I Dream of Competition
After just two seasons of Bewitched had aired, I Dream of Jeannie came on the air. It featured a beautiful blonde magical being falling in love with a mortal, and each episode catalogued the ensuing hijinx. Sound familiar? And aired by rival network ABC Studios, no less. Sounds like a scandal!
Unsurprisingly, Bewitched creators and producers, as well as Elizabeth Montgomery herself were not too pleased at the competition that cropped up a couple seasons into their show. True enough that Jeannie seemed to have taken, or at least borrowed, many plotlines, themes, and characters from Bewitched. Luckily there was enough room on the airwaves for both of them.