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Charmed Dates : 1998 - 2006
178 episodes of 42 min
First broadcasting : 27 Février 1999
Creator(s) : Constance M. Burge
Producer(s) : Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, Constance M. Burge, Brad Ke
Music : "How soon is now ?" de Love spit love
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The three Halliwell sisters learn to use their new magic powers in order to fight against evil ...

Charmed was an American television series which was broadcast from 1998 to 2006 on the The WB network. The series featured the Halliwell sisters, three powerful witches whose mission was to protect the innocent and fight the forces of evil. Over the seasons, the sisters faced many enemies and used their magic to resolve supernatural mysteries and intrigues.

Charmed was one of The WB's first programs to be a great success, and he attracted a large audience thanks to his mixture of fantasy, romance and humor. The series was also praised for the way it dealt with feminist themes, in particular by highlighting strong and independent female characters.

The series was mainly focused on Halliwell sisters: Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano). Over the seasons, the sisters were joined by other characters such as Leo (Brian Krause), a guardian angel who was Piper's boyfriend, and Paige (Rose McGowan), half a sister who had been adopted by A family different from Halliwell sisters.

The episodes of Charmed were often structured around a mystery or a supernatural intrigue, which the sisters had to solve using their magic. The series also included many fantasy elements, such as spells, incantations, magic creatures and parallel dimensions.

In addition to its fascinating intrigue and its endearing characters, Charmed was also greeted for its high quality realization and its impressive special effects. The series has won numerous awards, including five Saturn prizes for its performances and its realization.

Although Charmed ended in 2006, she left a lasting heritage in the television industry and continued to be popular with fans around the world. In 2018, a new version of the series was launched, entitled Charmed: the new witches, which follows the adventures of three sisters who discover their heritage of witches.

The Actors

Alyssa Milano - Phoebe Halliwell

Alyssa Milano

(Phoebe Halliwell)

Shannen Doherty - Prue Halliwell

Shannen Doherty

(Prue Halliwell)

Holly Marie Combs - Piper Halliwell

Holly Marie Combs

(Piper Halliwell)

Rose Mc Gowan - Paige Mathews

Rose Mc Gowan

(Paige Mathews)

Julian McMahon - Cole Turner

Julian McMahon

(Cole Turner)


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The opening theme, "How Soon is Now" is a cover by Love Spit Love of a song by '80s British band The Smiths. It originally appeared in The Craft (1996), also about witches.

The house used for the exterior shots of the "Manor" is located at 1329 Carroll Ave in the Echo Park Section of Los Angeles.

In one episode, Belthazor says "I find your lack of faith disturbing." This is a quote from Star Wars (1977), originally said by Darth Vader.

Holly Marie Combs married an ex-Charmed key grip, David Dohono. They met on the set.

Holly Marie Combs's pregnancy in season six forced the writers and producers to change the story arc of the show.

In June 2001, Executive Producer, Aaron Spelling announced after several auditions and many considered actresses (including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Brown, Tiffani Thiessen, Soleil Moon Frye, Susan Ward and Eliza Dushku) that Rose McGowan had won the role of Paige Matthews, the long-lost, baby half-sister of Prue, Piper and Phoebe.

'Brian Krause' who plays Leo Wyatt, Julian McMahon who played Cole Turner, and Kerr Smith, who appeared in season seven as Agent Kyle Brody, have all auditioned for the role of Inspector Andy Trudeau, who was a character played by actor Ted King in season one.

Beginning with season seven, the Charmed set moved from its previously smaller Canoga Park, California studio lot to the more grand scale Paramount Studios lot.

Brian Krause was written off the show temporarily due to budget cuts.

Although he was only a regular in one season, Drew Fuller appeared in four seasons of Charmed.

Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano are the only actresses to have appeared in every episode, of every season, in the 8 seasons of "Charmed".

"Charmed and Dangerous" was originally meant to be the fourth season finale, with the following story lines used for the fifth season and "Long Live the Queen" was to be the 100th episode.

Telekinesis is the most common power in the Halliwell line. Carriers include Prue, Penny, Chris, Wyatt, Paige and the granddaughter from 'Forever Charmed'. Piper's freezing power has only recurred once in her mother and Phoebe is the only witch that we know of (apart from Melinda Warren) to receive the premonitions power.

Phoebe's empathy power was introduced because the writers were planning to write out her levitation power and thought she would need another active power.

Prue and Phoebe's past lives are the only witches in the line not to receive Warren powers. Phoebe had pyrokinesis (the ability to create fire) and Prue had cryokinesis (the ability to generate ice). Similarly, Paige's past life could control the elements although we only saw her control wind and lightning.

The character Phoebe didn't own a car of her own until season five. Before then she either rode her bike, used public transport, or had to ask her sisters for transportation.

The Book of Shadows weighs 9 pounds, 6 ounces and is the most valuable thing on set.

The actress with the most Charmed Fan Mail is actually not one of the main stars of the show. Actress Finola Hughes who plays Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige's mother receives the most fan mail from Charmed series viewers.

The Book of Shadows is almost entirely hand-painted.

Alyssa Milano liked the drawings made for the Book of Shadows so much that she had the artist paint murals on her walls at home.

Until the appearance of Chris Perry in the fifth season finale episode "Oh My Goddess", the only male witches shown on the series have all been children.

During the first few seasons when Constance M. Burge was Executive Producer the series had more focus on the girl's sisterly ties and discovering their witchly heritage. That changed when the show's reigns were handed over to Producer Brad Kern and the focus shifted more to vampy outfits and consistent relationship issues.

During hiatus between seasons two and three, producers discussed possible storylines for season three. Executive Producer Brad Kern wanted to bring in a season long love interest for the Phoebe character who started out bad but becomes good. Fellow Executive Producer and show creator Constance M. Burge was against the idea as the character Piper already had a convoluted season long relationship storyline and she wanted to focus back to the sisterly dynamic of the show. After realizing that she wasn't going to win the debate, Burge left the series and full production reigns fell to Kern.

The make-up design for the demon Belthazor was based on the same make-up style used for the character of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).

The show's popularity inspired toy company SOTA Toys to create 6.5" action figures of the characters: Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Belthazor which come with interlocking attic walls and a miniature Book of Shadows. Originally an alternate toy of the Prue character was to be made, but actress Shannen Doherty declined to the offer to have her likeness made into a Charmed doll.

Phoebe's power of levitation was written out of the show because the special effects cost too much money.

In the first season, Prue is employed at an auction house called Bucklands. The Bucklands, Raymond and Rosemary, were considered to be the first people to bring the religion of Wicca to North America.

According to Aaron Spelling, the show was renewed for a full season of 22 episodes after only two episodes had aired.

"Vaya Con Leos" was Rose McGowan's 100th Episode

As of January 2006, this became the longest running TV-series with female leads on television.


Filming locations:

San Francisco, Los Angeles

Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by doudoune

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