Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon told fans on the unofficial Bronze Beta message board that the highly anticipated musical episode of his UPN show will run about eight minutes long in its initial broadcast--the only time it will air with the added footage. "Tuesday night [Nov. 6] is the ONLY TIME the show will be broadcast in its entirety," Whedon posted on Oct. 31. "It will run again, but deep cuts will have to be made--UPN are gods for letting us run (a total of eight minutes) long, but they can't do it on the rerun too."
Whedon added that he plans to put out a soundtrack to the episode, for which he wrote all the lyrics and music to be performed by the regular Buffy cast. "We're definitely going to put one out, but it may take a while cuz of contract bull$@&%, MAN it's been a nightmare trying to set that up," Whedon posted. "I'm hoping to have a place at BuffUPN for people to log on and click if they're interested in buying it." The episode, "Once More With Feeling," airs at 8 p.m. PT/ET.