In 1998 the supernatural drama “Charmed” produced by Spelling Entertainment premiered on the now defunct network; The WB. It was one of The WB’s highest rated premieres in its short history and would remain one of its top programs. The series introduced us to three sisters who come to be known as the Charmed Ones. Unbeknownst to them; the sisters were born witches and their magical powers hidden from them by the grandmother for their protection. The sultry sisters were played by Shannon Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Allyssa Milano until season four when Doherty left the series and replaced y a new character played by Rose McGowan.
“Charmed” aired for eight seasons on The WB. Even after the show ended in 2006, the series continued to be popular in syndication. Currently in the United States, “Charmed” can be seen up to four times a day on cable networks TNT and WE TV.
According to Vulture.com, CBS has ordered a script and pilot for a remake of the series. The push to remake a brand with a proven track record comes as the networks are finding ratings success within the horror/fantasy genre. ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” inspired a spin-off after just two seasons on the air. “Grimm” has also performed well for the Peacock Network. Another indicator that the genre has become lucrative, Lifetime’s new series “Witches of the East End” is an almost a copy of “Charmed,” right down to the family house which internet users mistakenly think is the same house.
So far only a script and pilot has been ordered. “Party of Five” creator Chris Keyser and his writing partner Sydney Sidner are heading up this project. As a self-proclaimed “Charmed” super fan, I couldn't be more thrilled to report news of a possible reboot. My Tivo has recorded “Charmed” daily for about 10 years now with no plans to stop in the immediate future.