LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Concluding months of Internet speculation, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar will indeed be hanging up her wooden stakes come May at the conclusion of the show's seventh season.
While Gellar has given Entertainment Weekly an exclusive regarding her departure for its March 7 issue, sources close to the UPN series confirm to Zap2it.com that the actress will not be part of the cast should "Buffy" return in the fall.
Much about the fate of the show remains up in the air. Core cast members Alyson Hannigan and Nicholas Brendon have both said they believe it's the final year for the show, but no official word has come down from "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon, UPN or producer 20th Century Fox.
Rumors of a possible spin-off still run rampant, although the most likely candidate -- based on the character of Buffy's fellow slayer Faith -- now seems iffy at best since actress Eliza Dushku (who plays the recurring role on both "Buffy" and "Angel") has signed on for a drama pilot with FOX.
So now it's official. Also worth noting is the revelation that Eliza Dushku will not be available for any post-Gellar "Buffy" spinoff. Go here for the full story (tv.zap2it.com).
(edited by Downtown Bookie on 26.2.03 0718) Patiently waiting to be Stratusfied.
Well, no surprise there. Although I'll miss the Tuesday routine, I say it's the best move for all involved. This season, while quite good, has pretty much exhausted all "evil" possibilities. And speaking of this season, can we please move away from the Sorority Life Slayers? We got the hint like FIVE EPISODES ago.
Steph is big, but so is Dom DeLuise. And really, who doesn't enjoy "Fatso" now and again?
You know I'd go on a rant bemoanung the death of sci fi/fantasy, but I did that last year. TV will soon have Angel as its only source of Whedon IF Angel survives. Boreanaz has sounded less than worried...
The point is no Fath spinoff and no Firefly make Johnny something something.
110402Chicks. "I've sat up here and lied to America before Conan... Rollerball sucked." LL Cool J "Dude, they never see an oven. They're science that's soft!" Joss Whedon on Twinkies