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Original run: 20 Apr 2014 – 25 Jan 2017

Country of origin: US

Genre: Drama, Supernatural, Thriller

Network: WGN america US

Watched by: 30 172 of 667 520 4.52%

Total running time: 1 day 6 hours 46 minutes

Episode duration: 50 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.1 of 10 21 732 rating: 6.858 of 10 8 586

MyShows rating: 3.65 of 5 11 834


Set in 17th century colonial Massachusetts—a significant time in the history of American politics, religion and society— Salem brings you the real story behind the infamous witch trials. In Salem, witches are real, and they're behind it all. Salem Village and Salem Town feuded over property, grazing rights and church rights. The government was dominated by Puritan leaders. People were scrutinized closely and this resulted in obvious discord. They were afraid of being persecuted for anything that may offend the Puritan mindset. The word "witch" seemed an easy and appropriate curse hurled at someone who behaved abnormally.

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