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Joss Whedon Returns to TV with DOLLHOUSE

November 1, 2007 by  

Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku

Joss Whedon fans around the globe are all a flutter today with the news that the TV genius is back to the small screen with a new show called DOLLHOUSE. The show, starring Buffy alum (and Boston gal) Eliza Dushku, has already been picked up for seven episodes by Fox. Whedon broke the news of his new endeavor to E!’s Kristin Dos Santos just yesterday.

The premise of the show sounds absolutely amazing!!

Echo (Eliza Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody’s fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlandish, uplifting, sexual and/or very illegal. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the Dollhouse, with no memory of their assignments—or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo’s burgeoning self-awareness, and her desire to know who she was before, a desire that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse.

How incredibly delicious does that sound? I can’t wait!! And I promise NOT to miss the boat of this Whedon show. See I am one of the few that never watched Buffy and missed the whole Serenity/Firefly phenomenon. My friend Rae looks at me with disdain when I tell her that I best know Joss Whedon from his guest stint on Veronica Mars and from The Office episode he has directed (last season’s ‘Business School’ and tonight’s ‘Branch Wars’). I’m joking of course. Although I may never have seen Whedon’s past projects I do understand that only a true genius (or mad man) can attract the loyal following he has. And for Dollhouse I’ll be on board!!

Kristin Dos Santos has MUCH more from Joss, including the very interesting story about how this show came to be, both the idea and with the studio, news of when it might start, and how the writer’s strike will affect the launch date. She also gets a chats with Dollhouse sta, Eliza Dushku.

So if you are a fan of Joss Whedon, or just a fan of TV in general, check out the exclusive interview here.

Photo courtesy of E!

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7 Responses to “Joss Whedon Returns to TV with DOLLHOUSE”

  1. Joss Whedon Returns to TV with DOLLHOUSE — All This Nonsense on November 1st, 2007 7:51 am

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  2. Crystal on November 1st, 2007 10:22 am

    OMG I cannot believe you have never watched Buffy, Angel, or Firefly! At the very least you need to go out and rent or buy all 7 seasons of Buffy and watch them. I guarantee that you will not regret it. As for Joss coming back to television with a new show… I say its about time! Although the fact that this new show will air on FOX is not exactly giving me hope that it will last. They showed several episodes of Firefly out of order and didn’t even bother to market it. FOX is notorious for pulling the plug early on shows that don’t immediately have a huge audience. I hope they let Joss handle the show his way and give it time to amass a following if its not a breakaway hit from the get go.

  3. Paige on November 1st, 2007 10:34 am

    This show sounds a little bit too much like that Scarlett Johanson/ Ewan McGregor movie The Island.

  4. Kristi on November 1st, 2007 11:44 am

    Wow, that sounds awesome… I love Eliza from “Tru Calling” which is one of the reasons I’m a little leery about watching this show. As someone above said; Fox lives to kill shows before their time and often screws them over until the ratings show what they expected to happen.

  5. katayla on November 1st, 2007 11:48 am

    This was JUST the thing to keep me from obsessing about the strike too much. I need some new Joss Whedon.

  6. Patty on November 1st, 2007 12:15 pm

    Color me excited. I love Joss and I love LOVE Eliza!

    Go back and start watching Buffy. Maybe a December Buffy marathon is called for! (come on, what else are you going to do between eating and family?)

  7. Joss Whedon Back on Television! | Two Guys, a Girl and a Blog on November 1st, 2007 5:19 pm

    […] We’re absolutely ecstatic that Joss will have a new show on TV, and this premise sounds amazing. I haven’t been whole since Buffy, Angel, or Firefly left the airwaves. Let’s hope this will fill that void. You can find a link to the original story with more info on DOLLHOUSE here. […]