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Women's Murder Club creators find new gig

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 27th 2008 4:42PM
women's murder club press tourJust last week, TV Squad reported that the creators and executive producers of the ABC drama Women's Murder Club, Sarah Fain and Elizabeth Craft, were replaced by Robert Nathan. Before you could say "Holy homicide, Batman," the two writers were quickly offered jobs from their old boss, Joss "Firefly" Whedon. Whedon has a development deal with Fox for a project called Dollhouse. He contacted Fain and Craft because he knew their work from Angel where they were co-story editors.

According to Fain, Whedon emailed as soon as the word got out that they were available. "Joss said 'I'm really sorry - and is it too soon to ask you to work on Dollhouse?" Getting an offer so quickly was a real relief to the ladies. Said Craft, "It cushioned the blow."

The show is set to begin production in six weeks with Fain and Craft, Whedon's first hires to the writing staff. Fox has ordered seven episodes of Dollhouse. Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Faith, Eliza Dushku, is headlining the sci-fi drama.

Dushku's character on Dollhouse is called Echo. "She's a member of a group of men and women who are imprinted with different personalities for different assignments. In between tasks they are mind-wiped, living like children in Dollhouse, a futuristic dorm/lab. They have no memories of their previous lives, until Echo begins to try to find out who she was."

[via TV Barn]

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I'm really looking forward to Whedon's new show. And it's SO Whedon to do something like this, he seems like a geniuinely great guy who does the right thing and treats people he works with well.

Hope they give Dollhouse more of a chance to get its viewership than Firefly which was out the door before it even started properly.

February 28 2008 at 3:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Geraci

Not so much crime-solving, as goverment spy, and not so much amnesiac, as different personalities that the character doesn't remember because they were imprinted with the personalities in the first place. Sure, there are shades of past TV series here, as there should be with any good concept.

I am so looking forward to this, and glad that Dollhouse wasn't one of the projects that was axed because of the strike.

February 27 2008 at 7:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds very interesting. But wasn't this already done? Amnesiac crime solving detective tries to find clues to his/her past life? Can't think of the show but it sounds very familiar.

February 27 2008 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm really looking forward to Joss Whedons new show on fox, not so much its eventual cancellation.

February 27 2008 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Although I'm not a major fan of Joss Whedon's work, I have a lot of respect for how loyal he is to the writers who have worked under him over the years-unlike some other producers in the tv biz.

February 27 2008 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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