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Charmed Reboot: Alyssa Milano Not Happy About Remake, Fans Hesitant

Charmed Reboot: Alyssa Milano Not Happy About Remake, Fans Hesitant

A Charmed reboot planned for CBS has fans of the supernatural show excited, but at least two major stars don’t seem to be on board with the idea.

After news broke Friday that the long-running show about three magical sisters would be returning as a CBS pilot, longtime star Alyssa Milano took to Twitter, expressing a lack of enthusiasm in the project.

Milano, who played Phoebe Halliwell in the series, said it seemed to early for a Charmed reboot.

“The thing about them doing a reboot is… it just… it feels like yesterday. It feels too close,” she wrote.

Rose McGowan, who replaced Shannon Doherty at the end of season 3, also appeared put off by the idea of Charmed returning to the air.

“lame lame lame lamertons” she tweeted on Friday.

Charmed earned critical acclaim during its run and brought The WB some of its highest ratings. The first episode, “Something Wicca This Way Comes,” attracted 7.7 million viewers, setting the record for the highest-rated debut on the network.

By its fifth season Charmed became the highest-rated Sunday night program in the network’s history, and by January 2006 it was named the longest-running hour-long television series featuring only female leads.

The Charmed reboot will be written by Sydney Sinder and Chris Keyser, who served as executive producer on Party of Five and Lone Star.

There was no word if the producers plan to reach out to the show’s original stars to play roles, but it seems they can cross McGowan and Milano off the list.

While many fans have taken to Twitter to express their joy at the show’s return, some fans were also hesitant at the idea of a Charmed reboot.

It is yet to be determined if the Charmed reboot will be picked up, but if it does it would join a growing trend in supernatural shows featuring witches. Lifetime has a popular series in Witches of East End, and witches play prominently into The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow.

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14 Responses to “Charmed Reboot: Alyssa Milano Not Happy About Remake, Fans Hesitant”

  1. Cena Vipernation

    If Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan & Brian Krause are not a part of this than I don't think I'll be watching.

  2. Cristina Danois

    I was instantly excited for it when I read the headline, I just hope it won't be a bunch on teenie-boppers and it will be made for grown women.

  3. Maikeru Sōyā

    very bad idea. hasn't been off tv for 10 years yet. Alyssa is right it is WAY to soon to be doing a reboot…why not try to do a continuation series that begins 10 years after the end of the original

  4. John Watkins

    Ive honestly watched the seasons about 5 times, not lying and I still watch them like they are new. If they reboot and mess them up. Im going to punch them in the face

  5. Alison Kelso

    I don't know about this. Charmed was a great show and can't imagine anyone being in the roles of Prue/Piper/Phoebe/Paige but the original actresses.

  6. Anonymous

    didn't they all have kids with powers as well? They should do a show about the kids coming into their powers…

  7. Bonni Elizabeth Hall

    Charmed only went off the air, what, less than ten years ago? Why the hell are they trying to mount a reboot now? Oh, wait, jump on the supernatural bandwagon that was, in part, started by Charmed in the first place? Seriously, are there NO NEW IDEAS anywhere in Hollywood any more?

  8. Patricia Byars Broussard

    I think the idea is good but not with original actors, they out lived it's action so to speak. I think instead go with Charmed the Next Generation, and have all new actors with original actors appearing as guests on the show. We all want to know what the next generation will come up with and how they are doing. I say don't do remake just continue it with next generation.

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