"We're the protectors of the innocent. We're known as the Charmed Ones."
Phoebe Halliwell[src]
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Title: Charmed
Format: Live-action
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA
Network: WB Network
Seasons: 8
Episodes: 179
Production company: Spelling Television; Paramount Pictures
Executive producers: Aaron Spelling; Brad Kern; E. Duke Vincent
Producers: Jon Paré; Holly Marie Combs; Alyssa Milano; ; Sheryl J. Anderson
Principal cast: Holly Marie Combs; Alyssa Milano; Rose McGowan; Shannen Doherty; Dorian Gregory; Brian Krause
Air dates
First aired: October 7th, 1998
Last aired: May 21st, 2006

Charmed is an American television program that aired for eight seasons on the WB Network from October, 1998 to May of 2006. The series was created in 1998 by writer Constance M. Burge and was produced by Aaron Spelling and his Spelling Television company, with the show runner being writer-director Brad Kern. The series narrative followed the four Halliwell sisters, Prue, Piper, Phoebe and, later, Paige, the culmination of the long Warren line of powerful, good witches. The sisters, despite being perceived as normal by the non-supernatural community, were known as The Charmed Ones in the magical community, whose prophesied destiny was to battle against evil beings, such as demons and warlocks and to protect innocent lives from being endangered. Each sister possessed unique magical powers that grew and evolved, while they attempted to hold normal working lives in San Francisco, California. Keeping their paranormal identities separate and secret from their ordinary lives formed part of the series' tension and challenges, with the exposure of magic having far-reaching consequences on relationships, and having resulted in a number of police and FBI investigations throughout the run of the series.

Development[edit | edit source]

In 1998, the Warner Brothers Television Network began searching for a drama series, and looked to Spelling Television, which had produced the network's most successful series 7th Heaven, to create it. Expanding on the popularity of supernatural themed dramas, the production company explored forms of mythology to find mythological characters they could realize with contemporary storytelling. In order to create the series, Burge was hired as the creator as she was under contract with Spelling Television after conceiving the drama Savannah. When the theme of witchcraft was first pitched to her, she was aware of stereotypes of witches (flying brooms, black cats, and warts). After Wicca research, she changed her perspective and aimed at telling a story of good witches who looked and acted like ordinary people. With this, her initial concept was a series set in Boston, Massachusetts about three friends and roommates who were all witches. However, executive producer E. Duke Vincent lacked confidence, asking "Why would anybody want to watch a show about three witches?" He proposed that the series focus on family values and developed the series-long mantra of it being about "three sisters who happen to be witches, not three witches who happen to be sisters." Spelling warmed to Burge's ideas and, after the concept was re-crafted to be a series about three sisters (now living in San Francisco) descended from a line of witches, it was pitched to the Warner Brothers's Susanne Daniels, who liked it, allowing the series to begin development.

Shannen Doherty, having worked with Spelling on Beverly Hills 90210, auditioned for the role of Piper Halliwell but won the role of Prue Halliwell. After the third season, Doherty left the series. As of January 30th, 2010 it is still unclear whether she left the series because of differences with executive producer Brad Kern, wanting to branch out to new things, or was fired.

Doherty's best friend, Holly Marie Combs, known as Kimberly Brock from the series Picket Fences, became interested in the script and won the role of middle sister Piper Halliwell, although she auditioned for the role of Prue Halliwell.

The series was titled Charmed after Spelling's suggestion of House of Sisters was dropped, and the three lead roles were cast to Doherty, Combs, and Lori Rom. Burge wrote the pilot's script. They filmed a 28-minute version (the "unaired pilot", never aired on network television) with which the series was picked up by the WB. The majority of the pilot had to be re-filmed after Rom quit and Alyssa Milano took her role.

Upon its debut, Charmed received the largest audience for a series premiere in the network’s history. The first season of twenty-two episodes was picked up by Warner Brothers after two shows aired.

The Charmed Ones[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season One[edit | edit source]

Main article: Charmed/Season 1
Episode Title Airdate
1x0 Unaired Pilot NA
1x1 Something Wicca This Way Comes October 7th, 1998
1x2 I've Got You Under My Skin October 14th, 1998
1x3 Thank You for Not Morphing October 21st, 1998
1x4 Dead Man Dating October 28th, 1998
1x5 Dream Sorcerer November 4th, 1998
1x6 The Wedding from Hell November 11th, 1998
1x7 The Fourth Sister November 18th, 1998
1x8 The Truth Is Out There... and It Hurts November 25th, 1998
1x9 The Witch is Back December 16th, 1998
1x10 Wicca Envy January 13th, 1999
1x11 Feats of Clay January 20th, 1999
1x12 The Wendigo February 3rd, 1999
1x13 From Fear to Eternity February 10th, 1999
1x14 Secrets and Guys February 17th, 1999
1x15 Is There a Woogy in the House? February 24th, 1999
1x16 Which Prue Is It, Anyway? March 3rd, 1999
1x17 That '70s Episode April 7th, 1999
1x18 When Bad Warlocks Go Good April 28th, 1999
1x19 Out of Sight May 5th, 1999
1x20 The Power of Two May 12th, 1999
1x21 Love Hurts May 19th, 1999
1x22 Déjà Vu All Over Again May 26th, 1999

Season Two[edit | edit source]

Main article: Charmed/Season 2
Episode Title Airdate
2x1 Witch Trial September 30th, 1999
2x2 Morality Bites October 7th, 1999
2x3 The Painted World October 14th, 1999
2x4 The Devil's Music October 21st, 1999
2x5 She's a Man, Baby, a Man! November 4th, 1999
2x6 That Old Black Magic November 11th, 1999
2x7 They're Everywhere November 18th, 1999
2x8 P3 H2O December 9th, 1999
2x9 Ms. Hellfire December 13th, 1999
2x10 Heartbreak City January 20th, 2000
2x11 Reckless Abandon January 27th, 2000
2x12 Awakened February 3rd, 2000
2x13 Animal Pragmatism February 10th, 2000
2x14 Pardon My Past February 17th, 2000
2x15 Give Me a Sign February 24th, 2000
2x16 Murphy's Luck March 30th, 2000
2x17 How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans April 6th, 2000
2x18 Chick Flick April 20th, 2000
2x19 Ex Libris April 27th, 2000
2x20 Astral Monkey May 4th, 2000
2x21 Apocalypse, Not May 11th, 2000
2x22 Be Careful What You Witch For May 18th, 2000

Season Three[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
3x1 The Honeymoon's Over October 5th, 2000
3x2 Magic Hour October 12th, 2000
3x3 Once Upon a Time October 19th, 2000
3x4 All Halliwell's Eve October 26th, 2000
3x5 Sight Unseen November 2nd, 2000
3x6 Primrose Empath November 9th, 2000
3x7 Power Outage November 16th, 2000
3x8 Sleuthing With the Enemy December 14th, 2000
3x9 Coyote Piper January 11th, 2001
3x10 We All Scream for Ice Cream January 18th, 2001
3x11 Blinded by the Whitelighter January 25th, 2001
3x12 Wrestling With Demons February 1st, 2001
3x13 Bride and Gloom February 8th, 2001
3x14 The Good, the Bad and the Cursed February 15th, 2001
3x15 Just Harried February 22nd, 2001
3x16 Death Takes a Halliwell March 15th, 2001
3x17 PreWitched March 22nd, 2001
3x18 Sin Francisco April 19th, 2001
3x19 The Demon Who Came in from the Cold April 26th, 2001
3x20 Exit Strategy May 3rd, 2001
3x21 Look Who's Barking May 10th, 2001
3x22 All Hell Breaks Loose May 17th, 2001

Season Four[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
4x1 Charmed Again (Part 1) October 4th, 2001
4x2 Charmed Again (Part 2) October 4th, 2001
4x3 Hell Hath No Fury October 11th, 2001
4x4 Enter the Demon October 18th, 2001
4x5 Size Matters October 25th, 2001
4x6 A Knight to Remember November 1st, 2001
4x7 Brain Drain November 8th, 2001
4x8 Black as Cole November 15th, 2001
4x9 Muse to My Ears December 13th, 2001
4x10 A Paige from the Past January 17th, 2002
4x11 Trial by Magic January 24th, 2002
4x12 Lost and Bound January 31st, 2002
4x13 Charmed and Dangerous February 7th, 2002
4x14 The Three Faces of Phoebe February 14th, 2002
4x15 Marry-Go-Round March 14th, 2002
4x16 The Fifth Halliwell March 21st, 2002
4x17 Saving Private Leo March 28th, 2002
4x18 Bite Me April 18th, 2002
4x19 We're Off to See the Wizard April 25th, 2002
4x20 Long Live the Queen May 2nd, 2002
4x21 Womb Raider May 9th, 2002
4x22 Witch Way Now? May 16th, 2002

Season Five[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
5x01 A Witch's Tail (Part 1) September 22nd, 2002
5x02 A Witch's Tail (Part 2) September 22nd, 2002
5x03 Happily Ever After September 29th, 2002
5x04 Siren Song October 6th, 2002
5x05 Witches in Tights October 13th, 2002
5x06 The Eyes Have It October 20th, 2002
5x07 Sympathy for the Demon November 3rd, 2002
5x08 A Witch in Time November 10th, 2002
5x09 Sam I Am November 17th, 2002
5x10 Y Tu Mummy También January 5th, 2003
5x11 The Importance of Being Phoebe January 12th, 2003
5x12 Centennial Charmed January 19th, 2003
5x13 House Call February 2nd, 2003
5x14 Sand Francisco Dreamin' February 9th, 2003
5x15 The Day the Magic Died February 16th, 2003
5x16 Baby's First Demon March 30th, 2003
5x17 Lucky Charmed April 6th, 2003
5x18 Cat House April 13th, 2003
5x19 Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun April 20th, 2003
5x20 Sense and Sense Ability April 27th, 2003
5x21 Necromancing the Stone May 4th, 2003
5x22 Oh My Goddess (Part 1) May 11th, 2003
5x23 Oh My Goddess (Part 2) May 11th, 2003

Season Six[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
6x01 Valhalley of the Dolls (Part 1) September 28th, 2003
6x02 Valhalley of the Dolls (Part 2) September 28th, 2003
6x03 Forget Me... Not October 5th, 2003
6x04 The Power of Three Blondes October 12th, 2003
6x05 Love's a Witch October 19th, 2003
6x06 My Three Witches October 26th, 2003
6x07 Soul Survivor November 2nd, 2003
6x08 Sword and the City November 9th, 2003
6x09 Little Monsters November 16th, 2003
6x10 Chris-Crossed November 23rd, 2003
6x11 Witchstock January 11th, 2004
6x12 Prince Charmed January 18th, 2004
6x13 Used Karma January 25th, 2004
6x14 The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell February 8th, 2004
6x15 I Dream of Phoebe February 15th, 2004
6x16 The Courtship of Wyatt's Father February 22nd, 2004
6x17 Hyde School Reunion March 14th, 2004
6x18 Spin City April 18th, 2004
6x19 Crimes & Witch Demeanors April 25th, 2004
6x20 A Wrong Day's Journey Into Right May 2nd, 2004
6x21 Witch Wars May 9th, 2004
6x22 It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World (Part 1) May 16th, 2004
6x23 It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World (Part 2) May 16th, 2004

Season Seven[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
7x1 A Call to Arms September 12th, 2004
7x2 The Bare Witch Project September 19th, 2004
7x3 Cheaper by the Coven September 26th, 2004
7x4 Charrrmed! October 3rd, 2004
7x5 Styx Feet Under October 10th, 2004
7x6 Once in a Blue Moon October 17th, 2004
7x7 Someone to Witch Over Me October 31st, 2004
7x8 Charmed Noir November 14th, 2004
7x9 There's Something About Leo November 21st, 2004
7x10 Witchness Protection November 28th, 2004
7x11 Ordinary Witches January 16th, 2005
7x12 Extreme Makeover World Edition January 23rd, 2005
7x13 Charmageddon January 30th, 2005
7x14 Carpe Demon February 13th, 2005
7x15 Show Ghouls February 20th, 2005
7x16 The Seven Year Witch April 10th, 2005
7x17 Scry Hard April 17th, 2005
7x18 Little Box of Horrors April 24th, 2005
7x19 Freaky Phoebe May 1st, 2005
7x20 Imaginary Fiends May 8th, 2005
7x21 Death Becomes Them May 15th, 2005
7x22 Something Wicca This Way Goes May 22nd, 2005

Season Eight[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
8x01 Still Charmed and Kicking September 25th, 2005
8x02 Malice in Wonderland October 2nd, 2005
8x03 Run, Piper, Run October 9th, 2005
8x04 Desperate Housewitches October 16th, 2005
8x05 Rewitched October 23rd, 2005
8x06 Kill Billie: Vol. 1 October 30th, 2005
8x07 The Lost Picture Show November 6th, 2005
8x08 Battle of the Hexes November 13th, 2005
8x09 Hulkus Pocus November 20th, 2005
8x10 Vaya Con Leos November 27th, 2005
8x11 Mr. & Mrs. Witch January 8th, 2006
8x12 Payback's a Witch January 15th, 2006
8x13 Repo Manor January 22nd, 2006
8x14 12 Angry Zen February 12th, 2006
8x15 The Last Temptation of Christy February 19th, 2006
8x16 Engaged and Confused February 26th, 2006
8x17 Generation Hex April 16th, 2006
8x18 The Torn Identity April 23rd, 2006
8x19 The Jung and the Restless April 30th, 2006
8x20 Gone With the Witches May 7th, 2006
8x21 Kill Billie: Vol. 2 May 14th, 2006
8x22 Forever Charmed May 21st, 2006

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