UPDATE #3: Original “Dark Shadows” Rises from the Dead on CBS’ DECADES TV Network

The original Dark Shadows will be returning to television for a 68-hour marathon beginning Wednesday, May 13!

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Jonathan-Frid-portrayed-the-200-year-old-vampire-in-the-1966-71-gothic-soap-opera-Dark-Shadows.-Johnny-Depp-has-reprised-the-rUpdated 2/13/15 – new info in italics

You can’t keep a good vampire down.

Nearly half a century after its debut, the original Dark Shadows TV series is returning to television on DECADES, an over-the-air digital TV network co-owned by CBS and Weigel Broadcasting (the folks behind MeTV). DECADES will “binge” the undyingly popular 1960s supernatural soap opera for a 68-hour marathon beginning Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. and concluding Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m. (ET).

No word yet if Dark Shadows will become a regular part of the channel’s schedule, or how many episodes will be included in the marathon. But if DECADES maintains the original half-hour format (and the binge is interrupted for three hours of required educational programming on Saturday morning), the marathon would include 130 episodes, or roughly six months worth of storyline.

Update 1/26/15 – DECADES’ broadcast will start with episode 210, the introduction of vampire Barnabas Collins.  

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