Whedonverse fans were very excited about the news that Sarah Michelle Gellar planned on returning to TV in a new pilot called Ringer that was being developed by CBS. Now, according to Deadline, her show is coming to TV, but in a huge twist, it’s going to the CW!
That’s right, Buffy is coming back where she belongs to the network that is a mash-up of the WB and UPN, both of which aired Gellar’s classic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her new show, Ringer, centers on a troubled girl (Gellar) who assumes the identity of her identical twin sister. The show also stars Lost‘s Nestor Carbonell and Life Unexpected‘s Kristoffer Polaha.
The show sounded a little too complex and outside-the-box for CBS, which made many suspect it would just be ignored and never make it to air. CBS shouldn’t feel that bad, since they did just pick up a new J.J. Abrams show starring Lost‘s Michael Emerson. But this big twist helps keep Buffy fans happy and gives the CW a new show that’s sure to have everyone buzzing.
As if having Sarah Michelle Gellar back on TV isn’t cool enough, it’s great that the CW can also bring back Kristoffer Polaha. And for an added bonus, the CW is almost certain to pick up the new show Secret Circle from the people behind The Vampire Diaries, a show that stars Life Unexpected‘s Britt Robertson.
One thing is certain: the new president of the CW, Mark Pedwitz, has just made himself a hero to millions of people with his first major decision for the network.
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