Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Ringer Picked Up & Moved

Sarah Michelle Gellar's eagerly anticipated (at least by me) return to television via her new pilot Ringer, in which she plays two twin sisters, both with bad guys chasing them, was supposed to be airing on CBS this fall.

Now reports are saying that CBS passed, because they're idiots, and the CW has picked it up. Poor Sarah. I can imagine her being rather upset about this development. She's gotten extremely careful about picking her projects after a few missteps and disappointments, and by all accounts she waited a very long time to even entertain the thought of returning to TV.

Apparently the script for Ringer was just that good. There are fears the plot is too convoluted, and it certainly seems complex, but I don't see how that is a negative. Procedurals and sitcoms are boring and not nearly good enough for SMG. But the CW? They haven't had a layered and well-written show since...well since they were the WB and aired Buffy. Even they didn't hold on to it, and freaking UPN aired the last two seasons.

If UPN could have the vision to stick with Buffy, maybe I'm overreacting and the CW has made a brilliant move here. The main point to take away is: Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to be on TV again! Commence celebrations.

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