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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

And now we finally get to the best one of all. The true peak of Buffy. The Season where it truly was at its finest hour.

After a shaky Season Four, Buffy returned in style for its fifth season, constructing 22 episodes full of strong characters, a brilliant arc, heartbreaking moments and some of the best hours that the show ever produced. Whilst all the previous Seasons of Buffy had numerous good qualities, it’s fifth just seemed to have everything. From the intense, gripping story-arc of Season Two, to the consistently brilliant episodes of Season Three, to the superb stand-alone hours of Season Four, Season Five is an example of a show at full throttle. It’s brimming with confidence, it knows exactly where it’s taking the story – and explores new routes for our characters that we didn’t even think we’d see.

So, what makes Season Five so great?
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Mptf Hosts Star-Studded 11th Annual Evening Before Party

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 16th, where the entertainment industry came together for the 11th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting Mptf (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

Stars Attend 11th Annual Evening Before Party

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The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.

“The health and social service needs of our community continue to grow, especially during these last few years. The cost of delivering much-needed care can be overwhelming to Mptf’s resources, which makes events like the Evening Before more important now than ever,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg,
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You Know You Love It: 10 On-Set Secrets from Gossip Girl

You Know You Love It: 10 On-Set Secrets from Gossip Girl
Hey, Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl, here.

It’s been 10 years since the titular online menace from the CW’s teen drama first began wreaking havoc on the fictional teen members of Manhattan’s elite, and Vanity Fair is taking a look back on the beloved series.

In a lengthy new interview, the Gossip Girl creators and cast – including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford and Penn Badgely – share behind-the-scenes secrets, reflect on the show’s meteoric rise and reveal if they’ll ever reunite on screen again.

Here are the 10 biggest revelations from Vanity Fair’s Gossip Girl 10th anniversary interview.
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Common, Mykelti Williamson Join Michelle Monaghan’s Drama ‘Saint Judy’

Common, Mykelti Williamson Join Michelle Monaghan’s Drama ‘Saint Judy’
Common, Mykelti Williamson, and Leem Lubany have joined the cast of Michelle Monaghan’s independent drama “Saint Judy,” which has started shooting in Los Angeles.

Previously announced cast members include Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard, Gabriel Bateman, Ben Schnetzer, Waleed Zuaiter, Kevin Chapman, Aimee Garcia, and Peter Krause.

Cannonball Productions is producing “Saint Judy,” which centers on the story of Judy Wood, a single mother in her mid-30’s who began work in immigration law and represented an Afghani immigrant who had been persecuted for opening up a school for girls in her home country. By winning the case, Wood single-handedly changed the law of asylum nationwide, allowing women to be designated a protected class.

Sean Hanish (“Return to Zero”) is helming the feature. Cannonball principals Paul Jaconi-Biery and Hanish are producing with Kelly Kahl, Molina, Gabriela Lugo, and Jaime Surenkamp as executive producers. Derek Beamer is co-producer.

Cannonball has developed
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Cast Reunites for EW Photoshoot

The friends who slay together stay together. Recently, the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited for Entertainment Weekly in honor of the WB/Upn series' 20th anniversary.From Joss Whedon, the supernatural dramedy followed Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a young woman imbued with heightened strength and awareness to defend the world against vampires and demons. The cast also included Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristine Sutherland, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amber Benson, and Seth Green. The show ran for seven seasons before ending in 2003.Read More…
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Where's Giles? Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Anthony Stewart Head Explains His Reunion Absence

Where's Giles? Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Anthony Stewart Head Explains His Reunion Absence
A key person was missing from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion staged by Entertainment Weekly. And we're not talking about Michelle Trachtenberg, who played Dawn, the Key, we're talking about Buffy Summers' Watcher, Rupert Giles. Anthony Stewart Head did not reunite with the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz, but it's not for lack of trying. "So sad I couldn't join the reunion—wasn't for lack of trying—literally coincided with the tech rehearsal of Love In Idleness. Bummer x," Head tweeted. "EW have worked hard to have my presence felt - in a portrait on set and an interview. Here's to 20 years and a wonderful group of people...
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast reunite for 20th anniversary photoshoot

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the hugely popular supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, EW reunited the cast with creator Joss Whedon for their first photoshoot and interview in over a decade. You can check out the full set of reunion photos below featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), David Boreanaz (Angel), James Marsters (Spike), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Amber Benson (Tara Maclay), Seth Green (Daniel ‘Oz’ Osbourne), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers), Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers) and a painting of Anthony Stewart Head (Giles), head over to Entertainment Weekly to read the interview that accompanies the images…

See Also: Sarah Michelle Gellar on the possibility of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival
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Sunnydale High School Reunion! Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast Gets Together for Show’s 20th Anniversary

Sunnydale High School Reunion! Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast Gets Together for Show’s 20th Anniversary
High school is a nightmare for many, but Buffy Summers had to battle evil forces and pass her midterms.

Twenty years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit the small screen, Entertainment Weekly rounded up the Scooby Gang for an all-star reunion. Although the cast members have graduated into new phases of life (there was some showing off photos of children and swapping of recipes at the gathering), star Sarah Michelle Gellar argues that high school was, indeed, hell.

“It’s the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters,” she shared. “It’s the hardest time of life.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Premiered 20 Years Ago Today (PicSpam)

I'd sing, "Happy Birthday," but like the course of true love, Buffy birthdays never did run smooth, so this is decidedly an anniversary celebration, instead. Twenty years ago today, on Monday, March 10, 1997, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show premiered on the now defunct netlet, The WB. Television, and the internet too, have never been the same. Check out our epic BtVS picspam from the two part premiere episodes, "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest," (with a promo shot and bonus screencaps from later episodes, all courtesy of screencapped.net).From creator Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role. Over its seven seasons and 144 episodes, the cast also included: Anthony Head, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Kristine Sutherland, Seth Green, Robia Lamorte, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, Seth Green, Marc
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Joss Whedon on Reboots and Reunions

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's debut. Recently, creator Joss Whedon spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about a possible reboot or reunion of the WB/Upn series.The supernatural drama starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, a young woman chosen to battle evil forces such as vampires and demons. The cast also included Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristine Sutherland, Charisma Carpenter, and David Boreanaz. The series ran on The WB from 1997 to 2001 and then moved to Upn for its final two seasons.Read More…
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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' at 20: How a Monster-Killing Teen Changed TV Forever

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' at 20: How a Monster-Killing Teen Changed TV Forever
Dear female high school student: You have been chosen to fight the dark, never-ending forces of evil. You're likely to die young and alone, because you're supposed to keep your calling a secret. Sounds awesome, right? Oh, wait, you don't have a choice. Happy hunting!

Admittedly, it's a lousy sales pitch to give a perky blonde who just wants to make it through her midterms in one piece. But in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon's landmark television series, the girl in question doesn't exactly get
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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Turns 20: Look Back at the Classic Series’ Best Episodes!

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Turns 20: Look Back at the Classic Series’ Best Episodes!
Grrr arggg! Into every generation an excellent TV show is born: One show in all the world. The Chosen One.

It’s been 20 years since Buffy Summers, Mr. Pointy, The Bronze, and Giles’ always-smudged spectacles graced our small screens, and the world has never been the same (mostly because she saved it… a lot).

There were plenty of quips (“Out. For. A. Walk. B**ch.”), tears (Spike’s undying devotion, sob), and frights (bunnies, plus demons and stuff), but Buffy the Vampire Slayer was so much more than that.

The Joss Whedon masterpiece created several feminist icons, spoke to addiction struggles, portrayed the first lesbian sex scene on broadcast television, showed that vampires were sexy long before Twilight and made it ok to wear pink leather pants in public… well, sort of.

Whether you were Team Angel, Team Spike or kind of just wanted Giles and Joyce to get together, the show had
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Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Buffy The Vampire Slayer with New Board Game, Shirts & Contest

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Joss Whedon's seminal series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products is celebrating 20 years of slaying this year with new shirts, a board game, comics, a coloring book, a yearbook-themed contest, and more.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2017) – The genre-busting cult classic from Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 years old on March 10, 2017! To celebrate Buffy Summers, the Scoobies and all the monsters that go bump in the night, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announces exciting product launches – from board games to new books to fashion accessories to apparel -- and multiple fan-focused activities including a “Sunnydale High Yearbook Contest” offering a trip to 2017 San Diego Comic Con.

Plus, on the anniversary, fans can tune-in to relive the two-part premiere episode on Pop (to find your channel go toPoptv.com) on March 10th at 9 Am Et/Pt.

New Buffy
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6 Christmas Horror Movies That Scared Up Box Office, From ‘Gremlins’ to ‘Krampus’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
6 Christmas Horror Movies That Scared Up Box Office, From ‘Gremlins’ to ‘Krampus’ (Photos)
TheWrap looks at the 6 top-grossing holiday shock-fests 6. Silent Night (2012) Opening: $9,779 Cumulative: $14,567 Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King and Donal Logue star in the film about a murderous Santa who picks off people one by one. 5. “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” (2010) Opening: $9,281 Cumulative: $236,347 The film follows a group of people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the secret behind Santa Claus. “Silent Night, Deadly Night” (1984) Opening: $1.4 million Cumulative: $2.5 million In the slasher film, a young boy loses his parents and years later becomes a spree killer in a Santa costume. 3. “Black Christmas” (2006) Opening: $3.7 million Cumulative: $16.3 million Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert and Katie Cassidy.
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Arden Rose, Chachi Gonzales Among Cast For Season Two Of ‘Guidance’ On Go90

A new season of a Go90 original will feature a new cast and a new protagonist while maintaining the same blend of teen drama and intrigue that marked its first season. Verizon’s mobile-first video platform and digital media company AwesomenessTV have announced a second season of Guidance, which will feature social media stars like Arden Rose and Chachi Gonzales among its cast.

In the first season of Guidance, which spanned 30 episodes, a school guidance counselor (portrayed by Michelle Trachtenberg) who solves a high school mystery across a series of sessions with her students. Season two will feature a similar plot, but with a new guidance counselor played by Erica Dasher acting as “a detective, an advocate and ultimately, the reluctant hero,” according to a press release.

Guidance’s first run also included appearances from popular social media stars like Amanda Steele and Alex Aiono, and season two will feature
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Producer Sean Hanish Refines Diy Filmmaking Model With ‘Sister Cities’

Producer Sean Hanish Refines Diy Filmmaking Model With ‘Sister Cities’
Director-producer Sean Hanish broke into the movie business by pursuing a passion project that could not have been closer to his heart.

During the past three years, Hanish and a team that includes actor Alfred Molina and CBS executive Kelly Kahl have crafted a business template that has allowed Hanish to make more movies on his own terms — and even turn a small profit for investors.

Hanish’s most recent film, “Sister Cities,” heads to Netflix on Oct. 2 following its Sept. 17 debut on Lifetime.

An adaptation of the play by Colette Freedman, “Sister Cities” was financed independently with many of the same investors who supported Hanish’s first project, 2014’s “Return to Zero.”

Sister Cities” revolves around four estranged sisters brought together by their mother’s suicide. The material attracted a strong cast that includes Jacki Weaver, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler, Troian Bellisario and Michelle Trachtenberg.

Return to Zero,” which also aired on Lifetime, told
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Dateline Turns 25! See Which Celebs Are Obsessed with the Show

  • PEOPLE.com
Dateline Turns 25! See Which Celebs Are Obsessed with the Show
Dateline is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and stars are showing their love for the favorite show. "Keith Morrison has brought me more joy over the years than any TV personality," said Bill Hader. "I seriously go to sleep to him telling stories about kidnappings, murder, assassinations, arson, robbery and, once, a dismemberment. It's like a cozy blanket." But Hader isn't the only celeb obsessed with the long-running series. Here are more stars who have declared their love for Dateline.Dax Shepard: "My love for Keith Morrison started with the obvious things that attract most everyone to him - his appearance and style,
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Dateline Turns 25! See Which Celebs Are Obsessed with the Show

Dateline Turns 25! See Which Celebs Are Obsessed with the Show
Dateline is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and stars are showing their love for the favorite show.

"Keith Morrison has brought me more joy over the years than any TV personality," said Bill Hader. "I seriously go to sleep to him telling stories about kidnappings, murder, assassinations, arson, robbery and, once, a dismemberment. It's like a cozy blanket."

But Hader isn't the only celeb obsessed with the long-running series. Here are more stars who have declared their love for Dateline.

Dax Shepard: "My love for Keith Morrison started with the obvious things that attract most everyone to him – his appearance and style,
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Dateline Turns 25! See Which Celebs Are Obsessed with the Show

  • PEOPLE.com
Dateline Turns 25! See Which Celebs Are Obsessed with the Show
Dateline is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and stars are showing their love for the favorite show. "Keith Morrison has brought me more joy over the years than any TV personality," said Bill Hader. "I seriously go to sleep to him telling stories about kidnappings, murder, assassinations, arson, robbery and, once, a dismemberment. It's like a cozy blanket." But Hader isn't the only celeb obsessed with the long-running series. Here are more stars who have declared their love for Dateline.Dax Shepard: "My love for Keith Morrison started with the obvious things that attract most everyone to him - his appearance and style,
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Sister Cities Stars Sound Off on the Lifetime Movie's All-Star Cast

Sister Cities Stars Sound Off on the Lifetime Movie's All-Star Cast
Sister Cities, the Lifetime movie premiering on the network tonight, scored a pretty fantastic all-star cast. The indie film nabbed Castle's Stana Katic, The Good Wife's Jess Weixler, Pretty Little Liars' Troian Bellisario and Gossip Girl's Michelle Trachtenberg to play a group of four estrange sisters who reunite to mourn following their mother's alleged suicide—only to find a mystery surrounding her death. The mother? Played by Animal Kingdom (the movie) star Jacki Weaver (and Amy Smart in flashbacks). "They are divine," Weaver told E! News of her TV daughters at Lifetime's premiere for the film. While she didn't get to share the screen with them very much, considering her...
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