's "Salem" First Trailer
The series - starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe - premieres on Sunday, April 20.

[01/12/14 - 11:32 AM]
WGN America Orders "Ten Commandments" Scripted Event Series from The Weinstein Company
Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera are among the directors on tap for the 10-part series.

[01/12/14 - 11:31 AM]
WGN America Relaunches as Destination for Original Content
New drama "Salem" to premiere Sunday, April 20 followed by "Manhattan" in July and event series "Ten Commandments."

[11/08/13 - 12:14 PM]
WGN America Announces Start of Production on First Original Scripted Series, "Salem"
Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe star in the project, due to premiere in Spring 2014.

[11/06/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 6
Updates include: FOX gives pilot order to "Fatrick"; Steve Carell to write and direct "Tribeca" at TBS; and Zendaya to lead Disney Channel's "Super Awesome Katy."

[11/01/13 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 1
Updates include: Vinnie Jones is the first to "Galavant" at ABC; Shane West, Tamzin Merchant join WGN America's "Salem"; and Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia book comedies at ABC.

[10/28/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 28
Updates include: David Arquette to put on a "Happy Face" for Lifetime; Janet Montgomery, Xander Berkeley board WGN America's "Salem"; and Channing Tatum, A&E team for reality project.

[10/14/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 14
Updates include: Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri Martino to star in NBC comedy pilot; Jessica Walter joins TV Land's "Jennifer Falls"; and Seth Gabel boards WGN America's "Salem."

[10/07/13 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 7
Updates include: Ashley Madekwe first to board WGN America's "Salem"; Beau Garrett boards Bravo's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"; and Amy Price-Francis cast in Amazon's "Bosch."

[08/21/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 21
Updates include: Nickelodeon orders six more episodes of "The Haunted Hathaways"; E! extends "The Soup Investigates"; and FX gives pilot order to animated "Bigfoot."

[08/13/13 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 13
Updates include: Lifetime greenlights "Deliverance Creek" backdoor pilot; Brendan Gleeson to lead HBO's "The Money"; and Sandra Oh to depart ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" at season's end.

[06/04/13 - 01:16 PM]
WGN America Travels Back to "Salem"; Network Orders First Original Series from FOX 21, Prospect Park and Producers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon
WGN America has ordered 13 episodes entering production this fall in for a 2014 premiere.

[07/12/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 12
Updates include: Bravo to develop former ABC drama "The Joneses"; Elizabeth Banks to guest on FOX's "Family Guy"; and Brannon Braga lands a potential drama at FX.







SALEM (WGN)
Premieres Sunday, April 20
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/20/14 - ???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from WGN America's press release, January 2014) With a clearly focused strategic mission, a new logo and an expanded primetime lineup of powerful and provocative programming, WGN America (WGNA) is relaunching to become a top-tier general entertainment cable network, driven by high-quality, distinctive original content. The announcement was made today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios, during WGN America's first-ever presentation to the Television Critics Association (TCA). In support of the launch, WGNA has made bold moves, ordering straight to series the production of two standout, scripted dramas: "Salem," to premiere Sunday, April 20, 2014, and "Manhattan," to start production in New Mexico in March for a July 2014 premiere. "Salem," which reexamines the infamous witch trials in 17th century Massachusetts, is now in production on a massive Louisiana set that recreates the historic village with astonishing detail, complete with critical period and architectural elements, including candlelit interiors, rustic shops and a town center that bears witness to the horrors and excitement of the time. The storyline explores how suspicion and fear gripped Salem and its residents, and reveals the truth that in Salem, the witches were real, but not who they seemed to be.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ashley Madekwe as Tituba
· Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis
· Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley
· Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather
· Shane West as John Alden
· Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale
· Xander Berkeley as Magistrate Hale
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Simon as CRTR/EP
· Brannon Braga as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Kwatinetz as EP
· Jon Feldman as CO-EP
· Josh Barry as EP
· Liz Sarnoff as CO-EP
· Richard Shepard as DIR (Pilot)
· Tricia Small as CO-EP
· Vahan Moosekian as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21
· Prospect Park