Buffy & the Scoobies
Buffy the Vampire Slayer first appeared in the not really that good 1992 film of the same name. Given the low Box Office return, it seemed highly improbable that a follow on series would be given the go ahead. However, the improbable became reality, and Buffy and her motley band of Slayerettes have gone from strength to strength in the past four and a bit years.
* James Marsters New Role: James Marsters will be appearing in the Warner Brothers television show, "The Mountain" on November 3rd. A WB spokesman said that there's a chance it'll be a recurring role since he'll actually be playing the father of one character:
"James Marsters guest-stars as the father of the Penn Badgley character. According to a WB rep, there's "a chance" Marsters could recur — which would mean you'd have to watch more than one episode of The Mountain. Scary but true."
More news to come...
* Buffy Cleared on Charges: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has been cleared on charges of indecency filed by the Parent Television Council and Americans for Decency . In a 5-0 vote the commission dropped the charges having found the show didn't violate any of its indecency regulations. Originally, the PTC had filed complaints specifically because of the episode "Smashed" from Season 6. Spike and Buffy's character's fight leads to sex. In the published release of the findings, they said "There was no nudity and there was no evidence that the activity depicted was dwelled upon or was used to pander, titillate or shock the audience."
* Whedonverse lives on: Series creator Joss Whedon mentioned in a recent interview with Zap2it that despite the end of the final show in the "Buffyverse" line, that isn't the end. He plans to continue on with the stories through the Buffy comic-book series. As for an AtS movie, he said, "I'd rather stop now than do anything by halves." Not the best news, but he continues by saying, "I just don't believe that the Buffyverse is dead."