Sarah Michelle Gellar

In a surprising twist, The Ringer, originally set at CBS, has been picked up by sister network The CW, Deadline.com reports.

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The Ringer (which TVGuide.com had spotlighted as one of its 11 Promising Pilots) stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as a troubled recovering alcoholic on the run from some shady characters who hides out by assuming the identity of her wealthy twin sister. One problem: Her sibling has a bounty on her head as well. 

Eric Carmelo and Nicole Snyder (Supernatural) will executive-produce the project, which marks Gellar's return to television after her seven-season run on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Reps for CW and CBS were unable to comment on the report.