"Did I fall asleep?"
"For a little while."
And if given the choice, fans of Joss Whedon everywhere would probably have fallen asleep last year with an alarm set for February 13th. Because after that interminable wait, this is the night when Joss returns to weekly network television after almost five years.
Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon has a total talent crush on Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku, and isn't afraid to let people know. After speaking with Dushku over the phone, it's obvious that Whedon's feelings are more than reciprocated.
For the week of February 9-February 15: It's a busy week featuring the debut of an anticipated sci-fi series, one of cable's best drama actors guest-starring in one of primetime's best comedies, and the return of a reality staple. On the Web, we've got an interview with two Heroes as well as an interview with the heroic crew of Flight 1549.
Joss Whedon's Dollhouse is just over a week away from making its debut, and there is still some uncertainty of how it will turn out. The sci-fi show's production has been a roller-coaster ride already, with high expectations and horror stories sharing the same track. In a conference call with reporters this morning, Whedon addressed Dollhouse's ups and downs, shared updates on the show's current status, and gushed over his lead Eliza Dushku.
There's plenty to watch this week both on television and online, leading off with the broadcast that everyone will be watching: The Super Bowl. But in the meantime, TV.com has plenty of goodies online, including sneak peeks at Joss Whedon's new show, Dollhouse.
HI, EVERYBODY. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD RUMBLINGS OF THIS A FEW WEEKS BACK, BUT TODAY NEW YORK COMIC CON CAN OFFICIALLY REVEAL THAT POP CULTURE ICON JOSS WHEDON WILL ATTEND ITS 2009 EVENT AS A SPECIAL GUEST AND PREMIERE THE FIRST ACT OF HIS UPCOMING TELEVISION SERIES DOLLHOUSE TO CONVENTION ATTENDEES. READ MORE...
Dollhouse's pilot isn't going to blow away anyone who isn't a die-hard Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) fan, but the potential for a very strong season is definitely here. In fact, some Joss fans may not even like it right away as most of Joss' trademarks are absent--there's almost no witty back-and-forth dialogue and the show seems to be exhibit Joss' more serious side.
Midseason used to be the time when networks dumped junk on viewers. It was the betamax of the television season, but no more--early 2009 promises some great returns and some promising debuts. We count down the 10 shows we're looking most forward to in the first three months of the year…and it looks like we'll have plenty to watch!
As fall's new shows begin to feel stale, a whole new group of series step in to make the airwaves shine again! Check out our schedule of 2009 midseason replacements, complete with video previews and more!
When you're the editor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Joss Whedon here on TV.com, you had better be on your game--it's a daunting task. However, said game comes fairly easily to Grailwolf, a level 53 member of TV.com's community and self-professed sci-fi geek. Recently, Grailwolf took some time out from his busy schedule to chat with us about himself, Joss, and how to fix Heroes.
So far, the 2008 fall season has largely been enjoyed by CBS thanks to its stock of ratings-rich procedurals. But come 2009, Fox may once again regain its title as most-watched network because its midseason lineup is loaded--and you'll never guess where Dollhouse ended up.
It's a showrunner's job to craft a unique universe, create compelling characters, and tell stories that viewers tune in for week after week. And sometimes, it's a network's job to ruin all of that and turn a show into junk.
Fox's Dollhouse, from creator Joss Whedon, was potentially headed down that dangerous road as evidenced by the show's stop in production back in September, but Whedon wanted to clear up a few things for his fans.
Joss Whedon knows quality work when he sees it, and he should. As the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Whedon is revered as a god in some of the geekier circles.