Date (9/16/08) THE CHARMED LIFE

The Halliwell sisters were always different, not just from the world around them, but also from each other. Though bound together by blood and destiny, these twentysomething women could not have been more different. Yet, the discovery that the three sisters were powerful good witches, foretold as the Charmed Ones, created a bond that reached far beyond petty sisterly grudges, and they banded together to keep their other worldly witchcraft a secret and vanquish all comers. Each sister has her own unique set of powers, which are constantly evolving. Phoebe (Alyssa Milano, Who's The Boss? Melrose Place) has premonitions and has been perfecting her ability to levitate, while Piper (Holly Marie Combs, Picket Fences) can freeze time and cause explosions. Newest to the Halliwell fold, Paige (Rose McGowan, Scream) was raised by adoptive parents and always felt that there was something different about her. In the search for her birth parents, she learned that she was abandoned at birth at a local church, the result of a clandestine love between Phoebe and Piper's mother and a "Whitelighter" guardian angel. This ancestry and the unexpected death of the oldest Halliwell sister, Prue, resulted in the awakening of Paige's powers to move things with her mind and to "orb" in and out between planes. Paige's more experienced sisters help her harness the power in their battle against evil. The free-spirited and eccentric Phoebe has always enjoyed the privileges that come with being the youngest. Now that she has had to relinquish that role to Paige, Phoebe is working on gaining maturity. After her disastrous marriage to the half-human, half-demon Cole (Julian McMahon, Profiler) and a brief reign as Queen of the Underworld, Phoebe is ready to move on with her life. What she doesn't know is that Cole has no plans to let her go. Usually the peacekeeper of the three, Piper is happily married to the girls' own Whitelighter, Leo (Brian Krause, Sleepwalkers), and this season, she will be the first Halliwell sister to become a mother. Since the baby will be the product of a witch and a Whitelighter, no one knows just what powers it will possess. As the youngest and newest member of this bewitching sisterhood, Paige has come to terms with her newfound powers. Though she was attacked by a Vampire Queen and has battled demons and ghosts, the relationship she has found with her two sisters is worth all the danger she has faced. Like Phoebe, Paige is ready for romance this season. The siblings were willed the house of their childhood, which they share, a grand and mysterious Victorian manor that has been in their family for generations.