Is it time to bring Sarah Michelle Gellar’s ‘Ringer’ back to television? | Haider Rifaat
Yesterday might have been the saddest day for Sarah Michelle Gellar fans as her second comeback television series The Crazy Ones was axed by CBS.
This was Gellar’s second television show to get cancelled by a network since Ringer, a show I dearly adored. Nevertheless, it would be an absolute treat if Ringer could get revived by a reputable television network, perhaps Showtime or USA Network? Being a huge fan of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, I strongly believe that Gellar should stick to her forte when it comes to television.
Honestly speaking, I was not a big fan of her show The Crazy Ones. The series lacked a number of elements. In contrast, Ringer was a masterpiece! It was a series that never disappointed me as a fan. Gellar portrayed the role of twin sisters, Bridget Kelley, a recovering addict and Siobhan Martin, a happily married young woman. Sadly, the show was cancelled back in 2012. But to be honest, there are very few freshman shows that actually stick with The CW. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s portrayal of twins was praised by many critics and fans. The show subsequently won and was nominated for quite a few awards including a Teen Choice Award for Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Ringer garnered a huge fan following during its one-season run on television. After the show’s cancellation, a petition was launched that had accumulated over eighteen thousand signatures to revive the series, but sadly, no action was taken by any network. Furthermore, the series left many questions unanswered after the season finale had aired back in 2012.
Although Ringer continued to struggle with ratings, the fan base of the show grew stronger day after day. Furthermore, the sci-fi thriller series Orphan Black’s first season was inspired by Ringer. I would personally love to see the series back on television. I, for one, would be the first person to tune into the premiere episode of Ringer season two, if the show gets picked up by any television network.