If anyone loves Sarah Michelle Gellar, it’s the Comic-Con crowd. Forever remembered as the lead in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer during its seven season run, Gellar has dabbled in feature films, albeit unsuccessfully, since her departure from television. This fall, however, she’s back on the small screen, and the CW Network announced they would be bringing her to the con to promote her new show, Ringer. She’ll be joined by cast and crew for a panel discussion and exclusive sneak peak on Thursday, July 21 in Ballroom 20. Not to be outdone, they’ll have giveaways for the audience including signed posters for 100 lucky fans, and a chance to win “a three-night stay at a luxurious suite at a high-end hotel adjacent to the convention center”. CW, you had us at Sarah Michelle Gellar.
In a nice segway from Buffy (did we mention Sarah Michelle Gellar?), NBC confirmed that Grim, the new series from Buffy and Angel writer/producer David Greenwalt , would have a panel with the cast and creators along with an exclusive pilot screening. The time and room is still to be announced, but the date is locked – Saturday, July 23.
Lastly, UGO reported that NBC’s new thriller Awake would have a Thursday panel. The blog speculated whether the network would screen the premiere or exclusive footage from the freshman series at the panel, and no time or location was mentioned, so details are still to come.
Details for Ringer and Grimm are after the jump.
Exclusive Sneak Peek of Series and Panel Discussion with Series’ Stars and Creative Team on Thursday, July 21
Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) makes her highly anticipated return to television in the new Fall CW series RINGER, and will debut the series at Comic-Con 2011. Gellar, along with series stars and fan favorites Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”), Kristoffer Polaha (“Life Unexpected”) and the creative team will unveil the gripping new thriller. At the session, fans will see an exclusive sneak peek of the series as well as have an opportunity to win a three-night stay at a luxurious suite at a high-end hotel adjacent to the convention center during this year’s Comic-Con.
Thursday, July 21 at 1:45-2:45PM, Ballroom 20
Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) makes her highly anticipated television return in the gripping new thriller RINGER, 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. Be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of the new television series about family secrets and stolen identities followed by a panel discussion with series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” “The Dark Knight”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”), Kristoffer Polaha (“Life Unexpected”), Executive Producer Pam Veasey (“CSI: NY”) and Co-Executive Producers Nicole Snyder (“Supernatural”) and Eric Charmelo (“Supernatural”).
In addition to the RINGER panel, there will be exclusive fan giveaways during the session, including custom RINGER stools for everyone attending, a chance to win a three-night stay at a luxurious suite at a high-end hotel adjacent to the convention center during Comic-Con 2011 and 100 lucky fans will receive exclusive Comic-Con posters signed by the cast.