In the wake of “The X-Files” revival and “Fuller House,” which show that poor and scathing reviews respectively aren’t an impediment to nostalgia-fueled ratings and on demand success, it comes as little surprise that many are talking about other older TV series making a potential comeback with their original cast members.
One show that isn’t likely to get a reunion though is The WB’s “Charmed,” the eight season-long supernatural drama which starred Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan as sisters who use their magical powers to fight off evil. CBS tried to revive the series with a pilot for a reboot in 2013. “Party of Five” creator Christopher Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner were behind the script for that, but the project is still in development at last report.
This week, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to answer a fan question when asked about a potential “Fuller House” still continuation for the series on social media. She says:
“#Charmed fans! Nothing has been confirmed. CBS is developing a reboot without the original cast. That’s all I know for sure. With all the reunion shows it seems like #charmed would be a great choice since we have the most loyal and best fans ever. But… I would imagine until CBS makes a decision on their reboot a true reunion type of show will not be happening due to CBS owning the rights.”
Reruns of the series still air on TNT and A&E. Several years ago a report indicated that “Charmed” was the second most binge-watched show on Netflix at the time behind only “Prison Break,” a show which is getting a event series revival later this year.