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|Original Network:||WGN America|
|Original Run:||April 20, 2014 - Present|
|Episode Length:||45 minutes|
|Description:||Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fuelled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem.|
|Main Characters:||Mary Sibley; John Alden; Anne Hale; Cotton Mather; Tituba; Isaac Walton; The Devil; Sebastian Von Marburg; Magistrate Hathorne; also see Recurring Characters|
|Similar Series:||American Horror Story; Penny Dreadful; Damien|
|Availability:||Basic Cable (or equivalent) in the US, disc media, streaming services|
|Content Labels:||Suggestive dialogue, Coarse language, Sexual content, Violence|
|Violence:||Graphic and disturbing violence, blood and gore, mass murder, mutilation, and other horror-type imagery.|
|Language:||Very mature language, innuendo, philosophical and religious arguments (which flow into blasphemy and atheism to the sensibilities of some viewers) are regularly featured.|
|Sexual Themes and Nudity:||Sexual themes featured regularly, including masturbation, rape, and other types of sexual violence. On less than a handful of occasions sexual acts are implied and cast members are occasionally naked, however through camera angles and carefully placed items blocking the view no nudity is ever shown.|
|Drugs and Alcohol:||Mild references to drugs and alcohol|
|Crude Humor or Comic Mischief:||Mild|
WGN Salem rating
Further information: TV Parental Guidelines
TV shows marked as "TV-MA" means that such program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
This rating was originally TV-M prior to the announced revisions to the rating system in August 1997, but was changed due to a trademark dispute and in order to remove confusion with the Entertainment Software Rating Board's (ESRB) "M for Mature" rating for video games. This program may contain one or more of the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).
Depending on the episode, S (explicit sexual actitivies) is present or not, while L (crude language) and V (graphic violence) are almost always present.
On Canadian rating system, Salem is labeled as 18+ – Programming intended for viewers ages 18 and older. Just as their US counterpart as TV-MA, 18+ programmes may contain explicit violence, extreme language, and sexual activity. Programming with this rating cannot air before the watershed (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).