Well, just to be technical -- Sarah Michelle Gellar was on the WB, but since the CW rose from the ashes of the WB, it's a minor difference. But I dither: The big news is that Gellar is back, and she's starring in a show called "Ringer," about a woman who witnesses a murder and goes into hiding by assuming the identity of her sister.
Which sounds like strange way to go into hiding.
And which sounds like Sarah Michelle Gellar will in fact have two starring roles in this new show. That's gotta be a first in network history.
Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as a woman who, after witnessing a murder, goes on the run, hiding out by assuming the life of her wealthy identical twin sister – only to learn that her sister’s seemingly idyllic life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she’s trying to leave behind.
Bridget is six months sober and starting to turn her life around when she is the sole witness to a professional hit. Despite the assurances of her FBI protector, Agent Victor Machado, Bridget knows her life is on the line. She flees to New York, telling no one, not even her Narcotics Anonymous sponsor, Malcolm.
In New York, Bridget reunites with her estranged twin, Siobhan. Wealthy, pampered and married to the strikingly handsome Andrew Martin, Siobhan lives what appears to be a fairy tale life – a life where no one knows that Bridget exists. The sisters seem to be mending their frayed relationship, until Siobhan disappears mysteriously, and Bridget makes the decision to take on her sister’s identity.
She discovers shocking secrets, not only about her sister and her marriage, but also about Siobhan’s best friend, Gemma, and Gemma’s husband, Henry. And when someone tries to kill Bridget in her sister’s penthouse, she realizes she is no safer as Siobhan than she is as herself. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as Bridget and Siobhan, Kristoffer Polaha as Henry, Ioan Gruffudd as Andrew Martin, Nestor Carbonell as Agent Victor Machado and Tara Summers as Gemma.
"Ringer" is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with ABC Television Studios and Brillstein Entertainment, with executive producers Pam Veasey (“CSI, NY,” “The District”), Peter Traugott (“Samantha Who?”) and Emmy Award winner Richard Shepard (“Ugly Betty”). The pilot was directed by Richard Shepard.