20 December 2009

BUFFY's Back to Raise Hell in 2010

For Buffy fans, life keeps getting better and better. Viacom, the parent company of Paramount Pictures and cable networks MTV and Logo, announced last Friday that they'll be bringing everyone's favorite vampire slayer back to television next year. Sunnyvale's 'Scooby Gang' hasn't been broadcast since 2008, when FX ended its seven-year syndicated Buffy run.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer will air daily on both MTV and Logo in 2010, beginning with an 18-hour New Year's Day Buff-a-thon on Logo, from the all-too-early hour of 6 am until midnight. The gay and lesbian focused network will then give its viewers a few days to cool their heels before Buffy returns on January 4th, airing four times daily - 6-8pm and 2-4am. MTV picks up the Buffy ball on the 10th for an 8-hour Sarah Michelle-gasm, with the show moving into its 11am-12pm time-slot the following day.
We don't know about you guys, but we're looking forward to having the Buffy option. While we've deftly avoided the Law & Order bullet, CSI's getting older than a cold case file. Willow, Xander, Angel, Oz, and Buffy will be doing more than vanquishing vamps next year, they'll be helping good television -- good genre television - stake out five new hours of territory every day in 2010. And between cop dramas, reality TV, and Buffy, when we're deciding what to watch, she'll always be our Chosen One.

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