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An Ugly Betty Veteran Will Direct Sarah Michelle Gellar’s New Pilot

Last month we told you Sarah Michelle Gellar might finally be returning to TV via a new CBS drama pilot called Ringer, and Buffy fans rejoiced. Now said project has found a director, and it's an interesting choice: Richard Shepard. While he's worked a lot for the Eye lately, directing the pilot for Criminal Minds and its upcoming spin-off, Shepard is best known for writing and directing the 2005 Sundance favorite The Matador, as well as for his Emmy-winning turn helming the pilot for Ugly Betty. We're praying this doesn't mean SMG will be sporting braces and really bad sweaters in her new show.

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