Before the SyFy network started pushing out original television programming, lucky networks like The WB were known for their fantasy-based television shows. Of those popular shows was Charmed, a sci fi driven series about three sisters, who also just so happened to be witches. Charmed was led by a talented cast of Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Shannen Doherty, who was later replaced by Rose McGowen.
The show, much like Buffy The Vampire Slayer knocked down doors and bridged the gap between sci fi and mainstream entertainment. In short, it gave a whole new perspective to other networks on just how in demand these shows were, and how passionate fans were of these shows.
Now that The WB is defunct and is practically a hub for teenage dramas (see The CW network), it looks like Charmed is about to get a reboot over at CBS. According to Vulture, CBS has ordered a pilot script for the reboot of Charmed. The project is said to be written by Chris Keyser, who was a big name for the hit 90s show Party of Five.
Also on board for the Charmed reboot is Syndey Sidner, who will be integral in envisioning Aaron Spelling’s series, which lasted for eight seasons on The WB. If the Charmed reboot goes forward, it will be joining other sci fi shows that have proven to be popular in the primetime world of basic cable. This roster includes The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, and NBC’s Dracula.
It doesn’t look like CBS is going to go back to the well for the reboot, as it appears that the actresses from the original Charmed series are finding out the same way we are.
Alyssa Milano seemed to be a bit apprehensive about the Charmed reboot as she tweeted to her followers for some feedback:
Ummmm… Thoughts? http://t.co/XfHVzhhQ1A
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 25, 2013
No word yet on what Rose McGowen or Holly Marie Combs thinks of the show.