22 Facts About Charmed


Charmed is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner.

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Charmed achieved a cult following and popularity on The WB with its first episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" garnering 7.

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Charmed went through several timeslot changes during its eight-season run.

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At 178 episodes, Charmed was the second-longest drama broadcast by The WB, behind 7th Heaven.

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Charmed's later develops the powers of levitation in season three, and empathy in season six, the latter allowing her to sense and tap into others' emotions and, sometimes, powers.

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Charmed is the only show that has a licensed fully bonded demonologist, which is me, on staff and as a result because I've written books about demonology and the occult of witchcraft, I'm there to answer questions about how a demon would behave.

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One Wiccan viewer noted that some of the evil demons in Charmed carry the names of benevolent gods and goddesses in the Wiccan religion.

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However, many Wiccan viewers appreciated the fact that Charmed brought their religion into the public eye in a positive way, through the use of other elements such as sacred objects, spellcasting, a Book of Shadows, solstice celebrations and handfastings.

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Charmed's had disagreements with Kern over bringing the character Cole Turner into the show as a love interest for Alyssa Milano's character Phoebe, as there was already enough focus on the show's established couple Piper and Leo Wyatt .

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Charmed was ultimately renewed for a final season, but the budget was cut considerably compared to previous seasons due to expensive special effects and props and highly-paid actresses.

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Charmed featured a cold opening, and its opening credits was used to introduce the main and supporting cast members in each season.

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Bustles Bastien felt that after Doherty's departure, "Charmed got pretty bad, " noting that the show "lost track of its core theme" of witchcraft and sisterhood by bringing in mystical fairy tale beings and focusing more on soap opera-type plots and the sisters' love lives.

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Hugh Armitage of Digital Spy believed that Charmed "began to feel very self-indulgent towards its stars" in the latter seasons, noting that character-driven storylines were replaced with gimmicks such as the revealing outfits worn by the sisters, particularly both Milano's and McGowan's characters.

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Full episodes of Charmed are available for viewing on TNT's official website.

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For its first three seasons, Charmed was the second-highest rated series on The WB, behind 7th Heaven.

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Charmed was the first primetime television show about a coven of witches.

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In 2012, six years after its original broadcasting, Charmed was found by The NPD Group to be the second-most binge watched television series on subscription video-on-demand services, such as Netflix.

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Charmed has become a pop culture reference in television shows and films.

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Since Charmed ended in 2006, academics have appropriated its content and published essays and articles regarding Charmed.

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Charmed novels are a series of books that accompany the television series.

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Four soundtrack albums of Charmed have been released and feature music that were used in the show.

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An action, platform video game of Charmed was developed by DC Studios and published by In-Fusio.

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