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Old 01-01-2013, 14:36
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I just noticed this while flicking through the tv guide they're showing it at 9:10 am and then a repeat at 3pm. They're starting from Season 4 Episode 1. I think this is because Pick Tv were showing it recently and I think that's where they got up to.
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:44
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Nice to see it is going to be reaching a new audience. Although to the newbies, they will be rather confused, as Season 3 needs to be seen to understand the development of Season 4.
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Old 02-01-2013, 15:58
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Have they taken the rights from Living TV?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:15
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Ive not watched much of Charmed before but knew the basic premise of the show - I found it quite easy to pick up on the story from the episode I watched today. Now have the rest of the series on series link.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:38
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Darn it, wish I'd seen this yesterday, am off to set up the season record function on my tv freeview box. - thanx for the info. Wonder if PICKTV will continue their S2 airings (though maybe they've finished S2 which is why E4 have started S4)
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Old 03-01-2013, 15:23
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Why aren't they airing the widescreen versions?

Edit - Scratch that, E4 HD has got them in a smaller ratio but regular E4 is in widescreen.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:37
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Love this show and will be watching again nice to watch it in HD even though the picture is smaller
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:39
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It was butchered to pieces from what I saw this afternoon. All kinds of bad editing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:43
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last season isn't worth watching. went down hill after *** died.
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:01
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Why aren't they airing the widescreen versions?
Because it wasn't filmed in W/S.
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:44
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Because it wasn't filmed in W/S.
There are widescreen versions of the show.

They are showing it in widescreen on E4 as I said in my post, but strangely you left that part out of your quote.
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:51
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Darn it, wish I'd seen this yesterday, am off to set up the season record function on my tv freeview box. - thanx for the info. Wonder if PICKTV will continue their S2 airings (though maybe they've finished S2 which is why E4 have started S4)
Pick TV is up to season 3 and the show is returning where it left off on Pick TV on Monday.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:06
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There are widescreen versions of the show.
Actually, the latter seasons were filmed in W/S. (From S5 on I think! (Or possibly S4, according to your post ) I had simply forgotten that fact Sorry
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:19
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last season isn't worth watching. went down hill after *** died.
I actually think the show got even better when Paige came into it
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Old 05-01-2013, 15:30
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re: final season - iirc wasn't it a big disappointment with the fans cos the 3 main stars only agreed to do it if they didn't have to wear all those ultra revealing/ nipple showing outfits ? The ptb oked that and brought in Kuoco to wear all the slutty stuff but that wasn't enough to get them another season after that one. - though I could be wrong.
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:08
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re: final season - iirc wasn't it a big disappointment with the fans cos the 3 main stars only agreed to do it if they didn't have to wear all those ultra revealing/ nipple showing outfits ? The ptb oked that and brought in Kuoco to wear all the slutty stuff but that wasn't enough to get them another season after that one. - though I could be wrong.
Not at all

Season 8 was met with serious budget cuts, hence why Leo was only in a short amount of episodes. They could barely afford to keep the show on the air, so a Season 8 was really a blessing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 17:16
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re: final season - iirc wasn't it a big disappointment with the fans cos the 3 main stars only agreed to do it if they didn't have to wear all those ultra revealing/ nipple showing outfits ? The ptb oked that and brought in Kuoco to wear all the slutty stuff but that wasn't enough to get them another season after that one. - though I could be wrong.
Lol, not true.

The 3 main actors had no choice but to do it, they were under contract. Season 8 was the last year on their contract so they always knew that was the end and all 3 of them said in interview they had no interest in continuing after that season.

They just didn't know whether the show would continue for that final year or be cancelled after season 7.

One of the conditions the network gave Brad Kern for spending money on another season would be to give them a possibility for a spin off so he introduced Billie as a possible spin off character. Obviously it wasn't popular and that never came to be.

The budget got cut too, which is why Leo and Darryl were dropped from the regular cast and I remember Kern said he took money from his own paycheck to try and up the budget for the effects in the final episode.

True story.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:35
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Used to be addicted to the show. Loved Cole, really great baddie.

You could really skip season 8 & not really miss anything.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:42
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They should have done it from S1, if there is anyone new watching, they'd be confused and miss the first 3 series.

Two of the three of my fave episodes came from the first 3 seasons... one of them being the last episode of S3. My other favourite is when they all lose one of their senses, I think it's in S5.
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:26
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I think Pick TV purchased S1-3 when Living TV rights finished. When the rights for the later seasons ran out at a later date E4 purchased them.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:04
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Not at all

Season 8 was met with serious budget cuts, hence why Leo was only in a short amount of episodes. They could barely afford to keep the show on the air, so a Season 8 was really a blessing.
I stand (sit) corrected.

Lol, not true.

The 3 main actors had no choice but to do it, they were under contract. Season 8 was the last year on their contract so they always knew that was the end and all 3 of them said in interview they had no interest in continuing after that season.
Feeling done with a series but being required to do another season cos your contract demands it must be a weird position to be in, but I guess, being actors, they're able to push down any "I really don't want to be hear" feelings so they don't show onscreen.

Didn't something similar happen with Paget Brewster on Criminal Minds - thinking she was free but having to return for S7 cos her contract required it. Must have made all those "Paget returns from the dead, yay" interviews she gave, an interesting experience.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:00
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Lol, not true.

The 3 main actors had no choice but to do it, they were under contract. Season 8 was the last year on their contract so they always knew that was the end and all 3 of them said in interview they had no interest in continuing after that season.

They just didn't know whether the show would continue for that final year or be cancelled after season 7.

One of the conditions the network gave Brad Kern for spending money on another season would be to give them a possibility for a spin off so he introduced Billie as a possible spin off character. Obviously it wasn't popular and that never came to be.

The budget got cut too, which is why Leo and Darryl were dropped from the regular cast and I remember Kern said he took money from his own paycheck to try and up the budget for the effects in the final episode.

True story.
I never understood that, surely Aaron Spelling could of looked down the back of his couch for some spare cash. Or was he dead by then?
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Old 06-01-2013, 15:57
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Feeling done with a series but being required to do another season cos your contract demands it must be a weird position to be in, but I guess, being actors, they're able to push down any "I really don't want to be hear" feelings so they don't show onscreen.
Well I think the woman playing Piper still enjoyed it, but I always thought it was obvious that Rose McGowan was bored rigid from season 6 onwards. She later said she cried every time the show was renewed. But I'm sure all the cash helped her cope.
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Old 06-01-2013, 17:04
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Have E4 bought the rights for this from sky:living?
Also, i think the reason they only show the programme from when paige came into it is something to do with shannen docherty? Living often only played from series 3/4 onwards (unsure when prue die abd paige came into it). I know they did sometimes play the ones with prue in it, but not very often whih is what always made me think it was to do with shannen docherty.
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Old 06-01-2013, 17:32
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. She later said she cried every time the show was renewed. But I'm sure all the cash helped her cope.
iiuc she would wipe away her tears with tissues made from lace embroidered with strands of gold, silver and unicorn hair.
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