Nellie Andreeva

CBS shows have migrated to younger skewing sibling the CW — CBS pilot Ringer became a CW series, and defunct CBS vampire drama Moonlight got a second run on the sister network. Now for the first time, there is migration in the other direction, with CBS looking to reboot a series from the CW predecessor, the WB. CBS has given a script order to Charmed, a reimagining of the original series centered around four sisters who discover their destiny – to battle against the forces of evil using their witchcraft. Created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Spelling TV, Charmed aired on the WB for eight seasons, concluding just before the network’s merger with UPN to form the CW in 2006. It has done well in off-network syndication on TNT and streaming on Netflix. The reboot, first reported by Vulture, will be written by Party Of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and Sydney Sidner for CBS TV Studios, which owns the Spelling TV library, and studio-based The Tannenbaum Co. CBS TV Studios previously mined the Spelling archives for remakes of Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place for the CW. The news comes on the heels of NBC setting a high-profile re-imagining of Murder, She Wrote with Octavia Spencer starring and Alexandra Cunningham writing.

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