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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“Oh sure, I’ll host the Ringer panel at Comic-Con — that sounds fun!” Cut to three weeks later, and I’m standing backstage at Ballroom 20, watching 4,000-plus people take their seats to see Sarah Michelle Gellar and the cast of Ringer talk about their new fall drama on The CW. Up until this point I’d felt totally fine — I didn’t even flinch when Guillermo del Toro sat down at the table with me in the green room as I crammed an Italian panini sandwich into my face hole. But then it was time to head to the stage, and as an SDCC employee led us through the cavernous underbelly of the San Diego Convention Center, I began to feel like my entire intestinal track was collapsing in on itself. I’m sure this will come as a major shock to you, but I’m not really much of a public speaker, so the idea of shoving past Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd, Kristoffer Polaha, and SMG — who were all lined up behind me, waiting to take the stage — and bolting for the exit did, in fact, cross my mind. Instead, I dug deep, went to my happy place, and strode
timorously confidently to the podium. Then everything kind of went blank, and when I came to I was in a Kristoffer-Ioan sandwich posing for a photo with the cast backstage. What I can tell you is that Sarah Michelle and her castmates put on a great show for their adoring fans, as you can see from the highlight reel after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
a pilot-greenlighting tear lately. But which possible show has the potential to be a gem of the 2011-12 season? We’ll go out on a limb here: CBS’ in-the-works thriller Ringer, which—should the pilot get the pickup to series during May’s network upfronts—would mark the much-anticipated return of Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar to regular series television. Granted, Gellar acolytes have been titillated by her possible return before with HBO’s The Wonderful Maladys, only to have the pilot never make it to series. But alas, the potential seems to be there with Ringer. Until now, the show has only been described as drama about “a troubled young woman 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.” Rather vague. Are you dying for more details? Us, too, so we tracked down Peter Traugott, the pilot’s producer and head of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the production company behind Ringer, and grilled him about the pilot. Here, Traugott spills more about Ringer’s plot, its enviable star Sarah Michelle Gellar and getting her to come back to network television (she wanted to do cable!), and why the show is indeed a good fit for CBS.The networks have been on
WHAT IS RINGER EXACTLY? READ FULL STORY »
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