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The CW’s ‘Charmed’ Reboot Brings Some Magic To Sundays

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When it comes to reboots, this year has seen its fair share of them. From Magnum P.I. to Murphy Brown, they’re the hottest thing in town. The CW is familiar with reboots with shows such as 90210, and Melrose Place. This season, one beloved show returns for a new generation.

They’re Stronger Together

After months of waiting, the reboot of Charmed has finally arrived. Unlike the original version, this one features new sisters that have the “Power of Three.” Macy, Mel, and Maggie discover their powers following their mother’s death. With their newfound abilities, they must defend the world from supernatural forces.

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Shaking Things Up

To keep up with modern times, this series includes a much more diverse cast. In the show, the sisters are all of Latino descent. Show producer Snyder Urman, who also worked on Jane The Virgin, had to defend the new direction. “Coming off of [Jane the Virgin], I know so much more about what it means to see yourself on screen, see yourself being represented and see yourself being the hero of a story,” she said at the summer TCA tour.

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A Minor Objection

As expected, the ladies from the original Charmed series had some words about this reboot. Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper Halliwell, heavily criticized the series when it was announced. “I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago,” she stated on Twitter. Unlike Combs, former Charmed stars Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan gave their wishes to the new cast.

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The Future Is Here

Sarah Jeffrey, who plays Maggie Vera, responded to Combs’ complaints with her own statement. “We are so beyond grateful to have the opportunity to bring this reboot to life and bring current, timely themes to the forefront of a show that stars not one, not two, but THREE WOC!!! We regard the foundation that was laid with great respect,” she said.

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Sisters Of Mercy

So far, the new Charmed reboot has seen some positive reviews. By placing it next to Supergirl,  The CW turned Sunday nights into an action-packed night with strong women. “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,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement.

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