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7.5/10 TV

Country of origin  United StatesCanada
No. of seasons  2
Networks  Freeform, YTV
6.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
Original language(s)  English
First episode date  19 October 1998
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Starring  Glenn TarantoEllie HarvieBrody SmithNicole FugereBetty PhillipsMichael RoberdsJohn DeSantisSteven Fox
Composer(s)  Barron AbramovitchJeremy SweetMichael Whittaker
Original network  YTV (Canada); Fox Family (United States)
Cast  Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Nicole Fugere, Michael Roberds, John DeSantis

The New Addams Family is an American-Canadian sitcom that aired from October 1998 to August 1999 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.


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The series—shot in Vancouver, Canada—featured a new cast and was well received by viewers. Gomez Addams was played by Glenn Taranto, and Morticia by Ellie Harvie. The show reworked several storylines from the original series while incorporating modern elements, jokes, and references to episodes from the original series. John Astin, who played Gomez in the original series, appeared in a recurring role as Grandpapa Addams.

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One of the notable differences between the original show and the new series was that Wednesday and Pugsley (Nicole Fugere and Brody Smith respectively – the former reprising her role from Addams Family Reunion) were given expanded roles that highlighted their violent and sadistic personalities, made popular by the Addams Family film. Another element carried over from the films was Fester being Gomez's brother, whereas in the original show he had been Morticia's uncle.

There were 65 episodes in the series; one more than the original series.


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  • Glenn Taranto as Gomez Addams
  • Ellie Harvie as Morticia Addams
  • Brody Smith as Pugsley Addams
  • Nicole Fugere as Wednesday Addams (the only member of the Addams Family Reunion cast to return for the series)
  • Betty Phillips as Eudora "Grandmama" Addams
  • Michael Roberds as Uncle Fester
  • John DeSantis as Lurch
  • Steven Fox as Thing
  • Guest cast

  • John Astin as Grandpapa Addams
  • Paul Dobson as Voice of Cousin Itt
  • David Mylrea as Cousin Itt
  • Theme music

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    The new theme music, performed by the cast, was a departure from the familiar tune that had served most previous adaptations of the series. The familiar finger-snapping was present, albeit at a faster pace, 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.

    Episode list

    1. Halloween with the Addams Family
    2. Deadbeat Relatives
    3. The Addams Family Goes to School
    4. Fester's Punctured Romance
    5. New Neighbors Meet the Addams Family
    6. Grandpapa Addams Comes to Visit
    7. Gomez, the Reluctant Lover
    8. Morticia the Matchmaker
    9. The Addams Family Tree
    10. Lurch Learns to Dance
    11. Art and the Addams Family
    12. Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family
    13. Wednesday Leaves Home
    14. Thing Is Missing
    15. Morticia's Romance: Part 1
    16. Morticia's Romance: Part 2
    17. Uncle Fester's Toupee
    18. Morticia's Dilemma
    19. The Winning of Morticia Addams
    20. My Fair Cousin Itt
    21. Morticia and the Psychiatrist
    22. Morticia's Favorite Charity
    23. Fester Goes on a Diet
    24. Morticia Joins the Ladies League
    25. Morticia the Breadwinner
    26. Melancholia Finds Romance
    27. Crisis in the Addams Family
    28. Christmas with the Addams Family
    29. Green Eyed Gomez
    30. Amnesia in the Addams Family
    31. Gomez, the Cat Burglar
    32. Uncle Fester's Illness
    33. Morticia, the Decorator
    34. Wednesday's Crush
    35. Morticia, the Sculptress
    36. Thing's Romance
    37. Gomez, the People's Choice
    38. Close Encounters of the Addams Kind
    39. Lurch, the Teen-Age Idol
    40. Fester and Granny vs. Grandpapa Addams
    41. Fester Joins the Global Mercenaries
    42. Addams Family in Court
    43. My Son, the Chimp
    44. Morticia, the Playwright
    45. Saving Private Addams
    46. Horseplay
    47. Lurch's Grand Romance
    48. Catastrophia's Career
    49. Cousin Itt's Problem
    50. Lurch, Man of Leisure
    51. Progress in the Addams Family
    52. The Undercover Man
    53. Fester the Marriage Counselor
    54. Lurch and His Piano
    55. Cleopatra, Green of the Nile
    56. Granny, the Happy Medium
    57. Lurch's Little Helper
    58. Addams Family Feud
    59. Fester, the Tycoon
    60. Lights, Camera, Addams!
    61. The Addams Policy
    62. Fester, World Leader
    63. The Tale of Long John Addams
    64. Keeping Up with the Joneses
    65. Death Visits the Addams Family

    Awards and nominations

  • Leo Awards for Best Overall Sound in a Dramatic Series - Tony Gronick (Nominated)
  • Leo Award for Best Production Design in a Dramatic Series - Cathy Robertson (Nominated)
  • Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series - Ellie Harvie (1999) (Nominated)
  • Canadian Comedy Awards for Television - Performance - Female - Ellie Harvie (2000) (Nominated)
  • Leo Award for Best Editing - Picture of a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Michele Conroy For episode "Tale of Long John Addams" (Won)
  • Leo Award for Best Overall Sound in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Rick Bal, Chester Biolowas, Vince Renaud, and Jo Rossi (Won)
  • Leo Award for Best Screenwriter of a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Rich Hosek and Arnold Rudnick For episode "Tale Of Long John Addams" (Won)
  • Leo Award for Best Performance or Host in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Ellie Harvie (Won)
  • Leo Award for Best Sound - Greg Stewart (Won)
  • References

    The New Addams Family Wikipedia