'Charmed’ Reboot 2013 Slammed By Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan! Why Former Stars Of WB Series Are Not Fans Of CBS Plan [VIDEO]

By Melissa Siegel October 26, 2013 4:40 PM EDT
Alyssa Milano criticized the new Charmed reboot on Twitter (Photo: Reuters).
Alyssa Milano criticized the new Charmed reboot on Twitter (Photo: Reuters).

Apparently not everyone is excited about the 2013 Charmed reboot. Two of the series' original stars, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan, took to Twitter to criticize the series' revival.

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On Friday, Vulture.com reported that CBS is planning a reboot of the popular WB series. The show revolved around a trio of witch sisters and lasted for eight seasons. Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty played the threesome, though Doherty's character was later killed off and replaced by Rose McGowan.

As the Vulture article noted, CBS has only ordered a pilot script for the Charmed reboot. This means the series is a long way from appearing on our television screens this fall. There is no guarantee that the pilot will even be filmed.

Still, witches are clearly a hot concept right now. Lifetime recently launched a similar series titled Witches of East End. In addition, the current season of American Horror Story also heavily features these supernatural creatures. Charmed also still has loyal fans, even before this reboot. A recent study found that the series was the second-most binged show on Netflix and other similar subscription video-on-demand platforms.

 Watch Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan in Charmed below.

"I think really it's due to the success of Charmed and the fact that it had so much success even after it was done, meaning that people looked for it, people searched it out and watched those episode over and over," Milano said of the witch trend. "The Charmed fans are the greatest fans on the planet and the most loyal fans on the planet. I feel like networks are trying to replicate that."

But apparently, neither Rose McGowan nor Alyssa Milano is too happy about this Charmed reboot. Both actresses expressed their doubts via Twitter.

"The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is... it just... it feels like yesterday," Milano wrote on Friday. "It feels too close."

Rose McGowan replaced Shannen Doherty on Charmed when the latter actress' character was killed off (Photo: Reuters).
Rose McGowan replaced Shannen Doherty on Charmed when the latter actress' character was killed off (Photo: Reuters).

McGowan, meanwhile, did not specifically mentioned the Charmed reboot in her tweets. But she did note on Friday that Hollywood is recycling a lot of old ideas, so it's likely she was referring to her old series.

"They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood," she tweeted. She then wrote, "lame lame lame lamertons."

So what do you think about this Charmed reboot? Post your thoughts in our comments section below.

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