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The New Addams Family

The New Addams Family is an American-Canadian sitcom that aired from October 1998 to August 1999 and aired on YTV in Canada and Fox Family in the United States. It was produced by Shavick Entertainment and Saban Entertainment as a revival of the 1960s series The Addams Family.


The new series featured an entirely different cast and was well received. Gomez was played by Glenn Taranto and Morticia would be played by Ellie Harvie. The show reworked several storylines from the original series while incorporating modern elements, jokes, and references into the episodes. John Astin (Gomez from the original series) would play the recurring role of Grandpapa Addams, Gomez's grandfather. One of the most notable differences between the original show and the new series was that Wednesday and Pugsley (played by Nicole Fugere and Brody Smith, respectively, the former reprising her role in Addams Family Reunion) were given expanded roles that demonstrated their more violent and sadistic personalities that were made popular by the films.

65 episodes were made, one more than the original series. It was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and ended in 1999 and 2000 in the United States. It was shown in reruns until Fox Family became ABC Family.



Guest cast


The new theme, performed by the cast, was a complete departure from the familiar tune that had served (almost) all previous adaptations of the series. The familiar finger-snapping was present, albeit at a faster pace, and accompanied by two different characters (first Lurch, then Gomez) saying the word "snap" twice in rapid succession to match the beat. It was written by Barron Abramovitch, Jeremy Sweet, and Michael Whittaker.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2000 Canadian Comedy Awards Nominated Television - Performance - Female Ellie Harvie
2000 Leo Awards Won Best Editing - Picture of a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series Michele Conroy
For episode "Tale of Long John Addams"
Best Overall Sound in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series Rick Bal, Chester Biolowas, Vince Renaud, and Jo Rossi
Best Screenwriter of a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series Rich Hosek and Arnold Rudnick
For episode "Tale Of Long John Addams"
Best Sound Greg Stewart

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