Sarah Michelle Gellar to Make Her TV Return in CBS Thriller 'Ringer'

The former Buffy star plays twins in the series about a troubled young woman

It's been almost eight years since Sarah Michelle Gellar kicked bloodsucker butt on the WB's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she's primed for a return to regular series TV with the CBS thriller Ringer, reports.

Gellar is set to star as a troubled young woman who, when she ends up with a bounty on her head, assumes the identity of her wealthy -- and conveniently missing -- twin sister... only to discover that there's a hit out on her sibling as well. Twist!

Here's the best news: According to, Gellar will be playing not one but two roles in the series. That's right, she'll be playing twins, though -- as series producer Peter Traugott tells the website (spoiler alert!) -- one of them dies early on and will be seen primarily in flashbacks.

So far, CBS has only ordered a pilot for the series, but buzz is good, increasing the chances that the network will pick it up to air during the 2011-12 TV season.

If it feels like Gellar's TV comeback is long overdue, there's a good reason: In 2008, her HBO pilot The Wonderful Maladys failed to earn a series order. And in September 2009, Gellar got a bit sidetracked when she and hubby Freddie Prinze Jr. welcomed their first child, daughter Charlotte Grace Prinze.

Gellar took a break from acting to bond with her baby -- but now that Charlotte is 16 months old, Mommy seems ready to get back to work kicking bad-guy butt. That's what's called being a positive female role model.

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