Rose McGowan & Alyssa Milano Are Not Happy About A ‘Charmed’ Reboot

"lame lame lame lamertons"

Over the weekend we learned that CBS is mulling over the very possible notion of rebooted the highly successful witch-themed TV series Charmed. I, along with a host of other fans, was very happy to hear that plans are in the works to breathe new life into the series once again. But, not everyone is happy about the news. Actors Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano (who played sisters Paige and Phoebe Halliwell respectively on the series) both voiced their displeasure at hearing news of this proposed Charmed reboot. Click below to read what they each have to say about the matter.

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” is getting the evil eye from two of that show’s stars, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan … 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 ABC series “Mistresses” and the Lifetime reality series “Project Runway: All Stars,” tweeted her frustrations to her fans, writing, “The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is… it just… it feels like yesterday. It feels too close.” McGowan, who recently appeared on the ABC series “Once Upon a Time,” also wasn’t thrilled about the prospect of someone else filing her shoes, even if those shoes didn’t show up on the original series until Season 4 (she replaced Doherty as a Halliwell half-sister). “They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood,” she wrote. She followed it up with “lame lame lame lamertons,” which sounds like some kind of spell incantation.

Oh I totally understand why McGowan and Milano might not be at all happy about the reboot because I know the series was dear to both women. Trust me, if I wasn’t on Team Reboot, I’d be pissed off, too. I honestly believe that if done well, a new version of Charmed could work very well. Witches are so hot right now, of course the TV execs are going to try and revive one of the most successful witch-themed TV shows around. We’ll have to see how all of this plays out. This Charmed reboot could turn out to be all talk. I’m still all for it, are you?

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  1. Dianna L.

    I wish they would just reboot the storyline and do what we’ve always wanted – a spin off with Chris and Wyatt and the Charmed children! Then we can have our fav sisters make guest appearances :)

  2. Dianna L.

    I also think HMC commented about it. I’m not sure. She had a string of tweets https://twitter.com/H_Combs.

    “Here’s the thing. Everything is a reboot. If you think otherwise you haven’t read enough Shakespeare yet.”

    “At least they had the decency to call it what it is. Instead of ripping it off and then pretending to not be ripping it off.”

    “Reserve judgment. Watch it. Or don’t. Then if you don’t have anything nice to say….. Come sit by me. ;)”

  3. Dianna L.

    I also think HMC commented about it. I’m not sure. She had a string of tweets

    “Here’s the thing. Everything is a reboot. If you think otherwise you haven’t read enough Shakespeare yet.”

    “At least they had the decency to call it what it is. Instead of ripping it off and then pretending to not be ripping it off.”

    “Reserve judgment. Watch it. Or don’t. Then if you don’t have anything nice to say….. Come sit by me. ;)”

  4. Jax

    Hollywood has run out of original ideas. It’s too soon for a reboot.

  5. Marcus_em

    Evil Doppleganger Halliwells= Fangasm

  6. Hampton

    I have to agree with Dianna. The reboot actors will never have the same chemistry as the original cast Think of a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. Then see a copy by Wal-mart. Witches/East End is tedious and contrived although the eye candy isn’t so bad.

  7. Nope, I’m not on board with this. They already tested a practice reboot in season 8 with Billie and her sister (epic fail)! I am only on board if Wyatt, Chris and the other Charmed children are the reboot as Dianna L stated.
    I only have 3 tv shows that are mandatory viewing for my children, The Good Wife, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Charmed so they understand what quality television looks like. I’ma go take my seat by Holly.

  8. Tonya

    I loved Charmed too much to not want it back in some capacity. And I would watch the crap out of a new Charmed (perhaps featuring some of the kids we never knew…Chris and Wyatt had enough of their story told already imho). However, anytime the word “reboot” is bandied about, I’m always wary – has there every been a reboot that was successful and worthy of the original? Nothing comes to mind for me.

  9. Nathan

    Well, the two should just feel secure in knowing it will very likely suck.

  10. Billie

    I’m still waiting/wanting a Gilmore Girls movie!

  11. Well, the idea of a reboot is always scary. I still watch re-runs of Charmed quite often (courtesy of WE TV, haha!). Prue was always my favorite. Soooo I’d certainly tune in and see what happens. I’m on team HMC. (She always the more level-headed of the 4 actresses, after all). At least the special effects should look as lamertons as they did before. lol!

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