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Buffy The Vampire Slayer"Buffy" consorts colonizing other Tv Shows
By Terry Morrow
Thursday 18 August 2005, by Webmaster
There’s life after death in more ways than one in the world of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Six stars from the acclaimed series will turn up on new network series this fall. Here’s a breakdown of who will be seen where and how they’ve evolved:
"Buffy" role: Angel, a lovelorn vampire who wanted a soul and finally got one.
New role: Special Agent Seeley Booth on the "CSI"-ish mystery series, "Bones," for Fox.
Similarities: Angel and Booth are men who both want justice and are good at digging for the truth.
Differences: Angel is an immortal, and Booth has a life span.
"Buffy" role: Xander Harris, the hunky sidekick with the dry, sardonic wit.
New role: Seth Richman on Fox’s workplace comedy "Kitchen Confidential."
Similarities: Xander and Seth are both charming to the ladies.
Differences: Xander lacked the obvious confidence that Seth has.
"Buffy" role: Cordelia Chase, a woman with her own agenda. It was her way or the highway.
New role: Kendall, a troublemaker on UPN’s mystery series "Veronica Mars." She’s 28, a wife and mother.
Similarities: Kendall and Cordelia are both women who love to stir the pot.
Differences: While Cordelia turned out to be lovable despite herself, Kendall may be a tougher lady to warm to. "She’s a [witch] in a bikini. She is so campy," Carpenter says of her "Veronica Mars" role. "She’s meaner than Cordy ever was."
"Buffy" role: Daniel "Oz" Osborne, a nice enough kid with a cursed life.
New role: Barry on the comedy "The Four Kings," for NBC.
Similarities: They really are two different characters.
Differences: Daniel didn’t have his act together enough in the world of vampires and werewolves. Barry definitely knows his way around better.
"Buffy" role: Willow Rosenberg, the uncertain girl who blossomed into a take-charge woman.
New role: Lily, a woman madly in love in the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" (she’s not the mother).
Similarities: Willow and Lily are women who found their confidence, in part, because of the loves they found.
Differences: Willow took a while to grow from girl to woman, while Lily has her act together immediately.
"Buffy" role: Spike, the devilish vampire with hidden nobility.
New role: Brainiac, an advanced robot from another world, next season on WB’s "Smallville."
Similarities: Brainy and Spike love the dark side.
Differences: Spike turned good while Brainy will definitely be evil.