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Tabitha Stephens - Beautiful, blonde witch featured on the fantasy comedy series TABITHA/ABC/1977-78.

Lisa Hartman as Tabitha Stephens

Tabitha is the daughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens who live in Westport, Connecticut at Morning Glory Circle. Like her mother, Tabitha is a witch. She also has a little brother named Adam who didn't inherit the ability to do magic.

When Tabitha and Adam matured, they both left Connecticut and traveled to California. There, Tabitha, now 22-years old, and Adam found employment at TV Station KLXA. Tabitha got hired as the television production assistant for The Paul Thurston Show. When necessary, Tabitha used her witchcraft to solve problems.

Keeping an eye on the two Stephens siblings was their meddlesome but well-meaning Aunt Minerva who encouraged Tabitha's use of witchcraft. .

Tabitha's coworkers at KXLA included Tabitha's boss, Paul Thurston, a talk show host and love interest; producer Marvin Decker and assistant program manager, Adam Stephens, Tabitha's brother who discouraged his sister's use of witchcraft.

Lisa Hartman as Tabitha Stephens

To afford Tabitha a promotion path, Aunt Minerva once "arranged" for Tabitha to become a TV weather girl. Not only that, what ever weather Tabitha predicted, it magically happened.

Witchcraft also came in handy when Tabitha saved Paul from the wrath of a powerful coven witch named Cassandra after he mocked witchcraft during a interview. The "hit witch" sent after Paul was a little 8-year old girl (actually a 85-year-old who has refused to grow up)  named Paula who claimed to be Paul's daughter and moved into his home to do her dirty work on him. On Halloween night, Paula turned Paul into a werewolf. But through Tabitha's intervention, Paul avoided disaster.

While Tabitha had the notion that Paul Thurston was her "Mr. Right," it didn't stop her from looking around for other possible candidates which brings us to Ted Bingham, a candidate for State Senator. Tabitha used witchcraft to delay his plane so she could have dinner with him.

Ted was attracted to Tabitha and admitted that was his main reason for doing The Paul Thurston Show. After Paul declares his jealously over Ted, Tabitha cast a "truth spell" to find out which of the men were sincere.

In the end, Tabitha decided that Paul was still her man. Another suitors for Tabitha's affection were TV director Jeff Baron and Warlock named "Monty the Magnificent" whom Aunt Minerva recommended as a possible romantic interest.

Now, Tabitha wasn't the only one with romantic misadventures. Once, the wild and crazy Aunt Minerva decided to live as a mortal and consequently, she falls madly in love with French ski instructor named Jean Claude LeMatt. Unfortunately, he turned out to be a philander.

Occasionally, people from Tabitha past made appearances in her life. One such character was the family witch doctor Doctor Bombay. He had cared for Tabitha since she was a child. Now even as an adult, he would pop in from time to time to offer a diagnosis on a medical problem.

Tabitha once caught a strange cold and every time she sneezed, she cast a spell. After Aunt Minerva's remedy failed, Dr. Bombay popped in to save the day but not before Tabitha had turned an amorous Russian weightlifter name Vasily Kasseroff into a photograph of himself.

The Kravitz family, Abner and Gladys who lived across the street from Tabitha most of her life, also visited Tabitha to check on their bumbling niece when she ran away to the big city.

Tabitha let Nancy stay with her temporarily and later assured the Kravitz's that Nancy was fine. Nancy entertains hopes of a romance with Tabitha's brother, Adam, but he does not share her inclinations. Nancy eventually got a job as a police meter maid and assuaged her aunt fears that she could take care of herself.

Another drop in was a witch named Portia, who had made Tabitha's high school years miserable. During her visit, Portia bewitched coworker, Marvin until then a happily married man. When her initial seduction failed, she sends Marvin a magical red velvet coat. When worn, he becomes a swinger and heads out to the disco with Portia. But Marvin and his wife, Lorraine's true love break the spell and send Portia packing.

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