chartgaga Popstanne 9,917 Posted December 19, 2022 Share Posted December 19, 2022 (edited) Do you guys remember "Ringer", the 1 season drama that brought back Sarah Michelle Gellar to our televisions that got cancelled too quickly by The CW? Synopsis: Quote Bridget Kelly (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a recovering drug addict and stripper in Wyoming. She is under the protection of FBI Agent Victor Machado (Nestor Carbonell), having agreed to testify against her employer, local crime boss Bodaway Macawi (Zahn McClarnon), whom she witnessed committing murder. Fearing that Macawi, who has already murdered several witnesses linking him to previous crimes, will also kill her, Bridget flees to New York to meet her estranged twin sister Siobhan (also played by Gellar). Soon after Bridget's arrival in New York, Siobhan, who had kept her sister's existence secret from her family, appears to commit suicide by jumping into the ocean. Bridget then assumes Siobhan's identity and tries to fit in among Siobhan's wealthy social circle, including Siobhan's husband Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), stepdaughter Juliet (Zoey Deutch), best friend Gemma (Tara Summers), and Gemma's husband Henry (Kristoffer Polaha) with whom Siobhan had been having an affair. The only one who knows that Bridget is passing as Siobhan is Bridget's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor Malcolm (Mike Colter). Bridget's life becomes more complicated as she discovers that her sister was hiding secrets of her own and that someone is trying to kill Siobhan as well. Quick facts: - The show was originally developed for CBS before being passed on and picked up by The CW in 2011. - Campaign was kinda massive and everyone was hyped to see Sarah Michelle Gellar back on our TV Screens, 8 years after the end of Buffy. - It premiered to 2.84M viewers (1.2 in 18-49 rating) and did pretty good for its first half season. After leaving the air on November 29th, 2011 to 1.6M viewers (0.6), the show's early January return was delayed to January 31, 2012 due to some new reality show that bombed. The return was made to 1.4M viewers (0.6) a series low and since then the show tumbled and lost its audience falling as low as 1.05M (0,4) for its 20th episode. It concluded with 1.2M (0.5) on April 17th, 2012 and later was cancelled in mid-May. - When the show got cancelled due to low ratings, CW president did say he felt the show didn't reach the highs they thought it would in terms of target audiences and felt the show could have beneffited from a short season order instead of the classic 22-episode seasons, saying stuff got too complicated in mid season and admitting they also shouldn't have had delayed the return which made casual viewers drop it out. - Following the cancellation, a lot of fans started campaigns to see the show renewed and even were able to promote through billboards in Los Angeles. Sarah Michelle Gellar did earn a Teen Choice Award nomination for her role that summer and was offered to work with the network again in the future (which never happened). - Overall the season was watched by 1.45M and a 0.5 rating in L+SD ratings (jumping to 1.82M and a 0.79 in 18-49 target rating points with DVR) while getting mixed to positive reviews on release. In retrospect, Collider pointed out how the show was too ahead of its time. https://collider.com/how-ringer-tv-series-was-ahead-of-its-time/ Did you watch Ringer? What did you think of it? What were your hopes for a second season? Edited December 19, 2022 by chartgaga Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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