Posted Thu, May 19, 2011 6:42pm EDT

Andy Says: 3 Reasons You'll Love Sarah Michelle Gellar On The CW's 'Ringer' This Fall!

Posted Thu, May 19, 2011 6:42pm EDT

Action! Drama! All-around sexiness! Is there anything SMG can’t do? … I didn’t think so.

Yes, my fellow Scooby Gangsters, the rumors are true: Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to TV this fall for some much-needed, and long-awaited, ass kicking. But because vampire slaying is so late-90s, Sarah’s got a new enemy on her upcoming CW drama Ringer: the freakin’ mafia! Sarah plays Bridget, a drug addict on the run who assumes the identity of her presumed-dead twin sister Siobhan. But she quickly discovers that Siobhan’s life might be just as dangerous as her own. So basically, SMG is screwed.

I got an early look at Ringer during The CW Upfront presentation May 19 in New York, and I’ve compiled my list of three reasons you need to check it out when it premieres in the fall:

  1. Um… it’s Sarah Michelle Gellar: Few TV actresses have been as missed and pined for as SMG, so her return to television after an eight-year absence (not counting voice work) is nothing short of an answered prayer.
  2. It’s dark & twisted: While most shows on The CW are so cute you just want to take them to bed with you, Ringer actually looks pretty disturbing — and I mean that in the best possible way. Part Damages, part Nikita, it doesn’t look like it’ll be short on substance.
  3. Doppelgangers are awesome: If there’s one thing I’ve learned from The Vampire Diaries, it’s that great actresses playing opposite themselves makes for awesome television.

Our sister site, TVLine, chatted with SMG on the green carpet at The CW Upfront to get the scoop on why she decided to return to TV now. And boy did they get it:

“We’re a show of all young parents, and we’ve made it so that the babies feel just as welcome as we do,” she told TVLine about Ringer‘s kid-friendly set. “As a mom, I decided it was something that was going to afford me the chance [to act and take care of my daughter, Charlotte.]” Click here to read their interview in full.

Watch a preview of Ringer below, then tell us: Will YOU be watching it this fall?

Click here to follow Andy on Twitter

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment

J

Posted at 2:50 AM on May 22, 2011  

If Nikita didn’t fare as well as the CW had first hoped, I’m waiting to see how this pans out.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,930 other followers