Kristoffer Polaha plays Henry on Ringer, a character that's been experiencing a lot of setbacks lately, so when I sat down to chat with the actor, we talked about where Henry might go next. Like the tone of the CW thriller, Polaha says Henry might be going dark, and he also talked about why he wants Henry and Siobhan to get back together. We also chatted about Polaha's previous role on the short-lived but beloved Life Unexpected — watch now.
Kristoffer Polaha is a familiar face for lots of TV fans, and while his roles on shows like North Shore and Life Unexpected made him one of the small screen's go-to nice guys, he's turning that reputation on its head with his latest series. Kristoffer plays Henry Butler, a cheating husband and possible murderer, on the CW's new show Ringer. Kris stopped by PopSugar Studios in LA recently to talk about what's next for Henry and lessons learned from leading lady Sarah Michelle Gellar. We also chatted about how Kristoffer balances being a father of three with his acting career and — spoiler alert — he also revealed an exciting twist ahead in tomorrow night's episode that could change everything. Watch our interview and don't forget to tune into an all-new episode of Ringer this Tuesday on the CW at 9 p.m.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was joined by good-looking guys Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd, and Kristoffer Polaha at yesterday's Comic-Con panel for their new CW series Ringer. SMG plays twins in the primetime thriller, which she didn't think would get made. Sarah said of her series, "It’s the first time in a very long time in which I was surprised by something. And I thought no one is going to put this show on television." The cast has only filmed one episode so far, but this morning she was joined by Nestor on the LA set to continue shooting additional footage for the show. It seems there could be a part for Sarah's husband, Freddie Prinze Jr, on the Ringer. Sarah's hoping they cast Freddie as a love interest, but it's unlikely he'd be opposite her characters.
I'm looking forward to fresh midseason options once TV returns from its hiatus, and the CW's Life Unexpected is at the top on my list. The network appears to have a lot of faith in the new series, handing it Gossip Girl's Monday 9 p.m. slot until that show returns. Life debuts on Jan 18, but let's take a peek at what we can expect.
What's it about? Lux, a 15-year old girl who's been passed around through the foster care system. As she approaches her sixteenth birthday, she decides to seek emancipation by tracking down her biological parents — Baze (a bar rat who has no clue that he's even a father) and Cate (a local radio DJ). Both thirty-somethings are having difficulty with the notion of growing up, but once the judge grants them temporary custody of Lux, they're forced to accept some very adult-like responsibility.
Who's in it? Shiri Appleby, Kerr Smith, Brittany Robertson, Kristoffer Polaha
The good: The promos are touting the show as Juno meets Gilmore Girls, and I'm crossing my fingers that it lives up. The witticism that's associated with both of those appears to be here in the pilot. Plus, I'm glad to see WB alums Kerr Smith (Dawson's Creek) and Shiri Appleby (Roswell) find a home again on their old parent network.
The bad: A big reason Gilmore Girls was such a success — other than the banter — was the relationship between Lorelei and Rory, and I'm just not feeling the same pull here with Lux and Cate. Also, it's more a warm-fuzzies kind of show which could be a challenge. Is the same audience that ogled over the Vanessa-Dan-Olivia threesome really going to be interested in a tame heartwarmer about an adopted teen?
Will I watch? Definitely — well, at least the first few episodes to give the show a fair shot. If it's anything like Gilmore Girls then I'll give it my allegiance. But if it loses steam a few weeks in, I may just tune out.
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