20 years after the original, daytime series had ended, Dark Shadows returned, this time as a primetime, midseason replacement series, not on ABC, mind you, but on NBC.
It began with a 2-part miniseries before shifting to a Friday night berth, where many a genre series had gone to die. Ben Cross was tasked with taking on the role of Barnabas Collins (played by Jonathan Frid in the original series), fronting a cast filled with veterans, like Roy Thinnes (ex-The Invaders) and horror legend Barbara Steele ("Black Sunday"), and future stars such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt (pre-Third Rock From The Sun) and Adrian Paul (before Highlander made him a household name for a time). Unfortunately, it didn't survive its only season, in contrast to the original series' 5 year run (1966-71).
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It didn't have the magic of the original, or the mystique.