Details emerge on Whedon's Dollhouse

When word got out that Joss Whedon was working on a new show called Dollhouse, details on the show were slim. Even without much information, devoted fans of the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Angel vowed to watch Dollhouse simply because Whedon's name was attached to it.

Finally, some more information on the project has surfaced, courtesy of a production notice posted by the blog Spoiler TV. The notice tells a bit of what was already known: Eliza Dushku (who worked with Whedon previously on Buffy) will star as a woman involved in a secret project that uses people for various tasks and erases their memories afterward.

But from there, the notice gets a little more specific. The participants, referred to as "Actives" or "Dolls," can have memories and personalities uploaded into their minds in order to complete the various assignments, which span "jobs, crimes, fantasies, and the occasional good deeds." When their work is done, their memories are erased and they go back to living, unaware, at their lab which is known as "The Dollhouse."

In the show, the operation is "highly illegal" and under threat from a few sources. A federal agent is looking to shut the whole thing down, as is a one-time renegade Active. The plot of the show involves Dushku's character, an Active in the program, becoming self-aware and understanding who she is.

The show also added two producers last week, Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who were recently unemployed for all of about 24 hours. The pair were just let go from their jobs as producers on Women's Murder Club, but were quickly snatched up by Whedon to work on Dollhouse. Their names may also sound familiar for a few other reasons: They served as producers on Angel and The Shield.

"Dollhouse is going to be an awesome show," Craft told The Kansas City Star, "but it's a hard show to sum up in one sentence."

"It will be intelligent and intricate and have amazing characters," Fain said. "It's a show about what it means to be human."

Dollhouse is expected to begin shooting in Los Angeles in April.

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Apr 11, 2008
I'm skeptical about the plot but I've missed Eliza since tru calling was brought to a halt. will give this a try and see what's in store.
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Mar 20, 2008
Wheedon is awesome but I'm not sure Eliza Dushku can carry the lead in a series. Sorry but her acting skills were always a bit hit or miss. When she is supposed to show "frustration" she always moves her head to one side and then brushes her hair back. Hoping for the best anyway.
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Mar 19, 2008
Can't wait! It's about time Eliza starred in another show (loved her in Tru Calling), and you can't get any more hyped about a show made by Joss! I'm extremely excited about this show and its concept.
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Mar 19, 2008
anything Whedon does....I'll watch



especially with Eliza in it....DEFINITELY checking this show out
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Mar 10, 2008
It does prove that Joss is a fan of English Television because the plot is straight from Joe 90 a classic Gerry Anderson puppet series from the 1960 where the boy secret agent had personalities implanted to suit his assignment. Very ahead of its time, as a lot of Gerry Andersons work was.

I am sure its due for an update and who better to do it that the master JW
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Mar 09, 2008
This show sounds amazing, 1 we have Joss Whedon, nuff said. 2 we have Eliza Dushku, who managed to make even Tru Calling watchable, 3 those two producers mentioned I have not really heard of, but for how good they are see 1. I just hope this show doesn't suffer from what I like to call "The Curse of Serenity Valley". Those who go to Serenity never leave. This curse has caused the death of FF and Wonder Woman but also Drive and even the premature demise of Angel. Sometimes I wonder if Joss refused to hire a relative or girlfriend of some powerful mover shaker in the biz, and he has sabotaged his career ever since....
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Mar 08, 2008
Anything with Joss is worth keeping an eye on. Add Eliza to the mix and its... well I have to watch this.
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Mar 07, 2008
Too bad Dushku is lead, better they would have found someone else or even new.
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Mar 07, 2008
please more details like I'm glad Eliza is the star of the show and not *cough* SMG but who will be the supporting cast so I can track down their previous work and watch it like a good fanboy does lol
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Mar 06, 2008
So ready to see Eliza back with Joss. Great news!
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Mar 06, 2008
I hope more familiar face as Dushku will apear on this show, can't wait for a premiere date :D
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Mar 06, 2008
You know the story & dialouge will be amazing (see Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity) Can't wait for news of the premiere date!
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Mar 06, 2008
...this sounds like...crap. Joss, where is Firefly Season 2 damnit!
I thought this was a joke at first, please tell me this show is a joke....
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Mar 06, 2008
Finally, some news about this show. Can't wait for an air date.
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Mar 05, 2008
I have been waiting for news on this one for a long time! Happy to hear it is going into production, finally!
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Mar 05, 2008
Sorry to see the girls leave Women's Murder Club glad they got snatched up by Joss for Dollhouse :) It's all good.
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Mar 05, 2008
Anything Joss does will get me to watch! Can't wait! I just hope the rest of the cast is good
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Mar 05, 2008
sounds great. I like Eliza alot and I hope it sticks around longer than Tru Calling did. GO JOSS!!
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Mar 05, 2008
Will definately be worth checking out.
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Mar 05, 2008
OMG! this is teh awesome!!!1!
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Mar 05, 2008
Anthing Joss touches turns to gold!!!
Can't wait =)
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Mar 05, 2008
Looking forward to seeing the show, sounds like a good idea, willing to give it a chance.
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Mar 05, 2008
Buffy and Firefly surpassed awesome, and Angel till today is the best programme I've ever watched.



Season 3 of Buffy was my fave mainly due to Faith. So yea. Awesomeness.
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Mar 05, 2008
*excited* :D
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Mar 05, 2008
Awesome!!! Can't wait for this to air :)
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Mar 05, 2008
Joss Whedon= It's gonna be awesome!
Eliza Dushku= It's gonna be just.. more awesome!
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Mar 05, 2008
This is going to be awesome. I luv anything whedon does. Eliza is the cherry on the sundae.
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Mar 05, 2008
I just hope the show last longer than "Firefly".
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Mar 05, 2008
YAY, can't fricken wait
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Mar 05, 2008
two thumbs up way up .............
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Mar 05, 2008
Awesome I love Eliza. Can't wait to see her on tv again. I miss her playing Tru Calling and having a Faith spinoff would be really cool to.
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Mar 05, 2008
Sounds good,But I would like it better if "Eliza Dushku" Did a Buffy Spin-off Called Faith I beat That would be a bigger hit then doll house would Be The slayer She Played Called Faith Was such a cool character She was asked to do that but terned it down! And It would have been so cool I Love The Angel series But I Would Like a Faith series! It Would just be so cool!!!!!!!!!! He should ask her if she would do that again! and the other thing I'm not liking about Dollhouse! Is that Theres Gonna Be No Vampires at all! We Need alot More Buffy Spin-Offs and most of all a Faith That Would be the best buffy Spin-off at lest theres gonna Be Ripper I'm gonna watch that no matter what! Hey we should get a willow "Witch" Buffy Spin-off
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Mar 05, 2008
eliza back on tv has got to be good...
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Mar 05, 2008
this looks interesting...
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Mar 05, 2008
Tried to get TV.com to make a page for Dollhouse but nope, hopefully they will now! c'mon its joss! Personally I'm hoping the BUFFY reunion goes well ;)
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Mar 04, 2008
I love Eliza and all Joss projects so Im sure this will not disappoint!! Cant wait!
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Mar 04, 2008
Seeing as I LOVED Angel, Buffy and Firefly (And almost everything else Joss Whedon has done)I'm sure this will be a great show. Eliza Dushku is also so attractive that she is reason enough for me to watch this show.

I do however wish for even MORE details.
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Mar 04, 2008
cant wait i have always loved anything joss has done and I will be sure to watch this one
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Mar 04, 2008
can't wait for this show
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