It's all over for "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"

Whether or not a film ever happens or not is still to be decided, but as of today "Buffy", the series, is dead. Joss Whedon confirmed the news to Variety today saying that this season will be the last for the show – both he and Sarah Michelle Gellar made the mutual decision to move on. The seven-season run will end with an hour-long episode penned and directed by Whedon titled "Chosen". "We’re not going to end it by saying, ‘There can be no "Buffy" no more,’" Whedon said. "But it definitely has a message of emotional and thematic closure that’s as important as anything we’ve said."Although UPN doesn’t have the rights to a "Buffy" spin-off, executives have indicated their interest and Whedon said he’s willing. The timetable is up in the air, however. "I think ideally the best thing to do would be to wait and not rush anything," Whedon added. "There are paradigms that I’ve posited that could start next year — (but) whatever came next, it would have to have at its center an idea as worthy as (‘Buffy’ and spinoff ‘Angel’) were. And somebody who’s pretty."