If orange is the new black, then witch is the new vampire as the spell-casting, broomstick-riding, cat-loving ladies are suddenly TV's supernatural archetype du juor. With "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Witches of East End" already on the air, it's no surprise CBS wants in on the action, but its proposed reboot of the not-too-distant-past witch series
"Charmed" aired on the WB from 1998 to 2006 and starred Milano, McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty (for three seasons) as witchy sisters who work to protect humanity from various nasty magical threats, including demons. The eight-season run was one of the WB's longest-lived TV shows and notable for being the rare network series with an all-female lead cast.
With the show's continued popularity even after its ending, it's no surprise that someone would aim to bring it back to the air. But a reboot means younger (cheaper) talent, with no starring place for the show's original witches. Something that hasn't sat well with the first set of Halliwell sisters.
On Friday, Milano, who currently appears on the
McGowan, who recently appeared on the ABC series
The "Charmed" reboot in development at CBS joins another high-profile reboot in development at