It's the ultimate petite, witty blonde team-up you've been waiting for: Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) and Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) will grace our small screens yet again, but this time they'll be together!
The two iconic characters from Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, respectively, can be seen on Pivot starting Jan. 13. As part of the "Buffy and Veronica Power Hours" block of programming, Pivot will air back-to-back episodes of Buffy and Veronica Mars starting at 10 p.m.
"Buffy and Veronica Mars are enormously entertaining and celebrated TV shows with significant cultural and social relevance," Evan Shapiro, president of Pivot, said in a statement Tuesday morning.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer starred SMG in the title role and ran for seven seasons on The WB/UPN from 1997-2003. Following in Gellar's kickass footsteps, Bell played everyone's favorite crime-solver on Veronica Mars which ran for three seasons on UPN/The CW. Bell is set to reprise the fan-favorite role in the now infamous Kickstarter-spawned Veronica Mars movie set to hit theaters on March 14. Ahem, we're still waiting for our Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, people!
Pivot execs reveal they are excited for new fans to discover these beloved, female-friendly series and will feature exclusive additional content to their lineup. "Both focus on smart, strong, young women dealing with critical issues from class struggles to gender roles—challenges facing a great many of our viewers," Shapiro said. "Pivot will contextualize the shows, presenting them with exclusive commentary from fans, experts and academics, to both celebrate these two great series and begin a dialogue with our viewers."
Now if only Veronica Mars would take a case in Sunnydale…
Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer begin reruns on Pivot on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10 p.m.