Prepare thyself, Charmed fans: the Halliwell sisters will be returning to television, in some form, thanks to a newly announced Charmed reboot. While the show is planned as a "reimagining" of the original, per the report issued by The Hollywood Reporter, there's no doubt in my mind that the Halliwells — Piper, Phoebe, and Prue — as well as their half-sister Paige Matthews will return when the reboot happens. And while witchy thoughts dance around in our heads, with your guess as to the possibilities of what's to come as good as mine, it's only reasonable we take a look at the original series. Specifically, all of the celebrities you forgot guest-starred on Charmed.
What wasn't to love about Charmed? Premiering in 1998, during the heyday and intersection of empowered female heroes and supernatural stories (think Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the women of The Craft), Charmed was a brilliant, feminist show. Charmed taught us important life lessons, impressing on us the importance of sisterhoods (familial or otherwise). Plus, Charmed acted as an entry point into pop culture for some of our favorite actors.
As mentioned above, Charmed had a ton of guest stars during its incredible eight-season run. Many of the stars, who made everything from a one-episode appearance to a season-long stint, are now working regularly in film and television. Do the names Amy Adams, John Cho, and Nick Lachey ring a bell? Yeah, they totally guest-starred, along with these other awesome actors.
1. John Cho
The lovable Star Trek star was on the show for one episode in 1998 before his breakout in 1999's American Pie.
2. Misha Collins
Collins was supernatural before Supernatural as one of Phoebe's love interests who got embroiled in some serious warlock business.
3. James Avery
The late Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star had a guest appearance in 2004.
4. Michael Trevino
Trevino's handsome self scored his second role ever as a guest on Charmed.
5. Dean Norris
Before Breaking Bad, Norris was on one Charmed episode in 1999.
6. Julian McMahon
McMahon played Cole Turner, an ex-husband of Phoebe's with three seasons worth of supernatural adventures.
7. Christina Milian
Christina Milian appeared on the episode "Wendigo" in 1999, at the height of her pop stardom.
8. Nick Lachey
The handsome 98 Degrees crooner played love interest Leslie St. Claire for Phoebe during Season 7.
9. Amy Adams
Adams played a woman with serious bad luck who needed the Halliwell sisters' help for one Charmed episode.
10. Rainn Wilson
The Office star guest-starred on Charmed in 2001.
11. Billy Zane
The Titanic dreamboat appeared on Charmed for a three-episode run in 2005.
12. Ron Perlman
The famous character actor was a guest star on Charmed in 2001.
13. Norman Reedus
Before he was a zombie killer, Reedus played Nate Parks, a piano bar-owning love interest of Paige's.
14. Eric Dane
Dane played Jason Dean, Phoebe's love interest and owner of The Bay Mirror, for an extended run in Season 6.
15. Zachary Quinto
Quinto appeared as an uncredited warlock on Charmed in 2003.
16. Kaley Cuoco
Cuoco played witch Billie Jenkins for an extended arc in Season 8.
17. Jason Lewis
Lewis had ana extended run as Dex Lawson, an artist married to Phoebe before she faked her own death