The only reason to reboot Charmed is so actress Finola Hughes (who played the mom of the dopey witch-sisters) can grace primetime screens once more. Shannen Doherty probably saw that Finola wasn’t on any of the call sheets and told them to keep Prue Halliwell six feet under. Shannen is not on board for the proposed Charmed reboot.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Shannen at a Farrah Fawcett Foundation benefit, and asked her if she was into it. Shannen, perhaps remembering how well she reportedly got along with co-star Alyssa Milano before Aaron Spelling chose Samantha Micelli over Brenda Walsh and threw Prue through a wall, gave a resounding “nope!“
“It’s not happening,” Doherty, 46, told THR from the red carpet at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation benefit before teasing something less definitive. “I mean, I just don’t ever foresee it happening now.”
Shannen went to opine that the show, which she said was inspired by the movie Practical Magic, needs to rest. As in stay dead. As in “I wouldn’t piss on Alyssa Milano if she was on fire, so do you really imagine that I would work in the same building as her, you fool?“
“It would be far too soon, but I also don’t think you need the original cast for a reboot. I know our fans really want us back, but who knows? We were basically a reboot of Practical Magic in its own way, so they could redo it, but now it should just rest.”
Shannen isn’t down on all reboots. The actress, who is in remission from cancer, is starring in the Paramount Network’s Heathers reboot. Hopefully, she’s playing her iconic Heather Duke character and hopefully Heather Duke has already requested that every other character stop pulling her dick. And it doesn’t sound like Shannen’s just making a cameo. She’s got five-page monologues!
“I was on set the other day, and it was like the best feeling in the world. It didn’t matter that it was basically a five-page monologue I had to do. I was like, ‘Yes! Give me more pages!'”
Give her more pages! Give Shannen her own prestige series on HBO and let Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling gnash their jealous teeth!