Sarah Michelle Gellar is making a comeback to TV thanks to Fox as the network has picked up her new limited series “Sometimes I Lie.” Based on a novel by BBC journalist Alice Feeney, the project is being executive produced by Gellar and Ellen DeGeneres.

Deadline reports that Fox gave a script commitment to the potential series with penalty. DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production put the adaptation into development back in January. Oscar-nominated writer Robin Swicord will be penning the series adaptation based on the 2017 international bestseller.

In the series, Gellar portrays Amber Reynolds, a woman who lands in a coma and doesn't know how she got there--but she knows it wasn't by accident. As the series takes place with flashes of her childhood, the week before her coma and the present, she tries piecing together what happened. All she knows is that her life is in danger, and someone--either her unloving husband, her secret-keeping sister or her obsessive ex-boyfriend--is not being truthful.

Other than “Sometimes I Lie”, Gellar is also developing and starring in “Other People’s Houses” for Fox. The second series is also based on a book by Abbi Waxman that is being described as a crossover between “Big Little Lies” and “Catastrophe.” The novel follows nine people living in a quiet Los Angeles neighborhood of Larchmont Village. Former “Ringer” EPs Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder will be working on the upcoming dramedy.

Should either show get a series order, it will be Gellar’s newest TV gig after her stint on CBS’ “The Crazy Ones”, which was canceled in 2014. Of course, she is known for her run in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” from 1997 to 2003 for The WB Network.

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Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California January 8, 2014. REUTERS