May 15, 2003 |
For the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" wrap party, Twentieth Century Fox Television executives threw a bash fit for the glitterati of dedicated demon fighters. Guests were summoned to the minimalist-chic Miauhaus by invites printed on parchment paper, wrapped around pillar candles and hand-sealed with wax. When guests arrived, their first few steps sent them through a graveyard that had been built on-site.
February 27, 2003 |
Stick a stake in it: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is done. After seven years, the series will be over at the end of this season, said its star, Sarah Michelle Gellar. " 'Buffy,' in this incarnation, is over," Gellar told Entertainment Weekly magazine for its March 7 issue. The series will wrap up with a five-part story, which will include the return of slayer and bad girl Faith and Buffy's first love, Angel.
May 23, 2001 |
David E. Kelley did it with "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice," blending story lines and cast members from the two legal eagle shows for a crossover episode a few years back, even though the former airs on Fox and the latter on ABC. Can the same be done with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," now that the flagship show and its spinoff will find themselves on different networks come fall?
May 11, 2001 |
Rupert Giles, who has mentored the young demon fighters on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for five years, might be staking his own claim to television in another spinoff to the popular series. Anthony Stewart Head, who has played Watcher to Buffy's Slayer since the program began airing on the WB in 1997, could become the star of an hourlong show for the U.K.
April 23, 2001 |
In the end, Joss Whedon said Saturday, "I would like to think that most of my fan base is smart enough to use a remote." It was a moment of understatement in the aftermath of the deal, announced late Friday, that sent Whedon's cult television hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" from its familiar surroundings on the WB to UPN.
April 21, 2001 |
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer," a cult hit that helped define the fledgling WB network, is moving to UPN in a deal worth more than $100 million and one that is sure to increase friction between AOL Time Warner-owned WB and News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox Television, which produces the series. UPN has agreed to pay about $2.3 million an episode for the next two seasons, according to sources, exceeding the $1.8-million-an-episode offer WB made during negotiations with Fox.