Sarah Michelle Gellar Fronts CBS Drama Pilot

TV’s erstwhile Buffy Summers, Sarah Michelle Gellar, is poised for a return to the smaller screen as the star of a new CBS drama pilot.

Titled Ringer, the prospective new series revolves around a young woman on the run from the mob, Deadline reports. Hoping to elude her pursuers, she adopts the identity of her wealthy twin sister — but wouldn’t you know it, there’s a steep bounty on her sib’s life as well!

Gellar’s previous bid for a full-time TV return was The Wonderful Maladys, a pilot that HBO opted not to pick up in fall 2009. Since wrapping Buffy The Vampire Slayer in 2003, her film credits have included Scooby Doo 2, The Grudge and its sequel, and the indie Southland Tales.

Ringer was penned by Supernatural writer-producers Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder; ABC Studios, CBS TV Studios and Brillstein Entertainment Partners will coproduce.

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29 Comments
  1. Rolfe says:

    Finally! It is a bout time Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to tv!

    • chattypatra says:

      Amen! We, her fans, have been waiting far too long. I only hope the scripts are worthy of her considerable acting talents. Welcome back!

  2. Brock says:

    I miss SMG and hope she gets a good job soon! Not sure if I like the sound of this…. Is she in a different town each week (Highway to Heaven) or on the run full-time (Prison Break)…. We’ll see. I watch the pilot for her if it gets picked up… But that means little. I dumped The Whole Truth & Undercovers mighty fast and the Cape has one episode more to prove itself….

  3. Caitie says:

    she was also in Veronika Decides to Die, based on the book with the same name by Paulo Coehlo. it’s a great book and was a fantastic movie!

  4. Danielle says:

    Well I guess you’re not going to be the next Charlie’s Angel.

  5. Ella says:

    Welcome back, SMG! Missed you on my TV. And this series sounds SUPER cool!

  6. Jones19 says:

    Best TV news all week! I’m on a Buffy marathon right now so I’m extra excited:)

  7. Dorian says:

    SMG SMG SMG SMG SMG……..damn. Too bad the pilot sounds full of fail. She needs a show, sadly this won’t be it.

  8. Allison N says:

    Ahh I cannot wait! Sarah has been gone from TV far too long!

  9. Steven says:

    YES! The plot sounds so awful, but I’ll watch just for Sarah.

  10. Brennan says:

    I was just talking with some friends tonight how Sarah Michelle Gellar needs to have a comeback. I hope this works for her. <3

  11. Angela says:

    What they should do is bring back buffy show twilighters what real vamps look like..dont get me wrong i love #Supernatural like theres no tomorrow and i love sara but this doesnt sound like it will be any good bring back BUFFY at least for 1 more round.

  12. amy says:

    She’s a talented actress, but this plot sounds not so hot.

  13. Amber says:

    She is SO SO talented! Its about time…I mean, I know she was just being a mom, taking care of her little girl for the last few months but ITS ABOUT TIME. I cant wait!
    Lets just hope it gets picked up

  14. Kat says:

    Thank god she took her head out of her a** and realised she belongs on TV not the big screen. Now if someone could just tell Jennifer Aniston…

  15. Quirino says:

    I can’t wait for it! I LOVE Sarah Michelle Gellar ever since I saw her amazing acting skills in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”. Can’t wait to see her amazing ass on TV again :)

  16. eliott256 says:

    The plot sounds actually awful…

  17. D. says:

    YES! Can’t wait, i love her!

  18. Lindsay says:

    The plot sounds awful, but if it’s by the writers of Supernatural it’ll have a fantastic first season and then get steadily worse until by the fifth season you want to chew your own arm off just so you’ve got something to beat the tv with!!

  19. CAM says:

    Love her, but this does not sound promising…

  20. dsafads says:

    i Like the premise and i like SMJ, so i am gonnna watch this :)

  21. Walter says:

    YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. I didn’t want The Wonderful Maladys to get picked up though because I don’t get HBO.

  22. Rob J. says:

    They should make the twins Bulgarian vampires.

  23. kattoer says:

    Buffy was amazing and everything, and she’s a fantastic actor, but the writing and plot on this show doesn’t raise my hopes.

  24. Andrew says:

    I’m not so jazzed about the premise, but I’m really looking forward to the show simply because of SMG.

  25. Juke Early says:

    More love for SMG here. But CBS shows are virtually all Certifiably Boring Soporifics…

  26. Tanya says:

    Is there confirmation that the pilot will air or is it just being made? Would love to see her back on TV & since CBS seems to be a network that can launch a new show this is great news…

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