‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise From Last Week & Last Year For NFL & NBC

In the food hangover of Thanksgiving, last night’s 24-14 Sunday Night Football victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the Green Bay Packers looks to be putting the beloved Wisconsin team’s playoff dreams to rest.
As Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins an…

In the food hangover of Thanksgiving, last night's 24-14 Sunday Night Football victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the Green Bay Packers looks to be putting the beloved Wisconsin team's playoff dreams to rest. As Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins and crew find themselves now perched at the fifth position in the NFC, the injury plagued Packers and Aaron Rodgers literally need a very big Hail Mary pass to have any hope at the Super Bowl at this point. Now twelve weeks…

James Woods Helps Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs With Horse Rescues During Southern California Fires

Here’s one positive thing to come out of the fires ravaging parts of Southern California this week: Proof that, political differences aside, people can still come together to help others in the face of disaster.

With massive damage being wrought by the fires, actor and noted conservative James Woods went into overdrive, sharing rescue and evacuation information via his Twitter account. Among those Woods offered advice to: Activist and “Charmed” alum Alyssa Milano.

For those who might not have been keeping score, Woods is an ardent Trump supporter, while Milano has been a vocal Trump critic. However, ideological divides were superseded by compassion when Milano put out a plea for help regarding her horses.

Also Read: Alyssa Milano, Kim Kardashian, Guillermo del Toro and More Evacuate Due to California Fire Danger

“If anyone can get 5 horses out the fire please help me,” Milano tweeted Friday morning.

“Spray paint them with a phone number as a last resort and let them run. Do not leave them contained,” Woods suggested in a response to Milano’s tweet, later adding, “Important: if you must free them as a last resort, be sure to remove their halters.”

Milano later reported that the horses are “finally safe,” adding, “My children are safe. My home is in jeopardy but… everything with a heartbeat is safe. Thank you all for your concern.”

Also Read: ‘Westworld’ Main Street Location at Paramount Ranch Burns Down in California Wildfires

“Good news. Her horses are safe,” Woods responded. “Thank you, followers. Let’s get more info out there now on others in jeopardy.”

Woods also offered assistance when Milano’s former “Charmed” cohort Holly Marie Combs sought help for her horses as the flames spread.

“I need horse trailers now to Bell Canyon. We have 6. Fire coming down the hill,” Combs tweeted Friday morning.

Also Read: James Woods Wants the ‘Licensed Hunting of Poachers’ After Blake Fischer Hunting Outrage

Woods called attention to Combs’ plight, tweeting, “Six horses in need of trailers in #BellCanyon @H_Combs #SoCalFIresJamesWoods.”

A slew of wildfires hit Southern California on Friday morning, including the Woolsey fire, which forced the evacuation of the city of Malibu. The blaze also threatens the communities of Calabasas and Woodland Hills.

According to KABC, as of 9 a.m. PT, the fires had spanned 8,000 acres amid strong winds. At that time, approximately 75,000 homes were under evacuation orders along the Ventura-Los Angeles border. The blaze, dubbed the Woolsey Fire, started in Simi Valley near the Rocketdyne facility in the Santa Susana Pass.

Read the exchanges below.

Spray paint them with a phone number as a last resort and let them run. Do not leave them contained. #SoCalFiresJamesWoods https://t.co/R7krd0Wfbg

– James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 9, 2018

Important: if you must free them as a last resort, be sure to remove their halters. @Alyssa_Milano #SoCalFiresJamesWoods https://t.co/aUldBrBFMO

– James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 9, 2018

Good news. Her horses are safe. Thank you, followers. Let’s get more info out there now on others in jeopardy. #SoCalFiresJamesWoods https://t.co/EWkEA9XkJq

– James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 9, 2018

Six horses in need of trailers in #BellCanyon??’?@H_Combs #SoCalFIresJamesWoods https://t.co/oaiF66fRAN

– James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 9, 2018

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Here’s one positive thing to come out of the fires ravaging parts of Southern California this week: Proof that, political differences aside, people can still come together to help others in the face of disaster.

With massive damage being wrought by the fires, actor and noted conservative James Woods went into overdrive, sharing rescue and evacuation information via his Twitter account. Among those Woods offered advice to: Activist and “Charmed” alum Alyssa Milano.

For those who might not have been keeping score, Woods is an ardent Trump supporter, while Milano has been a vocal Trump critic. However, ideological divides were superseded by compassion when Milano put out a plea for help regarding her horses.

“If anyone can get 5 horses out the fire please help me,” Milano tweeted Friday morning.

“Spray paint them with a phone number as a last resort and let them run. Do not leave them contained,” Woods suggested in a response to Milano’s tweet, later adding, “Important: if you must free them as a last resort, be sure to remove their halters.”

Milano later reported that the horses are “finally safe,” adding, “My children are safe. My home is in jeopardy but… everything with a heartbeat is safe. Thank you all for your concern.”

“Good news. Her horses are safe,” Woods responded. “Thank you, followers. Let’s get more info out there now on others in jeopardy.”

Woods also offered assistance when Milano’s former “Charmed” cohort Holly Marie Combs sought help for her horses as the flames spread.

“I need horse trailers now to Bell Canyon. We have 6. Fire coming down the hill,” Combs tweeted Friday morning.

Woods called attention to Combs’ plight, tweeting, “Six horses in need of trailers in #BellCanyon @H_Combs #SoCalFIresJamesWoods.”

A slew of wildfires hit Southern California on Friday morning, including the Woolsey fire, which forced the evacuation of the city of Malibu. The blaze also threatens the communities of Calabasas and Woodland Hills.

According to KABC, as of 9 a.m. PT, the fires had spanned 8,000 acres amid strong winds. At that time, approximately 75,000 homes were under evacuation orders along the Ventura-Los Angeles border. The blaze, dubbed the Woolsey Fire, started in Simi Valley near the Rocketdyne facility in the Santa Susana Pass.

Read the exchanges below.

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‘Charmed’, ‘Legacies’ & ‘All American’ Get Back Episodic Orders At the CW

The CW has picked up additional episodes of all three of its new fall series. Charmed has received a traditional Back 9 order, bringing its Season 1 run to a full-season 22 episodes. Legacies and All American will each produce three more episodes for 1…

The CW has picked up additional episodes of all three of its new fall series. Charmed has received a traditional Back 9 order, bringing its Season 1 run to a full-season 22 episodes. Legacies and All American will each produce three more episodes for 16-episode totals. The episodic orders followed the CW’s early vote of confidence to the three rookies which all received additional script orders on the eve of their debuts. The full-season order to Jennie Snyder Urman's Char…

CW Picks Up ‘Charmed’ for Full Season, ‘All American’ & ‘Legacies’ Get Three More Episodes Each

The CW has ordered more episodes of all three of its new fall dramas. “Charmed” has received a back nine order, bringing its first season to 22 episodes total. Fellow freshman shows “All American” and “Legacies” have…

The CW has ordered more episodes of all three of its new fall dramas. “Charmed” has received a back nine order, bringing its first season to 22 episodes total. Fellow freshman shows “All American” and “Legacies” have gotten picked up for three more episodes, meaning the first season of both shows will run for 16 […]

CW Orders Additional Episodes for Freshman Series ‘Charmed,’ ‘Legacies’ and ‘All American’

The CW has ordered additional episodes for all three of its freshman series, “Charmed,” “Legacies” and “All American.”

“Legacies” and “All American” each received an additional three episodes, bringing the total run to 16 apiece. The CW handed out nine new episodes to its reboot of “Charmed,” giving that series a full season run of 22 episodes.

“All American” lost its showrunner a week before its premiere when April Blair stepped down and was replaced by co-executive producer Nkechi Okoro Carroll. Blair wrote the pilot for the series.

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“Charmed” is written and executive produced by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, along with executive producer and creator Jennie Urman. Brad Silberling directed the pilot and is grabbing an executive producing credit with Ben Silverman and Carter Covington. It stars Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery.

“Legacies” continues the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” telling the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive producer, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

The CW still has five series set to premiere during the midseason 2019, including new series “Roswell, New Mexico,” and “In the Dark” and the returns of “Jane the Virgin,” “iZombie” and “The 100.”

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The CW has ordered additional episodes for all three of its freshman series, “Charmed,” “Legacies” and “All American.”

“Legacies” and “All American” each received an additional three episodes, bringing the total run to 16 apiece. The CW handed out nine new episodes to its reboot of “Charmed,” giving that series a full season run of 22 episodes.

“All American” lost its showrunner a week before its premiere when April Blair stepped down and was replaced by co-executive producer Nkechi Okoro Carroll. Blair wrote the pilot for the series.

“Charmed” is written and executive produced by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, along with executive producer and creator Jennie Urman. Brad Silberling directed the pilot and is grabbing an executive producing credit with Ben Silverman and Carter Covington. It stars Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery.

“Legacies” continues the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” telling the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive producer, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

The CW still has five series set to premiere during the midseason 2019, including new series “Roswell, New Mexico,” and “In the Dark” and the returns of “Jane the Virgin,” “iZombie” and “The 100.”

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Live+7 Ratings for Week of Oct. 8: Four Freshman Shows Double

In the Live+7 ratings for week 3 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season, four freshman shows doubled or more than doubled their Live+Same Day key demo haul. For the week of Oct. 8, ABC’s “A Million Little Things” (0.8 rating to 1.9 rating,…

In the Live+7 ratings for week 3 of the 2018-2019 broadcast season, four freshman shows doubled or more than doubled their Live+Same Day key demo haul. For the week of Oct. 8, ABC’s “A Million Little Things” (0.8 rating to 1.9 rating, 138% increase), the series premiere of The CW’s “Charmed” (0.5 rating to 1.1 […]

‘Lethal Weapon’ Casts Nishi Munshi; ‘Charmed’ Adds Aleyse Shannon

The Originals‘ alumna Nishi Munshi has signed on for a recurring role in Fox’s Lethal Weapon. Mushi will play ambitious new Deputy DA, Erica Malick, who begins working with Robbery/Homicide, building cases against high profile criminals. Er…

The Originals‘ alumna Nishi Munshi has signed on for a recurring role in Fox’s Lethal Weapon. Mushi will play ambitious new Deputy DA, Erica Malick, who begins working with Robbery/Homicide, building cases against high profile criminals. Erica’s straight-laced and zero tolerance attitude doesn’t leave a lot of room for Murtaugh and Cole’s crime-solving shenanigans. She joins stars Damon Wayans, Seann William Scott, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante…

‘Charmed’: Rupert Evans on His ‘Long Talk’ With Creators About Harry’s Orbing, ‘Wonderfully Crazy Stuff’ Ahead

(Warning: This interview contains spoilers for “Charmed” through Episode 102.)

Phew! After the second episode of The CW’s “Charmed” reboot, we know Harry Greenwood is actually a good English chap intent on helping Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) navigate their journey as new witches. (We were almost 100 percent sure he was, but you can never be too careful when magic is involved.)

But that’s about all we know about Harry for now. Well, that and that his snap-and-swirl orbing technique is definitely different from the bright lights Leo Wyatt and company traveled through in the original series, starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and later Rose McGowan, which ran on the now-defunct WB network from 1998-2006.

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And if you aren’t a fan of the change, Harry’s off-screen alter ego Rupert Evans tells TheWrap there was actually a pretty lengthy discussion about the whitelighter’s mode of transportation on the reboot, though he isn’t actually familiar enough with the original “Charmed” to know what you’re complaining about.

“I’m going to be really honest with you. I never saw the original, so I don’t know the reference, the difference between the two,” Evans told TheWrap in an interview Tuesday. “So I don’t know why the decision was made, or how it would be different because I haven’t seen the original orbing. But we had a long talk about this. The clicking is not actually an essential part of Harry’s orbing. He does that really as a sort of affectation, a bit of showing off. So he is able to orb without the clicking. I don’t know how different it is, cause that was kind of made as we progressed through the pilot.”

Despite the orbing change — just one of the many other differences between the reboot and the WB drama — Evans says creators Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin are invested in making their show just as packed with fantastical creatures and storylines as the first “Charmed” was.

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“I promise you, the mythology is definitely an integral part of the show — and I am very hot on mythology,” Evans said. “And one of my big things taking the job was, we had to make sure that the mythology was absolutely watertight and we all understood what we were doing because if we don’t understand the characters’ mythology, then the audience won’t.”

“I know in every episode, or every other episode, there are definitely new demons and new battles to fight and that’s really great,” Evans said. “We have some really great weird and wonderful creatures that the writers are coming up with. But I think it’s a darker tone than the original, I suspect. There’s definitely some crazy, crazy things happening. I mean really crazy stuff. But wonderfully crazy stuff.”

And about Harry? What crazy things can Evans tease about his own character?

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“Well, Harry died in 1957, so he was certainly human,” Evans said. “But I’m not allowed to reveal a) how he died or b) what he knows about his death. But all this becomes much clearer soon. Other stories with Harry are now coming through, we’re filming Episode 8, and Harry’s past catches up with him. Which is exciting and pretty key to the storyline.”

If you just aren’t satisfied with knowing so little about Harry right now, never fear, Evans says his backstory will be coming soon.

“You will certainly find out more and more,” Evans said. “In Episode 3, next week, you get to hear a bit more about his past. There are certainly lots of things, and there is a big thing in Episode 4 where you realize more about Harry’s past. But suffice to say, Harry is a whitelighter, but this isn’t exactly his first assignment looking after witches.”

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Oh, and if you were wondering where the heck the infamous Elders are in all of this, Evans says that, because the sisters haven’t gotten a real grasp on their powers and the Book of Shadows, Harry’s bosses upstairs haven’t become a big part of the series yet, but they “certainly start to take a more active interest in the girls and become an integral part of the show as we go on.”

“Charmed” airs Sundays at 9/8c on The CW.

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(Warning: This interview contains spoilers for “Charmed” through Episode 102.)

Phew! After the second episode of The CW’s “Charmed” reboot, we know Harry Greenwood is actually a good English chap intent on helping Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) navigate their journey as new witches. (We were almost 100 percent sure he was, but you can never be too careful when magic is involved.)

But that’s about all we know about Harry for now. Well, that and that his snap-and-swirl orbing technique is definitely different from the bright lights Leo Wyatt and company traveled through in the original series, starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and later Rose McGowan, which ran on the now-defunct WB network from 1998-2006.

And if you aren’t a fan of the change, Harry’s off-screen alter ego Rupert Evans tells TheWrap there was actually a pretty lengthy discussion about the whitelighter’s mode of transportation on the reboot, though he isn’t actually familiar enough with the original “Charmed” to know what you’re complaining about.

“I’m going to be really honest with you. I never saw the original, so I don’t know the reference, the difference between the two,” Evans told TheWrap in an interview Tuesday. “So I don’t know why the decision was made, or how it would be different because I haven’t seen the original orbing. But we had a long talk about this. The clicking is not actually an essential part of Harry’s orbing. He does that really as a sort of affectation, a bit of showing off. So he is able to orb without the clicking. I don’t know how different it is, cause that was kind of made as we progressed through the pilot.”

Despite the orbing change — just one of the many other differences between the reboot and the WB drama — Evans says creators Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin are invested in making their show just as packed with fantastical creatures and storylines as the first “Charmed” was.

“I promise you, the mythology is definitely an integral part of the show — and I am very hot on mythology,” Evans said. “And one of my big things taking the job was, we had to make sure that the mythology was absolutely watertight and we all understood what we were doing because if we don’t understand the characters’ mythology, then the audience won’t.”

“I know in every episode, or every other episode, there are definitely new demons and new battles to fight and that’s really great,” Evans said. “We have some really great weird and wonderful creatures that the writers are coming up with. But I think it’s a darker tone than the original, I suspect. There’s definitely some crazy, crazy things happening. I mean really crazy stuff. But wonderfully crazy stuff.”

And about Harry? What crazy things can Evans tease about his own character?

“Well, Harry died in 1957, so he was certainly human,” Evans said. “But I’m not allowed to reveal a) how he died or b) what he knows about his death. But all this becomes much clearer soon. Other stories with Harry are now coming through, we’re filming Episode 8, and Harry’s past catches up with him. Which is exciting and pretty key to the storyline.”

If you just aren’t satisfied with knowing so little about Harry right now, never fear, Evans says his backstory will be coming soon.

“You will certainly find out more and more,” Evans said. “In Episode 3, next week, you get to hear a bit more about his past. There are certainly lots of things, and there is a big thing in Episode 4 where you realize more about Harry’s past. But suffice to say, Harry is a whitelighter, but this isn’t exactly his first assignment looking after witches.”

Oh, and if you were wondering where the heck the infamous Elders are in all of this, Evans says that, because the sisters haven’t gotten a real grasp on their powers and the Book of Shadows, Harry’s bosses upstairs haven’t become a big part of the series yet, but they “certainly start to take a more active interest in the girls and become an integral part of the show as we go on.”

“Charmed” airs Sundays at 9/8c on The CW.

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Emotional manipulation is the most lethal power on Charmed

In “Let This Mother Out,” Charmed makes its Monster Of The Week deeply personal. An imposter demon that looks like their mother emerges from the Book Of Shadows and nearly tricks the sisters into giving up their powers, using the lethal weapon that imp…

In “Let This Mother Out,” Charmed makes its Monster Of The Week deeply personal. An imposter demon that looks like their mother emerges from the Book Of Shadows and nearly tricks the sisters into giving up their powers, using the lethal weapon that imposter demons possess: emotional manipulation.

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Donald Trump Takes Ratings Nosedive In ’60 Minutes’ Interview; CW Returns Respectably To Sunday

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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Bombs in Premiere, Ties Univision in Key Demo

“The Alec Baldwin Show” was not a match with TV audiences on Sunday. The ABC “Match Game” host’s brand new 10 p.m. talk show actually settled for a ratings tie with Univision’s “Cronicas” among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most coveted by those advertising on broadcast TV during primetime.

With just a 0.4 demo rating, Baldwin’s series premiere (and, yes, “Cronicas”) edged out Telemundo’s “Don Francisco Te Invita” by just one-tenth of a Nielsen point.

Closing out ABC’s Sunday primetime, “The Alec Baldwin Show” settled for 2.2 million viewers. That essentially doubled the Spanish-language audiences, though it was way behind CBS and NBC.

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Elsewhere, The CW is officially back to programming six nights per week. With its first scripted Sunday primetime since 2009, the new “Charmed” debuted as CW’s most-watched fall series premiere since “Jane the Virgin” in 2014.

In addition to “Charmed,” CW returned “Supergirl” for a new season. Both shows fared just fine for the youngest-skewing broadcast network.

Of course, nothing held a candle last night to NBC’s strong “Sunday Night Football” game, when the New England Patriots handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season in shootout fashion. Due to the nature of live sports, the following fast-national numbers for NBC, Fox and CBS are subject to significant adjustment.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 5.0 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Pats game and its pregame show filled up primetime, combining for those Nielsen numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/6 and in viewers with 9.2 million. Since CBS’ primetime lineup was delayed by 30 minutes by an NFL overrun, we’re going to break down its hour-long shows into 30 minute periods. Starting at 7:30, “60 Minutes” opened to a 2.1/8 and 11.8 million viewers. It closed to a 1.6/6 and 10.8 million viewers. Beginning at 8:30, the first half-hour of “God Friended Me” got a 1.1/4 and 7.9 million viewers. The second half-hour at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 8 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 opened with a 0.9/3 and 7.4 million viewers. The concluding 30 minutes received a 0.9/3 and 7.3 million viewers. At 10:30, “Madam Secretary” began with a 0.6/3 and 5.6 million viewers. It ended outside of the primetime window.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.2 million. After an NFL overrun and a sitcom repeat, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 2.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.9/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 1.9 million viewers. “Rel” at 9:30 managed a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

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ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 5.7 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.7/3 and 4.6 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.7 million viewers. “The Alec Baldwin Show” followed, with just a 1 share and the above-mentioned ratings/viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.

For CW, the season premiere of “Supergirl” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, the series premiere of “Charmed” rounded to the same numbers as its lead-in.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

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“The Alec Baldwin Show” was not a match with TV audiences on Sunday. The ABC “Match Game” host’s brand new 10 p.m. talk show actually settled for a ratings tie with Univision’s “Cronicas” among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most coveted by those advertising on broadcast TV during primetime.

With just a 0.4 demo rating, Baldwin’s series premiere (and, yes, “Cronicas”) edged out Telemundo’s “Don Francisco Te Invita” by just one-tenth of a Nielsen point.

Closing out ABC’s Sunday primetime, “The Alec Baldwin Show” settled for 2.2 million viewers. That essentially doubled the Spanish-language audiences, though it was way behind CBS and NBC.

Elsewhere, The CW is officially back to programming six nights per week. With its first scripted Sunday primetime since 2009, the new “Charmed” debuted as CW’s most-watched fall series premiere since “Jane the Virgin” in 2014.

In addition to “Charmed,” CW returned “Supergirl” for a new season. Both shows fared just fine for the youngest-skewing broadcast network.

Of course, nothing held a candle last night to NBC’s strong “Sunday Night Football” game, when the New England Patriots handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season in shootout fashion. Due to the nature of live sports, the following fast-national numbers for NBC, Fox and CBS are subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.0 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Pats game and its pregame show filled up primetime, combining for those Nielsen numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/6 and in viewers with 9.2 million. Since CBS’ primetime lineup was delayed by 30 minutes by an NFL overrun, we’re going to break down its hour-long shows into 30 minute periods. Starting at 7:30, “60 Minutes” opened to a 2.1/8 and 11.8 million viewers. It closed to a 1.6/6 and 10.8 million viewers. Beginning at 8:30, the first half-hour of “God Friended Me” got a 1.1/4 and 7.9 million viewers. The second half-hour at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 8 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 opened with a 0.9/3 and 7.4 million viewers. The concluding 30 minutes received a 0.9/3 and 7.3 million viewers. At 10:30, “Madam Secretary” began with a 0.6/3 and 5.6 million viewers. It ended outside of the primetime window.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.2 million. After an NFL overrun and a sitcom repeat, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 2.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.9/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 1.9 million viewers. “Rel” at 9:30 managed a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 5.7 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.7/3 and 4.6 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.7 million viewers. “The Alec Baldwin Show” followed, with just a 1 share and the above-mentioned ratings/viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.

For CW, the season premiere of “Supergirl” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, the series premiere of “Charmed” rounded to the same numbers as its lead-in.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

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‘Charmed’ Reboot: 7 Biggest Differences Between The CW Pilot and the Original Series

(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sunday’s series premiere of The CW’s “Charmed” reboot — and decades-old spoilers for the original series.)

Something wicked this way came to The CW Sunday: the series premiere of the network’s “Charmed” reboot.

The magical IP’s return to the small screen was eagerly anticipated by viewers excited to see a new tale of sisterhood — and not to so eagerly by die-hard fans of The WB (and then CW) series starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and later Rose McGowan.

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That latter group has been highly critical of the reincarnation led by Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock since it was picked up last spring. And now that the trio has finally made their debut as a new group of witchy siblings, TheWrap thought we’d round up the biggest differences between The CW reboot’s pilot and the Constance M. Burge-created series that hit the airwaves 20 years ago.

(Don’t worry, a lack of alliteration is not among the key changes. See: Macy, Mel and Maggie vs. Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige.)

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1. Their mom is still alive — for the first few minutes at least.

Mel (Diaz) and Maggie Vera (Jeffery) start off the series with their beloved mother alive and well, something the Halliwell sisters would have killed for, as their matriarch passed on when they were young and they were raised by their grandmother. Of course then someone — or something — seems to have killed the Vera girls’ mother within the first few moments of the pilot, so now they have a deceased parent in common with the OG sisters. They also appear to have an absentee father in common, though we don’t know if and when the reboot plans on introducing Mel and Maggie’s dad, just as the Halliwell sisters’ father eventually played a big part in their lives.

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2. Two sisters to start.

“Charmed” is all about the Power of Three, but the reboot begins with just two siblings, though it doesn’t take long to introduce the third sister, Macy Vaughn (Mantock). Macy (the eldest sibling) finds out she shares her (now deceased) mother with Mel and Maggie after moving to town in the pilot, and that her father lied to her about her mom having died when she was a baby — but we don’t know why yet. Macy sees the Veras’ home in an article in the paper about Mel and Maggie’s mom’s death, and recognizes it from a picture of her with her mom in front of the same house as a baby. Macy then comes to find her sisters, setting the whole plot in motion.

The original series started off with three sisters who all grew up together — Prue (Doherty), Piper (Combs) and Phoebe Halliwell (Milano) — and later introduced a fourth sibling, Paige Matthews (McGowan), after Doherty’s character was killed off. Paige, the new youngest, comes to find Piper and Phoebe as an adult, having been given up for adoption by their mother as a baby. That was a decision made to protect her, since she was the product of an affair between a witch and her whitelighter. And speaking of whitelighters…

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3. A British whitelighter.

Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans) is introduced to viewers as the new Charmed Ones whitelighter pretty quickly and what’s more is he introduces himself that way. In the original “Charmed,” the girls’ whitelighter, Leo Wyatt (Brian Krause), doesn’t show up until a few episodes in — after they have slowly discovered they are witches and what they are capable of — and even then he keeps his identity as their guardian angel and advisor hidden until Phoebe figures it out.

Unlike Leo, Harry straps the girls to some chairs in the attic in the pilot and lets them know what’s going on right away, being the one to reveal to the sisters they are actually witches once their powers have begun to manifest. He’s abrasive, doesn’t orb, and is possibly somewhat of a bad guy (based on that confusing ending). And also he’s British.

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4. These girls are younger.

The original “Charmed” began with sisters in their mid to late twenties, whereas the reboot focuses on girls who are still in college (undergrad and grad school) and one who is just starting out in her career as a scientist. It’s not a huge age difference, but it’s enough to possibly affect the plot moving forward, as a big part of the original “Charmed” was about the sisters love lives and entering motherhood.

5. Their powers are somewhat different.

Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige all had a special power, and as the series went on, some sisters added a few more to their list. Prue’s was telekinesis, Piper’s was freezing time, Phoebe had premonitions and Paige was half whitelighter, so she got an altered version of telekinesis and the ability to orb. On the reboot, the eldest and middle sisters’ powers track with the original “Charmed,” however Maggie doesn’t get premonitions — she reads minds.

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6. New magic rules.

The reboot’s first episode introduces the idea that if the girls don’t decide to accept their powers together, then all the things that have been done by “magical intervention” will be undone. That was not a plot point in the original series, though believe us, there were multiple other rules revolving around the Halliwells’ powers and plenty of storylines in which they almost gave them up.

7. More diversity.

The new series, which has been advertised by The CW as a “fierce, funny, feminist” reboot, centers around three Latina sisters, a big change from the original “Charmed,” which was led by a predominantly white cast. Sunday’s premiere also revealed early on that Mel is a member of the LGBTQ community, and though the original series did introduce non-heterosexual characters, they were never any of the core leads.

“Charmed” airs Sundays at 9/8c on The CW.

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sunday’s series premiere of The CW’s “Charmed” reboot — and decades-old spoilers for the original series.)

Something wicked this way came to The CW Sunday: the series premiere of the network’s “Charmed” reboot.

The magical IP’s return to the small screen was eagerly anticipated by viewers excited to see a new tale of sisterhood — and not to so eagerly by die-hard fans of The WB (and then CW) series starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and later Rose McGowan.

That latter group has been highly critical of the reincarnation led by Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock since it was picked up last spring. And now that the trio has finally made their debut as a new group of witchy siblings, TheWrap thought we’d round up the biggest differences between The CW reboot’s pilot and the Constance M. Burge-created series that hit the airwaves 20 years ago.

(Don’t worry, a lack of alliteration is not among the key changes. See: Macy, Mel and Maggie vs. Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige.)

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1. Their mom is still alive — for the first few minutes at least.

Mel (Diaz) and Maggie Vera (Jeffery) start off the series with their beloved mother alive and well, something the Halliwell sisters would have killed for, as their matriarch passed on when they were young and they were raised by their grandmother. Of course then someone — or something — seems to have killed the Vera girls’ mother within the first few moments of the pilot, so now they have a deceased parent in common with the OG sisters. They also appear to have an absentee father in common, though we don’t know if and when the reboot plans on introducing Mel and Maggie’s dad, just as the Halliwell sisters’ father eventually played a big part in their lives.

2. Two sisters to start.

“Charmed” is all about the Power of Three, but the reboot begins with just two siblings, though it doesn’t take long to introduce the third sister, Macy Vaughn (Mantock). Macy (the eldest sibling) finds out she shares her (now deceased) mother with Mel and Maggie after moving to town in the pilot, and that her father lied to her about her mom having died when she was a baby — but we don’t know why yet. Macy sees the Veras’ home in an article in the paper about Mel and Maggie’s mom’s death, and recognizes it from a picture of her with her mom in front of the same house as a baby. Macy then comes to find her sisters, setting the whole plot in motion.

The original series started off with three sisters who all grew up together — Prue (Doherty), Piper (Combs) and Phoebe Halliwell (Milano) — and later introduced a fourth sibling, Paige Matthews (McGowan), after Doherty’s character was killed off. Paige, the new youngest, comes to find Piper and Phoebe as an adult, having been given up for adoption by their mother as a baby. That was a decision made to protect her, since she was the product of an affair between a witch and her whitelighter. And speaking of whitelighters…

3. A British whitelighter.

Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans) is introduced to viewers as the new Charmed Ones whitelighter pretty quickly and what’s more is he introduces himself that way. In the original “Charmed,” the girls’ whitelighter, Leo Wyatt (Brian Krause), doesn’t show up until a few episodes in — after they have slowly discovered they are witches and what they are capable of — and even then he keeps his identity as their guardian angel and advisor hidden until Phoebe figures it out.

Unlike Leo, Harry straps the girls to some chairs in the attic in the pilot and lets them know what’s going on right away, being the one to reveal to the sisters they are actually witches once their powers have begun to manifest. He’s abrasive, doesn’t orb, and is possibly somewhat of a bad guy (based on that confusing ending). And also he’s British.

4. These girls are younger.

The original “Charmed” began with sisters in their mid to late twenties, whereas the reboot focuses on girls who are still in college (undergrad and grad school) and one who is just starting out in her career as a scientist. It’s not a huge age difference, but it’s enough to possibly affect the plot moving forward, as a big part of the original “Charmed” was about the sisters love lives and entering motherhood.

5. Their powers are somewhat different.

Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige all had a special power, and as the series went on, some sisters added a few more to their list. Prue’s was telekinesis, Piper’s was freezing time, Phoebe had premonitions and Paige was half whitelighter, so she got an altered version of telekinesis and the ability to orb. On the reboot, the eldest and middle sisters’ powers track with the original “Charmed,” however Maggie doesn’t get premonitions — she reads minds.

6. New magic rules.

The reboot’s first episode introduces the idea that if the girls don’t decide to accept their powers together, then all the things that have been done by “magical intervention” will be undone. That was not a plot point in the original series, though believe us, there were multiple other rules revolving around the Halliwells’ powers and plenty of storylines in which they almost gave them up.

7. More diversity.

The new series, which has been advertised by The CW as a “fierce, funny, feminist” reboot, centers around three Latina sisters, a big change from the original “Charmed,” which was led by a predominantly white cast. Sunday’s premiere also revealed early on that Mel is a member of the LGBTQ community, and though the original series did introduce non-heterosexual characters, they were never any of the core leads.

“Charmed” airs Sundays at 9/8c on The CW.

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CW Orders More Scripts for New Series ‘All American,’ ‘Charmed’ and ‘Legacies’

A week after losing its showrunner, The CW has given a vote of confidence to upcoming series “All American.”

The network has ordered an additional five scripts for the high school football drama, which premieres Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Last Tuesday, April Blair stepped down as showrunner from the series, replaced by co-executive producer Nkechi Okoro Carroll. Blair wrote the pilot for the series, which stars newcomer Daniel Ezra as a high football player, opposite Taye Diggs as his coach.

The network also ordered additional three scripts apiece for its “Charmed” reboot and its “Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “Legacies.” “Charmed” is set to premiere on Sunday, Oct. 14, while “Legacies” doesn’t start until Thursday, Oct. 25.

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“Charmed” is written and executive produced by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, along with executive producer and creator Jennie Urman. Brad Silberling directed the pilot and is grabbing an executive producing credit with Ben Silverman and Carter Covington. It stars Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery.

“Legacies” continues the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” telling the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive producer, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

The CW kick-starts its fall season this week as it typically waits until the other Big 4 broadcasters have their premieres. The network still has “Into the Dark” and another reboot in “Roswell, New Mexico” set to debut at midseason.

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A week after losing its showrunner, The CW has given a vote of confidence to upcoming series “All American.”

The network has ordered an additional five scripts for the high school football drama, which premieres Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Last Tuesday, April Blair stepped down as showrunner from the series, replaced by co-executive producer Nkechi Okoro Carroll. Blair wrote the pilot for the series, which stars newcomer Daniel Ezra as a high football player, opposite Taye Diggs as his coach.

The network also ordered additional three scripts apiece for its “Charmed” reboot and its “Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “Legacies.” “Charmed” is set to premiere on Sunday, Oct. 14, while “Legacies” doesn’t start until Thursday, Oct. 25.

“Charmed” is written and executive produced by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, along with executive producer and creator Jennie Urman. Brad Silberling directed the pilot and is grabbing an executive producing credit with Ben Silverman and Carter Covington. It stars Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery.

“Legacies” continues the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” telling the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive producer, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

The CW kick-starts its fall season this week as it typically waits until the other Big 4 broadcasters have their premieres. The network still has “Into the Dark” and another reboot in “Roswell, New Mexico” set to debut at midseason.

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‘Charmed’ 20th Anniversary: Every Big Bad Ranked, From the Avatars to Zankou (Photos)

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The Avatars
Agent Kyle Brody (Kerr Smith) spent the better part of a season trying to prove these guys were bad, bad, bad news and responsible for the death of his parents. Once he found out that wasn’t true, he was still not here for them rem…

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The Avatars

Agent Kyle Brody (Kerr Smith) spent the better part of a season trying to prove these guys were bad, bad, bad news and responsible for the death of his parents. Once he found out that wasn’t true, he was still not here for them remaking the world to be a place without good and evil. He wasn’t able to convince the Charmed Ones in time and they did help the Avatars go through with their plan — but they regretted it later and turned the clock back. It’s hard to say if they were truly “bad” in the end, but they definitely rank toward the top in terms of a “big” threat.

Shax

He killed Prue on the Source’s orders. Like, he KILLED. PRUE. So, yeah, he hits high on the list here.

Hannah Webster and Rex Buckland

Looking back, these losers were super lame, but given the fact they were the top villains during Season 1 — when the girls will still getting used to their powers — that’s fair. But my God were they cheesy and sleazy and not a threat the Season 8 Power of Three would have cared about for one second.

Cole

Poor, poor Cole. Well, poor Cole, depending on what side of the fanbase you are on. Cole was a huge threat when he was possessed by the Source, which, to be fair, wasn’t his fault. But when he returned from the demonic wasteland with a ton of powers and began committing evil acts in an attempt to get Phoebe back that wasn’t great. But we will ship Cole and Phoebe almost as hard as we ship Piper and Leo, so it’s really hard to be that mad at Cole.

The Seer

This upper level demon was responsible for not only orchestrating the series of events that led to Cole becoming the Source, but also those that allowed for him and Phoebe to conceive an evil baby and for Phoebe to lose that child. If that’s not pure evil, we don’t know what is.

Belthazor

We don’t know how many times we’ve had to hear it before, but Belthazor and Cole are not the same person. One is the human half, one of the demon half. And (as pictured) the demon half is totally pissed that Cole loves Phoebe and is happy to try and kill her off. So, yeah, Cole may have been pretty bad at times, but Belthazor spent a season and change trying to kill the Power of Three.

Gideon

He tried to kill baby Wyatt. A baby. Look, the dude had his reasons: Wyatt was possibly going to grow up to be the most evil, evil there ever was. However, we learned that Future Wyatt actually turned bad because Gideon spent so long trying to figure out how to kill him as an infant. So, thanks for that, Gideon.

The Triad

At first the Triad seemed pretty meh. They were introduced in Season 3, tasking Cole/Belthazor with getting close to the Charmed Ones in order to kill them. And then Cole killed them all when he decided “nah.” They were resurrected in the final season to help Christy and Billie Jenkins aka the Ultimate Power, try and defeat the Power of Three. It didn’t work, but they get an A for effort!

Zankou

OK, so Zankou was a pain in the ass sure, and the girls had a tough time figuring out exactly how to get rid of him. But in the end they were able to use the Nexus to get him gone for good. Though they felt like this was a good stopping place for them as witches and used the big scene his death made to fake their own deaths. It didn’t stick though and they were back in the game come Season 8.

The Ultimate Power (Christy & Billie Jenkins)

So these two were set up to be the truly worst of the worst, the biggest of the bad, the most evil thing the Power of Three ever had to deal with ever and the ones they would go up against in the final battle. Except that battle really lasted like a few minutes and though Paige and Phoebe died, Piper was able to turn back the clock and save them come the very next episode, the series finale. There were much bigger threats throughout the series, but “Charmed” treated Christy and Billie like the evil Charmed Ones so OK.

Barbas

We have to hand it to Barbas, who managed to come back time and time again throughout the series, though the girls defeated the Demon of Fear what seems like 100 times. He was funny, smart and had them on the ropes more than once. What can we say, he was fun.

Wyatt Halliwell

Evil Wyatt only existed in an alternate future where Gideon made him evil. So once he was neutralized as a real threat after they solved the Gideon problem, everything was fine. However, seeing Leo and Wyatt’s baby boy grow up to be a ruthless totalitarian warlock was pretty jarring.

Yes, we know these aren’t all the demons, warlocks and horrible creatures that go bump in the night that terrorized the Power of Three over the course of “Charmed”s eight-season — but they are by far the baddest.

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‘Charmed’ Turns 20: Brian Krause on Piper and Leo, the Prue vs. Paige Debate and The CW’s Reboot

It’s been 20 years since “Charmed” premiered on the now-defunct WB network, and Piper Halliwell and her whitelighter Leo Wyatt still rank among the top on-screen couples of all time. That’s partially because of the magic of the series, partially because of the hell the show put their A-couple through, and partially because Brian Krause and Holly Marie Combs are just fantastic scene partners.

In honor of the Power of Three turning the big 2-0, TheWrap spoke with Krause about his “Charmed” life, including Piper and Leo’s never-ending drama, where he lands in the Paige vs. Prue debate, and his thoughts on The CW’s upcoming reboot (which Combs’ isn’t really a fan of).

And, yes, he’s aware of all the jokes that are made about Leo, ever the pacifist, being constantly steamrolled by Piper, Prue (Shannen Doherty), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan) on a daily basis.

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Were you ever truly worried Piper and Leo wouldn’t end up together?

For me it’s just, being one of the only males on this show, any time Leo goes away it’s the fear of “Is it over for Leo?” When we’re together the only drama we can create is when I die or when I go away. Every single time I was concerned I wasn’t going to be a part of the show.

Holly is such a great actress you want to play scenes with her that are emotionally involved, whether it’s happy, sad, whatever it is. So it was always a thrill when we got a chance to do something that was poignant emotionally, not just battling a demon or figuring something out. That we had to deal with these real emotions. Working with her like that, it was a treat for me.

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What was it like learning about the crazy twist that Chris was actually your son in Season 5?

Talking with Brad Kern, he didn’t want to tell us. There came a point in one of the scripts where it was like, “OK, what’s going on?” And he told us and was, like, “I need you to feel like you don’t know. Just to play it out as if this is the worst person on the planet, so that when we do do that scene it’s a surprise.” But I believe I only found out about a week before the reveal. They held that one pretty close to the vest.

You’ve all talked about this so much already, but looking back now, what did Prue’s (Shannen Doherty) death at the end of Season 3 mean for the show as a whole?

Shannen’s departure I think was a surprise to everyone. I didn’t expect that she wouldn’t be back. She was such a big part of creating the show and had brought her fanbase and talents to it. So when we found that out, it was a big surprise and wondering how we were going to go on. And then we introduced Rose McGowan [as Paige], who brought her own personality and talent and we lasted another five years. So, kudos to her and her talent. But that was a big surprise, sure.

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Where do you land in the Paige Years vs. Prue Years debate?

It’s two different shows almost. Shannen played a bad ass and the dynamic changed when Paige came in. She’s much more bubbly and free and then Piper became the matriarch. And that’s when Leo and her became the “adults of the show,” if you will. So it changed all the storylines going forward in how we all reacted and what happened, which was great for me. I was just lucky to be there, for sure.

Have you heard all the jokes made about the girls steamrolling over Leo all the time?

I knew what the show was going in. The girls are the strength of the show. My role was to be deliverer of news, the greater good, always the good choice, the pacifist. It felt like real life, I guess, but, you know, I’m in on the joke! Leo is a pacifist. Leo is confrontative when he has to be, but the whole story for him was to take care of everyone with love and kindness — you’ll always win.

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What was your favorite line of Leo’s?

“I’ll check with the Elders.” I don’t know how many times I said that [laughs]. Oh, and “It’s all for the greater good!”

What are your thoughts on The CW’s upcoming reboot?

It’s a compliment that they would reboot our show. It’s a compliment to what the girls created initially. You know, what all four of them did for so long and our writers created.  I hope it’s a success, for sure. I think with “Charmed” there are a million storylines you can tell. With magic, anything can happen. It’s endless. Like you see with “Supernatural” it seems to be going after Season 25 or something [laughs]. So it’s endless storytelling and I hope the fans get what they want out of this.

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Would you be a part of it if you were asked?

You know, going to all the Comic-Cons and seeing how many fans we have all over the world, you know the fans want to see the girls, the original cast. They love the idea of “Charmed continuing.” They just want it to all be integrated. So if they ask me to be a part of it, I feel like it would be great for the fans. I don’t think Leo gets there without Piper though, I’ll tell you that much [laughs].

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It’s been 20 years since “Charmed” premiered on the now-defunct WB network, and Piper Halliwell and her whitelighter Leo Wyatt still rank among the top on-screen couples of all time. That’s partially because of the magic of the series, partially because of the hell the show put their A-couple through, and partially because Brian Krause and Holly Marie Combs are just fantastic scene partners.

In honor of the Power of Three turning the big 2-0, TheWrap spoke with Krause about his “Charmed” life, including Piper and Leo’s never-ending drama, where he lands in the Paige vs. Prue debate, and his thoughts on The CW’s upcoming reboot (which Combs’ isn’t really a fan of).

And, yes, he’s aware of all the jokes that are made about Leo, ever the pacifist, being constantly steamrolled by Piper, Prue (Shannen Doherty), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan) on a daily basis.

Were you ever truly worried Piper and Leo wouldn’t end up together?

For me it’s just, being one of the only males on this show, any time Leo goes away it’s the fear of “Is it over for Leo?” When we’re together the only drama we can create is when I die or when I go away. Every single time I was concerned I wasn’t going to be a part of the show.

Holly is such a great actress you want to play scenes with her that are emotionally involved, whether it’s happy, sad, whatever it is. So it was always a thrill when we got a chance to do something that was poignant emotionally, not just battling a demon or figuring something out. That we had to deal with these real emotions. Working with her like that, it was a treat for me.

What was it like learning about the crazy twist that Chris was actually your son in Season 5?

Talking with Brad Kern, he didn’t want to tell us. There came a point in one of the scripts where it was like, “OK, what’s going on?” And he told us and was, like, “I need you to feel like you don’t know. Just to play it out as if this is the worst person on the planet, so that when we do do that scene it’s a surprise.” But I believe I only found out about a week before the reveal. They held that one pretty close to the vest.

You’ve all talked about this so much already, but looking back now, what did Prue’s (Shannen Doherty) death at the end of Season 3 mean for the show as a whole?

Shannen’s departure I think was a surprise to everyone. I didn’t expect that she wouldn’t be back. She was such a big part of creating the show and had brought her fanbase and talents to it. So when we found that out, it was a big surprise and wondering how we were going to go on. And then we introduced Rose McGowan [as Paige], who brought her own personality and talent and we lasted another five years. So, kudos to her and her talent. But that was a big surprise, sure.

Where do you land in the Paige Years vs. Prue Years debate?

It’s two different shows almost. Shannen played a bad ass and the dynamic changed when Paige came in. She’s much more bubbly and free and then Piper became the matriarch. And that’s when Leo and her became the “adults of the show,” if you will. So it changed all the storylines going forward in how we all reacted and what happened, which was great for me. I was just lucky to be there, for sure.

Have you heard all the jokes made about the girls steamrolling over Leo all the time?

I knew what the show was going in. The girls are the strength of the show. My role was to be deliverer of news, the greater good, always the good choice, the pacifist. It felt like real life, I guess, but, you know, I’m in on the joke! Leo is a pacifist. Leo is confrontative when he has to be, but the whole story for him was to take care of everyone with love and kindness — you’ll always win.

What was your favorite line of Leo’s?

“I’ll check with the Elders.” I don’t know how many times I said that [laughs]. Oh, and “It’s all for the greater good!”

What are your thoughts on The CW’s upcoming reboot?

It’s a compliment that they would reboot our show. It’s a compliment to what the girls created initially. You know, what all four of them did for so long and our writers created.  I hope it’s a success, for sure. I think with “Charmed” there are a million storylines you can tell. With magic, anything can happen. It’s endless. Like you see with “Supernatural” it seems to be going after Season 25 or something [laughs]. So it’s endless storytelling and I hope the fans get what they want out of this.

Would you be a part of it if you were asked?

You know, going to all the Comic-Cons and seeing how many fans we have all over the world, you know the fans want to see the girls, the original cast. They love the idea of “Charmed continuing.” They just want it to all be integrated. So if they ask me to be a part of it, I feel like it would be great for the fans. I don’t think Leo gets there without Piper though, I’ll tell you that much [laughs].

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