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CBS' Fall Schedule: A Snap Judgment

Who says CBS doesn’t make bold programming moves? Oh, that’s right: Everyone. But everyone would be slightly wrong! At yesterday’s upfront presentation, the nation’s most-watched — if least-interesting — broadcast television network surprised reporters by revealing that it was not green-lighting two high-profile potential series: A small screen revival of Beverly Hills Cop from executive producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) starring Brandon T. Jackson as the son of Axel Foley and a recurring Eddie Murphy; and NCIS: Red, starring John Corbett and Kim Raver. Beverly Hills Cop might find a home elsewhere, while NCIS: Red was deemed unworthy of the franchise’s creative standards. (Why are you giggling?)

CBS also made news with some bold scheduling swaps and shifts. Mike & Molly is being held for midseason (but received a full order of 22 episodes); Hawaii 5-0 is sailing to Friday; and Person of Interest is relocating to Tuesday, joining NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles to form a blockbuster night of brawny drama. Thursday now has two hours of comedy, a mirror to its Monday night block of powerhouse yukkers. With few holes to fill and (quoting network president Nina Tassler) “limited shelf space,” CBS ordered just eight new shows, five of which will premiere this fall. Here, CBS was true to form: All have potential to be watched by a broad audience, and very few seem all that creatively daring. To be fair, it’s hard to glean meaningful insight from the preview videos released by the network, comprised of select scenes, behind the scenes footage, and rah-rah interviews with actors and producers. And while CBS may not have leveraged its position of great strength to take a chance on innovation, I found something commendable about each of its new offerings. READ FULL STORY

Sarah Michelle Gellar returning to TV?

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Sarah Michelle Gellar may be coming back to TV, this time for a half-hour sitcom chronicling two moms and their hijinks while their children are off at school, a source at 20th Century Fox TV confirmed to EW, after TV Line broke the story. The untitled project created by Men at Work writer Shephard Boucher, is still in early stages, with the script being rewritten. But if all goes well, Gellar could be back on TV in the fall.

Ioan Gruffudd blows his horn about ‘Ringer,’ Sarah Michelle Gellar, and his hope for more Hornblowing
Want to see Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Comic-Con panel? — VIDEO

Sarah Michelle Gellar's 'Ringer' gets full season

SMG is going the distance!

The CW just gave Ringer a full-season order, sources say. The move comes on the heels of Ringer moving up a tick in the ratings Tuesday night for the first time, delivering 1.7 million viewers and a 0.8 in the adult demo. We’re also hearing the Ringer season finale will reveal Gellar’s character is a triplet.*

Ringer is the first new fall drama to score its “back nine” episodes. Fox’s New Girl, NBC’s Up All Night and Whitney, and CBS’ 2 Broke Girls have also landed full-season orders so far. Keep up with all the latest fall TV breaking news, follow me on Twitter here.

UPDATE: Two more CW shows get full seasons. Find out which here

UPDATED: Death Watch 2011: Survival chances of the new fall shows

*Not actually true

Ioan Gruffudd blows his horn about 'Ringer,' Sarah Michelle Gellar, and his hope for more Hornblowing

Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t the only geek icon returning to television this fall in Ringer. Ioan Gruffudd — maybe best known to the masses for playing super-elastic egghead Reed Richards in two Fantastic Four movies — boasts a large following himself for playing author C.S. Forester’s fictional 18th/19th century British naval hero Horatio Hornblower in a series of eight impressively-produced Emmy-winning TV movies that aired on A&E from 1998 to 2003. Gruffudd, 37, loves being identified with the role — and would love to be playing it for years to come. The Welsh actor — whose other film credits include Titanic, Black Hawk Down, and King Arthur — tells EW that if Ringer is a smash, he’d like to leverage his career heat to rally interest and funding for more Hornblower films, which he says are quite expensive to make.  READ FULL STORY

Sarah Michelle Gellar will guest star on 'All My Children'

UPDATED: It’s official: Sarah Michelle Gellar will return to All My Children for a guest star appearance during the show’s final batch of episodes — but not in her previous role as Kendall.

“I can today officially confirm that I will be doing a guest spot on All My Children,” Gellar told critics. “When I heard that the show was canceled, I didn’t understand. Like, ‘forget it, it just doesn’t make sense to me.’ And I called Judy Blye Wilson, who is the casting director and has been since I was there, and I said, ‘I want to do something.’ And I was very specific — I don’t want to be Kendall. That’s Alicia’s role, but I just wanted to be a part of it. I have no idea what I’m going to be doing. So we can take suggestions, but I will be doing one day. Yeah, I’m excited.”

The show will end its run on ABC Sept. 23 and is expected to return in some form on the internet, though not details have been released.

Gellar was on hand to promote her new CW show Ringer and says she was relieved when the show was passed on by CBS and instead landed at The CW. READ FULL STORY

Want to see Sarah Michelle Gellar's Comic-Con panel? -- VIDEO


“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

'Ringer' trailer: See Sarah Michelle Gellar in double -- VIDEO

Receiving huge cheers from the fan boys and girls who packed the second biggest room in the San Diego Convention Center, Sarah Michelle Gellar returned to Comic-Con Thursday to promote Ringer, her comeback to TV after Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended eight years ago. “When you have a show like Buffy that was so perfect, you’re not looking for a show to top it. You’re not looking for show that’s completely different,” Gellar said during the panel moderated by EW’s own Kristen Baldwin. “We wouldn’t exist without fans. We wanted to come back and do a show that fans would love that would be different but still exciting.”

For the uninitiated, Ringer is about twins sisters — one who is driven by redemption and one who is driven by revenge — that was first developed by CBS but ended up on The CW. Star Ioan Gruffudd — who plays the rich husband of one of the twins — admitted that he didn’t recognize the fifth network, but he and the cast were ultimately grateful that it picked up the heavy serialized drama. “I’m thrilled, because I’m 37 now and the median age of all the cast members on The CW is 22,” he told the audience. “I’m thrilled that I’m considered to be young enough.” READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2011: Sarah Michelle Gellar talks playing twins in 'Ringer'

She’s back! This fall, Sarah Michelle Gellar will be returning to TV in The CW’s Ringer, a mystery in which she plays a woman on the run who assumes the identity of her identical twin sister. And, while visiting EW’s Comic-Con suite, Gellar spoke about what the “water-cooler” show, which will provide answers to fans who tune into the mysterious series. (After all, Gellar, a TV fan herself, says she feels frustrated without answers.) Click the jump to see Gellar talk to EW’s Kristen Baldwin about Ringer and whether playing twins means she’s getting paid twice. READ FULL STORY

'Ringer' art with Sarah Michelle Gellar -- EXCLUSIVE


In anticipation of Ringer’s debut at Comic-Con, EW obtained an exclusive first look of the art and posters for the drama that debuts this fall on the CW. The panel for the series — which marks the return of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Sarah Michelle Gellar, plus Lost heartthrob Nestor Carbonell — will take place at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Moderated by EW’s own Kristen Baldwin, the panel will also feature stars Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) and Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected), along with executive producer Pam Veasey (CSI:NY), and co-executive producers Nicole Snyder (Supernatural) and Eric Charmelo (Supernatural). Added bonus: One hundred fans who attend the panel will receive the show’s official Comic-Con poster signed by the cast. For a peek at the posters (Gellar’s in a collar, guys!), go to the jump: READ FULL STORY

Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to Comic-Con


For only the second time in her career as a geek goddess, Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to Comic-Con. READ FULL STORY

CBS fall development: The Robs (Riggle and Schneider) want to entertain you

CBS-developmentImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Amanda Meredith/PR Photos; Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesCBS may not have a project like Wonder Woman that’s eating up all the headlines, nor does it have a much-anticipated reboot in the works that has fans hoping for the best (and even anticipating the worst). But the No. 1 network (in viewers) doesn’t need to make a lot of noise with its fall 2011 development, especially when it continues to succeed with tried-and-true formats featuring law dogs and crime-fighting duos. READ FULL STORY

Sarah Michelle Gellar's new CBS thriller pilot 'Ringer': The producer spills details! -- EXCLUSIVE

Sarah-Michelle-GellarImage Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesThe networks have been on 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.



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