Question: I read in the USA Today that Charmed is a shoo-in for renewal. Is this true? Ellen
Ausiello: Far from it. Not sure who USA Today got their information from, but the Charmed Ones are far from guaranteed a job next season. In fact, just last night exec producer Brad Kern dropped me an e-mail with this plea to fans: "The network loves Charmed creatively and have been especially happy with it this season, but whether we come back or not still all boils down to ratings which means it's up to the fans. If they all tune in and watch the last couple of episodes, I believe that'll raise our numbers enough to push us over the edge and force the WB to pick us up for an 8th season." Translation: The 3.2 million who turned out for last Sunday's fresh episode ain't cuttin' it.