Charmed Is Returning to TV! Which Other Shows Should Get a Comeback?
Attention all fans of witch-centric shows that aren’t mere flashes in the pan: Charmed is coming back to television! Now, before you go and tell Alyssa Milano she needs to quit playing around with ABC’s Mistresses, or yank Holly Marie Combs out of Rosewood, it’s not a reunion show or a continuation of the previous eight seasons that is being developed. Rather, the show will be a "re-imagining" of the WB show, which also co-starred Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan.
We are so excited about the prospect of another bout of Charmed, but it’s not a done deal. Vulture reports that the show, a Spelling Production, is owned by CBS. So far, only a pilot script has been ordered, no one has been cast, and nothing has been filmed. But knowing us, you have to assume we’ve already brainstormed a list of shows we want to get in line for re-imaginations or reboots or revitalizations of some variety. Here ya go:
We think about Rory Gilmore on the reg, and although it’s unlikely any mother-daughter duo could ever have the sass and zing of Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, it’s a nice thought. Though both actresses were largely unknown prior to the WB show, they are now a permanent part of our lives, appearing frequently in our marathon re-viewings. Let’s see, perhaps Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emma Roberts would be a good pairing? Or the next version of them, rather.
A show about kids who are too smart for their own good, having adventures around their little neighborhood? Colorful and wacky, with memorable characters and imaginative storylines, it could fill the void in the lack of smart kids’ shows these days (yes, we know we sound like olds right now).
3. Saved by the Bell
The only laff-track fueled show that didn’t make us gag, Saved by the Bell introduced us to our first crush, taught us why high school-based shows should never try to make the jump to a college campus, and made us see acid washed in a whole new light. A revisit to that land might be a total disaster, but if they did it with as much cheek and disregard for reality, it could work.
Now now, before you say anything about how there will never be another Pacey and Joey… Okay, you have a point. But just think about all the earnest, winsome performances the undiscovered Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, James Van Der Beek, and Michelle Williams gave so well. When was the last time you saw that? 2003, when the show went off the air in an epic cloud of feelings.
What shows would you like to see return to television in a new light? Share below!