Don’t Reboot Charmed, Reboot Buck Rogers, Genesis II and These Other Shows

The CW has announced that it will be doing a reboot of sorts of the 90’s supernatural series Charmed, something which pretty much nobody was asking for. That show aired on The WB for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006, and had a dedicated group of fans that moved on once it had wrapped up its rather lengthy run. But the television networks, being who they are, much prefer name recognition to a brand new property when developing shows, especially in the uber-competitive Peak TV era. To The CW’s credit, their project is not a complete reboot, more like a spin-off or prequel series (you can read more about it here). But is that really the right show to bring back these days–one that was done well enough the first time around–when there are so many better ideas out there?

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