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The CW Picks Up 'Secret Circle,' 'Hart of Dixie' and 'The Ringer' for Fall

by Jean Bentley, posted May 17th 2011 3:05PM
Sarah Michelle Gellar, The CWThe CW's fall schedule will officially be filled with familiar faces.

The network has picked up three new series, 'The Secret Circle,' 'Hart of Dixie' and 'The Ringer,' all starring leading ladies we've seen on network TV before.

'The Ringer' marks Sarah Michelle Gellar's return to the small screen
in a dual role as a rich woman running from the mob and her troubled twin sister. The actress formerly known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer appeared on The WB from 1997 to 2001 and UPN from 2001 to 2003, coincidentally those two networks merged to become The CW in 2006. The new pilot was originally commissioned by CBS, but in an interesting twist ended up getting picked up by its sister network.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Drama 'The Ringer' Heading to The CW

by Chris Harnick, posted May 13th 2011 5:35PM
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar's return to TV won't be on CBS after all -- looks like 'The Ringer' is heading to The CW.

According to Deadline, The CW, which is a sister network to CBS, has picked up 'The Ringer' after CBS passed.

The series stars 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' veteran Gellar as a set of twins, Bridget and Siobhan, who grew apart after a tragedy and couldn't be more different. Bridget, who has had a troubled life, takes over her sisters identity when she goes on the run from the mob. It turns out Siobhan has died in an accident, but she also has a hit out on her.

Gellar is joined by 'Life Unexpected' star Kristoffer Polaha and 'Fantastic Four' actor Ioan Gruffudd.

The series was on track to join CBS's lineup of new fall shows, but in an unexpected twist has landed on The CW. Deadline attributes the move to new CW boss Mark Pedowitz.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar's New Pilot, 'The Ringer,' Is 'An Edgy Thriller'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 26th 2011 8:40AM
Sarah Michelle GellarLast week we reported that Sarah Michelle Gellar was planning her TV comeback with a new drama, 'The Ringer.' Now, the producer of the pilot has revealed more details about what he describes as the "edgy thriller."

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Peter Traugott dished on details of the pilot and explained how they manged to talk Gellar into returning to a network TV series.

'The Ringer,' says Traugott, is "an edgy thriller about redemption and about revenge. There's a point of view of two twin sisters [Bridget and Siobhan] who grew apart over a tragedy in their past. And one seeks redemption and the other one seeks revenge."

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