Dear CBS,

We know Hollywood can be a tough gig, and the risk of being original can seem less appealing than the idea of ‘let’s milk an idea that’s already popular until it’s run dry.’

However as a passionate Charmed fan, I feel you’re making a mistake with the idea of Charmed reboot (revealed on Friday), and here’s why…

We don’t need a reboot

In the words of Rose McGowan, “lame, lame, lame lamertons!” While the idea of more Charmed, anymore Charmed, does make me excited, I think we all know that it is simply too soon for a remake.

The show only ended in 2006, and the later seasons haven’t aged and still appear very modern. The actresses, while older, still don’t look that much older than when they were on the show.

A reboot would make sense in another 15-20 years, or an original movie could even be made as was done with Charlie’s Angels or Bewitched. But Charmed feels like it only ended yesterday.

Fans are still too attached to the original actresses of the show, and while they may tune in out of curiosity, ultimately there is not enough distance between the original ending and this reboot beginning. It will be too difficult to make them separate the two and appreciate the reboot as its own series.

It’s like reading a book then seeing the film adaptation straight away. You can’t help but compare the two when there’s not enough time distance between them.

Furthermore, with repeats of the original series on sometimes twice a day in many countries, why would people want to tune into a reboot over the original which is less than 10 years old?

Conclusion: Fans won’t accept it, and new viewers won’t see the point between tuning into the reboot when the original still hasn’t aged.

Why a Next Generation show wouldn’t work

A lot of fans are discussing the possibility of a “next generation” show, focusing on the children of the Charmed Ones, namely Chris and Wyatt who we got to see develop as characters on the show.

If CBS wants to do a new show based on Charmed, why not a Next Gen show rather than a reboot?

This idea is appealing and fans would like to see it, but unfortunately it wouldn’t work. Why? Because we’re dealing with live action television, meaning we have to deal with real people.

The series finale of Charmed gave us a glimpse of the Charmed Ones’ future, which was a practically demon-free life where they could raise their children and families in peace. By the time the Underworld was ready to start attacking witches again, the next generation was ready to take over.

This means that the Charmed Ones are alive and happy while their kids are in their 20s, meaning for a Next Generation show to make sense we would need the original cast back, including Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan and all of their love interests.

With Alyssa attached to Mistresses, Holly on Pretty Little Liars and Rose stating she won’t sign a five season TV contract again, trying to get the whole original cast back would be a logistical nightmare and one that probably just wouldn’t work from either reluctance from the actors or inability on them to take part.

Unless we are happy to see new actors and actresses take on the roles of Phoebe, Piper, Paige, Leo and even Chris or Wyatt? Yeah… I didn’t think so!

Conclusion: Leave the Next Gen story to comic books, where we don’t need to deal with real people!

Here’s a better idea: A ‘Charmed’ movie

If CBS really wants to cash in on the popularity of Charmed while still providing the fans with something that they want, then a Charmed movie in my opinion would be the best option.

In a potential movie there’s only one logical way to go, and that’s tackling the only storyline they never did: Bring back all four sisters.

The only story Charmed never fulfilled was bringing back Prue, so she could meet Paige and reunite with her sisters.

A two or three hour television movie would suffice. It would also be cheaper to make and be faster to film.

A shorter filming schedule would make it easier to get all four actresses and the supporting cast back to film together for a few months.

While I’m sure Shannon Doherty and Alyssa Milano have no intention of being in the same room again, I have faith they are both mature enough and enough time has past since Shannon’s departure for them to handle filming together for a month or two, rather than spending years together on a television series.

Conclusion: A movie gives the opportunity to present a storyline that no true Charmed fan would miss, is low risk because of Charmed’s popularity. If it’s a television movie, not a huge financial risk.

So CBS, the Power of Three is in your hands, it’s up to you what you do with it, but remember there is no Charmed without the Charmed fans.

MidNightPatronus is a PR professional with a journalism background and quite possibly the biggest Charmed fan you will ever meet.

Uh oh — fans of Nick and Jess aren’t going to like this news! Megan Fox is returning to New Girl in season 6 for a major arc.

Last season, Megan Fox stepped in to fill in Jess’ place while Zooey Deschanel was on maternity leave. During that time, Fox’s character Regan grew quite close to Nick! They even ended up going to Cece and Schmidt’s wedding together and made plans for the summer. With awful timing too, since it seemed like Jess was just about ready to admit her feelings for Nick.

Now TV Line is reporting that Fox will be returning for a huge story arc in New Girl season 6. It’s believed that Nick will return home from his summer with Regan alone, but she will appear around the middle of the season. The timing of her appearance is due to Fox’s own pregnancy with her third child.

If we had to guess, we’d say that the writers will definitely be throwing some angst into the script. It always seems like either Jess or Nick is pining for the other while they’re in a relationship. Will Jess try to get over her feelings for Nick with someone else? Or will she just try to show him why they should be together? Fans will have to wait and see when the show returns!

New Girl season 6 returns to Fox on September 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET!

Are you excited to see Megan Fox return to ‘New Girl’?

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Tyler Hoechlin as Superman! We have our first look at the Man of Steel on Supergirl.

Supergirl has released its first look at Teen Wolf alum Tyler Hoechlin as the Man of Steel. Hoechlin will appear in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2, and he and Kara won’t be completely on the same page.

“Clark has a very different experience of what it means to have super powers on earth,” EP Sarah Schechter said at SDCC. “There’s some head-butting and philosophical approaches that are different. We’ll get into that.”

Check out the shot of the super-cousins below. The Superman suit was designed by Kiersten Ronning, the Supergirl costume designer.

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Clark Kent/Superman appeared in a mostly off-screen capacity in season 1 as Supergirl sought to keep the focus on Kara and establish her as the hero of her own story. With Kara’s story now established and the audience invested in her as a person, the show will be bringing in her famous cousin.

“In season 1, the show is about Kara and the show is about Supergirl. It would confuse matters to have Superman there,” Schechter explained. “This show is about family, the family you make as an adult and the family you came from. It makes sense for Kara to reconnect with him now.”

Hoechlin previously said of his approach to Clark/Superman:

“I don’t think that I’m going to try to take any inspiration from previous ones. For me it’s more about finding who he is in this story that we’re telling, and pulling that from the tradition of Superman as a whole, so I really want to be able to get through as many of the comics and things that I haven’t seen and really pull from things like that, and then within the story that we’re telling, find how that best serves that story.”

Supergirl season 2 premieres Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

What do you think of Superman’s look for ‘Supergirl’?

Intellectual property law may prevent Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report from appearing on The Late Show, but it cannot stop his identical twin cousin.

Last week, Stephen Colbert brought a familiar face to visit The Late Show. Tucked away in the woods living happily ever after with Jon Stewart was Colbert’s character, host of The Colbert Report, champion of America, Her Excellency The Rev. Sir Doctor Stephen Tyrone Mos Def Colbert, D.F.A., Heavyweight Champion of the World** featuring Flo Rida La Premiere Dame De France. Or Stephen Colbert for short.

Colbert resisted bringing the character to The Late Show, choosing to introduce the world to the real Stephen Colbert. But the Republican National Convention selecting Donald Trump as their candidate for President demanded that Colbert dust off his Captain America shield and return to glory for one night only. And one night only is all we are going to see of that man.

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Colbert announced on The Late Show that immediately after the live show on July 18, 2016, Viacom’s lawyers called up CBS and said that “the character Stephen Colbert is their intellectual property.” And so, Stephen Colbert revealed that Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report would never be seen again.

Luckily, Stephen Colbert had an identical twin cousin! How might that work, you ask? Well Colbert’s mother was an identical twin and she and her sister married identical twins and gave birth at the same time and both named their sons Stephen Colbert. Rest assured attorneys, the two men are very different people. The banned Colbert went to Dartmouth, the cousin Colbert only applied there. The banned Colbert wears smart fitting suits, the cousin Colbert prefers a breezy American flag button down. Night and day those two.

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Real Stephen Colbert (are you confused yet?) asked cousin Colbert if he’d be willing to make himself available for future appearances on The Late Show, a task cousin Colbert was more than willing to take on. Loopholes!

Another intellectual property to fall to the wayside was “The Word,” a segment Colbert revived from The Colbert Report to introduce the word, “Trumpiness.” There’s a way around this one too. Introducing, “The Werd.”

Watch all of the Stephen Colberts in action and get the lowdown on “The Lesser of Two Evils” in the full segment from July 27.

The Late Show continues its live coverage of the Democratic National Convention tonight at whatever time Hillary Clinton is done speaking on CBS.