Buffy will be at PaleyFest

Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer has one of the most devoted fan bases in all of television, and even though it ended its run in 2003, the show and its crew continue to be a big draw at sci-fi, television, and comic-book conventions.

However, the Buffy sessions at said gatherings have largely been missing one main ingredient: the show's star, Sarah Michelle Gellar. So when it was revealed that the Buffy cast would be reuniting at this year's William S. Paley Television Festival, most assumed Gellar would be ducking out again.

Not so. Gellar, who over the years has seemingly distanced herself from the show that propelled her to stardom, has committed to participating in the Buffy cast reunion taking place in March at the Los Angeles-based PaleyFest.

The Buffy panel is set for March 20, and will also feature Whedon, Amber Benson, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield, Eliza Dushku, Seth Green, James Marsters, and Michelle Trachtenberg. According to the PaleyFest Web site, more panelists may be announced at a later date.

But it isn't just Buffy that will be discussed over the two-week event at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. Several programs will get their due at the event, which is open to the public.

A Pushing Daisies panel, being held on March 15, will feature creator Bryan Fuller, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and stars Lee Pace, Kristin Chenoweth, and Swoosie Kurtz.

NBC's Chuck gets its time on March 18, with stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, and Joshua Gomez scheduled to appear. The following day, a Friday Night Lightspanel will line up stars Zach Gilford, Jesse Plemmons, and Aimee Teegarden.

On March 22, Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, and Leighton Meester will be among the Gossip Girl cast members gabbing about the CW hit. Golden-Globe winner Damages will hold a session on March 24, with stars Glenn Close, Ted Danson, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, and others.

March 26 will see the premiere of Tracey Ullman's new show, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, which will make its broadcast debut a few days later on Showtime.

Other shows scheduled for panels include Mad Men, Dirty Sexy Money, and Dancing with the Stars. A special Judd Apatow (Freaks & Geeks, Knocked Up) session will also take place on March 17.

For more details on PaleyFest, check out the official Web site. Tickets go on sale to the public on February 10.

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Feb 18, 2008
sorry to burst your bubbles !! but SMG is the reason, Buffy is such a well known show not the other way around. She did an amazing job on the show, she didn't have to do extra stuff to show her loyalty!! She's a professional actress, she hates to be in the public eye, and I respect that. Also, she doesn't need money to go to that convention, Sarah had 3 movies this year only, and southland tales and the air I breathe got an amazing reviews, her performance was praised in both movies, check before you judge ...
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Feb 16, 2008
This really sucks,. I live really close to ArcLight and the tickets are all sold out....
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Feb 16, 2008
i'm soooo jealous of everyone that lives close to L.A, dammmit, i can't believe i'm gonna miss the btvs reunion....well at least i get to dream of a possible come back. anyone going please broach the subject about a possible tv movie, please!!! then let us know
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Feb 10, 2008
I wish I could go there...
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Feb 10, 2008
Gah! Why must I be Australian!? That's the most awesome line up ever. I love everyone there!
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Feb 09, 2008
I'm excited that she's going to be there - I'm a big BTVS fan. For all you other Buffy fans - come join us! http://whedonsworld.myfreeforum.org
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Feb 08, 2008
freakin' hell! Dan you schoool. Someone must tape this and post it on youtube!
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Feb 08, 2008
I'm sad that I don't live in LA - It would be so much fun to see the Buffy cast.
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Feb 08, 2008
is it sad that I have had a smile on my face all day since I read this? come on joss and sarah, you know you could get it started again!!!
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Feb 07, 2008
Im Glad She's Going :) But Surprised By Alyson Hannigan's Absence! Not So Much Anthony Stewart Head Because He Would Be Going From The UK
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Feb 07, 2008
Have to admit, I'm surprised of the absence of Alyson Hannigan and Anthony Stewart Head but they could be 'added at a later date'. But, for some reason, I'm not surprised David Boreanaz and Charisma Carpenter aren't going to be there.
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Feb 07, 2008
Unexpected but I guess shes given the fans what they want MORE BUFFY
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Feb 07, 2008
Wow. What a shock! That's awesome though, wish I could go to LA that week.
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Feb 07, 2008
Sarah Michelle Gellar will never exacpe Buffy just like David Duchovny will always be remembered for The X-files
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Feb 07, 2008
please excuse my ignorance, but can someone tell me how panels during the paleyfest work? will the audience get to ask questions?
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Feb 07, 2008
YAY, now just to hope someone films it and posts it on youtube lol, however i must disagree with the "launched into stardom" (about SMG) quite alot of her movies post-buffy have been panned by critics... which should be telling her "MORE BUFFY, THE WORLD LOVES YOU IN BUFFY!!"
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Feb 07, 2008
It sounds great! I wish I could be there. Buffy is an amazing tv show.
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Feb 06, 2008
:O woah sarah is going to be at the reunion? amazing!
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Feb 06, 2008
Now all I have to do is rustle up enough money to fly from Europe to LA... hum shouldn't be too much trouble. Hope the people that can go enjoy it. Joss alone would be a major draw. Still quoting (and getting funny looks for doing so) the unique dialogue at every chance. Enjoying the comic series thus far... a little bit of BtVS :D
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Feb 06, 2008
I'm a little surprised..
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Feb 06, 2008
I predicted in an earlier thread that SMG would attend, so I'm not surprised. Her movie career isn't going as well as she'd like, and she's apparently open now to returning to TV. As I stated earlier, I think she wants to remind everyone of her long-past glory days as Buffy.

Not that we fans need such a reminder. I'm on my 3rd re-watching of the BTVS series, and I still marvel at what a fantastic job she did as Buffy.



Hope her appearance ends up on utube!
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Feb 06, 2008
I miss Buffy the vampire slayer so much. Watching the DVDs fills my lonely nights and I truely love this show. I hope Alysson Hannigon joins the pannelists because Willow is my favorite character.

Cool I like the show Chuck too ! :D
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Feb 06, 2008
Add Alyson Hannigan to the Buffy panel, and my sister and I will basically be sold. She also loves Gossip Girl and Chuck, and we both like Apatow's movies.
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Feb 06, 2008
Quite a surprise, Tim! Fans' jaws are dropping all over the country. Hate to be a nay-sayer, but let's see if she actually shows up. Keep your fingers crossed, Buffy fans.
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Feb 06, 2008
I would go from the 20th to the 22th to see Buffy's cast and Gossip Girl cast...
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Feb 06, 2008
And all you ppl thought she wouldnt show..LMAO i wonder if C.C or D.B will show! and it would be cool if J.L and J.B showed. I just wish i could go!
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Feb 06, 2008
GO SMG
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Feb 06, 2008
This is an absolute stunner. But that's a good thing.
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Feb 06, 2008
I really wish I could be there, Buffy and Friday Night Lights how could it get better?
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Feb 06, 2008
Freakin' sweet. I wish I could be there.
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Feb 06, 2008
so wish i could be there
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Feb 06, 2008
sweet :) Buffy was a great show.
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Feb 06, 2008
WWOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!



Its about time she started to recognise and pay some respect to the reason she keeps getting s**t supenatural thriller roles in Hollywood.



If it wasn't for Buffy (which is a ginormous piece of TV History and an outstanding accomplishment for all involved) she'd be stuck in crappy TV Drama's.
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Feb 06, 2008
Times must be hard and she must need the money huh?
Shame she didn't show us any loyalty years ago on dvd extras and games by doing a few interviews, eet showarounds or voiceovers
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Feb 05, 2008
Its good she's doing that gives back to the fans.
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Feb 05, 2008
Cool! :)
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