How ‘Charmed’ & Other TV Reboots, Spinoffs & Adaptations Stack Up to the Originals (PHOTOS)

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Faithful: The Miniaturist

Premieres Sunday, Sept. 9, 9/8c, PBS (check local listings at

This Masterpiece three-parter brings Jessie Burton’s novel to breathtaking life. In 17th-century Amsterdam, a young bride begins receiving eerie dollhouse figurines that presage the future.

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Faithful: Dancing With the Stars: Juniors

Premieres Sunday, Oct. 7, 8/7c, ABC

Like the original, celebrities are paired with pro dancers. But in the Juniors version, all are age 9–14, Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz host, and judges include DWTS: Athletes champ Adam Rippon.

The CW

Familiar: Charmed

Premieres Sunday, Oct. 14, 9/8c, The CW
The Power of Three reignites with witch half sisters Melanie, Maggie and Macy. Yup, gone are the “P” names of the 1998–2006 original, not to mention its San Francisco setting. (Hello, Michigan!) Plus, the siblings are multicultural.

The Purge - Season 1
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Far Off: The Purge

Premieres, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 10/9c, USA
A suicide cult and a Marine are among those out for blood in this 10-part expansion of the film franchise, chronicling the one night a year when crime is legal. Exec producer Tom Kelly says TV “gives us more character stuff to play with.”

Mayans MC
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Far Off: Mayans M.C.

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 4, 10/9c, FX
This Sons of Anarchy spinoff is miles from the original motorcycle gang drama. The action takes a ride to SoCal, and new hero EZ wasn’t born into M.C. royalty like SOA’s Jax—he must prove himself worthy of membership.

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What goes around truly does come around in the TV world.

Nothing proves that more than the upcoming 2018-2019 television programming slate. It seems like every week networks are announcing a new revival, reboot, spinoff, or movie-to-TV adaptation. We’ve got everything from classics like Murphy Brown to cult favorites like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Click through the gallery above for our take on some of the upcoming series and how they stack up against their original source material.