Charmed (1998–2006)

Unaired Pilot 

TV-14 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Episode
The same as season one episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" however with a different actress playing Phoebe & a different actor playing Inspector Andy Trudeau.


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The same as season one episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" however with a different actress playing Phoebe & a different actor playing Inspector Andy Trudeau.

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In the original pilot that was unaired, Phoebe was played by actress Lori Rom. After Lori left the project for personal reasons Alyssa Milano was re cast as Phoebe and all of the shots that stared Phoebe were re shot. Many of the shots from the pilot that did go to air were from the unaired pilot - these shots only featured Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs. Shots with Alyssa or shots with all three actresses were re shot. See more »


Prue Halliwell: Do you think Andy knows about?
Piper Halliwell: No!
Prue Halliwell: I think he knows about us.
Phoebe Halliwell: Who would ever believe him anyway?
Piper Halliwell: That's true. So what are we going to do now?
Prue Halliwell: Same thing that we've always done. Borrow each other's clothes, hog the phone. But no matter what, we'll always be sisters. Right?
Phoebe Halliwell: Yeah. Sister witches.
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Remade as Charmed: Something Wicca This Way Comes (1998) See more »


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An alternative look at what the show could be
7 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The unaired pilot was actually quite bad in presenting the show to the network and I'm surprised it was picked up. Lori Romni plays Phoebe who doesn't quite have the acting chops to pull the emotions required for the role, taller then the other two actresses throwing off the dynamic and was more of a tom boy. She wasn't the only questionable casting choice as Chris Boyd took over as Andy instead of Ted King.

Chris was so wooden I couldn't get past his dry deliveries to even think of him as a fascinating alternative. Only being thirty minutes it doesn't resolve any story line set up making the second pilot vastly superior.

Still I found the attic set to be the better choice being it was more spacious, had creepy furniture and a cool pole which may come handy for a great explication type flashback or in a fight. The incantation Phoebe recites to receive their powers was worded differently giving it a slight edge and invoking ancient Gods explaining where their power source comes from.

While the pilot formed the basis for the show allowing one more episode featuring Prue, I was glade the necessary changes were made to create a magical replacement for the viewing audience. Still I can't help but wonder if Romi had stayed on could the show have survived and would Shannon have stayed instead of the big feud that occurred in season three? Anyway the pilot is good for viewing what could've been and that's it.

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