Although her television comeback last year didn't pan out, Sarah Michelle Gellar may be returning to the small screen next fall as the star of a new half-hour comedy being developed at 20th Century Fox Television, home of her previous hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Forever remembered as the titular executioner of the undead on the popular series that ran from 1997 until 2003 on The WB and UPN, Gellar's interest in the new project was sparked after reading a spec script penned by Men at Work staff writer Shepard Boucher. Currently untitled, the potential series will document what parents do while their kids aren't at home, with the 35-year-old actress circling the role of the wife and mother. David Hemingson (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) and Margaret Riley (Love and Other Drugs) are serving as executive producers on the project, which will be offered to the major networks in the coming weeks.
In her first regular TV role since Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar starred last fall on The CW drama Ringer, in which she played a woman on the run who managed to hide by assuming the identity of her wealthy twin sister. Despite winning a plethora of awards and finishing fifth overall on the network, Ringer was canceled at the end of the season. The new project represents Gellar's second attempt at the comedy genre, following her turn in The Wonderful Maladys, a 2009 pilot for HBO that the premium cable network declined to pick up.
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