Whedon Back on TV!

Eliza Dushkuy re-teams with Whedon on Dollhouse!Despite almost making it big in movies, his Wonder Woman gig has been indefinitely shut down, so Joss Whedon is getting back to doing what fans love him for most: TV.

Today it was announced via Daily Variety that Whedon would return to the small screen with a show called “Dollhouse”, set to star former non-Buffy vampire slayer Eliza Dushku, which Fox just ordered a paltry seven episodes of.

The story involves a top-secret world of people who are programmed by a top-secret organization for top-secret missions, which could be romantic, physical or illegal, after which time they return to the titular “Dollhouse”, where their memories are erased as they are given a new set for their next mission. Dushku will play an agent who slowly becomes self-aware, which certainly complicates things.

Though Whedon didn’t intend to return to the small screen, a lunch out with Dushku changed all that. Can I just pause for a moment and remark how awesome it’d be if she called me up and asked me out to lunch? Sigh.

“It was a mistake!” Whedon told the trade. “I sat down with her to talk about her options, and acted all sage, saying things backwards like Yoda and laying out what I thought she should do. But in the course of doing it, I accidentally made one up. I told it to her, and she said, ‘That’s exactly what I want to do.'”

Such is the way for a genius, I guess. Keep it here for more on “Dollhouse” as we learn it!

Johnny Butane

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