5 fun facts from BTS:
1. Shannen Doherty (Prue Halliwell) and Julian McMahon (Cole) dated briefly towards the end of Shannens stint on the show. While Shannen was dating Julian, Alyssa Milano (Phoebe Halliwell) and Brian Kruse (Leo) also started to date during Season 3 of the show.
2. Shannen was the first actresses to be approached to the show due to her past with Aaron Spelling, she brought along her best friend Holly Marie Combs and convinced her to read for the show. Originally Holly read for Prue while Shannen read for Piper. The two would end up switching with Shannen becoming the lead actress of the show.
3. Originally, Phoebe Halliwell was played by Lori Rom who dropped out after the pilot was shot due personal reasons. Rumor has it, it was because her church did not agree with her playing a witch.
4. After Shannen Doherty was fired, the network had 3 major contenders to replace Doherty. Those 3 were Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tiffani Amber Theiessen, and Soleil Moon Frye. All passed and Rose McGowan ended up playing long lost sister Paige Matthews.
5. Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano started feuding during the 3rd season of the show which lead the network to send in a mediator to try to ease things between the two actresses. When that did not work, the network decided one of them had to go which lead to Shannen getting fired over the shows summer hiatus, months after she had just shot and directed the Season 3 finale "All Hell Breaks Loose". Shannen got the last laugh as she owned a small portion of the show and continued to get paid every year the show was renewed.
My memories and my tvguide from 2001