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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer title card.png
Genre Comedy-drama
Supernatural
Fantasy
Action
Horror
Created by Joss Whedon
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
Nicholas Brendon
Alyson Hannigan
Anthony Stewart Head
Charisma Carpenter
David Boreanaz
Seth Green
James Marsters
Marc Blucas
Emma Caulfield
Michelle Trachtenberg
Amber Benson
Theme music composer Nerf Herder
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 144 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Joss Whedon
Marti Noxon
Running time 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The WB (1997–2001)
UPN (2001–2003)
Picture format 480i (SDTV) 4:3
Original run March 10, 1997 (1997-03-10) – May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)
Chronology
Preceded by Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992 film)
Followed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight (comic book)
Related shows Angel
External links
Official website
.Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series; a supernatural drama that aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, and Marti Noxon.^ The new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series from Dark Horse is being promoted as the never-produced Season 8 of the “Buffy” television show and is written by Joss Whedon , Buffy’s creator, who is credited as the comic’s “executive producer.” .
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^ Collecting issue #6-10 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight series.
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^ March 10, 1997 .

.The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as Slayers.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar once said, "How can women be as thin as we are?
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^ The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as Slayers.
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^ I only watch it if Sarah Michelle Gellar is Buffy.
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.In the story, Slayers are chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness.^ Slayers are chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness.

^ She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness.
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^ She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces ...
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.Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides, teaches, and trains her.^ Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides, teaches, and trains her.
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^ Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides and trains her.
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^ Buffy is a young woman from Sunnydale, California, who is the world’s current Vampire Slayer, a girl given magical powers that enable her to battle vampires and demons.
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Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the "Scooby Gang".
.The series usually reached between four and six million viewers on original airings.^ The series usually reached between four and six million viewers on original airings.Wahoske, Matthew J., "Nielsen Ratings For Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, And Firefly", Insightbb.com (2004).

^ Basic cable ratings should really count up to four airings per episode, while premium networks such as Showtime and HBO should be able to count as many as six airings.
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^ The first episode aired, "Innocence", became the highest rated episode of the entire series, attracting over 8.2 million viewers[ citation needed ].

[1] .Although such ratings are lower than successful shows on the "big four" networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox),[2] they were a success for the relatively new and smaller WB Television Network.^ The series usually reached between four and six million viewers on original airings.Although such ratings are lower than successful shows on the "big four" networks (ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox),they were a success for the relatively new and smaller WB Television Network.Reviews for the show were positive,and it was ranked #41 on the list of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time as well as #2 on Empire's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
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^ Buffy did not compete with shows on the big four networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX), but The WB was impressed with the young audience that the show was bringing in.

^ Buffy The WB Ends with Beginnings Before Becoming the New CW Network On its last night of broadcasting, the WB will show the premiere episodes of some of the series that helped put the network on the map.
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[3] .Reviews for the show were positive,[4] and it was ranked #41 on the list of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time as well as #2 on Empire's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.^ TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time as well as #2 on Empire's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

^ In April 2002, TV Guide named "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) as one of "The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time".
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^ TV shows: Worth your time?
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.Buffy was also voted #3 in TV Guide's Top 25 Cult TV Shows of All Time and listed in Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME."^ TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time as well as #2 on Empire's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

^ Buffy was also voted #3 in TV Guide's Top 25 Cult TV Shows of All Time and included in TIME Magazine's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.It was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards Winning a total of 3 Emmys.
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^ Buffy was also voted #3 in TV Guide's Top 25 Cult TV Shows of All Time and included in TIME Magazine's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.

[5] .It was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards, winning a total of 3 Emmys.^ It was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards Winning a total of 3 Emmys.

^ Buffy was also voted #3 in TV Guide's Top 25 Cult TV Shows of All Time and included in TIME Magazine's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.It was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards Winning a total of 3 Emmys.
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^ Buffy has gathered a number of awards and nominations which include an Emmy Award nomination for the 2000 episode "Hush", which featured an extended sequence with no character dialogue.

.The WB network ceased operation on September 17, 2006 after airing an "homage" to its "most memorable series", including the pilot episodes of Buffy and its spin-off Angel.^ The WB network ceased operation on September 17, 2006 after airing an "homage" to its "most memorable series", including the pilot episodes of Buffy and its spin-off Angel.Buffy's success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels, comics, and video games.
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^ The WB network ceased operation on September 17, 2006 after airing an "homage" to its "most memorable series", including the pilot episodes of Buffy and its spin-off Angel.Schneider, Michael & Adalian, Josef, "WB revisits glory days", Variety.com (June 30, 2006).

^ Angel, played by David Boreanaz, has his own spin-off series.
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[6] .Buffy's success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels, comics, and video games.^ Buffys success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels, comics, and video games.

^ Buffy inspired several comic books, magazines, companion books, novelizations, video games, websites, online discussion forums, works of fan fiction and even soundtrack albums.
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^ The WB network ceased operation on September 17, 2006 after airing an "homage" to its "most memorable series", including the pilot episodes of Buffy and its spin-off Angel.Buffy's success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels, comics, and video games.
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.The series has received attention in fandom (including fan films), parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series.^ The series has received attention in fandom (including fan films), parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series.
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^ The series has received attention in fandom (including fan films), parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series.For example: Dillard, Brian J., "Buffy the Vampire Slayer [TV Series]", Allmovie (2003 or after): "wildly influential cult hit".

^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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[7]

Contents

Production

Origins

Writer Joss Whedon says that "Rhonda the Immortal Waitress was really the first incarnation of the Buffy concept, just the idea of some woman who seems to be completely insignificant who turns out to be extraordinary."[8] This early, unproduced idea evolved into Buffy, which Whedon developed to invert the Hollywood formula of "the little blonde girl who goes into a dark alley and gets killed in every horror movie."[9] Whedon wanted "to subvert that idea and create someone who was a hero."[9] He explained, "The very first mission statement of the show was the joy of female power: having it, using it, sharing it."[10]
.The idea was first visited through Whedon's script for the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which featured Kristy Swanson in the title role.^ Anne Billson, Buffy the vampire slayer .
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer was anything but orthodox.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer first season DVD set.

The director, Fran Rubel Kuzui, saw it as a "pop culture comedy about what people think about vampires."[11] Whedon disagreed: "I had written this scary film about an empowered woman, and they turned it into a broad comedy. It was crushing."[12] .The script was praised within the industry,[13] but the movie was not.^ An example of the praise given to the script and dialogue behind the Buffy movie.

[14]
.Several years later, Gail Berman, a Fox executive, approached Whedon to develop his Buffy concept into a television series.^ Since creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer , he has continued to develop girl superheroes for projects such as the short-lived Fox TV series Firefly (2002) and the film Serenity (2005).
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^ At the recent FOX Upfront event, where Whedon was present to promote his upcoming series Dollhouse , I had the chance to ask Whedon about the experience of attending that reunion, and what the future could hold for Buffy.
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^ Anthony Stewart Head left the series in season six, but plans to work with Whedon again on his own spin-off, 'Ripper', to be produced for UK television.
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[15] .Whedon explained that "They said, 'Do you want to do a show?'^ When they said, 'Do you want to turn it into a show?'

^ They said, "Do you want to do a show?"
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^ "You want to try and find the essence of the series," said Wells, taking a break this month to discuss the conclusion to the program that has lasted for an astonishing 15 seasons.
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.And I thought, 'High school as a horror movie.'^ And I thought, "High school as a horror movie."
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^ It was about a high school girl who along with her mom moved to Sunnydale, California after her encounter with Vampires in Los Angeles (In the Movie).
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^ Various authors, "Titles with locations including Torrance High School", Internet Movie Database (updated 2006).

.And so the metaphor became the central concept behind Buffy, and that's how I sold it."^ And so the metaphor that I had begun to strike at in Alien: Resurrection became the central concept behind Buffy , and that’s how I sold it, and that’s what they bought, and they got it, and they let me do it — and after that, everything was about it.
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[16] The supernatural elements in the series stood as metaphors for personal anxieties associated with adolescence and young adulthood.[17] .Whedon went on to write and partly fund a 25-minute non-broadcast pilot[18] that was shown to networks and eventually sold to the WB Network.^ The Buffy the Vampire TV show was a 60 minute fantasy/ horror series that aired on the WB Network for its first six seasons and on UPN for its final season.
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The latter promoted the premiere with a series of History of the Slayer clips,[19] and the first episode aired on March 10, 1997.

Executive producers

.Joss Whedon was credited as executive producer throughout the run of the series, and for the first five seasons (1997–2001) he was also the show runner, a role that involves serving as head writer and being responsible for every aspect of production.^ Loeb says the Joss Whedon will definitely be involved with the series.
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^ Every aspect of that show is rubbish.
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^ Joss Whedon writes Season 8!
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.Marti Noxon took on the role for seasons six and seven (2001–2003), but Whedon continued to be involved with writing and directing Buffy alongside projects such as Angel, Fray, and Firefly.^ Joss Whedon writes Season 8!
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^ For me Marti Noxon fubared the the final 2 seasons.
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^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

.Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, were credited as executive producers[20] but were not involved in the show.^ However, as per the Hollywood Reporter, "Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, on what is being labeled a remake or relaunch, but not a sequel or prequel.
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^ [Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment and original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui,] are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon."
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^ The Kuzui's are also shameless hacks who, despite the "executive producer" credits, allegedly did not so much as step on set for one day of the tv series.
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.Their credit, rights, and royalties over the franchise relate to their funding, producing, and directing of the original movie version of Buffy.^ And Mr. Shanks said DirecTV is seeking to produce other original material, starting with eight television movies that will serve as pilots for potential series.
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^ The movie and the series were hardly even related other than her name was "Buffy" and she was a "slayer" and there were vampires and stuff.
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^ I just said, 'The challenge which is before us is that BATMAN ANIMATED had to have a voice of its own, but it also had to be respectful to the original franchise and it had to give a nod to the movies and the original television series.'
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[21]

Writing

.Script-writing was done by Mutant Enemy,[22] a production company created by Whedon in 1997. The writers with the most writing credits[23] include: Joss Whedon, Steven S. DeKnight, Jane Espenson, David Fury, Drew Goddard, Drew Greenberg, David Greenwalt, Rebecca Rand Kirshner, Marti Noxon and Doug Petrie.^ Joss Whedon writes Season 8!
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^ "Mutant Enemy", Joss Whedon's production company, was the name he gave to his first typewriter when he was 15.
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^ The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, and Marti Noxon.
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Other authors with writing credits include: Dean Batali, Carl Ellsworth, Tracey Forbes, Ashley Gable, Howard Gordon, Diego Gutierrez, Elin Hampton, Rob Des Hotel, Matt Kiene, Ty King, Thomas A. Swyden, Joe Reinkemeyer, Dana Reston and Dan Vebber.[24]
Jane Espenson has explained how scripts came together.[25] .First, the writers talked about the emotional issues facing Buffy Summers and how she would confront them through her battle against evil supernatural forces.^ How about Summer Heights High?
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^ Slayers are chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness.
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^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy Summers has faced vampires, demons, and monsters, but now she must face there scariest thing of all: the divorce of her parents.

Then the episode's story was "broken" into acts and scenes. .Act breaks were designed as key moments to intrigue viewers so that they would stay with the episode following the commercial break.^ It had some of the most amazing episodes of the entire series, and the last episode would make anyone's heart break.
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.The writers collectively filled in scenes surrounding these act breaks for a more fleshed-out story.^ Whedon is wildly overrated as writer and the BUFFY Tv series was terrible, filled with laughable dialogue that drove me out of the room every time.
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A whiteboard marked their progress by mapping brief descriptions of each scene. Once "breaking" was done, the credited author wrote an outline for the episode, which was checked by Whedon or Noxon. .The writer then wrote a full script, which went through a series of drafts, and finally a quick rewrite from the show runner.^ A 1990s court judgment found that he was entitled to credit and compensation from Universal as the creator of "Northern Exposure," which was based on a treatment and script he wrote for a series called "Colletta."
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^ A writer on the show for two seasons, Espenson also penned the “Battlestar Galactica” TV movie “The Plan,” which will air some time after the “Battlestar” series finale in March.
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^ She said that the "final stake through Angel's heart" was the upcoming remake of Dark Shadows , a vampire series which the suits believe has "vast potential".
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The final article was used as the shooting script.

Casting

.Actresses who auditioned for Buffy and got other roles include Julie Benz (Darla), Elizabeth Anne Allen (Amy Madison), Julia Lee (Anne) and Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall).^ Sarah Michelle Gellar has chosen not to be part of the project, so voice actress Giselle Loren will take over the role of Buffy.
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^ Elizabeth Anne Allen .
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.Bianca Lawson, who played Kendra the Vampire Slayer in season 2, originally auditioned for the role of Cordelia.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar was initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia but the producers decided that they wanted her in the title role instead.
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^ The entire first season (13 episodes on 3 DVDs) of television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Buffy is an ordinary...
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^ Apocalypse Now Now on DVD: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Season 4 A review of the fourth season of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.
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.The title role went to Sarah Michelle Gellar, who had appeared as Sydney Rutledge on Swans Crossing and Kendall Hart on All My Children. At age sixteen in 1995, Gellar had already won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar was initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia but the producers decided that they wanted her in the title role instead.
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^ Recently, the series was both nominated and won in the Drama Category for Television's Most Memorable Moment at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards for 'The Gift' beating The X Files, Grey's Anatomy, Brian's Song and Dallas although the sequence for this award was not aired.

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Feminist Perspective "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", the television series, starred Sarah Michelle Prinze (formerly known as Sarah Michelle Gellar) as the dainty, blonde cheerleader who saved the world...a lot.
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[26] .In 1996, she was initially cast as Cordelia Chase during a week of auditioning.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar was initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia but the producers decided that they wanted her in the title role instead.
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.She decided to keep trying for the role of Buffy, and after several more auditions, landed the lead.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar was initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia but the producers decided that they wanted her in the title role instead.
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^ Joss, just pick up the show with Buffy now a soccer mom trying to lead a normal life.
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[27]
.Nathan Fillion auditioned for the role of Angel back in early 1996. David Boreanaz had already been cast at the time of the Unaired Buffy pilot, but did not appear.^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

^ According to executive producer Jeffrey Bell, the second-to-last episode will resolve the Buffy-Angel-Spike triangle, despite the fact that Gellar will not appear in it.
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^ Morgan, David, "Wide Angel Closeup: Director, Producer and Film Distributor Fran Rubel Kuzui" AOL.com (June 10, 1992); " Buffy was a film that I owned, this was the first time I owned a film".

.Anthony Stewart Head had already led a prolific acting and singing career,[28] but remained best known in the United States for a series of twelve coffee commercials with Sharon Maughan for Nescafé.^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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^ Many of the Buffy cast members will be voicing their characters for the animated series, including Alyson Hannigan (Willow), Nicholas Brendon (Xander), and Anthony Stewart Head (Giles).
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^ Willow Anthony Stewart Head ............
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[29] He accepted the role of Rupert Giles. .Unlike other Buffy regulars, Nicholas Brendon had little acting experience, instead working various jobs — including production assistant, plumber's assistant, veterinary janitor, food delivery, script delivery, day care counselor, and waiter — before deciding to break into acting to help him overcome a stutter.^ Buffys success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels, comics, and video games.

^ A small band of friends were there to help her out, which included the vampire convert Angel (David Boreanaz), vampire and ambivalent love interest Spike (James Marsters), popular girl Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), regular guy Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and intellectual Willow (Alyson Hannigan).
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^ Many of the Buffy cast members will be voicing their characters for the animated series, including Alyson Hannigan (Willow), Nicholas Brendon (Xander), and Anthony Stewart Head (Giles).
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[30][31] .He landed his Xander Harris role following only four days of auditioning.^ Obama; the following day, she anchored the network’s live coverage of the emergency plane landing on the Hudson River; and she then flew to Los Angeles to interview Mr. Timberlake.
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[32] Ryan Reynolds and Danny Strong (Jonathan) also auditioned for the part.
Alyson Hannigan was the last of the original four to be cast. .Following her role in My Stepmother Is an Alien,[33] she appeared in commercials and supporting roles on television shows throughout the early 1990s.^ It's a Fox Television show that's actually going to air on Fox, unlike what's been going on with the WB and the UPN. We could be on as early as February 2002; it's more than likely we will be on the fall of 2002.
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^ And I don't have my finger on the pulse of the folks who make purchases based on watching television commercials enough to guess which nerves are primed and ready to be hit.
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[33] .In 1996 the role of Willow Rosenberg was initially given to Riff Regan for the unaired Buffy pilot, but Hannigan auditioned when the role was recast for the series proper.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar was initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia but the producers decided that they wanted her in the title role instead.
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^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

^ Many of the Buffy cast members will be voicing their characters for the animated series, including Alyson Hannigan (Willow), Nicholas Brendon (Xander), and Anthony Stewart Head (Giles).
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She described her approach to auditions in an interview through her treatment of a particular moment: Willow tells Buffy that her Barbie doll was taken from her as a child, and Buffy asks if she ever got the Barbie back. "Willow's line was 'Most of it.' And so I thought I'm gonna make that a really happy thing. I was so proud that she got most of it back. That clued in on how I was going to play the rest of the scene. It defines the character."[34] Her approach subsequently helped her win the role.

Broadcast history and syndication

UPN took great advantage promoting the network switch by teasing fans of Buffy's resurrection from The WB's series finale.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on March 10, 1997 (as a mid season replacement for the show Savannah) on the WB network, and played a key role in the growth of the Warner Bros. television network in its early years.[35] .After five seasons, it transferred to the United Paramount Network (UPN) for its final two seasons.^ Each of the Big Five broadcast networks has posted a decline so far this season.
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^ Winchester WB and UPN Merge to Form the CW Two struggling networks, UPN and The WB, have decided merge their companies and form a new network, The CW (the C for CBS and the W standing for Warner Bros).
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^ This show ran for seven years from 1997 till 2001 on the doomed WB network and then was picked up by the UPN for its final two years 2001-2003.
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In 2001, the show went into syndication in the United States on local stations and on cable channel FX; the local airings ended in 2005, and the FX airings lasted until 2008.
While the seventh season was still being broadcast, Sarah Michelle Gellar told Entertainment Weekly she was not going to sign on for an eighth year; "When we started to have such a strong year this year, I thought: 'This is how I want to go out, on top, at our best."[36] Whedon and UPN gave some considerations to production of a spin-off series that would not require Gellar, including a rumored Faith series, but nothing came of those plans.[37] .The Buffy canon is continuing outside the television medium in the Dark Horse Comics series, Buffy Season Eight.^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy the next runway supermodel?

^ Anthony Stewart Head left the series in season six, but plans to work with Whedon again on his own spin-off, 'Ripper', to be produced for UK television.
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^ The stories and adventures collected in this third addition to Dark Horse Comics' BUFFY OMNIBUS series reminds us...
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This has been produced since March 2007 by Whedon, who also wrote the first story arc, "The Long Way Home".[38]
.As of July 15, 2008, Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes are available to download for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable video game consoles via the PlayStation Network.^ List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes .

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Rottentomatoes.com ".

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best.

[39]
.In the United Kingdom, the entire series aired on Sky1 and BBC2.^ The first episode aired, "Innocence", became the highest rated episode of the entire series, attracting over 8.2 million viewers[ citation needed ].

^ The offbeat series, set in space, has enjoyed phenomenal success since it first aired in 1988 on BBC2.
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.The BBC gave the show two time slots: the early-evening slot for a family-friendly version with violence, objectionable language and other stronger material cut out, and a late-night uncut version.^ Even what to do if you just watched "Lost" or "Damages" or some other show and want to vent, chat or dissect without fear of spoiling it for your family or co-workers.
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^ A two-hour edition of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” averaged a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, the evening’s top-rated show.
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^ A writer on the show for two seasons, Espenson also penned the “Battlestar Galactica” TV movie “The Plan,” which will air some time after the “Battlestar” series finale in March.
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[40] .Sky1 utilized a similar method, in which the show would be edited for an afternoon encore presentation besides the uncut prime-time slot.^ AM Is there a reason why so many prime-time network shows are repeats this week?
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^ The top cable news networks, despite strong ratings from the election and inauguration, have been filling prime-time ad slots with infomercials.
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^ RussB 01-26-09, 11:58 PM Is there a reason why so many prime-time network shows are repeats this week?
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.From the fourth season onwards, the BBC aired the show in anamorphic 16:9 widescreen format.^ Reviews for the show were positive,For example: Various DVD reviewers, Buffy: "First season reviews", "Third season reviews", "Fourth season reviews", "Fifth season reviews", "Sixth season reviews", "Seventh season reviews", Rotten Tomatoes (updated 2006).

^ A writer on the show for two seasons, Espenson also penned the “Battlestar Galactica” TV movie “The Plan,” which will air some time after the “Battlestar” series finale in March.
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^ Chase said he began thinking about a possible ending at the suggestion of an HBO executive just after the show's fourth season.
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.Whedon later said that Buffy was never intended to be viewed this way.^ McIntosh said that on Blip.tv, the service he used to upload the clip, and YouTube, “Buffy vs. Edward” has received almost 1 million views.
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[41] .Despite his claims, Sky1 and FX UK now air repeat showings in the widescreen format.^ The difference now is that, instead of repeats, The CW will air original episodes of “Fear” on the night.
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Beginning in January 2010, it began to air in syndication in the United States on Logo and MTV.[42] In March 2010, it began to air in Canada on MuchMusic.[43]

Opening sequence

.The Buffy opening sequence provides credits early in each show.^ But I will say Buffy opened the door for shows like Veronica Mars.
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.The music was performed by the rock band Nerf Herder.^ For five years Buffy slayed vampires on the WB; then for her last two seasons she went to UPN. Theme music by Nerf Herder .
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.The song includes a similar melody to an Austrian pop song from the 1980s called "Codo" by DÖF, but Nerf Herder have said that they had "never heard of DÖF", and that the similarity was coincidental.^ PlayStation Store (July 15, 2008) ^ "Before Nerf Herder, the original Buffy theme: "Codo" by 1980s Austrian band, DÖF." Whedonesque.com (October 2006).

^ AVS is simply too huge to notice things like this when they pop up in technical forums many of us rarely or never visit.
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[44] .In the DVD commentary for the first Buffy episode, Whedon said his decision to go with Nerf Herder's theme was influenced by cast member Alyson Hannigan, who had made him listen to the band's music.^ Buffy , while itself taking certain elements from the classic series of Doctor Who (1963–1989) (even referencing it in one episode), became a blueprint for the revived series (2005-),[109] and executive producer Russell T Davies has said .

^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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^ Reviews for the show were positive,For example: Various DVD reviewers, Buffy: "First season reviews", "Third season reviews", "Fourth season reviews", "Fifth season reviews", "Sixth season reviews", "Seventh season reviews", Rotten Tomatoes (updated 2006).

[45] Janet Halfyard, in her essay "Music, Gender, and Identity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel", describes the opening:
.It begins with the sound of an organ, accompanied by a wolf's howl, with a visual image of a flickering night sky overlaid with unintelligible archaic script: the associations with both the silent era and films such as Nosferatu and with the conventions of the Hammer House of Horror and horror in general are unmistakable.^ While Whedon is the person most associated with 'Buffy,' Kuzui and her Kuzui Enterprises have held onto the rights since the beginning, when she discovered the 'Buffy' script from then-unknown Whedon."
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^ Buffy l'ammazzavampiri è una serie televisiva appartenente al genere horror/azione basata sulla trama dell'omonimo film del 1992.

[46]
But the theme changes: "The opening sequence removes itself from the sphere of 1960s and '70s horror by replaying the same motif, the organ now supplanted by an aggressively strummed electric guitar, relocating itself in modern youth culture."[46] This music is heard over images of a young cast involved in the action and turbulence of adolescence. The sequence provides a post-modern twist on the horror genre.[46]
The brief clips of characters and events which compose the opening sequence are updated from season to season. .The only shots that persist across all seven seasons are those of a book titled Vampyr and of the cross given to Buffy by Angel in the first episode.^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

^ From: Amazon Posted: Nov-11-2008 disappointed well i love all the buffy season this one to but was disappointed on how the season ended and that it ended plus in season seven buffy really doesnt have a romance like she does in all the seasons read full review .
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^ Reviews for the show were positive,For example: Various DVD reviewers, Buffy: "First season reviews", "Third season reviews", "Fourth season reviews", "Fifth season reviews", "Sixth season reviews", "Seventh season reviews", Rotten Tomatoes (updated 2006).

.Each sequence ends with a long shot of Buffy, which changes between seasons.^ Buffy's character changed completely in this season.
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^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

^ From: Amazon Posted: Mar-09-2007 Nothing Till The End Buffy Season 6 was probably my least favorite season.
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.The only exception was in the Season Four episode "Superstar", which featured a long shot of Jonathan Levinson, and frequent other clips of Jonathan, in reference to the episode.^ The first season was introduced as a mid-season replacement for the short-lived night-time soap opera Savannah , and therefore was made up of only 12 episodes.

^ Indeed, the drama is most apparent only in episodes like This Year's Girl and Who Are You , which feature Faith snapping out of her coma and ready for revenge.
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^ I can only hope USA sees fit to reward our patience by throwing an extra episode or two to the 16-episode season.
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Episode-unique credits:
  • The fourth season episode "Superstar" was the same as the season 4 credits except numerous clips of Jonathan are added in.
  • The fifth season opener "Buffy vs. Dracula" had the regular season 5 credits with the omission of the Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn) scenes from the title sequence. She was credited second in the opening scene cast list.
  • The season six episode "Seeing Red" added Amber Benson (Tara) into the regular season 6 opening credits for her final episode.
  • The season six episode "Once More, with Feeling" had a completely different opening theme song and credits.

Music

Buffy features a mix of original, indie, rock and pop music. .The composers spent around seven days scoring between fourteen to thirty minutes of music for each episode.^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

^ Back in the old days, if you wanted a bunch of people to sit around trading quips while actually creating something, you'd have one of them at a piano, writing a musical.
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[47] Christophe Beck revealed that the Buffy composers used computers and synthesizers and were limited to recording one or two "real" samples. Despite this, their goal was to produce "dramatic" orchestration that would stand up to film scores.[47]
.Alongside the score, most episodes featured indie rock music, usually at the characters' venue of choice, The Bronze.^ Buffy has gathered a number of awards and nominations which include an Emmy Award nomination for the 2000 episode "Hush", which featured an extended sequence with no character dialogue.

^ Most shows produce 22 episodes a season, with the maximum usually 24.
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.Buffy music supervisor John King explained that "we like to use unsigned bands" that "you would believe would play in this place".[47] For example, the fictional group Dingoes Ate My Baby were portrayed on screen by front group Four Star Mary.^ The letter, which never uses the term "MembershipFirst," also states that the Hollywood majority does not believe a strike-authorization vote would pass.
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^ You're not supposed to be able to tell when a stuntman takes over talent, but on "Heroes" this mish-mash is pretty obvious (almost as bad as in Schwarzenegger's "True Lies" movie, the king of 'stuntman doesn't look like star' faux-paus).
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^ Rockefeller said a Senate vote on the legislation likely would take place next week.
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[48] .Pop songs by famous artists were rarely featured prominently, but several episodes spotlighted the sounds of more famous artists such as Sarah McLachlan,[49][50] Blink-182,[51] Third Eye Blind,[52] Aimee Mann[53][54] (who also had a line of dialogue), The Dandy Warhols,[55] Cibo Matto,[56] and Michelle Branch.^ Buffy has gathered a number of awards and nominations which include an Emmy Award nomination for the 2000 episode "Hush", which featured an extended sequence with no character dialogue.

[57] .The popularity of music used in Buffy has led to the release of four soundtrack albums: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album,[58] Radio Sunnydale,[59] the "Once More, with Feeling" Soundtrack,[60][61][62] and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score.^ List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes .

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Rottentomatoes.com ".

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best.

Setting and storylines

Setting and filming locations

Main articles: Sunnydale, Hellmouth and Filming locations
.Most of Buffy was shot on location in Los Angeles, California.^ It was about a high school girl who along with her mom moved to Sunnydale, California after her encounter with Vampires in Los Angeles (In the Movie).
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^ Tuesday, December 27, 2005 Daniela Iniguez from Los Angeles, California   I completely recommed buying this box-set.I am really enjoying it.
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^ He died in Los Angeles, California, on January 25, 2009.
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.The main exterior set of the town of Sunnydale, including the infamous "sun sign", was located in Santa Monica, California in a lot on Olympic Boulevard.^ ESPN’s weeklong coverage will originate from the main set location at Cotanchobee Park in Tampa (across from the St. Pete Times Forum).
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[63] .The show is set in the fictional California town of Sunnydale, whose suburban Sunnydale High School sits on top of a "Hellmouth", a gateway to demon realms.^ It was about a high school girl who along with her mom moved to Sunnydale, California after her encounter with Vampires in Los Angeles (In the Movie).
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The Hellmouth serves as a nexus for a wide variety of evil creatures and supernatural phenomena, and lies beneath the school library. .In addition to being an open-ended plot device, Joss Whedon has cited the Hellmouth and "High school as Hell" as one of the primary metaphors in creating the series.^ Adapted from creator Joss Whedon's original screenplay from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer feature film, The Origin updates the material to match the tone and characters of the hit television series, making this the official Buffy launching pad!

^ Joss Whedon raised the bar for every writer—not just genre/niche writers, but every single one of us.

^ The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, and Marti Noxon.
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[64]
.The high school used in the first three seasons is actually Torrance High School, in Torrance, California.^ It was about a high school girl who along with her mom moved to Sunnydale, California after her encounter with Vampires in Los Angeles (In the Movie).
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^ But NBC's production team won't deviate from the successful formula it has used to broadcast Sunday Night Football for the past three seasons.
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^ Only the first 3 seasons of Buffy are based in high school, and it still owns over every other show on this list.
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This school was used until the residents of Torrance complained about loud sounds at night.[65] .The school exterior has been used in other television shows and movies, most notably Beverly Hills 90210, Bring It On, She's All That and the spoof Not Another Teen Movie.^ In addition, Buffy alumni have gone on to write for or create other shows, some of which bear a notable resemblance to the style and concepts of Buffy .

^ And Mr. Shanks said DirecTV is seeking to produce other original material, starting with eight television movies that will serve as pilots for potential series.
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^ If there was a "Preseidential Channel" out there, you bet they'd be showing all the previous televised inaugurations leading up to the event.
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[65] .In addition to the high school and its library, scenes take place in the town's cemeteries, a local nightclub (The Bronze), and Buffy's home (located in Torrance), where many of the characters live at various points in the series.^ Now of course if Normal Again is real then Buffy's delusion starts at the point she 'meets' Merrick and ends at the final scene of Chosen (the Buffy comics her dreams and/or perhaps she writes them for a living?
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^ Also; Heartbreak High was probably the best series EVER set in a school and it hasn't even merited a mention in this post!
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^ Balancing school books with the undead, Buffy takes the definition of awkward teen years to the extreme.

Some of the exterior shots of the college Buffy attends, UC Sunnydale, were filmed at UCLA. Several episodes include shots from the Oviatt Library at CSUN.[66][67]

Format

.Buffy is told in a serialized format, with each episode involving a self-contained story while contributing to a larger storyline,[17] which is broken down into season-long narratives marked by the rise and defeat of a powerful antagonist, commonly referred to as the "Big Bad". The show blends different genres, including horror, martial arts, drama, romance, melodrama, farce, science fiction, comedy, and even, in one episode, musical comedy.^ Buffy , while itself taking certain elements from the classic series of Doctor Who (1963–1989) (even referencing it in one episode), became a blueprint for the revived series (2005-),[109] and executive producer Russell T Davies has said .

^ Buffy The WB Ends with Beginnings Before Becoming the New CW Network On its last night of broadcasting, the WB will show the premiere episodes of some of the series that helped put the network on the map.
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^ The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as Slayers.
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.The series' narrative revolves around Buffy and her friends, collectively dubbed the "Scooby Gang", who struggle to balance the fight against supernatural evils with their complex social lives.^ The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as Slayers.
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^ The stories and adventures collected in this third addition to Dark Horse Comics' BUFFY OMNIBUS series reminds us...
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^ Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the "Scooby Gang".
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[17] .The show mixes complex, season-long storylines with a villain-of-the-week format; a typical episode contains one or more villains, or supernatural phenomena, that are thwarted or defeated by the end of the episode.^ This was the "How to create a Big Bad that won't show up until the end of the season but in the meantime, we'll annoy you with the lamest set...
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^ "Kath & Kim" also showed gains from its last original episode two weeks ago.
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^ Lost is eroding viewership because, at this point, there's no pool from which a show four seasons deep in complex mythology can draw new viewers.
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Though elements and relationships are explored and ongoing subplots are included, the show focuses primarily on Buffy and her role as an archetypal heroine.
.In the first seasons, the most prominent monsters in the Buffy bestiary are vampires, which are based on traditional myths, lore, and literary conventions.^ Vampire Now on DVD: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Season 1 A review of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer first season DVD set.

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best.

.As the series continues, Buffy and her companions fight an increasing variety of demons, as well as ghosts, werewolves, zombies, and unscrupulous humans.^ Watching Buffy fighting those demons shows we can fight our fears.
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^ As well as influencing Doctor Who , Buffy influenced its spinoff series Torchwood .

They frequently save the world from annihilation by a combination of physical combat, magic, and detective-style investigation, and are guided by an extensive collection of ancient and mystical reference books. .Hand-to-hand combat is chiefly undertaken by Buffy and Angel, later by Spike, and to a far lesser degree by Giles and Xander.^ I don't really think the romance between him and Buffy works, we sorely miss Angel/Spike.
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^ Buffy, Giles, and the gang learn about the havoc, and Buffy determines that she must go to Angel's side to lend a hand; a decision that does not sit at all well with Buffy's vampire-hunting boyfriend, Riley.

^ James Master as Spike who also went to be on Angel at the end of Buffy's run.
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Willow eventually becomes an adept witch, while Giles contributes his extensive knowledge of demonology and supernatural lore.

Inspirations and metaphors

During the first year of the series, Whedon described the show as "My So-Called Life meets The X-Files."[68] My So-Called Life gave a sympathetic portrayal of teen anxieties; in contrast, The X-Files delivered a supernatural "monster of the week" storyline. .Alongside these series, Whedon has cited cult film Night of the Comet as a "big influence",[69] and credited the X-Men character Kitty Pryde as a significant influence on the character of Buffy.^ Adapted from creator Joss Whedon's original screenplay from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer feature film, The Origin updates the material to match the tone and characters of the hit television series, making this the official Buffy launching pad!

^ Part of the reason for the failure of the first Buffy film was the fact that they mangled Whedon's original script when they filmed it and now they are doomed to repeat history all over again.
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^ Well never mind all that, because an animated Buffy series, based (in part) (maybe) on the 'Season Eight' comics that Whedon has been putting out, is in the pipeline.
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[70] .The authors of the unofficial guidebook Dusted point out that the series was often a pastiche, borrowing elements from previous horror novels, movies, and short stories and from such common literary stock as folklore and mythology.^ Collecting issues #31-#34 of the ongoing series and the newly colored, short story from the DHP 2000 Annual.

^ Expanding the mythos of television's hottest horror/adventure series, Bad Blood is high-stakes graphic-novel entertainment served up Buffy-style!

^ PM Critic’s Notes Series finales: Going out with a bang For long-running shows such as 'ER' or 'The Sopranos,' there are expectations.
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[71] .Nevitt and Smith describe Buffy's use of pastiche as "post modern Gothic".[72] For example, the Adam character parallels the Frankenstein monster, the episode "Bad Eggs" parallels Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and so on.^ II (March, 2003): Nevitt and Smith bring attention to Buffy 's use of pastiche: "Multiple pastiche without enabling commentary is doubtless self-canceling, yet, at the same time, each element of pastiche calls into temporary being what and why it imitates."

^ Buffy A Tale of Two Monsters A comparison and contrast man versus monster using Shelley's Frankenstein and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Spike.
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^ Nevitt, Lucy, & Smith, Andy William, "Family Blood is always the Sweetest: The Gothic Transgressions of Angel/Angelusby", Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media Vol.

.Buffy episodes often include a deeper meaning or metaphor as well.^ Buffy has gathered a number of awards and nominations which include an Emmy Award nomination for the 2000 episode "Hush", which featured an extended sequence with no character dialogue.

.Whedon explained, "We think very carefully about what we're trying to say emotionally, politically, and even philosophically while we're writing it...^ Executives usually go negative about a show’s popularity only when they are trying to explain a decision to cancel it.
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^ The networks don't seem to think this is an issue, which says something about the business.
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^ The best thing about writing a TV show about your former workplace has to be the ability to re-create your most hateful boss and then kill him.
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it really is, apart from being a pop-culture phenomenon, something that is deeply layered textually episode by episode."[73] Academics Wilcox and Lavery provide examples of how a few episodes deal with real life issues turned into supernatural metaphors:
.In the world of Buffy the problems that teenagers face become literal monsters.^ Buffy an ordinary teenager becomes the slayer.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best.

^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy Summers has faced vampires, demons, and monsters, but now she must face there scariest thing of all: the divorce of her parents.

.A mother can take over her daughter's life ("Witch"); a strict stepfather-to-be really is a heartless machine ("Ted"); a young lesbian fears that her nature is demonic ("Goodbye Iowa" and "Family"); a girl who has sex with even the nicest-seeming guy may discover that he afterwards becomes a monster ("Innocence").^ How much education does a girl who's destined to kill monsters her whole life really need?

^ Stuck in the middle is a young girl who thought she had no future, but learns she has a great destiny.

^ Prayers for Bobby, based on Leroy Aarons' book of the same name, tells the real-life story of Mary Griffith, a profoundly religious wife and mother who questioned her faith after the suicide of her gay son.
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[17]
.The love affair between the vampire Angel and Buffy was fraught with metaphors.^ You might remember Boreanez from Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel.
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^ And now on the white-hot heels of Buffy's spin-off companion series comes Angel: vampire hero, hunky heartthrob, and new comics icon.

^ Based on Joss Whedon's hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel series Based on scans of actor Alexis Denisof, this...
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For example, their night of passion cost the vampire his soul. .Sarah Michelle Gellar said: "That's the ultimate metaphor.^ The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as Slayers.
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^ Sarah Michelle Gellar returns as the teen thrust into a supernatural world as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. BUFFY boasts...
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^ Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Buffy Summers, The Chosen One, the one girl in all the world with the strength and skill to fight the vampires.
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You sleep with a guy and he turns bad on you."[74]
.The feminist issue comes out especially when facing misogynist characters; the most misogynistic characters, Warren and Caleb, both die in gruesome ways (the first tortured and skinned alive by Willow, the second eviscerated and cut in two by Buffy).^ On the plus side although none of her Sunnydale characters exist it means that folks like Cassandra she based them on are still alive so she still has her Scooby-Gang and both parents when she gets out of the asylum.
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^ "Buffy: Television with Bite" Buffy sixth season DVD set , Disc six (2003), two minutes, fifteen seconds onwards.

^ If you look at the video cover it has both him and Kristy, by the time it comes out on DVD it's just her.
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Episode lists

Plot summary

.Season One exemplifies the "high school as hell" concept.^ Only the first 3 seasons of Buffy are based in high school, and it still owns over every other show on this list.
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.Buffy Summers has just moved to Sunnydale after burning down her old school's gym and hopes to escape her Slayer duties.^ The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as Slayers.
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^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy Summers has burned down the school gym, run off to Vegas, and filled her diary with tales of vampires and demons-her parents see no other choice than to have her committed to a mental institution.

^ As Sunnydale becomes an increasingly hazardous place to re-kill the undead, the ante is upped as Buffy must again confront her old enemy Selke.

.Her plans are complicated by Rupert Giles, her new Watcher, who reminds her of the inescapable presence of evil.^ Meanwhile, in England, Rupert Giles' use of black magic has stopped a corrupt Watcher from destroying the Council.

Sunnydale High is built atop a Hellmouth, a portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area. .Buffy meets two schoolmates, Xander Harris and Willow Rosenberg, who help her fight evil through the series, but they must first prevent The Master, an ancient and especially threatening vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar True Blood : Best Vampire Show Since Buffy This show is about vampires who are living out in the open with human beings.
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^ If it ended after Sunday's two opening hours, it would be a rousing treasure tale with a playful heroine (Mira Sorvino) who takes nothing too seriously.
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^ The entire first season (13 episodes on 3 DVDs) of television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Buffy is an ordinary...
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The emotional stakes are raised in Season Two. .New vampires Spike and Drusilla (weakened from a mob in Prague, which presumably caused her debilitating injury), come to town along with the new slayer, Kendra Young, who was activated as a result of Buffy's brief death in the Season One finale.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer first season DVD set.

^ And now on the white-hot heels of Buffy's spin-off companion series comes Angel: vampire hero, hunky heartthrob, and new comics icon.

^ "Buffy: Inside the Music" from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Complete Fourth Season DVD set 20th Century Fox (May 13, 2002), disc three.

.Xander becomes involved with Cordelia, while Willow becomes involved with witchcraft and Daniel "Oz" Osbourne, who soon becomes a werewolf after being bitten by a young cousin who just happens to be a werewolf.^ Angel has lost his soul and found it again, Xander and Cordelia kiss and make up, and Willow and Oz confront his inner beast.

.Buffy and the vampire Angel develop a relationship over the course of the season, but after they sleep together, Angel's soul, given to him by a curse, is lost and he once more becomes Angelus, a sadistic killer.^ This book, collecting issues 1-5 of the Angel: The Curse series and written by fan-favorite Angel author Jeff Mariotte, will be of sure-fire appeal to fans of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Angel alike.

^ Also presented here is the unforgettable "Double Cross," Doug Petrie's epilogue to Buffy's third season, dealing with the night Angel left Sunnydale once and for all.

^ But together the two plausibly balance rapid-fire repartee with more soulful moments.
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.He torments much of the "Scooby Gang" throughout the rest of the season and murders multiple innocents and Giles' new girl-friend Jenny Calendar, a gypsy who had been sent to make sure that the curse that gave Angel his soul was never broken.^ Set in Season Two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the story begins just after Angel killed Jenny Calendar.

^ These are people who make Fox News a part of their daily television consumption, but they aren't especially valuable to advertisers, even in the news demo.
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^ Angel has lost his soul and found it again, Xander and Cordelia kiss and make up, and Willow and Oz confront his inner beast.

.Buffy is forced to kill him (right after Willow restores his soul) and leaves Sunnydale, emotionally shattered.^ As Sunnydale becomes an increasingly hazardous place to re-kill the undead, the ante is upped as Buffy must again confront her old enemy Selke.

.After attempting to start a new life in Los Angeles, Buffy returns to town in Season Three.^ Jay A. Fernandez reported from Los Angeles; Back Stage news editor Andrew Salomon reported from New York.
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^ "Buffy: Inside the Music" from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Complete Fourth Season DVD set 20th Century Fox (May 13, 2002), disc three.

^ Follow Buffy's trials and tribulations as she comes to accept her destined role to thwart the legions of the undead from spreading their veil of evil across Los Angeles.

.Angel is resurrected, but after he and Buffy realize that a relationship between them can never happen, he leaves Sunnydale at the end of the season.^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

^ Also presented here is the unforgettable "Double Cross," Doug Petrie's epilogue to Buffy's third season, dealing with the night Angel left Sunnydale once and for all.

^ There will still be areas on the fringe of signals that become unserved OTA. In the end, ANY transition, whenever it happens, will "leave behind" viewers.
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.Giles is fired from the Watcher's Council because he had developed a "father's love" for Buffy, and towards the end of the season Buffy announces that she will also no longer be working for the council.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best.

^ Meanwhile, in England, Rupert Giles' use of black magic has stopped a corrupt Watcher from destroying the Council.

^ Well never mind all that, because an animated Buffy series, based (in part) (maybe) on the 'Season Eight' comics that Whedon has been putting out, is in the pipeline.
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.Early in the season she is confronted with an unstable Slayer, Faith Lehane, who was called up after Kendra's death near the end of season 2, as well as affable Sunnydale Mayor Richard Wilkins, who has plans to become a giant snake demon on Sunnydale High's Graduation Day.^ It told the story of a teenage girl named Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who was selected to be ‘the chosen one’ - a slayer of the vampires and demons who seem in endless supply in her Californian home of Sunnydale.
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^ Who knows, if I listened to all the critics opinions, I'd end up not watching anything.
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^ Wells, who has wrapped up other acclaimed television series as well -- "The West Wing" and "China Beach" among them -- is experiencing something of an anomaly, especially for network television.
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.Although she works with Buffy at first, after accidentally killing a human, Faith becomes irrational and sides with Mayor Wilkins, although she is placed into a coma after a fight with Buffy.^ I never got into either Dawson or Buffy (although my daughter did).
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^ Just last week Fox moved medical drama "Bones" into the same slot and won first place.
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.At the end of the season, Buffy and the entire graduation class defeat Mayor Wilkins by blowing up Sunnydale High, killing him in the process.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best.

^ Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

^ Also presented here is the unforgettable "Double Cross," Doug Petrie's epilogue to Buffy's third season, dealing with the night Angel left Sunnydale once and for all.

.Season Four sees Buffy and Willow enroll at UC Sunnydale while Xander joins the workforce and begins dating Anya, a former vengeance demon.^ Joining established Buffy artist Cliff Richards, Lobdell and Nicieza begin their run by wrapping up four years worth of stories, featuring many returning faces.

^ Also presented here is the unforgettable "Double Cross," Doug Petrie's epilogue to Buffy's third season, dealing with the night Angel left Sunnydale once and for all.

^ You can certainly see the beginnings of the Buffy characters here; Pike=Oz Jennifer=Cordy Kimberly=Harmony Andy=Xander Cassandra=Willow (although she dies!
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Spike returns as a series regular and is abducted by The Initiative, a top-secret military installation based beneath the UC Sunnydale campus. They implant a microchip in his head which prevents him from harming humans. He reluctantly helps the Scooby Gang throughout the season and eventually begins to fight on their side after learning that he can harm other demons. Oz leaves town after realizing that he is too dangerous as a werewolf, and Willow falls in love with Tara Maclay, another witch. Buffy begins dating Riley Finn, a grad student whom she later realizes is a member of The Initiative. .Although appearing to be a well-meaning anti-demon operation, it is realized that it had more sinister plans as its demon/Human/computer hybrid secret project, Adam, escapes and begins to wreak havoc on the town.^ If that's not bad enough, a horde of demonic reptilian sorcerers plan to resurrect their fallen comrade and paint the town blood red.

.The season also marked the first year in which Joss Whedon oversaw other TV series.^ Simon & Schuster (October 1, 1998), "Gail Berman and Fran Kuzui came to [Whedon] to ask if he wanted to do the TV series" (p241).

^ Duets Serenity - Catching Firefly in a Jar Serenity is the hot new movie by Joss Whedon based on the cancelled television series Firefly - but is this sequel equal to the hype?
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^ Jane Espenson, long-time writer for the Buffy TV series, brings you the first and only appearance of Faith in comics, picking up directly from the Season Three finale!

.During Season Five, a younger sister to Buffy, Dawn, suddenly appears in Buffy's life, and although she is new to the series, to the characters it is as if she has always been there.^ And now on the white-hot heels of Buffy's spin-off companion series comes Angel: vampire hero, hunky heartthrob, and new comics icon.

^ But there are still a lot of unanswered questions as to how Dawn came into Buffy's life, and where these memories come from.

^ In other words, old folks were watching Fox News before the election, during the election, and will continue to watch it now that election season is over.
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Buffy is confronted with Glorificus (Glory), an exiled hell-God that is searching for a "Key" that will allow her to return to her Hell dimension and in the process would blur the lines between dimensions and unleash Hell on Earth. .It is later discovered that the Key's protectors had turned the Key into Human form as Buffy's sister Dawn, concurrently implanting everybody with lifelong memories of her.^ But there are still a lot of unanswered questions as to how Dawn came into Buffy's life, and where these memories come from.

^ Buffy and the gang all have memories connected to Dawn, and only Buffy and Giles know they're not real.

^ But Buffy will stop at nothing to find her little sister, even if she has to face off against a cadre of crazed, bloodsucking monks and a former Vampire Slayer turned Slayer Vampire!

The Watcher's Council aids in Buffy's research of Glory, and she and Giles are both reinstated by the Council. .Riley leaves early in the season after deducing that Buffy does not love him and joins a military demon-hunting operation, while Spike, still implanted with the Initiative chip, realizes he is in love with Buffy and continually helps the Scoobies in their fight.^ Only the first 3 seasons of Buffy are based in high school, and it still owns over every other show on this list.
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^ Next, Sunnydale, the Scoobies, and an English librarian lead the way into Season One continuity.

^ Buffy, Giles, and the gang learn about the havoc, and Buffy determines that she must go to Angel's side to lend a hand; a decision that does not sit at all well with Buffy's vampire-hunting boyfriend, Riley.

Buffy's mother, Joyce, dies of a brain aneurysm, while at the end of the season, Xander proposes to Anya. Glory later discovers that Dawn is the key and kidnaps her. .Buffy sacrifices her own life to save Dawn's and prevent the portal to the Hell dimensions from opening.^ But there are still a lot of unanswered questions as to how Dawn came into Buffy's life, and where these memories come from.

.At the beginning of Season Six, Buffy's friends resurrect her through a powerful spell.^ Set in Season Two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the story begins just after Angel killed Jenny Calendar.

^ "Buffy: Television with Bite" Buffy sixth season DVD set , Disc six (2003), two minutes, fifteen seconds onwards.

.Although believing that they had taken her out of Hell, it is later revealed that she was in Heaven during her death and she falls into a deep depression for most of the season.^ By the time the networks announce their fall schedules, usually in mid-May, most comedies and dramas have long since wrapped for the season.
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^ PM ^^^ Same boat "Heroes" is in (deep into third season mythology).
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.Giles returns to England after realizing that Buffy has become too reliant on him, while Buffy takes up a fast-food job for money and develops a secret, mutually abusive relationship with Spike.^ Christopher Golden, fan-fave writer of Buffy novels and comics, takes Oz across the world to a secret monastery to find inner peace.

^ As Sunnydale becomes an increasingly hazardous place to re-kill the undead, the ante is upped as Buffy must again confront her old enemy Selke.

^ Buffy and the gang all have memories connected to Dawn, and only Buffy and Giles know they're not real.

Dawn suffers from kleptomania and feelings of alienation, Xander leaves Anya at the altar, after which Anya once again becomes a vengeance demon, and Willow becomes addicted to magic, causing Tara to temporarily leave her. .They also begin to deal with The Trio, a group of nerds led by Warren Mears who use their technological proficiency to attempt to kill Buffy and take over Sunnydale.^ Also presented here is the unforgettable "Double Cross," Doug Petrie's epilogue to Buffy's third season, dealing with the night Angel left Sunnydale once and for all.

^ As Sunnydale becomes an increasingly hazardous place to re-kill the undead, the ante is upped as Buffy must again confront her old enemy Selke.

^ They dig, they climb, and they deal with the intrusions and obstructions of a mean monsignor (Victor Garber), who doesn't want the pair to get to the bottom of the Templar mystery.
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.Warren is shown to be the only competent villain of the group and, after Buffy thwarts his plans multiple times and the Trio breaks apart, he comes unhinged and attacks Buffy with a gun, killing Tara in the process.^ Follow Buffy's trials and tribulations as she comes to accept her destined role to thwart the legions of the undead from spreading their veil of evil across Los Angeles.

^ And the only group who know what's going on and who want to stop it, the mysterious Blood of Carthage, also want to kill Buffy for starting it all.

This causes Willow to descend into darkness and unleash all of her dark magical powers, killing Warren. Giles returns to face her in battle and infuses her with light magic, tapping into her remaining humanity. This causes Willow to attempt to destroy the world to end everyone's suffering, although it eventually allows Xander to reach through her pain and end her rampage. .At the end of the season, Spike leaves Sunnydale and travels to see a demon and asks him to "return him to what he used to be" so that he can "give Buffy what she deserves". After passing a series of tests, the demon restores his soul.^ Apocalypse Now Now on DVD: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Season 4 A review of the fourth season of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.
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^ Also presented here is the unforgettable "Double Cross," Doug Petrie's epilogue to Buffy's third season, dealing with the night Angel left Sunnydale once and for all.

^ This is the first issue in a new comic book series which tells what happened to Buffy and her crew after the television show ended.
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.During Season Seven, it is revealed that Buffy's revival at the beginning of season 6, and the instability caused by it, has allowed the First Evil to begin tipping the balance between good and evil.^ Only the first 3 seasons of Buffy are based in high school, and it still owns over every other show on this list.
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^ Vampire Now on DVD: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Season 1 A review of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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^ Buffy The Sci-Fi Channel's "Dresden Files" Series Premiere The television adaptation of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files is as good as was hoped, a cross between CSI and Buffy.
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.It begins hunting down and killing all of the inactive Potential Slayers, and begins raising an army of ancient, powerful Turok-Han vampires.^ Set in Season Two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the story begins just after Angel killed Jenny Calendar.

^ No vampire is safe as the tortured young Slayer takes her anger and frustrations to the streets of L.A., all the while being closely watched by the mysterious vampire with a soul, known as Angel.

.After the Watchers' Council is destroyed, Giles arrives with a number of the Potential Slayers, and over the course of the season an increasing number of Potential Slayers takes refuge in Sunnydale.^ Meanwhile, in England, Rupert Giles' use of black magic has stopped a corrupt Watcher from destroying the Council.

^ Meanwhile, monsters are fleeing the carnage in L.A. and seeking refuge in Sunnydale, where they're being dealt with by the Slayer.

Faith returns to help fight the First Evil, and the new Sunnydale High's principal, Robin Wood, also join the cause. The Turok-Han vampires and a sinister preacher known as Caleb begin causing havoc for the Scoobies as the year goes on. Throughout the season, the Hellmouth became overly active and the increasing amount of supernatural phenomena caused everyone to leave the city. .At the end of the season, the Scoobies descend into the Hellmouth while Willow uses a spell that activates all of the Potential Slayers, granting them Slayer powers.^ Next, Sunnydale, the Scoobies, and an English librarian lead the way into Season One continuity.

^ Tim Sale, artist of recent epics Batman: The Long Halloween and Superman for All Seasons teams with Joss Whedon for a grim tale of a medieval slayer.

Angel returns to give Buffy an amulet, but Buffy instead gives the amulet to Spike, who has returned to Sunnydale. Anya, who has returned to being Human, dies in the fight, as do some of the Potential Slayers. .At the end of the fight, Spike uses the amulet, which channels the power of the sun and kills all of the vampires in the Hellmouth, apparently incinerating Spike in the process.^ Buffy A Tale of Two Monsters A comparison and contrast man versus monster using Shelley's Frankenstein and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Spike.
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This causes the Hellmouth to collapse, and the entirety of Sunnydale collapses into the crater with it, just as everyone manages to escape.

Characters

Main characters

.Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) is "the Slayer", one in a long line of young women chosen by fate to battle evil forces.^ It told the story of a teenage girl named Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who was selected to be ‘the chosen one’ - a slayer of the vampires and demons who seem in endless supply in her Californian home of Sunnydale.
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^ From Dark Horse Comics: Bear witness to teenager Buffy Summers's transformation from simple high school student to super Vampire Slayer!

^ Meanwhile, one of the "Buffy" decoy slayers is going through major pain of her own.

This mystic calling endows her with dramatically increased physical strength, as well as endurance, agility, accelerated healing, intuition, and a limited degree of clairvoyance, usually in the form of prophetic dreams.
Buffy receives guidance from her Watcher, Rupert Giles (played by Anthony Head). .Giles, rarely referred to by his first name, is a member of the Watchers' Council, whose job is to train and assist the Slayers.^ Meanwhile, in England, Rupert Giles' use of black magic has stopped a corrupt Watcher from destroying the Council.

.Giles researches the supernatural creatures that Buffy must face, offering insights into their origins and advice on how to kill them.^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy Summers has faced vampires, demons, and monsters, but now she must face there scariest thing of all: the divorce of her parents.

^ As Sunnydale becomes an increasingly hazardous place to re-kill the undead, the ante is upped as Buffy must again confront her old enemy Selke.

^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy is being stalked by a creature intent on killing her so that it can bring about the end of the world.

.Buffy is also helped by friends she meets at Sunnydale High: Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan) and Xander Harris (Nicholas Brendon).^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy's mom is dead, the emotions of Buffy and her friends are running high, and lots of little things are causing lots of little problems.

.Willow is originally a bookish wallflower; she provides a contrast to Buffy's outgoing personality, but shares the social isolation Buffy suffers after becoming a Slayer.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Controversial Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tackle Current Social Issues A look at BVS throughout it's seven years on air.
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^ Buffy A Tale of Two Monsters A comparison and contrast man versus monster using Shelley's Frankenstein and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Spike.
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^ Buffy The Vampire Slayer Talking of which.....This was one of the most original TV series to come out of the US in the nineties.
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.As the series progresses, Willow becomes a more assertive character, a powerful witch, and comes out as a lesbian.^ As shows have become more literary in their approach by featuring complex characters, expectations have risen for an appropriate farewell.
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^ Buffy The Vampire Slayer Talking of which.....This was one of the most original TV series to come out of the US in the nineties.
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In contrast, Xander, with no supernatural skills, provides comic relief and a grounded perspective. .It is Xander who often provides the heart to the series, and in Season Six, becomes the hero in place of Buffy who defeats the "Big Bad". Buffy and Willow are the only characters who appear in all 144 episodes; Xander is missing in only one.^ PM All 13 episodes of season one have been completed.
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^ They also serve as portals to full episodes of various TV series (a limited number of ads appear in the shows).
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^ "Heroes")Here's one problem with your analysis: Many people considered the first half of the first season of Heroes to be superior.
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Others

Main articles: List of Buffy characters, Buffy minor characters, and List of Buffy villains.
James Leary, Adam Busch, Iyari Limon, Danny Strong and Tom Lenk on a panel at the 2004 Moonlight Rising fan convention
The cast of characters grew over the course of the series. .Buffy first arrives in Sunnydale with her mother, Joyce Summers (portrayed by Kristine Sutherland), who functions as an anchor of normality in the Scoobies' lives even after she learns of Buffy's role in the supernatural world ("Becoming, Part Two").^ Sarah Michelle Gellar True Blood : Best Vampire Show Since Buffy This show is about vampires who are living out in the open with human beings.
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^ As Sunnydale becomes an increasingly hazardous place to re-kill the undead, the ante is upped as Buffy must again confront her old enemy Selke.

^ Dark Horse takes you where the TV show never did, back to Buffy's roots, in the summer before she arrived in Sunnydale.

Buffy's teenage sister Dawn Summers (Michelle Trachtenberg) does not appear until Season Five.
.A vampire with a soul, Angel (portrayed by David Boreanaz), is Buffy's love interest throughout the first three seasons.^ Vampire Now on DVD: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Season 1 A review of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's portrayal of women on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, at times, counter-productive By Jamie B   |  Published 9/7/2007 More topics: Whedon .
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Controversial Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tackle Current Social Issues A look at BVS throughout it's seven years on air.
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.He leaves Buffy to make amends for his sins and search for redemption in his own spin-off, Angel.^ And now on the white-hot heels of Buffy's spin-off companion series comes Angel: vampire hero, hunky heartthrob, and new comics icon.

.At Sunnydale High, Buffy meets several other students willing to join her fight for good (alongside her friends Willow and Xander).^ Things aren't looking too good for Willow, Xander, and the gang.

^ From Dark Horse Comics: Buffy's mom is dead, the emotions of Buffy and her friends are running high, and lots of little things are causing lots of little problems.

^ From Dark Horse Comics: Bear witness to teenager Buffy Summers's transformation from simple high school student to super Vampire Slayer!

Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter), the archetypal shallow cheerleader, reluctantly becomes involved, and Daniel "Oz" Osbourne (Seth Green), a fellow student, rock guitarist and werewolf, joins the Scooby Gang through his relationship with Willow. Anya (Emma Caulfield), a former vengeance demon (Anyanka) who specialized in avenging scorned women, becomes Xander's lover after losing her powers, and joins the Scooby Gang in Season Four.
.In Buffy's senior year at school, she meets Faith (Eliza Dushku), the second current-Slayer who was brought forth when Slayer Kendra (Bianca Lawson) was killed by vampire Drusilla (Juliet Landau), in Season Two.^ A hundred and twenty years ago, a tribe of gypsies inflicted a terrible curse upon the vampire known as Angelus - a curse that brought a terrible vengeance upon the tribe in the form of Angelus' family: Darla, Drusilla and most notably, William the Bloody, a.k.a.

^ It told the story of a teenage girl named Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who was selected to be ‘the chosen one’ - a slayer of the vampires and demons who seem in endless supply in her Californian home of Sunnydale.
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^ More than 350 stations currently operate a second digital channel, according to BIA Financial, compared to only a handful five years ago.
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.Although she initially fights on the side of good with Buffy and the rest of the Scooby Gang, she comes to stand against them and sides with Mayor Richard Wilkins (Harry Groener) after accidentally killing a human in Season Three.^ The eighth season was initially scheduled to debut in November 2008, just three months after Season 7 aired.
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^ Set in Season Two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the story begins just after Angel killed Jenny Calendar.

^ And Buffy has to come to grips with her dark side...literally!

She reappears briefly in the fourth season, looking for vengeance, and moves to Angel where she voluntarily goes to jail for her murders. .Faith reappears in Season Seven of Buffy, having helped Angel and crew, and fights with Buffy against The First Evil.^ This is the first issue in a new comic book series which tells what happened to Buffy and her crew after the television show ended.
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^ Against Seattle: 21 percent the first game, 4 percent in the final game of the season.
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^ Only the first 3 seasons of Buffy are based in high school, and it still owns over every other show on this list.
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.Buffy gathers other allies: Spike (James Marsters), a vampire, is an old companion of Angelus and one of Buffy's major enemies in early seasons, although they later become allies and lovers.^ Only the first 3 seasons of Buffy are based in high school, and it still owns over every other show on this list.
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^ Other shows wish they could live up to Buffy :P .
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^ Buffy The Vampire Slayer Talking of which.....This was one of the most original TV series to come out of the US in the nineties.
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At the end of Season 6, Spike regains his soul. Spike is known for his Billy Idol-style peroxide blond hair and his black leather duster, stolen from a previous Slayer, Nikki Wood; her son, Robin Wood (D. B. Woodside), joined the Scoobies in the final season. .Tara Maclay (Amber Benson) is a fellow member of Willow's Wicca group during Season Four, and their friendship eventually turns into a romantic relationship.^ The show delves into the creation of the mechanized Cylon race that viewers got to know over "Battlestar's" four seasons.
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Buffy became involved personally and professionally with Riley Finn (Marc Blucas), a military operative in "the Initiative", which hunts demons using science and technology. .The final season sees geeky wannabe-villain Andrew Wells (Tom Lenk) come to side with the Scoobies, who initially regard him more as a nuisance than an ally.^ Like Dan Rather when he was on 60 Minutes (and I watched him then), she does well in a more relaxed setting.
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^ But enough about feelings: All Michael wants to do is find out who burned him, but these pesky side jobs keep getting in the way.
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^ Barton said that staffers are currently working on the House side "to see if we couldn't yet come together with something so you don't have to do a delay."
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Buffy featured dozens of recurring characters, both major and minor. For example the "Big Bad" (villain) characters were featured for at least one season (e.g. .Glorificus was a character that appeared in 13 episodes, spanning much of Season Five).^ PM All 13 episodes of season one have been completed.
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Similarly, characters that allied themselves to the Scooby Gang and characters which attended the same institutions were sometimes featured in multiple episodes.

Spin-offs

.Buffy has inspired a range of official and unofficial works, including television shows, books, comics and games.^ This is the first issue in a new comic book series which tells what happened to Buffy and her crew after the television show ended.
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^ Blazer Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds Unless you're a big fan of the show, you're not going to get a lot out of the this game.
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^ The Roots The Buffy the Vampire Slayer MMO Can Help the Firefly Franchise Fox officially delayed the Firefly MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) to work on a new title, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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This expansion of the series encouraged use of the term "Buffyverse" to describe the fictional universe in which Buffy and related stories take place.[75]
.The franchise has inspired Buffy action figures and merchandise such as official Buffy/Angel magazines and Buffy companion books.^ She’s written for Whedon shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and she just completed a stint on the staff of his new show, “Dollhouse,” which debuts Feb.
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Eden Studios has published a Buffy role-playing game, while Score Entertainment has released a Buffy Collectible Card Game.

Graphic novels

The series has spawned two graphic novel series. .There is a graphic novel series in which the original episodes are supposedly represented in this form.^ Secondly, there's very few television series that I would go out and buy all of the seasons - every episode, the director's commentary, etc.
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.Next, there is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight series, which continues the story-line of the series after the television series ended.^ It told the story of a teenage girl named Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who was selected to be ‘the chosen one’ - a slayer of the vampires and demons who seem in endless supply in her Californian home of Sunnydale.
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^ "A song has an ending, a painting has borders, a movie has an ending, a book has an ending, but unfortunately television series because of their economic nature get interrupted."
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^ And Mr. Shanks said DirecTV is seeking to produce other original material, starting with eight television movies that will serve as pilots for potential series.
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Possible film or series continuation

Joss Whedon was interested in a film continuation in 1998,[76] but no such film has materialized.

Angel

The spin-off Angel was introduced in October 1999, at the start of Buffy Season Four. .The series was created by Buffy's creator Joss Whedon in collaboration with David Greenwalt.^ Controlling Partner "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": Future is Now Joss Whedon, the creator of the show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" suggests new fruitful principle of co-existence between professional and amateur art.
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^ Threesomes Buffy Creator Joss Whedon Quits Wonder Woman Feature Joss Whedon, creator of hit television show "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," has stepped down from his role at the helm of the highly anticipated "Wonder Woman" feature film.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's portrayal of women on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, at times, counter-productive By Jamie B   |  Published 9/7/2007 More topics: Whedon .
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.Like Buffy, it was produced by the production company Mutant Enemy.^ Both shows are produced by the Shephard/Robin Company, as is FX’s Nip/Tuck -- making Shephard/Robin one of the most successful scripted production companies working in cable today.
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.At times, it performed better in the Nielsen ratings than its parent series did.^ Lie to Me” posted a 4.9 rating and 12.4 million viewers, according to time-zone adjusted Nielsen numbers ordered by Fox.
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^ Friday Night Lights returned for its third NBC run with a series-low 4.5 million viewers, still better than Lipstick Jungle in that slot.
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^ AM So how did the return of "lost" do in the overnight Nielsen ratings?
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The series was given a darker tone focusing on the ongoing trials of Angel in Los Angeles. .His character is tormented by guilt following the return of his soul, punishment for more than a century of murder and torture.^ They are getting to visit more intimately with our characters than they are with their loved ones sometimes."
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.During the first four seasons of the show, he works as a private detective in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles, California, where he and his associates work to "help the helpless" and to restore the faith and "save the souls" of those who have lost their way.^ Last night’s debut was down 25% from the season four debut, when the show opened on a Thursday night in a less competitive environment.
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^ He died in Los Angeles, California, on January 25, 2009.
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^ Lost is eroding viewership because, at this point, there's no pool from which a show four seasons deep in complex mythology can draw new viewers.
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Typically, this mission involves doing battle with evil demons or demonically-allied humans (primarily the law firm Wolfram & Hart), while Angel must also contend with his own violent nature. In Season Five, the Senior Partners of Wolfram and Hart take a bold gamble in their campaign to corrupt Angel, giving him control of their Los Angeles office. Angel accepts the deal as an opportunity to fight evil from the inside.
In addition to Boreanaz, Angel inherited Buffy regular Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase). .When Glenn Quinn (Allen Francis Doyle) left the series during its first season, Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), who had been a recurring character in the last nine episodes of season three of Buffy, took his place.^ "You want to try and find the essence of the series," said Wells, taking a break this month to discuss the conclusion to the program that has lasted for an astonishing 15 seasons.
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^ Chris Noth (Sex and the City), who played Det. Mike Logan, left the show after three seasons, and has been replaced by the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actor Jeff Goldblum, who plays Det. Zach Nichols.
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^ CSI’s” first post-Grissom episode averaged a 4.9, off 26 percent from a 6.6 last week, though a drop was to be expected.
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Carpenter and Denisof were followed later by Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall) and James Marsters (Spike). .Several actors who played Buffy characters made guest appearances on Angel, including Seth Green (Daniel "Oz" Osbourne), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy), Eliza Dushku (Faith Lehane), Tom Lenk (Andrew Wells), and Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg).^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Feminist Perspective "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", the television series, starred Sarah Michelle Prinze (formerly known as Sarah Michelle Gellar) as the dainty, blonde cheerleader who saved the world...a lot.
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^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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^ Sarah Michelle Gellar True Blood : Best Vampire Show Since Buffy This show is about vampires who are living out in the open with human beings.
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Angel also continued to appear occasionally on Buffy.

Expanded universe

Trade paperback cover of Buffy: Season Eight Volume One, written by Joss Whedon.
.Outside of the TV series, the Buffyverse has been officially expanded and elaborated on by authors and artists in the so-called "Buffyverse Expanded Universe". The creators of these works may or may not keep to established continuity.^ Haunted House TV's Hottest Actors and Actresses: Watch Them This Fall The weather may be getting colder outside but this fall's TV shows are hot and their actors and actresses are even hotter.
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^ A 1990s court judgment found that he was entitled to credit and compensation from Universal as the creator of "Northern Exposure," which was based on a treatment and script he wrote for a series called "Colletta."
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^ PM According to an aide to the Senate bill's author, Jay Rockefeller (D-WVA), "Senator Rockefeller is working with the leadership of the Commerce Committee to work out whatever problems there may be.
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.Similarly, writers for the TV series were under no obligation to use information which had been established by the Expanded Universe, and sometimes contradicted such continuity.^ A writer on the show for two seasons, Espenson also penned the “Battlestar Galactica” TV movie “The Plan,” which will air some time after the “Battlestar” series finale in March.
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^ Frank DeMartin of Mitsubishi described laser-based projection TV screens, such as (no surprise) Mitsubishi's own LaserVue series.
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^ And the time-shifting universe will only continue to expand.
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.Dark Horse has published the Buffy comics since 1998.[77] In 2003, Whedon wrote an eight-issue miniseries for Dark Horse Comics entitled Fray, about a Slayer in the future.^ Controlling Partner "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": Future is Now Joss Whedon, the creator of the show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" suggests new fruitful principle of co-existence between professional and amateur art.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's portrayal of women on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, at times, counter-productive By Jamie B   |  Published 9/7/2007 More topics: Whedon .
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^ Sarah Michelle Gellar True Blood : Best Vampire Show Since Buffy This show is about vampires who are living out in the open with human beings.
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Following the publication of Tales of the Vampires in 2004, Dark Horse Comics halted publication on Buffyverse-related comics and graphic novels. .The company is currently producing Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer season eight with forty issues beginning in March 2007, to pick up where the television show left off — taking the place of an eighth canonical season.^ Such a wonderful show, such a shame it was killed off after only one season!
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^ The show shares that in common with most every show on TV coming back off the writers' strike of last season.
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^ Only the first 3 seasons of Buffy are based in high school, and it still owns over every other show on this list.
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[38] The first story arc is also written by Whedon, and is called "The Long Way Home" which has been widely well-received, with circulation rivalling industry leaders DC and Marvel's top-selling titles.[78] Also after "The Long Way Home" came other story arcs like Faith's return in "No Future for You" and a Fray cross-over in "Time of Your Life".
.Pocket Books hold the license to produce Buffy novels, of which they have published more than sixty since 1998. These sometimes flesh out background information on characters; for example, Go Ask Malice details the events that lead up to Faith arriving in Sunnydale.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's portrayal of women on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, at times, counter-productive By Jamie B   |  Published 9/7/2007 More topics: Whedon .
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^ By Heather Fowler   |  Published 12/15/2006 More topics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer .
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^ Now this equipment is put on hold until these bureaucrats get their heads out of their collective papakole's.
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The most recent novels include Carnival of Souls, Blackout, Portal Through Time, Bad Bargain, and The Deathless.
Five official Buffy video games have been released on portable and home consoles.[79] The most recent, Chaos Bleeds, was released in 2003 for Gamecube, Xbox and PlayStation 2.[80] .On July 11, 2008, 505 Games announced that they were working on a Buffy game for the Nintendo DS, entitled Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice.^ She’s written for Whedon shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and she just completed a stint on the staff of his new show, “Dollhouse,” which debuts Feb.
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^ In 11 games on CBS and Fox in 2008, they were distributed to at least 60 percent of the country six times.
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[81][82]

Undeveloped spinoffs

The popularity of Buffy and Angel has led to attempts to develop more on-screen ventures in the fictional 'Buffyverse'. These projects remain undeveloped and may never be greenlit. In 2002, two potential spinoffs were in discussion: Buffy the Animated Series and Ripper. .Buffy the Animated Series was a proposed animated TV show based on Buffy; Whedon and Jeph Loeb were to be executive producers for the show, and most of the cast from Buffy were to return to voice their characters.^ They also serve as portals to full episodes of various TV series (a limited number of ads appear in the shows).
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^ The best thing about writing a TV show about your former workplace has to be the ability to re-create your most hateful boss and then kill him.
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^ I'm not a fan of the show and watch it because (a) it remains the most gorgeous and demo-worthy HD show on TV and (b) my sister works odd shifts and I tape it for her to watch later.
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.20th Century Fox showed an interest in developing and selling the show to another network.^ Another route is a service like the .2 Network, one of about a dozen new digital networks currently either on the air or in development designed to air on a station's subchannel.
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^ In another sign of Fox News's viewer loyalty, the network has held on 97% of their Total Viewer prime time audience in the two days following the inauguration of Pres.
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^ But it has been years -- really, since NBC's glory days -- since a network has seriously tried to develop shows specifically for that night.
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A three-minute pilot was completed in 2004, but was never picked up. .Whedon revealed to The Hollywood Reporter: "We just could not find a home for it.^ If there's one phrase that could summarize every panelist's report, that'd be it: "Just you wait!"
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We had six or seven hilarious scripts from our own staff — and nobody wanted it."[83] .Neither the pilot nor the scripts have been seen outside of the entertainment industry, though writer Jane Espenson has teasingly revealed small extracts from some of her scripts for the show.^ The wildly successful writer-producer actually gets to have an ending -- but then only on some of his shows.
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^ A writer on the show for two seasons, Espenson also penned the “Battlestar Galactica” TV movie “The Plan,” which will air some time after the “Battlestar” series finale in March.
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^ I ran the writers' room for Tim Minear a little bit on [the 2005 Fox show] 'The Inside,' and I really enjoyed it," Espenson said.
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[84]
Ripper was originally a proposed television show based upon the character of Rupert Giles portrayed by Anthony Stewart Head. .More recent information has suggested that if Ripper were ever made, it would be a TV movie or a DVD movie.^ I would suggest the economy, unemployment, and the banking/credit mess as slightly more important than wasting their time debating this.
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[85] .There was little heard about the series until 2007 when Joss Whedon confirmed that talks were almost completed for a 90 minute Ripper special on the BBC [4] with both Head and the BBC completely on board.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's portrayal of women on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, at times, counter-productive By Jamie B   |  Published 9/7/2007 More topics: Whedon .
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^ Duets Serenity - Catching Firefly in a Jar Serenity is the hot new movie by Joss Whedon based on the cancelled television series Firefly - but is this sequel equal to the hype?
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^ Both Joss Whedon shows, a man who, in my opinion, can create and write circles around any of his peers in the television business.
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.In 2003, a year after the first public discussions on Buffy the Animated Series and Ripper, Buffy was nearing its end.^ Now, 21 years since the first series was aired, he has - in Red Dwarf: Back to Earth.
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.Espenson has said that during this time spinoffs were discussed, "I think Marti talked with Joss about Slayer School and Tim Minear talked with him about Faith on a motorcycle.^ Over all, Mr. Khubani said, his prime-time advertising had increased by about 20 percent over last January.
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^ Talked to him for a few minutes about the huge set backs if they were to delay it....
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^ When asked to compare the two shows, Espenson said, "I think it will certainly be different, but it's like a different garment made from the same fabric.
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I assume there was some back-and-forth pitching."[86] .Espenson has revealed that Slayer School might have used new slayers and potentially included Willow Rosenberg, but Whedon did not think that such a spinoff felt right.^ By way of suggesting what might have been had such technology been in use at the time, we're shown the famous picture of Mohammed Atta as he prepared to board a plane on Sept.
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^ She’s written for Whedon shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and she just completed a stint on the staff of his new show, “Dollhouse,” which debuts Feb.
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[87]
.Dushku declined the pitch for a Buffyverse TV series based on Faith and instead agreed to a deal to produce Tru Calling.^ A 1990s court judgment found that he was entitled to credit and compensation from Universal as the creator of "Northern Exposure," which was based on a treatment and script he wrote for a series called "Colletta."
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^ Frank DeMartin of Mitsubishi described laser-based projection TV screens, such as (no surprise) Mitsubishi's own LaserVue series.
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Dushku explained to IGN: "It would have been a really hard thing to do, and not that I would not have been up for a challenge, but with it coming on immediately following Buffy, I think that those would have been really big boots to fill."[88] Tim Minear explained some of the ideas behind the aborted series: "The show was basically going to be Faith meets Kung Fu. .It would have been Faith, probably on a motorcycle, crossing the earth, trying to find her place in the world."^ You get the feeling that Michael, an ex-spy trying to find out who banned him from the espionage world, would rather sleep on a bed of broken glass than discuss his inner life.
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[89]
Finally, during the summer of 2004 after the end of Angel, a movie about Spike was proposed.[90] .The movie would have been directed by Tim Minear and starred Marsters and Amy Acker and featured Alyson Hannigan.^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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[91] Outside the 2006 Saturn Awards, Whedon announced that he had pitched the concept to various bodies but had yet to receive any feedback.[92]
.New sparks to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie have been lit by an interview Sarah Michelle Gellar gave to Sci-Fi Wire in which she says she would not rule out returning to her most iconic role: "Never say never," she said.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Feminist Perspective "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", the television series, starred Sarah Michelle Prinze (formerly known as Sarah Michelle Gellar) as the dainty, blonde cheerleader who saved the world...a lot.
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^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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^ Veronica Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" is a video game made for many different game consoles, but I am referring to the XBOX addition.
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."One of the reasons the original Buffy movie did not really work on the big screen–and people blamed Kristy, but that's not what it was–the story was better told over a long arc," Gellar said.^ And Mr. Shanks said DirecTV is seeking to produce other original material, starting with eight television movies that will serve as pilots for potential series.
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^ "I never had any great aspirations to work in TV, but when I read the script, I loved it so much, I said, 'Who gives a **** how big the screen is?
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."And I worry about Buffy as a 'beginning, middle and end' so quickly. ...^ "The audience didn't really know about the character's beginning and they really didn't care about the end either.
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.You show me a script; you show me that it works, and you show me that the audience can accept that, and I had probably be there.^ If there was a "Preseidential Channel" out there, you bet they'd be showing all the previous televised inaugurations leading up to the event.
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^ Both shows are produced by the Shephard/Robin Company, as is FX’s Nip/Tuck -- making Shephard/Robin one of the most successful scripted production companies working in cable today.
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^ I suppose there are also shows that didn't appeal to the Right viewers and were canceled despite having a decent audience: or were altered to change their appeal, to the detriment of the show's quality.
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Those are what my hesitations are."[93]

Cultural impact

Anthony Stewart Head and Nicholas Brendon at the Oakland Super SlayerCon fan convention
Buffy has had a cultural impact on a number of media. .It has impacted television studies and inspired fan-made films, it has been parodied and referenced, and has even influenced other television series.^ Wells, who has wrapped up other acclaimed television series as well -- "The West Wing" and "China Beach" among them -- is experiencing something of an anomaly, especially for network television.
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^ And Mr. Shanks said DirecTV is seeking to produce other original material, starting with eight television movies that will serve as pilots for potential series.
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Academia

Buffy is notable for attracting the interest of scholars of popular culture as a subset of popular culture studies. Academic settings increasingly include the show as a topic of literary study and analysis.[94][95] National Public Radio describes Buffy as having a "special following among academics, some of whom have staked a claim in what they call 'Buffy Studies.'"[96] Though not widely recognized as a distinct discipline, the term "Buffy studies" is commonly used amongst the peer-reviewed academic Buffy-related writings.[97] The response to this attention has had its critics. .For example, Jes Battis, who authored Blood Relations in Buffy and Angel, admits that study of the Buffyverse "invokes an uneasy combination of enthusiasm and ire", and meets "a certain amount of disdain from within the halls of the academy".[98] Nonetheless Buffy (1997–2003) eventually led to the publication of around twenty books and hundreds of articles examining the themes of the show from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives including sociology, Speech Communication, psychology, philosophy, and women's studies.^ Sarah Michelle Gellar True Blood : Best Vampire Show Since Buffy This show is about vampires who are living out in the open with human beings.
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^ It's true that the media (this column included) don't do a very good job of examining the ratings performance of top cable shows over the course of their runs.
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^ She’s written for Whedon shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and she just completed a stint on the staff of his new show, “Dollhouse,” which debuts Feb.
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Fandom and fan films

See also: Unofficial Buffy the Vampire Slayer productions
.The popularity of Buffy has led to websites, online discussion forums, works of Buffy fan fiction and several unofficial fan-made productions.^ Nancy Messages About Sex and Violence in the Buffy/Spike Relationship on Buffy the Vampire Slayer One of the most popular fictional pairings in recent television history, this paper discusses the ambiguous messages presented by the Buffy/Spike relationship.
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Buffy in popular culture

.The series, which employed pop culture references as a frequent humorous device, has itself become a frequent pop culture reference in video games, comics and television shows, and has been frequently parodied and spoofed.^ AAF 01-26-09, 09:56 PM Red Dwarf to return in new series The comedy show Red Dward is to return to television screens in a two-part series.
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.Sarah Michelle Gellar has participated in several parody sketches, including a Saturday Night Live sketch in which the Slayer is relocated to the Seinfeld universe,[100] and adding her voice to an episode of Robot Chicken that parodied a would-be eighth season of Buffy.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Feminist Perspective "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", the television series, starred Sarah Michelle Prinze (formerly known as Sarah Michelle Gellar) as the dainty, blonde cheerleader who saved the world...a lot.
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^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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^ Sarah Michelle Gellar True Blood : Best Vampire Show Since Buffy This show is about vampires who are living out in the open with human beings.
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U.S. ratings

Season Timeslot U.S. ratings Network Rank Network rank
1 1997 Monday 9:00 p.m. EST 3.7 million The WB #144 #6
2 1997–1998 Monday 9:00 p.m. EST (September 15, 1997 – January 19, 1998)
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EST (January 20, 1998 – May 19, 1998)
5.2 million The WB #133 #3
3 1998–1999 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EST 5.4 million[102] The WB #133 #2 (tied)
4 1999–2000 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EST 4.7 million[103] The WB #122 #2 (tied)
5 2000–2001 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EST 4.4 million[104] The WB #120 #3
6 2001–2002 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EST 4.6 million[105] UPN #124 #3
7 2002–2003 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EST 4.2 million[106] UPN #140 #4
Buffy helped put The WB on the ratings map, but by the time the series landed at UPN in 2001, viewing figures had fallen. .Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a series high during the third season with 5.3 million viewers, this probably due to the fact that both Gellar and Hannigan had hit movies out during the season (Cruel Intentions and American Pie respectively), and a series low with 3.7 million during the first season.^ Modest openings.HBO's Big Love third-season opener drew 1.2 million viewers Sunday, down from 2.2 million for the last start in June 2007.
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^ So after the first ratings came in this week, the network crowed to reporters that the premiere-night audience topped 2.5 million total viewers.
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^ CBS placed third with a 2.6/7 (11 million) for the night in the younger demographic and second in total viewers.
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.During Season Seven, the show reached around 3.6 million viewers.^ Modest openings.HBO's Big Love third-season opener drew 1.2 million viewers Sunday, down from 2.2 million for the last start in June 2007.
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^ Lost is eroding viewership because, at this point, there's no pool from which a show four seasons deep in complex mythology can draw new viewers.
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^ The show delves into the creation of the mechanized Cylon race that viewers got to know over "Battlestar's" four seasons.
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.The show's series final "Chosen" pulled in a season high of 4.9 million viewers on the UPN network.^ Modest openings.HBO's Big Love third-season opener drew 1.2 million viewers Sunday, down from 2.2 million for the last start in June 2007.
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^ So after the first ratings came in this week, the network crowed to reporters that the premiere-night audience topped 2.5 million total viewers.
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^ Lost is eroding viewership because, at this point, there's no pool from which a show four seasons deep in complex mythology can draw new viewers.
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.Buffy did not compete with shows on the big four networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox), but The WB was impressed with the young audience that the show was bringing in.^ Buffy The WB Ends with Beginnings Before Becoming the New CW Network On its last night of broadcasting, the WB will show the premiere episodes of some of the series that helped put the network on the map.
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^ ABC, CBS and Fox have all spent the last 10 years trying to chip away at NBC's dominance by moving some of their most reliable performers on to the night.
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^ Winchester WB and UPN Merge to Form the CW Two struggling networks, UPN and The WB, have decided merge their companies and form a new network, The CW (the C for CBS and the W standing for Warner Bros).
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.Because of this, The WB ordered a full season of 22 episodes for the series' second season.^ They also serve as portals to full episodes of various TV series (a limited number of ads appear in the shows).
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^ The second episode of the Patrick Swayze series fell a disappointing 25% in the ratings.
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^ I picked up the second episode yesterday via on-demand (no room in dvr scheduler for another series).
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After the episode "Surprise", which was watched by 8.2 million people, Buffy was moved from Monday at 9 p.m. to launch The WB's new night of programming on Tuesday. Due to its large success in that time slot, it remained on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. for the remainder of its original run. .With its new timeslot on The WB, the show quickly climbed to the top of The WB ratings and became one of their highest-rated shows for the remainder of its time on the network.^ Buffy The WB Ends with Beginnings Before Becoming the New CW Network On its last night of broadcasting, the WB will show the premiere episodes of some of the series that helped put the network on the map.
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^ AM Is there a reason why so many prime-time network shows are repeats this week?
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^ McManus said that Wednesday’s prime-time newscast is intended not as a tryout for a new show (CBS is already the most-watched network in prime time) but as a one-off to try to attract new viewers to “The CBS Evening News,” which has been stuck in third place in the ratings since more than a decade before Ms. Couric’s arrival in September 2006.
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.The show always placed in the top 3, usually only coming in behind 7th Heaven.^ Executives usually go negative about a show’s popularity only when they are trying to explain a decision to cancel it.
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.Between Seasons Three and Five, Buffy flip-flopped with Dawson's Creek and Charmed as the network's second highest-rated show.^ Each of the Big Five broadcast networks has posted a decline so far this season.
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^ Last year "Idol" dipped 14% between first- and second-Wednesday ratings.
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^ This season's declines are on par with and no worse than ratings declines of past years, which typically range between 5 percent and 10 percent.
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.In the 2001–2002 season, the show had moved to the UPN Network after a negotiation dispute with The WB. While it was still one of their highest rated shows on their network, the WB felt that the show had already peaked and was not worth giving a salary increase to the cast and crew.^ And then there are the raft of shows whose lifelines are cut midseason because of disappointing ratings -- the reason why "Twin Peaks' " FBI agent Dale Cooper is still trapped in the Black Lodge and his doppelgänger is on the loose.
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^ A: It’s one of the frustrations of serialized shows that when the content is weak, ratings go down a lot.
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^ Usually a single button push can record an entire season's worth of shows.
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.UPN on the other hand, had strong faith in the series and quickly grabbed it along with "Roswell". The UPN Network dedicated a 2 hour premiere to the series to help re-launch it.^ Last summer, NBC launched Universal Sports, a network with 2,400 hours of action, for its nine O&Os, and is courting NBC affiliates.
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^ To get in the habit of giving away precious space on its schedule, this Sunday and Monday the network is handing four hours to Robert Halmi Sr.
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^ The startup digital TV network—offering movies, comedies and lifestyle series—was fine-tuning programming and slated a launch date of Dec.
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Impact on television

.Commentators of the entertainment industry including Allmovie, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post have cited Buffy as "influential".[107] Autumn 2003 saw several new shows going into production in the U.S. that featured strong females who are forced to come to terms with supernatural power or destiny while trying to maintain a normal life.^ Executives usually go negative about a show’s popularity only when they are trying to explain a decision to cancel it.
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^ Berg said he would like to put the show back into production.
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^ The problem is, when the shows ran out of new episodes, people sought out other means of entertainment.
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[108] .These post-Buffy shows include Dead Like Me and Joan of Arcadia.^ These ten videos poke fun and ask what if of classics like Buffy, Star Wars, Star Tred, Lord of the Rings, and Lost.
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^ Combining the creative talents of these people is the best idea anyone has ever come up with, short of Joss Whedon deciding on a Buffy spin-off show.
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Bryan Fuller, the creator of Dead Like Me, said that "Buffy showed that young women could be in situations that were both fantastic and relatable, and instead of shunting women off to the side, it puts them at the center."[108] Buffy became a blueprint for the revived Doctor Who series (2005–),[109] and executive producer Russell T Davies has said
.Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best.^ She’s written for Whedon shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and she just completed a stint on the staff of his new show, “Dollhouse,” which debuts Feb.
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.Joss Whedon raised the bar for every writer—not just genre/niche writers, but every single one of us.^ If there's one phrase that could summarize every panelist's report, that'd be it: "Just you wait!"
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^ But these guys turned out to be compelling and entertaining speakers, and every single one of them obeyed my request to avoid jargon and buzzwords.
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[110]
.As well as influencing Doctor Who, Buffy influenced its spinoff series Torchwood.^ Wells, who has wrapped up other acclaimed television series as well -- "The West Wing" and "China Beach" among them -- is experiencing something of an anomaly, especially for network television.
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[111]
.In addition, Buffy alumni have gone on to write for or create other shows, some of which bear a notable resemblance to the style and concepts of Buffy.^ The best thing about writing a TV show about your former workplace has to be the ability to re-create your most hateful boss and then kill him.
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.Such endeavors include Tru Calling (Douglas Petrie, Jane Espenson and even lead actress Eliza Dushku), Wonderfalls (Tim Minear), Point Pleasant (Marti Noxon), Jake 2.0 (David Greenwalt), The Inside (Tim Minear), Smallville (Steven S. DeKnight), and Lost (Drew Goddard, David Fury).^ I ran the writers' room for Tim Minear a little bit on [the 2005 Fox show] 'The Inside,' and I really enjoyed it," Espenson said.
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Meanwhile, the Parents Television Council complained of efforts to "deluge their young viewing audiences with adult themes."[112] The FCC, however, rejected the Council's indecency complaint concerning the violent sex scene between Buffy and Spike in "Smashed"[113] The BBC, however, chose to censor some of the more controversial sexual content when it was shown on the pre-watershed 6:45pm slot.[114]

Series information

.The first season was introduced as a mid-season replacement for the short-lived night-time soap opera Savannah, and therefore was made up of only 12 episodes.^ By the time the networks announce their fall schedules, usually in mid-May, most comedies and dramas have long since wrapped for the season.
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^ Also last night, “Bones” made its Thursday night debut for Fox and held up well against the increased competition.
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^ PM The first “CSI” (17.5 million, 4.9/12) since Petersen’s exit dropped 26% in the adult demo from last week’s big farewell episode.
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.Each subsequent season was built up of 22 episodes.^ Most shows produce 22 episodes a season, with the maximum usually 24.
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Discounting the unaired Buffy pilot, the seven seasons make up a total of 144 Buffy episodes aired between 1997 and 2003.

Awards and nominations

Buffy has gathered a number of awards and nominations which include an Emmy Award nomination for the 2000 episode "Hush", which featured an extended sequence with no character dialogue.[115] The 2001 episode "The Body" revolved around the death of Buffy's mother. .It was filmed with no musical score, only diegetic music; it was nominated for a Nebula Award in 2002.[115] The fall 2001 musical episode "Once More, with Feeling" received plaudits, but was omitted from Emmy nomination ballots by "accident". It has since been featured on Channel 4's "100 Greatest Musicals".[116] In 2001, Sarah Michelle Gellar received a Golden Globe-nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series-Drama.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Feminist Perspective "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", the television series, starred Sarah Michelle Prinze (formerly known as Sarah Michelle Gellar) as the dainty, blonde cheerleader who saved the world...a lot.
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^ Fans discovered that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning to television, Anthony Stewart Head is in a musical feature film and Alyson Hannigan is pregnant.
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^ "Of course, you want your audience to love the show, but I write for me," said Weiner, who already won an Emmy, and recently took home a Golden Globe, both for best TV drama.
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.Recently, the series was both nominated and won in the Drama Category for Television's Most Memorable Moment at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards for "The Gift" beating The X Files, Grey's Anatomy, Brian's Song and Dallas although the sequence for this award was not aired.^ "Of course, you want your audience to love the show, but I write for me," said Weiner, who already won an Emmy, and recently took home a Golden Globe, both for best TV drama.
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^ Kim_Manners#cite_note-dga-1) He, along with his fellow producers on The X-Files, was nominated for four Emmy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy) awards for Outstanding Drama Series in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
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^ It brought in more than eight million viewers for series eight, sold 7.25 million DVD and videos worldwide, broadcast in some 25 territories worldwide and won International Emmy and British Comedy Awards.
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DVD releases

DVD Release date
United States/Canada[117] United Kingdom Australia
The Complete First Season January 15, 2002 November 27, 2000 November 20, 2000
The Complete Second Season June 11, 2002 May 21, 2001 June 15, 2001
The Complete Third Season January 7, 2003 October 29, 2001 November 22, 2001
The Complete Fourth Season June 10, 2003 May 13, 2002 May 20, 2002
The Complete Fifth Season December 9, 2003 October 28, 2002 November 29, 2002
The Complete Sixth Season May 25, 2004 May 12, 2003[118] April 20, 2003
The Complete Seventh Season November 16, 2004 April 5, 2004[119] May 15, 2004
The Chosen Collection (Seasons 1–7) November 15, 2005[120]
The Complete DVD Collection (Seasons 1–7) October 30, 2005 November 23, 2005

See also

Footnotes and references

All links retrieved and checked as of March 9, 2007.
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  2. ^ "The Dual Network Rule.", Federal Communications Commission (May 15, 2001): "the four major broadcast networks are unique among the media in their ability to reach a wide audience"
  3. ^ Kaiser Family Foundation", Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8–18 Year Olds", Kff.org (March 9, 2005). The article says that "Mr. Levin was a key player in establishing The WB's distinct brand and youth appeal through programming such as “Dawson's Creek,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “7th Heaven,” “Charmed,” “Felicity,” “Smallville,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Everwood” and “One Tree Hill.”"
  4. ^ For example: Various DVD reviewers, Buffy: "First season reviews", "Third season reviews", "Fourth season reviews", "Fifth season reviews", "Sixth season reviews", "Seventh season reviews", Rotten Tomatoes (updated 2006). The series has positive reviews from numerous reviewers.
  5. ^ Poniewozik, James (2007). "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME". Time. Time.com. http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1651341_1659188_1652063,00.html. Retrieved March 4, 2010. 
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Further reading

  • Gregory Stevenson: Televised Morality. .The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's portrayal of women on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, at times, counter-productive By Jamie B   |  Published 9/7/2007 More topics: Whedon .
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    Hamilton Books, Dallas 2003, ISBN 0-7618-2833-8
  • Rhonda Wilcox und David Lavery (Hrsg.): Fighting the Forces. .What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rowman and Littlefield Publ., Lanham 2002, ISBN 0-7425-1681-4
  • Lorna Jowett: Sex and the Slayer.^ She’s written for Whedon shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and she just completed a stint on the staff of his new show, “Dollhouse,” which debuts Feb.
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    A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan
    . Wesleyan University Press, Middletown 2005, ISBN 0-8195-6758-2
  • Michael Adams: Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0195160339

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