After Sarah Michelle Gellar’s second comeback television series The Crazy Ones was cancelled by CBS earlier this year, I believe it is about time to bring Ringer back on television. This was Gellar’s first show to get axed by The CW in 2012.
Ringer focused on the lives of two twin sisters, Bridget Kelley, a drug addict and stripper on the run from the mob, and Siobhan Martin, a wealthy and devious young woman living in New York City with her husband. After witnessing Siobhan’s disappearance, Bridget takes over the life of her sister and assumes her identity thinking she could escape her old life and start all over. But little does she know that Siobhan’s life is not as simple as it seems.
There was not a single episode of Ringer that disappointed me as a fan. Every episode was unique in its own way. But why did The CW cancel the show? If you are assuming that ratings were the key players in the cancellation process then you might want to think again. There was a poll launched earlier in 2012 that had listed Ringer and Gossip Girl as two television shows that the fans would want a fresh season for. Sadly, Gossip Girl fans won the poll and eventually, the show was renewed for a sixth season and Ringer was cancelled. I personally believe this was an unfair decision made by The CW. Gossip Girl failed to attract enough viewers during its mid season five run on television.
Although Ringer maintained a decent viewership of over one million viewers throughout the entire season, Gossip Girl attracted merely 800,000 viewers per episode on original airings. Now who deserved a second chance back then? Ringer, of course! Nevertheless, we will leave the past in the past. All Sarah Michelle Gellar fans want is a second season of Ringer. The series should be channeled to other networks except The CW as no television show sticks with the network for more than one season. I would love to see Ringer back on television. It was a great show. If you all are diehard fans of Ringer then tweet #BringRingerBack. I am sure our efforts would be acknowledged, sooner or later.
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.