Noxon Confirms Buffy Season 8
From Sci Fi Wire
Despite rumblings that next season will be Buffy the Vampire
Slayer's last, executive producer Marti Noxon told SCI FI Wire
that she thinks an eighth season of the UPN show is likely, even
though its star's contract expires after season seven. "I think
that it's very likely there will be [a season eight]," Noxon said in
an interview. "I'm not sure if Sarah [Michelle Gellar] will come
back or not, but it's really up to UPN and 20th Century Fox if the
franchise continues. It would be very hard to continue the show
without her, but they might try."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer begins its seventh season in the
fall—its second season on UPN, after five years on The WB.
Noxon took over as executive producer in 2001, when creator
Joss Whedon focused attention on the upcoming SF series
Firefly, which debuts on Fox in the fall.