This site will work and look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Whedonesque - a community weblog about Joss Whedon
"We're pimps and killers, but in a philanthropic way."
11944 members | you are not logged in | 19 September 2014




Tweet







January 05 2013

Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV? She's eyeing off a comedy for next season.

The so-called "Buffy connection" is that the show will be produced by Fox, who also produced Buffy. In related news, the show is expected to be viewable on a TV, much like Buffy was.

Hmm, I'll be interested to see whether it'll be multi-cam/laugh track or single cam. Either way, if Sarah lands it, I'll definitely be watching.
That whole "return to TV" thing is kinda weird since she literally just had a show on the little box in the living room for a whole year.
YAY SMG! I hope it works out and this doesn't get canceled! :)
Well, she mentioned years ago having some thoughts about a sitcom.
I hope it is single cam, can't stand multi-cam laugh tracked shows. Best of luck to her.
I can only pray that it is something offbeat with a Modern Family vibe (I suppose it is too much to hope there is a supernatural element of some kind).
My advice: avoid green screen.
Hmmm.... Not too excited about a comedy. I'm much more into dramas. In fact, none of the shows I watch are comedies. Sad to say, if she does land this, I'll skip it. I love her and I've seen her do great comedic performances before, but I'm not interested in seeing that side of her.
So SMG maybe might think about doing a comedy from the guy who wrote on Men at Work but it hasn't even been ordered as a pilot by any Network so it probably won't even get made at all?

Wow. Slow news day.
I would definitely check it out, I always thought that SMG has great comedic timing.
If nothing else, it makes me happy she's trying again this season.
Hopefully it'll be on nbc. Their comedies seem to be higher quality and don't require massive ratings to avoid cancellation, because, well, they're on nbc.
"In related news, the show is expected to be viewable on a TV, much like Buffy was."

Applauds for that comment. They were really just trying for page hits with that title.
Interesting. Hope whatever it is, it gains an audience and stays for awhile. 'Ringer' was okay, but it wasn't 'Buffy' quality.

A comedy, whether a single-cam or multi-cam 'laugh track' one, seems like a more fun challenge for SMG. I wouldn't be surprised if she gets her kids to star as her on-screen ones too, sort of like a 'take your kids to work' day.
Yeah, two young kids is exactly why she's looking for a comedy, I reckon.
'Course wishing her the best of luck, however I think Sarah really shines in drama. Then again, I said the same for Aly years ago and look where that went?!

Perhaps I'm a poor judge of these matters. Nah!
Solution: Sarah Michelle Gellar needs to have Joss Whedon write another show for her.
If this happened it would be great. Sarah is very funny, great timing.
I would love to see her in a comedy show. I was kinda worried that with her second child she will abstain from TV for longer. Hope this gets made!
Solution: Sarah Michelle Gellar needs to have Joss Whedon write another show for her.

I think the reason Whedon and SMG aren't working together is because SMG is reportedly awful to work with behind-the-scenes. Such as the whole seven seasons of "Buffy." Why else would she not participate in the DVD featurettes or commentaries?

Plus, Whedon's brought back lots of people from his shows to work with him... but he's either not interested with putting up with SMG again or she refuses to participate. And I've known people who have met her (or tried to) and she's not that fan-friendly. (I think she even goes out of her way to avoid fans.)

I think it's for the best. Maybe when SMG agrees to be a team player, maybe Whedon and her can work together again.
because SMG is reportedly awful to work with behind-the-scenes. Such as the whole seven seasons of "Buffy.


Really? THIS again? If she was that awful to work with on Buffy, then please tell me why she hired so many people from the Buffy crew to work with her on Ringer? And why is she still very close with friends Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg and Tony Head who said in this interview (at 03:00) that he's in touch with her on a weekly basis. And why does Amber Benson talks so nice about SMG and her Ringer experience in this video (at 48:55)?

I hope this new show works out for her and hopefully they'll get good writers if they get picked up.

[ edited by temponaut on 2013-01-06 20:16 ]
From everything I heard she was just very professional but not 'awful'.
Love Sarah Michelle Gellar and would definitely watch her in any tv show she chooses to make, but I never would have pictured her in a sitcom. Granted, she was frequently hilarious on Buffy and definitley has the comedic timing to be a great sitcom star, I kind of just expected her to stick to dramas. Still, I'm glad she's trying to find projects to work in because I miss her on my tv screen.
Mcjw_serenity - If you want to pull stuff out of your ass, that's your business. But please don't wave it around in public.
Cool it. I'd rather not posters having a go at other posters and indeed bashing cast members as well.
I'm one of those rare Buffy fans who prefers comedy to drama by a mile. There are very few dramas I like, the comedy aspect of Buffy is the thing that sucked me in and kept me there until I fell in love with the drama aspects. So again, I would love it if SMG was in a comedy. I love HIMYM, and would also be thrilled if any of the cast started doing comedy. James Marsters, Nick Brendon, they would all be awesome and would make me very happy.
Plus, Whedon's brought back lots of people from his shows to work with him... but he's either not interested with putting up with SMG again or she refuses to participate.


SMG had a cameo in Dr Horrible
Sarah being in Dr. Horrible was debunked and Joss covers that in this Q&A video.
Okay, so I was wrong about SMG reportedly being terrible BTS on "Buffy". Could anyone debunk the rumor that she's not nice in person? I've seen a few photos of her doing photo-ops with fans (as well as that Twitter photo with Eva la Rue doing her AMC cameo), but there's more videos of her actively avoiding fans at press junkets and talk-show appearances.

I wasn't trying to put words in people's mouths...
I think a comedy could suit SMG well. I've always thought Alyson Hannigan made a good choice in switching to comedy with How I Met Your Mother, although ironically she's been in that role so long that I suspect many of us would like to see her take on a more dramatic, emotional role again now.

And also, most of the main Buffy cast don't seem to appear regularly in other Whedon projects, not only SMG. I've always just assumed it's because Joss was able to work with them for so long, so there isn't the sense of ''unfinished business'' that there is with, say, Nathan Fillion or Fran Kranz.
Thanks for linking those videos, witchlover ... the one of Sarah meeting the fan is so sweet, and I'd never seen it before.

I hope she finds a good role in a good show soon. I always thought she was hilarious on Buffy, so I think the right comedy could be a great fit for her. Actually, I think Ringer would've been vastly better if it had stopped trying to be a drama, and gone for an over-the-top darkly comic tone instead. But that's a whole other conversation.
@ witchlover:

Thanks. Okay, maybe she's not so bad (especially that Ed Sullivan premiere). Now I feel stupid for bringing up these rumors.

I think I've been reading too much into Mike the Fanboy's writeups. He's been trying to meet SMG for years...
Mcjw_serenity; Sarah doesn't think of herself as and she isn't merchandised as a genre star. Her lesser degree of approachibility is probably mostly that. Aly doesn't really do personal appearnces either, and Charisma didn't for years.

Madhatter: Just because Aly has only doen comedy since B_tVS_ doesn't mean you're wrong about her talent for serious stuff.
erendis said:

Actually, I think Ringer would've been vastly better if it had stopped trying to be a drama, and gone for an over-the-top darkly comic tone instead.


Wait...you mean Ringer WASN'T a comedy? It sure made ME laugh. :)

All kidding aside, I'm optimistic about the idea of Sarah doing a sitcom. I miss her being deliberately funny. She has natural comic timing that doesn't get used nearly enough. I'm a bit burnt out on all the melodrama.

You need to log in to be able to post comments.
About membership.



joss speaks back home back home back home back home back home