Network: The WB, UPN
Episodes: 144 (hour)
TV show dates: March 10, 1997 — May 20, 2003
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristine Sutherland, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amber Benson, Seth Green, Marc Blucas, Danny Strong, Tom Lenk, Eliza Dushku, and Armin Shimerman.
TV show description:
A groundbreaking fantasy series by Joss Whedon that has a simple premise — high school is hell.
Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) moves to Sunnyvale to escape her past but soon learns that the quiet town’s high school is located on a Hellmouth, a portal to demon dimensions. Buffy is a “slayer,” one of a long time of young women embued with heightened strength and awareness to defend the world against vampires and demons.
She is helped by her Watcher teacher Rupert Giles (Anthony Stewart Head), vampire-with-a-soul Angel (David Boreanaz), and schoolmates Xander Harris (Nicholas Brendon), Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan), and Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter).
Later characters include tough slayer Faith (Eliza Dushku), reluctant werewolf Daniel “Oz” Osbourne (Seth Green), witch Tara Maclay (Amber Benson), vengeance demon Anya (Emma Caulfield), and vampire Spike (James Marsters).