One of the fall TV season’s buzziest storylines can be summed up in two words: Buffy’s Back. On Sept. 13, Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to series television with Ringer, a sexy, soapy neo-noir from the CW about deeply troubled twin sisters who couldn’t be more different… except for the fact that they are both being played by a woman who used to save the world. A lot. The next issue of Entertainment Weekly (on sale Friday) will tell you the story of how and why the star of such films as The Grudge and Cruel Intentions decided to take a break from movies and make Ringer her follow-up to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but, until then, check out the video below, in which Freddie Prinze Jr.’s better half took a few moments to chat about the intricately twisted premise of her new show, which also stars Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Nestor Carbonell (Lost), and Kristoffer Polaha (North Shore). “It’s me and myself sharing all these good-looking guys,” says Gellar. “It’s a pretty good job if you can get it.” Clip after the jump! READ FULL STORY
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We all remember: Buffy saved the world… a lot. But in her new CW show, The Ringer, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s characters are mostly trying to save themselves. That’s right, characters. Identical twins to be exact. In the series, Gellar plays a woman, who, after witnessing a murder, goes on the run and hides out by assuming the life of her wealthy identical twin sister — only to learn that her sister’s seemingly idyllic life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she’s trying to leave behind, according to the logline released by the network.
For Gellar, who has largely been absent from the television landscape since Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air in 2003, playing two characters was just about the only thing she hadn’t done in her seven seasons on the UPN/WB show. “With Buffy, I got to do so much,” the actress told EW this morning at the CW Upfront presentation. “So what do you do next? What do you do that an audience hasn’t seen you do? But bringing to life two characters and making them different, but at the same time interesting, and [showing] the similarities is definitely a challenge I’ve never done.” READ FULL STORY
It wasn’t entirely unexpected, but CW topper Dawn Ostroff told advertisers today in New York that One Tree Hill will return to the network’s midseason lineup next year for its final 13 episodes. It will be the drama’s ninth (!!!) season.
Miraculously, the long-running series was given the greenlight for another year — a pretty remarkable feat, since the drama has set some sort of record for having been a bubble show every season for the past eight years.
The CW will attempt to lure Chad Michael Murray (Lucas) and Hilarie Burton (Peyton), both of whom left in 2009, back for the show’s final episodes.
Buffy may be headed back to her old stomping grounds: The CW (formerly the Warner Bros.-owned WB before it merged with CBS Corp’s UPN) is working on a deal to bring Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar to the fifth place network via Ringer, the drama pilot she made for CBS.
CBS passed on the project — rumor has it the networked loved Gellar but only liked the project — so its sister net is now kicking the Ringer tires. The drama is about a troubled young woman (Gellar) on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns her sibling’s life has a bounty on it as well.
Gellar starred in Buffy from 1997-2003. The show ran on the WB before it jumped to UPN.
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