Charmed Cast Rebukes Plans for Charmed Reboot

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A reboot of the witch-based series Charmed may be coming to CBS.

As first reported by Vulture, a script deal is in place with Chris Keyser and Sydney Sidner (Party of Five) that would re-imagine the series made famous years ago on The WB by Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan.

Would viewers want to watch a new brand of witches use their special powers to battle evil? Perhaps.

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But one thing is clear: the former cast members themselves do not.

"They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood," McGowan Tweeted on Friday: "Lame lame lame lamertons."

Added Milano: "The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is... it just... it feels like yesterday. It feels too close."

Considering the successes of The Originals, American Horror Story: Coven and Witches of East End, it's no wonder that CBS would want to get in on this spellbound faze of television. And it's very early in the process overall.

But would you want to see a Charmed reboot?

 

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I love the show & encourage them to pick up the show where it left off, the grandkids taking over. I don't think it'd ruin anything since it's been so long since it aired. I'd be really excited about it!

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Hollywood is completely out of original ideas. It's the land of reboots, remakes, sequels, prequels, trilogies, etc.

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Sorry if the stars don't want the show back why bring it back. Come on networks...come up with new shows not reboots of old shows. I know there are writers out there with new ideas. Take a chance networks, stop wasting money on reboots take a chance on something new!

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Only if the originals stars were apart of it.

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Charmed is probably one of my favourite shows!!
To do a reboot now would be to soon for such a good show!
Not to mention that charmed was made into what it was by the cast and crew that had worked on the show for the 8 years it was on and if they think its too soon than i have to agree.

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When the show ended, besides Piper's two sons, Chris and Wyatt, Paige had three daughters and I believe that Phoebe had also three. But in the last scene, when Piper is telling the story to a small girl (I believe it's her grand-daughter ) it closes the show, because we can see everything ends well, and they even show pictures of the caracters on the wall, the boys, the sisters, everyone through the years. So, in order to be a good comeback it would have to be very well justified, and never with the sisters or, even worse, some other actresses doing their parts. I believe it would be more credible if it was with Chris and Wyatt or even their offspring, that would acceptable by the fans

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Maybe if it was a "next generation" kind of thing with Chris and Wyatt but honestly there are many supernatural/witchy themed ideas they can use. Witches of East End is based off of a novel and there is a plethora of paranormal fiction that would make good tv. I agree with Milano...it's too soon!

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I used to watch Charmed when it originally aired from the start on TV and always liked it. To be honest though... I haven't watched it since and kind of forget aspects about it so if they want to reboot the idea with new witches and I say go for it. I think the actors are probably annoyed because it's a big part of their acting legacy/resume and a new show means time has moved forward. There's also a new fan base of younger viewers just now finding the show and getting into it (like they are with Buffy) so... I'm sure the actors are also currently enjoying the new found love for their old show.

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Read that the script is going to be based around 4 sisters so either they are not using the original characters or they are having Paige in it from the start. Not sure that is the best idea. They should have chosen between the two sisters and just included one. Getting great chemistry between 3 actresses is hard enough, 4 is going to be nearly impossible. The one thing that always made charmed stand out among other supernatural shows was the chemistry between the girls and if they don't recreate that its going to be just another failed witch show. They should have made a movie taking place when Wyatt and Chris are older but still including the sisters and having the whole family come together to fight an evil.

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