'Hocus Pocus' stars to reunite for TV anniversary party

The 2016 Hulaween Bash to benefit the New York Restoration Project, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Oct. 29, 2016. Credit: Joseph Marzullo/

Bette Midler and her "Hocus Pocus" co-stars Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker have teamed up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their cult Halloween classic.

The actresses will be part of the Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash, which will air on Saturday, as part of the 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform.

Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens and Jordan Fisher, the special will feature exclusive interviews with the Sanderson sisters themselves, plus musical performances by Dove Cameron, new mother Jordin Sparks, and Emily Estefan, as well as a Hocus Pocus-themed costume contest, judged by Sharon and Kelly Osbourne and comedienne Margaret Cho.

Promoting the TV special in a video posted online on Thursday, Midler said, "Wait! What's a Sanderson sisters celebration without Winifred?" - referring to the magical character she played in the 1993 movie.

The anniversary bash comes amid reports suggesting bosses at the Disney Channel are developing a TV remake of the beloved Halloween cult classic, with David Kirschner, who produced the original film, serving as an executive producer on the upcoming project.

The new movie will feature an updated cast.

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