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Salem is an American television series loosely based on the historic Salem Witch Trials created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon. In the United States, it premiered on WGN America on April 20, 2014 as the network's first original scripted series. Salem follows the lives of a community in Salem, Massachusetts in the 17th century during the infamous Witch Trials, only this time it's the witches that are controlling them for their own wicked purposes. Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) leads a secret coven of witches, including Tituba (Ashley Madekwe) to turn the Puritans against one another to perform the Grand Rite, but things get complicated when Mary's lost love, John Alden (Shane West) returns to Salem, and Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) closes in on the witches. On July 11, 2015, WGN America renewed Salem for a 10-episode third season which premiered on November 2, 2016.[1][2] On December 13, 2016, it was announced that WGN had cancelled the show after three seasons.[3] During the course of the series, 36 episodes of Salem aired over three seasons.

Contents

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113April 20, 2014 (2014-04-20)July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
213April 5, 2015 (2015-04-05)June 28, 2015 (2015-06-28)
310November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2014)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Vow"Richard ShepardBrannon Braga & Adam SimonApril 20, 2014 (2014-04-20)1WAT011.521[4]
22"The Stone Child"David Von AnckenBrannon Braga & Adam SimonApril 27, 2014 (2014-04-27)1WAT020.774[5]
33"In Vain"Alex ZakrzewskiElizabeth Sarnoff & Tricia SmallMay 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)1WAT030.440[6]
44"Survivors"David Von AnckenJon Harmon FeldmanMay 11, 2014 (2014-05-11)1WAT040.429[7]
55"Lies"Sergio Mimica-GezzanTricia Small & Elizabeth SarnoffMay 18, 2014 (2014-05-18)1WAT050.500[8]
66"The Red Rose and the Briar"P. J. PesceJoe Menosky & Adam SimonMay 25, 2014 (2014-05-25)1WAT060.476[9]
77"Our Own Private America"David Von AnckenAdam Simon & Brannon BragaJune 1, 2014 (2014-06-01)1WAT070.537[10]
88"Departures"Alex ZakrzewskiJon Harmon FeldmanJune 8, 2014 (2014-06-08)1WAT080.574[11]
99"Children, Be Afraid"David GrossmanElizabeth Sarnoff & Tricia SmallJune 15, 2014 (2014-06-15)1WAT090.490[12]
1010"The House of Pain"David Von AnckenAdam Simon & Joe MenoskyJune 22, 2014 (2014-06-22)1WAT100.465[9]
1111"Cat and Mouse"Tricia BrockJon Harmon FeldmanJune 29, 2014 (2014-06-29)1WAT110.591[13]
1212"Ashes, Ashes"Bill JohnsonBrannon Braga & Adam SimonJuly 6, 2014 (2014-07-06)1WAT120.363[14]
1313"All Fall Down"David Von AnckenBrannon Braga & Adam SimonJuly 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)1WAT130.432[9]

Season 2 (2015)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
141"Cry Havoc"Nick CopusBrannon Braga & Adam SimonApril 5, 2015 (2015-04-05)2WAT010.510[15]
152"Blood Kiss"Allan ArkushBrannon Braga & Adam SimonApril 12, 2015 (2015-04-12)2WAT020.376[16]
163"From Within"Alex ZakrzewskiKelly Souders & Brian PetersonApril 19, 2015 (2015-04-19)2WAT030.495[17]
174"Book of Shadows"Allan KroekerJoe Menosky & Adam SimonApril 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)2WAT040.331[18]
185"The Wine Dark Sea"Peter WellerTuri Meyer & Al SeptienMay 3, 2015 (2015-05-03)2WAT050.334[19]
196"Ill Met by Moonlight"Nick CopusBrian Peterson & Kelly SoudersMay 10, 2015 (2015-05-10)2WAT060.245[20]
207"The Beckoning Fair One"Joe DanteDonna Thorland & Adam SimonMay 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)2WAT070.321[21]
218"Dead Birds"Alex KalymniosJoe Menosky & Adam SimonMay 24, 2015 (2015-05-24)2WAT080.310[22]
229"Wages of Sin"David GrossmanAl Septien & Turi MeyerMay 31, 2015 (2015-05-31)2WAT090.394[23]
2310"Til Death Do Us Part"Tim AndrewKelly Souders & Brian PetersonJune 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)2WAT100.284[24]
2411"On Earth as in Hell"Nick CopusJoe Menosky & Adam SimonJune 14, 2015 (2015-06-14)2WAT110.314[25]
2512"Midnight Never Come"Alex ZakrzewskiDonna Thorland & Adam SimonJune 21, 2015 (2015-06-21)2WAT120.318[26]
2613"The Witching Hour"Brannon BragaAdam SimonJune 28, 2015 (2015-06-28)2WAT130.337[27]

Season 3 (2016–17)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
271"After the Fall"Nick CopusBrannon Braga & Adam SimonNovember 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)3WAT010.272[28]
282"The Heart Is a Devil"Tim AndrewAdam SimonNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)3WAT020.212[29]
293"The Reckoning"Wayne YipKelly Souders & Brian PetersonNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)3WAT030.295[30]
304"Night's Black Agents"Joe DanteJoe Menosky & Donna ThorlandNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)3WAT040.270[31]
315"The Witch Is Back"Nick CopusAdam SimonDecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)3WAT050.257[32]
326"Wednesday's Child"Peter WellerDonna Thorland & Adam SimonDecember 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)3WAT060.286[33]
337"The Man Who Was Thursday"Jennifer LynchBrian Peterson & Kelly SoudersJanuary 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)3WAT070.259[34]
348"Friday's Knights"Nick CopusAdam Simon & Donna ThorlandJanuary 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)3WAT080.268[35]
359"Saturday Mourning"Jennifer LynchKelly Souders & Brian PetersonJanuary 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)3WAT090.236[36]
3610"Black Sunday"Brannon BragaAdam SimonJanuary 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)3WAT100.233[37]

ReferencesEdit

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