When done right a teen series can become iconic and go on for many seasons, making its stars some of the biggest TV stars of their time. To the dismay of fans, many of these stars don’t continue on in the spotlight and new shows and stars take over. While some moved into films, others turned to other career opportunities behind the scenes, and others ended up joining series that just weren’t as successful as the one that made them popular. No matter how much time goes by, fans are still hoping these 12 former teen series stars will make their big TV comeback:
12. Sarah Michelle Gellar
There is absolutely no doubt that Sarah Michelle Gellar is still one of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood, but her on-screen career has slowed down considerably. She has become a pop culture icon thanks to her role as Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 1996-2003, but after the show she mostly turned to movies with roles in Scooby-Doo, The Grudge franchise, The Air I Breathe, and Veronika Decides to Die. While she did attempt more television success with Ringer in 2011 and The Crazy Ones in 2013, both series were cancelled after only one season and she hasn’t made another return since. While she is still doing well with the release of her cook book and focusing on her personal life with her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. and their two kids, many would love to see her once again starring in a hit TV show!