Buffy's Back! But Just for 1 Night

Whedon says a return to the air is unlikely
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:56 PM CDT
Seth Green, left, and Sarah Michelle Gellar pose on the press line at the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion and panel discussion at PaleyFest 2008 in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 20, 2008.    (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Fans of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer got a shot of the old magic last night when the cast reunited for a panel discussion at the William Paley TV Festival, the AP reports. But Joss Whedon dampened devotees' hopes of resurrecting the cult favorite. “So many stars would have to align," the show's creator said.

Buffy, which ran for seven seasons, overcame its roots as the spin-off of a mediocre movie to become one of the most influential shows in recent TV history. Star Sarah Michelle Gellar reminisced about auditioning for the title role 11 times: "All my friends felt sorry for me because I was on a midseason replacement on a network no one had heard of." (Read more Buffy the Vampire Slayer stories.)