Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer, Grimm, and Awake – More Details Confirmed

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.


Imaginative Series Hails from the Creative Minds Behind
Acclaimed Series’ ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ and
Marks New Producing Project for Emmy Award Winner Sean Hayes

Universal City, Ca (June 27, 2011) Universal Media Studios will premiere the innovative supernatural television series GRIMM at this year’s Comic Con International, offering attendees an opportunity to exclusively screen the pilot episode and participate in a Q&A with the cast and creators of the upcoming fantasy series on Saturday, July 23.

GRIMM, debuting on NBC this fall, is a provocative police procedural with supernatural mythology, inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales. With an original “crime-fighting meets story-telling” premise, the series promises a new world of police work where the cases have a storybook connection, but not always happily ever after.

The inventive drama hails from writers/executive producers Jim Kouf (“Angel) and David Greenwalt (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and the producing team of Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (‘Hot in Cleveland’) as executive producers.

Kouf and Greenwalt will join the full cast at the Comic Con premiere screening and panel including: David Giuntoli (“Turn The Beat Around”), Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights”), Bitsie Tulloch (“Quarterlife”), Silas Weir Mitchell (“Prison Break”), Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”). More details to be announced at a later date.
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