Charmed (2018 series)Latest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
The CW announces fall premiere dates
The Flash kicks off The CW's fall season on Oct. 9, followed by Black Lightning. Five days later, The CW's relaunched Sunday night starts with Supergirl and the Charmed reboot.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Here are the most-watched and least-watched upfront trailers
NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam trailers have had 6.5 million and just over 5 million views respectively on YouTube. On the flip side, CBS' The Neighborhood, FBI and God Friended Me have had just under 60,000 YouTube views.
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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Charmed reboot stars address their skeptics: "We’re very respectful and aware of the original"
"I say dip your toe and find out,” says Madeleine Mantock. “If you like it, amazing, come join us. If not, that’s OK, too.” Co-star Sarah Jeffery adds: “It doesn’t hurt to give it a go. We’re very respectful and aware of the original, and we totally appreciate it, and we’re so grateful to have the opportunity to put a current spin on it.”
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Charmed reboot trailer has been met with backlash
"The more I see from the promotional material and just seeing the atmosphere this show is entering makes me apprehensive," says Princess Weekes. "The hate being flooded towards the three actresses in the comments for these videos is intense. It’s a mixed reaction, with some being hopeful, others being cautious, and the extreme calling them bad actresses and ugly because they are 'stomping' on the legacy of the original Charmed." She worries that if Charmed isn't a hit, the failure will be blamed on having three Latina stars. "A lot of times what some white producers don’t get is that race-bending popular characters start off with a chunk of the potential fanbase viewing that as a negative," says Weekes. "You have to really bring it and also prove to the audience that you didn’t just put non-white paint on a white character and said: 'here you go representation, please watch our show!'"
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Holly Marie Combs got in a Twitter fight with a Charmed reboot executive producer
The original Charmed star traded barbs with Brad Silberling, who directed the Charmed reboot pilot for The CW, after he said it would've been tough to reunite the original cast. "That's both inaccurate and untrue. But you do you boo," Combs shot back, later adding: "Suck it Brad. Really." Former Charmed star Alyssa Milano also weighed in, tweeting: "I know what is both accurate and true—nothing would make me happier than reuniting with these strong, talented, powerful women." When the Charmed reboot trailer came out last week, Combs told The Huffington Post: "I hope the new show is far better than the marketing, so the true legacy does remain."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
CW unveils new fall trailers for Charmed and All American
The CW is providing an "extended first look" at the Charmed reboot and the Greg Berlanti high school football drama.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The CW unveils its fall schedule, says it will air more hours of scripted TV next season than ABC, NBC and Fox
Supergirl and Charmed will be paired together on Sundays as The CW reclaims that night after nearly a decade. Arrow moves to Mondays and Jane the Virgin will kick off its final season in midseason. “Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule – more than any other broadcast network besides CBS,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. He adds of pairing Charmed and Supergirl: "We wanted to have an established show on Sunday night. We wanted name value with Charmed, on there. We felt that it was two shows that empowered women and were making a statement that we were not kidding, we were not going to phone it in on Sunday nights — That we were going to compete.” ALSO: CW won't rescue Lucifer.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
CW picks up reboots of Charmed and Roswell, The Originals spinoff Legacies and two other dramas
The CW has picked up the Roswell reboot with the new title Roswell, New Mexico. CW has also ordered In the Dark, All American, and Legacies. Greg Berlanti's culture-clash drama All American revolves around a high school football player from South Central Los Angeles who is recruited to play football at a Beverly Hills high school. Mystery series In the Dark follows a blind woman who helps solve cases with the help of her service dog. Legacies, a spinoff of The Originals, is set at a school for witches, vampires, and werewolves.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Here are 10 TV pilots poised to be picked up to series this month
Katie Holmes' Fox FBI drama and Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba are among the pilots that are expected to be pickup to series for next season. ALSO: Reboots of Charmed, Roswell and L.A. Confidential are also looking good.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 9:56AM EDT
How does the Charmed reboot pilot compare to the original series?
The pilot, currently filming in Vancouver, appears to follow the rules of The WB series.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Sarah Drew goes from Grey's Anatomy to Cagney & Lacey, joining Blindspot alum Michelle Hurd
Drew has quickly landed a pilot a week after being dropped from Grey's Anatomy, joining the CBS reboot of the classic police procedural. According to Deadline, "Drew will play LAPD Detective Cagney, Lacey’s nimble and easygoing partner and protégée. Hurd’s Lacey is athletic, polished, a former high school track and field champion. Empathetic and straightforward, she’s the more experienced partner." Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless won six acting Emmys between them starring on the original Cagney & Lacey, which won two best drama series Emmys during its seven-season run. Hurd is no stranger to reboots of popular franchises. In fact, she's had recent guest appearances on both Lethal Weapon and Hawaii Five-0.
- Emily Osment joins CBS comedy pilot 25, fueling speculation that Young & Hungry is finished
- Thomas Lennon to play Dan the Weatherman on Fox
- Charmed reboot adds two more actors
- Popular's Leslie Bibb joins Alyson Hannigan on ABC's Man of the House
- Kyle Bornheimer to star opposite Ginnifer Goodwin on ABC's Steps
- Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable to play the lead on CBS' The Code
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Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 7:31AM EST
Charmed reboot finds its third sister
The Tomorrow People alum Madeleine Mantock will play Macy, an "über-smart geneticist," on The CW reboot. She'll join fellow "sisters" Melonie Diaz as Mel, Sarah Jeffery as college freshman Madison.
- 2 Broke Girls alum Beth Behrs to star in Fox's Lee Daniels comedy pilot Our People
- Vanessa Williams to co-star in ABC cosmetics drama pilot False Profits
- Jeri Ryan to co-star in NBC drama pilot Suspicion
- Roswell adds Pretty Little Liars' Tyler Blackburn and The Originals' Nathan Parsons
- Once Upon a Time's Rebecca Mader joins NBC's Like Family comedy pilot
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Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 5:47PM EST
Charmed reboot casts The Man in the High Castle's Rupert Evans
It's unclear whether Evans' casting -- as a professor named Harry -- would impact a potential fourth season of his Amazon series. Evans already wrapped filming The Man in the High Castle's third season.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Charmed casts Sarah Jeffery, Jennifer Lopez's Shades of Blue daughter, as the youngest of the three sisters
The 21-year-old actress will play the youngest sister, a bubbly college freshman who finds witchcraft at odds with joining a sorority on The CW revival of Charmed. According to Deadline, Shades of Blue has released Jeffery from her contract, but she'll be allowed to guest-star on up to four episodes of the NBC drama should it return for a fourth season. Jeffery joins Melonie Diaz, who was cast as another of the three sisters earlier this week.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 3:30PM EST
CW's Charmed reboot taps Melonie Diaz to play lesbian sister
Diaz, who starred in Black Panther director Ryan Coogler's debut movie Fruitvale Station, will play Mel, “a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of family tragedy," in the pilot for Charmed.