Wednesday, December 07, 2022

'Sabrina' Star Jenna Leigh Green Once Filmed A Pilot For Nickelodeon

Jenna Leigh Green, who portrayed Libby Chessler on the hit comedy series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, has revealed that she filmed a pilot for Nickelodeon in the '90s before landing the part of Sabrina's arch-enemy!

In a recent episode of Melissa Joan Hart's What Women Binge podcast, Green revealed to the Clarissa Explains It All alum that she played the lead character Shelby Wink in the pilot episode of The Mystery Files of Shelby Wink.

Ultimately, that show didn't get picked up, however, if the name of the show sounds familiar, that's because it is!

Whilst The Mystery Files of Shelby Wink didn't get ordered to series, it got reworked to what eventually became Nickelodeon's The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo! The mystery series starred Irene Ng and Pat Morita and revolved around the adventures of a Chinese American teenage girl who lives with her innkeeper grandfather and works as a non-sworn intern at the local police department where she helps out with odds and ends around the office.

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo would go on to run for 41 episodes over four seasons, airing between 1996 and 1999, with the majority of episodes filmed at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Interestingly, Green admitted that if the show did get greenlit, she wouldn't have been available to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, thus missing out on the iconic role!

During the interview, Hart also revealed that Sabrina the Teenage Witch, was picked up straight-to-series without a test pilot being filmed!

Check out the conversation below!:

Sabrina & Libby Reunion: Jenna Leigh Green and Melissa Share Sabrina Memories | Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch co-star joins us this episode. Jenna Leigh Green played Libby - Sabrina’s arch nemesis!   Is she as mean as her character? SPOILER ALERT: She’s amazing! 

Jenna gives us the details about her broadway, including stories from Wicked.  She also reveals the Nickelodeon show she was the original lead for! 

To top it off, she shares some great pointers about her top binges of the year. 

It’s always a blast having Sabrina the Teenage Witch reunions.

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