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Salem

Series Summary
As the wife of an ailing but very wealthy town selectman, Mary Sibley holds the distinction of being the most powerful sorceress in Salem, Mass. Ruthless yet vulnerable and with many secrets to hide, Mary leans on her ageless accomplice, Tituba, to help advance her agenda. When Mary's long-ago love interest -- Salem native John Alden -- returns from war duty to find the town paralyzed by fear of a witch hunt, her plans take an unexpected turn. Against a backdrop of townspeople pledging to rid Salem of evil by any means necessary, Mary and John are thrust into a world where horror, hysteria and the supernatural reign. What really fueled the infamous witch trials in 17th-century Massachusetts? "Salem" -- WGN America's first original drama -- dares to uncover the dark, unearthly truth.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama, Suspense, Fantasy

Network: WGNAMER

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : All Fall Down Jul 13, 2014

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    Alden learns Mary's biggest secret, and Mary discovers a new one of her own.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : Ashes, Ashes Jul 6, 2014

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    Allegiances are broken and Salem's fate is tested as Alden's trial begins.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : Cat and Mouse Jun 29, 2014

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    Alden finds himself the target of fresh accusations; Anne finally discovers the truth about her father.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : The House of Pain Jun 22, 2014

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    Increase gets closer to understanding who really runs things in Salem; Anne finds herself in danger while exploring a mystery, and Alden may be the only one who can save her.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Children Be Afraid Jun 15, 2014

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    Mary struggles to get George back under her control; Mercy and her acolytes flex their growing power.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • Welcome to Early American Horror Story, which could give you whiplash from all the clashing acting styles, from Seth Gabel's foaming-at-the-mouth over-emoting as zealot Cotton Mather to Shane West's monotonously mumbling and too-modern hero John Alden. show more

  • Salem as a whole reflects the difference in the work of West and Montgomery. Yet its wildly uneven premiere has enough going for it to make me watch at least another episode. show more

  • WGN America's first scripted drama is American Horror Story Lite, a conventional dark fantasy with an unconventional angle on history. [18/25 Apr 2014, p.101] show more

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