The opening theme, "How Soon is Now" is a cover by Love Spit Love of a song by '80s British band The Smiths. It originally appeared in The Craft, also about witches.
The house used for the exterior shots of the "Manor" is located at 1329 Carroll Ave in the Echo Park Section of Los Angeles. (The same house was used for the exterior of the tall woman's house in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.)
In season six episode 12, the Leader of the Order says "I find your lack of faith disturbing." This is a quote from Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, originally said by Darth Vader.
Holly Marie Combs married an ex-Charmed key grip, David W. Donoho. They met on the set, were married in 2004 and have 3 children. Sadly though, in 2011 they filed for divorce.
Brian Krause who plays Leo Wyatt, Julian McMahon who played Cole Turner, and Kerr Smith, who appeared in season seven as Agent Kyle Brody, have all auditioned for the role of Inspector Andy Trudeau, who was a character played by actor Ted King in season one.
Beginning with season seven, the Charmed set moved from its previously smaller Canoga Park, California studio lot to the more grand scale Paramount Studios lot.
Brian Krause was written off the show temporarily due to budget cuts.
Although he was only a regular in one season, Drew Fuller appeared in four seasons of Charmed.
Holly Marie Combs is the only actress to appear in every single episode during the 8 season run of 'Charmed (1998)' and the unaired pilot.
"Charmed and Dangerous" was originally meant to be the fourth season finale, with the following story lines used for the fifth season and "Long Live the Queen" was to be the 100th episode.
Telekinesis is the most common power in the Halliwell line. Carriers include Melinda Warren, Prue, Penny, Chris, Wyatt, Paige and the granddaughter from 'Forever Charmed'. Piper's freezing power has only recurred in her mother (apart from Melinda Warren) and Phoebe is the only witch that we know of (apart from Melinda Warren) to receive the premonitions power. Although once in season three, Patty Halliwell spoke of having a premonition the day that she found out she was pregnant with Phoebe, also the same day the sisters travelled back in time to change their future.
SPOILER: Billie is the only witch (apart from Wyatt) who has not died in the course of the show.
Prue and Phoebe's past lives are the only witches in the line not to receive Warren powers. Phoebe had pyrokinesis (the ability to create fire) and Prue had cryokinesis (the ability to generate ice). Similarly, Paige's past life could control the elements although we only saw her control wind and fire.
The character Phoebe didn't own a car of her own until season five. Before then she either rode her bike, used public transport, or had to ask her sisters for transportation.
The Book of Shadows weighs 9 pounds, 6 ounces and is the most valuable thing on set.
The actress with the most Charmed Fan Mail is actually not one of the main stars of the show. Actress Finola Hughes who plays Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige's mother receives the most fan mail from Charmed series viewers.
The Book of Shadows is almost entirely hand-painted.
Alyssa Milano liked the drawings made for the Book of Shadows so much that she had the artist paint murals on her walls at home.
Until the appearance of the character Chris Perry in the fifth season finale episode "Oh My Goddess", the only male witches shown on the series have all been children.
During the first few seasons when Constance M. Burge was Executive Producer the series had more focus on the girl's sisterly ties and discovering their witchly heritage. That changed when the show's reigns were handed over to Producer Brad Kern and the focus shifted more to vampy outfits and consistent relationship issues.
During hiatus between seasons two and three, producers discussed possible storylines for season three. Executive Producer Brad Kern wanted to bring in a season long love interest for the Phoebe character who started out bad but becomes good. Fellow Executive Producer and show creator Constance M. Burge was against the idea as the character Piper already had a convoluted season long relationship storyline and she wanted to focus back to the sisterly dynamic of the show. After realizing that she wasn't going to win the debate, Burge left the series and full production reigns fell to Kern.
The show's popularity inspired toy company SOTA Toys to create 6.5" action figures of the characters: Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Belthazor which come with interlocking attic walls and a miniature Book of Shadows. Originally an alternate toy of the Prue character was to be made, but actress Shannen Doherty declined to the offer to have her likeness made into a Charmed doll.
In the first season, Prue is employed at an auction house called Bucklands. The Bucklands, Raymond and Rosemary, were considered to be the first people to bring the religion of Wicca to North America.
According to Aaron Spelling, the show was renewed for a full season of 22 episodes after only two episodes had aired.