Sarah Michelle Gellar's Daughter Is The Reason Behind Her TV Return! Thanks, Charlotte!

Sarah Michelle Gellar may not be back to play Buffy Summers, but she is returning to the small screen after an eight year absence. We can all admit that we miss the days of the fierce female vampire slayer -- all this Twilight takeover hasn't dodged our Buffy memories! But there's good news! Sarah Michelle Gellar, 34, is returning to TV with the new CW series Ringer and it's all thanks to mommyhood!

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Instead of deciding between her career and being a hands-on mom to her 20-month-old daughter Charlotte Grace, Sarah found the perfect solution in Ringer.

“As a mom, I decided it was something that was going to afford me the chance to do both,” Sarah tells TVLine, adding that motherhood is “the most rewarding experience of my life.”

And luckily Charlotte, whose daddy is of course Sarah’s long-time beau and hubby Freddie Prinze Jr., 35, will have plenty of kiddies on set to hang out with.

A lot of the cast members are young parents, including Kristoffer Polaha from Life Unexpected, who has three boys Kristoffer, 6½, Micah, 5, and Jude, 3 months, and Ioan Gruffudd of Fantastic Four, who has a daughter Ella almost exactly the same age as Charlotte.

“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 shares. “It’s really been a nice environment.”

Will you watch Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new show?

Read her entire interview with TVLine HERE!

–Leigh Blickley

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