CBS Plans ‘Charmed,’ ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Magnum P.I.’ Teasers for SDCC
It's reboot central over on CBS
CBS will present several series at San Diego Comic-Con this year, offering an early preview of the new fall schedule with a host of reboots that are set to debut across CBS‘s networks and services. The schedule includes the CW’s reboot of “Charmed,” featuring an all-new cast, a look at the “Magnum P.I.” reboot, and a special screening for “The Twilight Zone”. These aren’t the only shows coming to SDCC this year from CBS, as the network has a wide-array of series and events planned for fans.
Everyone attending the event can expect a preview of “Magnum P.I.” this year, as well as an early look at the first episode of “Charmed”. Both of those series are expected to launch on their respective networks this fall, and we are excited to gauge the crowd’s reactions. One of the largest presentations that CBS has planned is for “Star Trek: Discovery,” which is being presented in Hall H; the largest and most prestigious of venues throughout SDCC.
The CW will also host an event for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” a first for the series but bittersweet since the show is ending next season. CBS will also offer an early look at Kevin Williamson’s new CBS All Access series “Tell Me a Story”. If you are planning on hitting up the Charmed panel, you will find stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Rupert Evans. The producers of the series, Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, are also expected to attend the event. The “Magnum P.I.” series will be bringing stars Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks.
Another exciting event is “The Twilight Zone,” which will get a marathon-run of the original episodes before rebooting. CBS will saving the new Twilight Zone series for CBS All Access, so you will need to pay for the subscription to see it.
We will have to wait for fans’ reactions after seeing the first episode of “Charmed” to see how the reboot is coming along, but we hope that the new series lives up to original. By the same token, “Magnum P.I.” might be an easier sell to younger audiences who didn’t watch the original series starring Tom Selleck. As for the planned reboots, original viewers of “Magnum P.I.,” “Charmed,” and “The Twilight Zone” are all aging out of the coveted 18–49 demographic, and their opinions on the matter won’t exactly weigh as heavy as the new viewers.