'Charmed' reboot: Alyssa Milano says no, 'too close'
On Friday (Oct. 25), CBS announced that it wanted to create a new version of "Charmed" from "Party of Five" producer Chris Keyser and Sydney Sidner. The original series ran from 1998 to 2006 on The WB and starred Milano, McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty as sisters and witches who battled evil.
Milano's Twitter response came later on the same day:
"The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is... it just... it feels like yesterday. It feels too close."
In posting this, Milano joined her former castmate McGowan in not being impressed by a show coming back only 7 years after it went off the air. As McGowan put it, the idea of the reboot made CBS "lame lame lame lamertons."
Why does CBS even want to bring "Charmed" back? The best guess is that witches are the "in" thing these days -- current series "Witches of East End" and "American Horror Story: Coven" will soon be joined by "Salem" on WGN America. Maybe CBS just wants to get in on the action?