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Charmed is a US television series about three sisters who are witches; they use their powers to fight evil.

There have, in fact, been four sisters: initially the three Halliwell sisters were composed of Prue, Piper and Phoebe. However, when Shannen Doherty (who played Prue), left the series after the third season, her character was killed off and Rose McGowan was brought in.

The series, which has been running since 1998, is shown on the WB television network. In addition, the show has been licensed to other networks, such as the Turner Network Television channel, to show reruns.

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The series begins when the three Halliwell sisters, Prue, Piper and Phoebe, come together again after their grandmother has died. They discover they are the descendants of a long line of witches and so they are forced to stay at the family manor in San Francisco. They each have different powers. Prudence Halliwell, the oldest sister, has the power of telekenesis and astral projection. Piper has the power to change the speed of molecules in objects and people, creating the effect of freezing time (only for the frozen object) when she slows molecules, and the effect of explosion, when she speeds up the molecules. She is the second oldest daughter of Patricia Halliwell. Phoebe is the third sister who has the power premonitions and the power to levitate. In addition, she is also an empath. The sisters are referred to as the Charmed Ones because when they combine their powers, they can defeat almost all evil.

When Prue was killed, it was revealed that, in fact, there is a fourth sister, Paige. She has the power to "orb" in and out between planes, orb objects to herself or another place, and to heal. These powers are a result of her father who was a white-lighter who had an affair with Patricia Halliwell.

The sisters become romantically involved at different points in their lives. However, their magical skills and the need to keep them secret from the rest of the world puts them in a difficult position with respect to their lovers. Prue falls in love with Andy, a police investigator looking into unsolved and occult murders. Piper falls in love with Leo Wyatt, a white-lighter, but their affair is frustrated by Leo's bosses, the Elders. It takes some heavy persuading before Leo and Piper can get married. They remain married until he becomes an elder. Phoebe is fatally attracted to Cole Turner, the human half of the demon Balthazor who conspires to kill the Charmed Ones. Their relationship is intense but ultimately doomed.


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