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What to Watch on Sunday: New shows are ‘Charmed’ reboot and Alec Baldwin talk show

(L-R): Madeleine Mantock as Macy Vaughn, Melonie Diaz as Mel Vera and Sarah Jeffery as Maggie Vera in CW’s reboot of “Charmed.”
(L-R): Madeleine Mantock as Macy Vaughn, Melonie Diaz as Mel Vera and Sarah Jeffery as Maggie Vera in CW’s reboot of “Charmed.” The CW

The new fall season has started. We’ll try to get all of the new show premieres and season premieres in What to Watch over the coming weeks. Check out our full 2018 Fall TV Preview.

Charmed (9 p.m., The CW) — I’m surprised by how much I liked this show, having never watched the original Alyssa Milano/Shannen Doherty/Holly Marie Combs “Charmed” series even once. This reboot (which doesn’t involve the original stars, and they are not happy about it) has a decidedly feminist slant and a sharp “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” sense of humor (and a more ethnically diverse cast than the original). Two college-aged sisters are shaken when their mother, a professor, is suddenly killed and another young woman (a brilliant scientist) shows up to reveal she is the long-lost third sister. An even bigger reveal: The three women are witches. The backlash from fans of the original series was strong even before the sneak peek at San Diego Comic Con this summer, and I hope that doesn’t sink the show before folks give it a chance. It stars Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Melonie Diaz.

Also on tonight . . .

Supergirl (8 p.m., The CW) — Kara welcomes a new cub reporter to CatCo in the Season 4 opener, and James and Lena argue about James’ impending indictment for acting as the vigilante Guardian.

Terror in the Woods (8 p.m., Lifetime) - Two shy 12-year-old girls target their friend Emily as a blood sacrifice to the Suzerain, an internet legend. Lifetime says this movie is not based on the real-life Slender Man murder, but it totally sounds like it.

Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence (9 p.m., Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) — Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh and Wendie Malick star in this new mystery movie in which a defense attorney gets help from the district attorney when she thinks a woman has been wrongly convicted of murder.

The Alec Baldwin Show (10 p.m., ABC) - Alec Baldwin kicks off his new primetime talk show with Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson.

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