Charmed is the latest scripted series whose restarted production has been disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Filming on the CW drama has been paused for a day Wednesday as an individual from the production has tested positive for COVID-19, Deadline has learned. CBS Studios, which is behind Charmed, is following COVID protocols and conducting contact tracing, sources said.
The CW on Thursday went on something of a renewal tear, picking up additional seasons of 10 current series — aka nearly its entire lineup. The list of shows confirmed to return for the 2019-20 TV season includes The Flash, Arrow, Riverdale, Supernatural, Supergirl, Black Lightning and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Freshman entries Charmed and Legacies also scored renewals, as did (wait for it) perpetual cellar-dweller Dynasty.
Charmed has received a back nine order, bringing its first season to 22 episodes total. Fellow freshman shows All American and Legacies have gotten picked up for three more episodes, meaning the first season of both shows will run for 16 episodes.
Constance M. Burge, the creator of the supernatural drama Charmed has sued CBS Studios claiming she was cheated out of millions of dollars from the long-running series due to faulty accounting.