The <EM>Charmed</EM> ones: Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan The Charmed ones: Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan

The Charmed ones have officially turned their last trick. Multiple sources confirm that execs behind the new CW network have decided to pull the plug on the eight-year drama. The final episode will air Sunday, May 21.

Ironically, executive producer Brad Kern was holed up in an editing bay all day Thursday and missed a call from the president of Spelling Entertainment giving him the official cancellation news. But it's not like it came as a surprise; he says he always intended to write this season's last episode as a series finale. "It's been a hell of a run," he says, "but all good things must come to an end."

Details of the final episode are being kept under wraps, but fan favorite Brian Krause will likely be back. And what about Shannen Doherty? Says my Charmed mole: "I wouldn't count on it." Yeah, I figured.