‘Bewitched’ reboot from Kenya Barris pushed at ABC

The reboot of “Bewitched” is not moving forward at ABC this pilot season.

Variety has learned that the new version of the classic sitcom has been rolled to off cycle at the broadcaster. The project is said to remain in active development.

Kenya Barris and Yamara Taylor were set to write and executive produce the reboot, which would have focused on an black female witch who falls in love with a white mortal man. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment are also executive producers on the project, which hails from ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

PHOTOS: "Bewitched" star Elizabeth Montgomery through the years

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HOLLYWOOD, : This undated file photo shows US Actress Elizabeth Montgomery, who starred in the 1960's television series 'Bewitched,' in which she played a nose-twitching suburban sorceress married to a wary mortal. Montgomery died 18 May after a battle with cancer at the age of 62. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read FILES/AFP/Getty Images)
THE UNTOUCHABLES - Rusty Heller is a nightclub performer who starts to play a dangerous game when she decides to make money by selling the same information to two different mobsters during 'The Rusty Heller Story' which aired on October 13, 1960. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DAVID WHITE;ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY
Hollywood screen goddess, Elizabeth Montgomery. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actress Elizabeth Montgomery (1933 - 1995), circa 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Montgomery as witch Samantha Stevens in the television show Bewitched.
Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (Photo by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 1965-Stars of the ABC-TV program Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York and Agnes Moorhead. Ran from 1964-1972.
(Original Caption) 1965- Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, with her cat, 'Ling-Ling' from the TV show: 'Bewitched.' Ran from 1964-1972.
BEWITCHED - 'The Girl Reporter' - Airdate: November 5, 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;DICK YORK
BEWITCHED - Cast Gallery - October 24, 1965. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;DICK YORK
BEWITCHED - 'Soapbox Derby' - Airdate: December 29, 1966. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;MICHAEL SHEA
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: BEWITCHED - 'My, What Big Ears You Have' - Season Four - 12/7/67, Endora's misinterpretation of Darrin's (Dick York) dealings with the saleswoman who sold him a rocking chair to surprise Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) led to a spell that caused his ears to grow when he told a lie. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 21: BEWITCHED - 'Humbug Not to be Spoken Here' - Season Four - 12/21/67, Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) and Darrin (Dick York, in Santa Claus costume) dealt with a difficult client on Christmas., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
BEWITCHED - 'Nobody But A Frog Knows How To Live' - Airdate: April 27, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY
BEWITCHED - 'I Don't Want to Be a Toad, I Want to Be a Butterfly' - Airdate: December 12, 1968. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY
BEWITCHED - 'I Don't Want to Be a Toad, I Want to Be a Butterfly' - Airdate: December 12, 1968. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;ERIN MURPHY
BEWITCHED - 'I Don't Want To Be A Toad' - Airdate: December 12, 1968. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;ERIN MURPHY
BEWITCHED - 'Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays' - Airdate: December 18, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY
BEWITCHED - 'Samantha's Magic Potion' - Airdate: December 17, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;DICK SARGENT
BEWITCHED - 'Sisters At Heart' - Airdate: December 24, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)DICK SARGENT;ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY
BEWITCHED - 'Adam, Warlock Or Washout' - Airdate: December 29, 1971. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)MAURICE EVANS;ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY
BEWITCHED - 'The Eight Year Itch Witch' - Airdate: December 8, 1971. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;AGNES MOOREHEAD
BEWITCHED - 'A Good Turn Never Goes Unpunished' - Airdate: March 11, 1972. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;DICK SARGENT
PASSWORD - Show Coverage - Shoot Date: July 8, 1974. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: GREG MORRIS;ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY;MONTY HALL
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery on September 24, 1979 dines at Mr. Chow's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 16: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery on March 16, 1980 dines at Mr. Chow's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MARCH 4: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery and actor Robert Foxworth attend the Ninth Annual Filmex - Los Angeles International Film Exposition Opening Night - 'The Tin Drum' Screening on March 4, 1980 at Plitt's Century Plaza Theatres in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1981: Actor Robert Foxworth and his wife 'Bewitched' actress Elizabeth Montgomery attend an event in circa 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: Elizabeth Montgomery (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: Robert Foxworth and Elizabeth Montgomery. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 25: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery attends the 'Aren We All?' Opening Night Performance on October 25, 1985 at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery attends Amnesty International's 25th Anniversary Celebration on September 15, 1986 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 24: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery and actor Robert Foxworth attend the Aid for AIDS's Fourth Anniversary Gala on July 24, 1987 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 24: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery attends the 'Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Affair' West Hollywood Premiere on June 24, 1988 at the DGA Theatre in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NAIROBI - DECEMBER 1: Face to Face, a made-for-TV movie. A conflict between two professionals, leads to love, amidst challenged tribal traditions in the African savannah. Pictured is Elizabeth Montgomery (as Dr. Diana Firestone, a paleontologist). Photo dated December 1, 1988. Originally broadcast January 24, 1990. Shot on location in Kenya, Africa. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery attends the Centre Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre's Opening Night Play Production of 'Hapgood' on April 12, 1989 at the UCLA James A. Doolittle Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 7: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery attends the 14th Annual Friends of the Los Angeles Free Clinic Celebrity Dinner/Roast to Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on December 7, 1990 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLMBY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Elizabeth Montgomery attends the 17th Annual Fundraiser Brunch for the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica Hospital on September 22, 1991 at Marilyn and Barron Hilton's home in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 2: Actor Robert Foxworth and actress Elizabeth Montgomery attend 'An Evening at the Net' Benefit for Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program to Kick-Off the 67th Annual ATP Los Angeles Open on August 2, 1993 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, UCLA in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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News of the reboot, which received a pilot production commitment at ABC, broke back in August. The news came shortly after it was announced that Barris would be leaving his overall deal at ABC Studios for a three-year deal at Netflix reportedly worth nine figures.

The original “Bewitched” aired on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It starred Elizabeth Montgomery, a witch with magical powers who marries an ordinary mortal man, Darren, played first by Dick York and later by Dick Sargent. It was created by Sol Saks and produced by Harry Ackerman. Sony Pictures holds the rights to the franchise, which was made into a 2005 feature film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

Thus far, ABC has ordered five comedy pilots for the 2019-2020 season. Most recently, the network picked up pilots for multi-cams starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Katey Sagal. 

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