Shannen Doherty Actually Had Some Kind Words For The CW's Charmed Reboot

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Shannen Doherty is joining her former co-stars in sharing how she feels about The CW's Charmed reboot. The actress shared her sentiments at 2018's Paris Comic-Con. Doherty weighed in on the new show with these kind words, saying:

I have seen a lot of people be very mean and very negative and cruel to the new show and the new cast. I want to remind everybody that these are three girls who just want to act. They got a huge opportunity. And I would implore everybody to be a little bit kinder. But let's think of the positives, right? The fact that this is a show, again, about three strong women, again. So you have a show that is being a positive, good influence for a younger generation.

Shannen Doherty's sweet words encouraging kindness will go a long way. Doherty starred on the original Charmed during its first three seasons. She played the eldest sister/Charmed One -- Prue Halliwell. She left the show in Season 3 and Prue was subsequently killed off. Rose McGowan's Paige Matthews was ultimately brought in the following season to replace Doherty's presence on the show.

Shannen Doherty's response to the reboot comes as her Charmed co-star Holly Marie Combs has been critical towards the reboot. Combs' shared her feelings in a Twitter missive a few months ago. But, in closing out her thoughts, Combs did wish the new show well and shared hope for its success, for the sake of the fans.

Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano remained with the show throughout its entire eight-season run. Milano recently answered whether she would be interested in appearing on or directing an episode of the new Charmed, to which she gave a rather definitive response which echoed many of the sentiments of her former co-star.

Considering her considerate response to the new Charmed, perhaps Shannen Doherty would answer differently to that question. It would be cool for fans to have the two shows cross in some capacity. Having Doherty's Prue make a comeback would be tough, but just having her guest star in a new role would be a nice tie-in.

While there was a lot of drama leading up to it, the new Charmed is here, and the show is coming up on its fourth episode. Upon its premiere, fans took to social media to share their responses to it, which were a bit of a mixed bag. So far, though, The CW seems to be pleased with how the show is doing. In early October, the network ordered five more scripts for the series' first season, per TVLine. So, the new Charmed Ones are not going anywhere any time soon.

In a sea of reboots, actors of the original properties that are being redone without them are bound to comment. Shannen Doherty's sweet response is reminiscent to that of David Boreanaz. When recently asked about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, the show's erstwhile Angel was similarly supportive of the venture. Based on her response, Doherty clearly appreciates the value having Charmed back can have on a new generation of fans.

At this point, Shannen Doherty is no stranger to having her former shows rebooted. She also starred in the original Beverly Hills, 90210, which was also given the reboot treatment by The CW in 2008. Ten years later and reboots are as popular as ever, with Charmed (and other reboots) joining the slate this fall. You can see Doherty give her response, in full, in the video below:

New episodes of Charmed air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. The reboot is one of TV's many fall premieres, so make sure you stay on top of all the new TV coming your way in the next few months.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.