Charmed (1998–2006)
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Unaired Pilot 

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.


Constance M. Burge, Julie Auerbach (as Julie Hess)


Episode cast overview:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Lori Rom ... Phoebe Halliwell
Chris Boyd Chris Boyd ... Inspector Andy Trudeau
Eric Scott Woods ... Jeremy Burns
Matthew Ashford ... Roger
Chris Flanders ... Chef Moore
Lonnie Partridge Lonnie Partridge ... Woman


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Phoebe returns to San Francisco after losing her job to live with her older sisters, Prue and Piper. During their first night together in their grandmother's house, Phoebe finds a book of witchcraft and recites an incantation that leaves the sisters three with powers they were destined to have.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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The original unaired pilot was filmed entirely on location at 1329 Carroll Avenue (the house used for all exterior shots and filming for Charmed). Once the role of Phoebe was recast to Alyssa Milano, shooting for the interior shots of the house took place on a sound stage. One shot from the original unaired pilot does remain in the aired pilot: when the sisters receive their powers and powerful blue lights radiate from the chandelier in the living room. This shot was filmed in the actual house on Carroll Avenue. 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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Written by Jim Morrison (uncredited), Ray Manzarek (uncredited), Robby Krieger (uncredited) and John Densmore (uncredited)
Performed by The Doors
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Lori Rom and Phoebe Halliwell Don't Click
31 March 2018 | by justinenymanSee all my reviews

Lori Rom is no comparison to Alyssa Milano. Not saying that the unaired is terrible, but if they never replaced Lori with Alyssa, the show probably would have never took the triumph/success that it did. And not to mention the actor that plays Andy has nothing on T.W. King. Having Rom and the unaired actor of Andy would surely make you take a nap. Otherwise besides the casting for the unaired, the episode was the same as Something Wicca This Way Comes

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18 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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