Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” Season 2 comes to DVD and Blu-ray October 12, 2010 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Specs and cover art below. From creative mastermind Joss Whedon comes the second and final season of the sexy, suspenseful thriller Dollhouse on Blu-ray and DVD October 12 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The collectible set includes all 13 episodes of Dollhouse, a limited edition exclusive comic book, and bonus audio commentary by Joss Whedon and series writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Joss Whedon’s take on the ultimate identity theft follows a cast of Actives, or Dolls, who serve as agents of Dollhouse, an illegal underground organization providing elite clientele with programmable human beings. Personality imprints allow Actives to temporarily become anyone or anything—the perfect burglar, lover, spy or assassin. When the mission is completed, memories are wiped clean. The all-star Dollhouse cast is led by Eliza Dushku as Echo (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tru Calling, Angel) and Tahmoh… Continue Reading »
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Let’s face it, this isn’t that much of a surprise. The ratings have been abysmal, even with some positives from time-shifted numbers, Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” never really took off as Fox had expected, or was hoping for after giving it a year two commitment. As it turns out, maybe they should have saved “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” instead — or perhaps, it wouldn’t have mattered anyhow. Of course, it didn’t help putting the genre show on a night that has been given somber nicknames like Friday Night Death Slot and Graveyard Shift. That’s like going on a date with someone name “Body Odor Bob” and then wondering why he smells. In any case, the official word comes from THR, who reports that the network has officially closed the door on any further adventures of Eliza Dushku and the Dollhouse gang. The network also confirms that the show will return to the airwaves with all-new episodes on December 4th as… Continue Reading »
Love it or hate it, any show that allows the gorgeous Eliza Dushku to parade around onscreen acting like a slut in service of “story” is a-okay in my book. But apparently not so much for most Americans, because Whedon’s “Dollhouse” continues to struggle in the overnight ratings, though seems to be making up for it with time-shifted numbers, i.e. DVR’s, online viewing, etc. The latest bad news for “Dollhouse” comes from EW, who says that the FOX network apparently has so little faith in the show that it will be pulling Echo and company during the all-important November sweeps period, when networks typically run their strongest shows in order to elicit the most ratings, from which they set their ad rates. Once November is gone, FOX will bring back “Dollhouse” in December for back-to-back episodes on its usual Friday night time slot. Unfortunately for “Dollhouse” fans, EW doesn’t think there will be anymore new episodes once the show finishes… Continue Reading »
Here’s your first look at the delightful Summer Glau doing the first of her multi-episode arc on Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse”. Summer will make her first appearance in the 2.05 episode “Public Eye”, airing October 30, 2009. She will be playing a character named Bennett, a programmer who supposedly shares a past with Eliza Dushku’s Echo.
I haven’t been keeping up with “Dollhouse”. There’s really no reason for it, I just, well, have a lot of other things to do on Friday, and watching TV is really not one of them. I have a hard enough time finding room to watch my DVRs of “Stargate: Universe”. Having said that, if you are a fan of Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse”, then rest assured, FOX has officially announced that they will, indeed, air all 13 episodes of the show’s Season 2. As we speak, Whedon and company are shooting the eighth episode, and THR has confirmed via a phone call to Whedon that the fanboy favorite is currently writing the thirteenth episode. Since it’s looking unlikely that FOX will order more episodes for the current season, and a Season 3 is also looking gloom (but then again, ain’t it always?) given the show’s less than average ratings, Whedon plans, he says, on giving fans some “closure” with the 13th… Continue Reading »
Sounds like SyFy is pretty happy with Friday’s two-hour premiere of their latest new show, Stargate: Universe. Besides trumpeting the “best franchise premiere performance in four years”, the channel’s press release also took time out to get a rib kick into Joss Whedon’s poorly performing Dollhouse on network (i.e. free) TV. SYFY CONTINUES RATINGS ROLL AS STARGATE UNIVERSE POSTS BEST STARGATE FRANCHISE PREMIERE PERFORMANCE IN FOUR YEARS SGU Outdelivers FOX’s Dollhouse at 9PM New York, NY – October 3, 2009 – Following record ratings for Warehouse 13, Eureka, Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth during its most-watched third quarter ever, Syfy’s viewership surge since the July 7 brand evolution continued on Friday, October 2, when Stargate Universe premiered to the best franchise premiere performance in four years, drawing more than 2.3 million viewers – and besting FOX’s Dollhouse at 9PM (ET/PT). Stargate Universe, which stars Robert Carlyle, Lou Diamond Phillips and Ming-Na, grabbed 2.35 million total viewers along with a 1.7… Continue Reading »
Psyched for the return of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse to the FOX line-up? Well you better be, because if the ratings aren’t there, no amount of post-cancellation hullabaloo or petition signing is gonna get the network to bring the show back for a third go-around, so you Whedon fans best show up. Check out a promo video for the upcoming Season 2 to get you ready. The show returns to the line-up this Friday.
Despite the obvious and various charms of Eliza Dushku, I haven’t been able to keep up with “Dollhouse”. I have love for Joss Whedon, the creator of Dollhouse, for his previous work with Firefly and also Buffy, but Dollhouse didn’t immediately grab me and since I have had my attention span surgically removed as a child, most of the Dollhouse season passed me by. We have a small taste here of the unaired Dollhouse episode called Epitaph 1, soon to be showcased on the upcoming Season One release DVD. In it are reasons to believe. If anyone deserves the benefit of the doubt it’s Joss Whedon. Plus, this upcoming season we have the added attraction and addition of Summer Glau to the regular cast. I’ll definitely hit the first episode and see if Joss ups the drama. Thanks Empire.
Jamie Bamber is married to Eliza Dushku, but Tahmoh Penikett ain’t gonna like that. The two Battlestar Galactica vet face off in the Dollhouse’s Season 2 premiere, the 2.01 episode “Vows”. Promos from the upcoming episode, which premieres Friday, September 25th, below.
Whedon fanboys have been clamoring for it ever since Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles got the axed and Joss Whedon announced that it was a possibility four months ago, and now it’s official: Summer Glau will indeed be joining the cast of Whedon’s Dollhouse. According to THR’s Live Feed, Glau will be joining the show’s upcoming Season 2 as a recurring character named Bennett (her last name, I assume, as she doesn’t look like any “Bennett” I’ve ever seen, if you know what I mean), who is described as a Dollhouse employee who shares a secret past with Eliza Dushku’s Echo character. What are the chances that that “secret past” involves a lesbian love affair? Only in my fantasies, buckaroos. (And the thousands of Whedon fans out there, I presume.) Other actors making appearances in the show’s second season include two Battlestar Galactica castaways, Jamie Bamber as a charismatic businessman who ends up as Echo’s husband (probably cause he paid… Continue Reading »
Granted, Joss Whedon fans will watch pretty much anything with the man’s name stamped on it, but for everyone else it helps to have a star like Eliza Dushku. Check out the latest poster for Fox’s upcoming Dollhouse Season 2 featuring its star. According to THR’s Live Feed, this is an official poster for the upcoming season. The tagline is interesting, but come on, it’s all about the Dushku, am I right? Dollhouse Season 2 returns September 25 on Fridays. And in case you missed it, check out more Dollhouse Season 2 promos here.
Eliza Dushku brings the Dollhouse crew back for a second season, thanks to a decision by FOX to renew Joss Whedon’s show while sending Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to the junkyard. Here are some promo images from the second season. Yes, I’m still just a tad bitter. The show stars Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz, Olivia Williams, Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj, and returns September 18, 2009 on Friday 9/8 central with its Season 2 premiere.
I don’t know about you, but I was one of the people who was shocked when the Powers That Be at the FOX network decided to cancel Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, while giving Joss Whedon’s show Dollhouse a second season. Really? Dollhouse over Terminator? It just didn’t seem right. Anyways, the second season of Dollhouse is coming back Fridays starting on September 25, 2009 at 9/8 central time, and here’s a new promo shot of Eliza Dushku doing her Echo thing. Girl looks good, I’ll give her that, although these new batch of Dollhouse promos can’t possibly match the near-nude ones she did last year. Now those were promos!
With her show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles now canceled by the geniuses over at FOX, Summer Glau is looking for a job. Say, how about reuniting with her Firefly and “Serenity” bud Joss Whedon over at his new show Dollhouse? You know, the show that got renewed despite being of way lesser quality than Glau’s own Terminator show? Yeah, that one. Maybe Whedon can get her on the show as compensation? Michael Ausiello over at EW thinks it’s a very real possibility: The noise you’re about to hear is the sound of the Whedonverse exploding. Joss confirms to me exclusively that, well, he’s one step ahead of you. “If anybody thinks [bringing Summer onto Dollhouse] hasn’t occurred to me already then they have not met me,” he says. “I mentioned it to her before [SCC] was canceled. I was like, ‘You know, we should get you in the ‘house.’ But first we have to come up with something that… Continue Reading »
With the networks officially kicking off their upfront presentations this month, we’ve now gotten official (and in some cases, semi-official) confirmations about which shows are coming back, which ones are gone, and what new offerings will be available to the genre fans out there. The schedule for the upfronts are: FOX’s begins today, followed by ABC on Tuesday, and CBS on Wednesday. NBC already did theirs earlier this month. THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED WHEN APPROPRIATE NBC: It was recently confirmed that Chuck will return for a third, albeit shorter season (more info here), while Heroes will also be back for a fourth season. Meanwhile, the fantasy/parallel Earth show Kings is dead in the water, and so is the new Knight Rider despite a lot of tinkering. The net’s supernatural show Medium is also gone from the network, but didn’t stay gone long. It’s now at CBS. New additions include the mind-reading The Listener and the post-apocalyptic Day One. FOX:… Continue Reading »