Weep no more: The artist formerly known as Willow is confirmed for the
big Buffy the Vampire Slayer
reunion at PaleyFest next month. Alyson Hannigan will attend
the Buffy panel as part of the 25th annual event sponsored by The Paley
Center, formerly known as The Museum of Television & Radio. (Thanks
for the tip, AfterEllen.com reader lookherecheers!)
Now officially confirmed along with Alyson for the March 20
reunion are series creator Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Buffy), Amber Benson (Tara), Nicholas
Brendon (Xander), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Eliza Dushku
(Faith), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), Seth Green (Oz),
James Marsters (Spike) and Michelle Trachtenberg (little Dawnie).
You know what this news means, right? Right? Yes, the Willow and Tara
reunion we’ve been dreaming
about for six years could still happen. I feel like lighting an extra
flamey candle to celebrate. Anyone else?
Alyson is one of the last Scoobies
to sign on. Former Buffy beau Angel (David
Boreanaz) told TVGuide.com he has a family commitment that
day but will tape a special greeting for fans to air during the event.
So that leaves Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) as the lone core Scooby
holdout. No word yet on whether he’ll cross the pond for the occasion.
Since Buffy left the air
five years ago, Alyson has been on of its busiest former cast members.
For the last three seasons, she has been gainfully employed on the CBS
sitcom How I Met Your Mother. While the lesbian Wiccan lovers
quotient on the show is sadly lacking (so far, at least), it does boast
the hilarious Neil Patrick Harris (a gay man playing a ladies’
man), so that makes it fairly awesome in my book.
So, who here already has her ticket? And
will Miss Kitty Fantastico make an appearance?