‘Nick’ Comes Knocking

(Above: The cast of ‘No Good Nick.’ Source: Netflix)

Ten days after the second season premiere of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina starring Kiernan Shipka, Netflix today brings back the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart, in a new dramedy, No Good Nick.

No Good Nick, of course, doesn’t refer to Nickelodeon, the home of Hart’s first major claim to fame, Clarissa Explains It All.

Instead, Nick is short for Nicole, a 13-year-old played by Siena Agudong, who shows up at a family’s doorstep claiming to be a distant relative. Hart plays the family’s mother and Sean Astin the father. Nick, of course, is really a con artist (shades of Amazon Prime’s Sneaky Pete?) out to ruin the family – but can she go through with her plans?

Netflix ordered 20 episodes of No Good Nick, dropping in two 10-episode buckets — the same strategy used for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. “Part 1,” the first 10 episodes, debut today. Netflix hasn’t explained the show’s extremely rare Monday premiere, nor announced a release date for “Part 2.”  

For more of Melissa Joan Hart, all 163 episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which originally ran from 1996 to 2003, first on ABC and then on the WB, are available to subscribers of Amazon PrimeHulu and CBS All Access – but not Netflix. You can also watch the first 10 episodes free on CBS.com.

Clarissa Explains It All totaled 66 episodes over five seasons from 1991 to 1994. Currently, you can stream 35 of them, under the banner The Best of Clarissa Explains It All — for $5.99 per abridged-seven-episode season from Amazon or iTunes

The Best of Clarissa Explains It All can also be found on a brand-new subscription streamer, NickHits, available as an Amazon Prime add-on for $7.99 per month following a seven-day free trial. NickHits will next be available as an add-on over the new Apple TV app launching in May.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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