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Charmed: Has the Halliwell Sister Magic Run Out?

Halliwell sistersCharmed, which recently celebrated a milestone as being the longest-running show featuring all female leads, may be headed for a big finish. Last year, it looked like the WB’s long-running show about beautiful witches was going to be cancelled but the series was given a new season order at the last minute. This year, with the contracts of the female leads (Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan and Kaley Cuoco) and executive producer Brad Kern expiring, it looks doubtful there will be a ninth season.

In a recent interview with TV Guide, Kern said, “Nobody at WB will commit one way or the other. I’ve heard nothing about it. As far as I’m concerned, this is it. Last year the show was held in limbo, but fortunately ‘the governor called’ and we got another year. I wasn’t able to craft a season or series finale [then], so I did sort of a hybrid, which to me was disappointing creatively. ”

He continued, “This year, with no contract for the girls and no contract for me, the WB seems to be looking forward to looking for ‘the next generation’ of shows. We’re still an expensive show, and all those factors tell me that, here in the middle of January, I’m just pushing toward the series finale. It’s too late for them to say, ‘We want to find a way to make a ninth season’ – but it doesn’t mean there can’t be a spin-off.”

Kern went on to say that, in an ideal world, he would bring back many of the past cast members for an appearance. But, with budgetary issues having taken center stage this year (hence the reduced appearances of Brian Krause’s Leo character), it seems doubtful that you’ll see the return of Shannon Doherty’s Prue or Julian McMahon’s Cole.

Still, Kern has other magical surprises in store for fans saying, “The huge problem I have to deal with this year is the budget cutback. I’m trying to save money each episode so I can afford to bring back as many of the regular cast members as possible. Who that will be, I don’t know, but my plan is to have the equivalent of a ‘family reunion’ including as many people as I can afford.” In addition, Kern didn’t rule out the possibility of creatively used flashbacks. TV Series Finale home page

 

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Anonymous March 1, 2007 at 2:12 pm

i love your show.

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Donna March 1, 2007 at 1:38 pm

I cannot believe with al the crappy reality shows out there that are zero antertinement, that charmed would be pulle off the air. It has all the elements,comedy,drama,love and action. Yeah I can see why you would take it off the air, I mean it’s just adictive and draws in the viewers NOT, Come on why must you take off such a great story line, we want to see more.

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Erin February 22, 2007 at 5:33 pm

I just wanted to say that Charmed is and was a great show!!! I’ve watched it from day one. I actually just bought seasons one-seven just so I can have them to watch. I can’t wait til the 8th season comes out. I will be sure to buy it when it does. Wish the journey for the charmed ones could continue!! Bring it back for all the true Charmed fans out there!!! We would greatly appreciate it!! =)

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Alessandria February 18, 2007 at 5:12 pm

I heard there might be a chance that charmed will come back in 2008. Is this true?

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oluchi February 7, 2007 at 8:34 am

Men i love charmed i could not believe it had finished i even had to watch series 8 like 4 time in the everning and in the morning. it was great the way it ended, but i didn’t want it to end at all.i really love series 8 if they can play the last of it everyday am there i love it so much.you guys did a good job and i hope you will keep it up. if it’s possible make series 9, but i know that it wouldn’t be good but it very nice and i love it from now till tomoro i will continue to talk about it.it’s or rather wuz a great program

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francesca williamson January 28, 2007 at 5:48 am

i hope that there wi be a new series f charmed because i love it !!!!!!!!!!!!

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william January 20, 2007 at 6:58 pm

if charmed stop what will we watch thats my faverite show ive been watching this show since it started please do a 9th season

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Marcus January 3, 2007 at 10:59 pm

I know i am only 14, ive been watch the show ever sence i was10 years old i watch that show more than i play video games. I hope they dont cancel it.my favorite sister out of all the three Halliwell sisters is phoebe becuase she is so active and could tell what other peoples feelings are without them knowing.so pppppppppppppppppppppppppplease dont cancel the show just make one more season after this so we all can see what happens to whiete and chris.plus Phoebe ,piperand piege. just by that show coming on it inspires me.

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Sarah December 28, 2006 at 2:06 pm

Seeing the reruns makes me remember how much better this show got as it went. I just wish that they could have had an episode of Pru meeting Paige.

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Aimee December 9, 2006 at 9:03 am

I want charmed back plz i miss you i cryed when it ended come bac 4 8 more series plz!!!!!!!!!

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Gennifer Radford December 5, 2006 at 9:20 am

Hi. I’m deaf. I love this show of Charmed! I wish I could be part of this show & I’m very much hoping that Prue is coming back to help the Halliwell sisters on the 9th year season since their mom & Grams always appear in the show on or off. I rather to see Prue to make the Halliwell sisters especially for Paige. I’m pretty sure Paige always wants to meet Prue of her own eldest sister someday! I want Paige to feel bond to her 1st eldest sister so she can know who her sister is alike. That’s my dream to come true for the Charmed reunion! I’m hoping to be part of charmed movie show regards I’m deaf & I could be relative or friend or anything. I rather not be evil. LOL! Charmed inspires me a lot & learn about the power of 3 sisters. It’s amazing show! I love who created this! I pray for all Halliwell power of 4 reunion together on 9th season somehow. Thanks! Keep the show going!!!!!!!!!

Gennifer Radford

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melissa December 1, 2006 at 8:31 am

I KNOW THAT ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END…BUT WHY AT THIS TIME??? IT’S NOT LIKE THE WB IS LOOSING VIEWERS… OR THAT THE SHOW HAS GONE AS FAR AS IT CAN GO-AND HAS STARTED REPEATING IT SELF…I PERSONALLY FEEL THAT THERE IS ALOT MORE THAT CAN BE DONE WITH THE CAST AND THE SHOW…. I HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE AT THE WB REALIZE THIS AND BRING BACK CHARMED UNTILL THE VIEWING PUBLIC DECIDES THAT THEY’VE HAD ENOUGH…I’M 34 YEARS OLD AND MY MOM AND I LOVE THIS SHOW…WE CALL IT THE WITCHES…THEY BROUGHT BACK 7TH HEAVEN BECAUSE THE VIEWERS WANTED IT THEY SHOULD DO THE SAME WITH CHARMED. SPECAILLY SINCE IT HILDS A WIDER AGED VIEWER AUDIENCE…

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Felicia Brummett November 8, 2006 at 11:39 am

Pleas don’t let charmed end i’ve never missed an episode and i really hope there will be a lot more episodes that i wount miss so please continue the show.

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kadesha October 22, 2006 at 5:36 pm

Ilove charmed thats my favoite show of all time from i was in dipers.

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lisa brown October 15, 2006 at 9:08 pm

please do not let this show end. I am really, really, really, really enjoying this show. pleas find a way to keep it and ladies please do not leave. we love ya

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