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Joss Whedon to Receive Producers Guild's Vanguard Award

While Joss Whedon may still be saddened by Fox's recent cancellation of 'Dollhouse,' it looks like the Producers Guild of America will be providing the writer-producer-director with some sort of compensation. Variety reports that Whedon will receive the organization's Vanguard Award, which recognizes achievements in new media and technology, at the 21st Annual PGA Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 24....

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Six degrees of Joss Whedon

So I was watching an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show this weekend. What does this have to do with Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Firefly mastermind Joss Whedon? Read on. The episode I was watching was "Scratch My Car and Die," the one where Rob buys a new sports car and Laura accidentally scratches it while shopping. Watching the credits (I often watch the credits to see who was in an episode and then I run to the comptuer to check the IMdB to see what else they've done, if they're still alive, etc) I noticed that it was written by someone named John Whedon. Now, Whedon isn't the most common name, and he did work in television, so I checked and...yup, it's Joss Whedon's grandfather! He wrote another episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show and also wrote episodes of Leave It To Beaver, The Donna Reed Show, The Wonderful World of Disney, and several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show (though it's hard to figure out how many exactly with the IMdB's odd credits system). Whedon died in 1991....

Joss Whedon interview on Fanboy Radio today

Fans of Joss Whedon will want to point their browsers over to Fanboy Radio today at 6PM CST. They'll be having an interview that also features questions from the fans. If you have a query for Whedon, you can also go to the Fanboy forum and add it to the list. Look for Goners, Wonder Woman, the Buffy and X-Men comics, and the possible future of Firefly to all factor into the conversation. I would expect that Veronica Mars just might come up as well, since Whedon once referred to it as "Best. Show. Ever." . And if this is too short notice for you, the show will be rebroadcast Tuesday at 1PM CST. [ via whedonesque ]...

Comic-Con: Joss Whedon panel report

Who's the King of Comic-Con? Kevin Smith or Joss Whedon? Kevin may have pulled ahead with this afternoon's Heroes announcement, but Joss' fans come bearing gifts. Seriously. At least half the people asking questions had gifts to lay at the master's feet. Fortunately for us, Joss came equipped with a gift or two himself. If you don't want one Buffy Season 8 spoiler, don't follow the jump....

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TV Squad Ten: Joss Whedon's big bads

Before pondering the meaning of identity on Dollhouse, Joss Whedon gave us some great shows featuring iconic heroes and some really nasty but unforgettable villains. Unlike Dollhouse, most of Whedon's earlier shows featured a "big bad," a major villain who caused trouble throughout an entire season, or series, for the heroes and their friends. Luckily, Whedon's heroes always managed to outwit these evildoers, but they couldn't stop them from stealing scenes and making the Whedonverse a very, very dangerous place to live. Let's take a look back at some of Whedon's best "big bads" that made life a living hell for Buffy, Angel and Captain Mal....

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Help Joss Whedon get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Even if you're not a Whedonite yourself, you've got to give it up for the fans of Joss Whedon. The Buffy, Angel and Firefly fanatics have created a community that has held multiple nationwide fundraisers for Whedon's favorite charitable organization Equality Now and single-handedly acted as the grassroots marketing engine behind Whedon's directorial film debut Serenity. Let's just say, they're a nice bunch. A group of those fans has now turned its attention to honoring Whedon with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their collective reasoning is sorta sweet. "It's a tangible way to show respect by giving him something else to add to his legacy and to show how much he means to us...It's not all about Joss...It's about family, not the one we are born into by blood, but the one that Joss created out of his work...We cannot give him the prestigious awards; most of us are not on any academy boards, nor people that have a choice of nominations." Sorta makes you tear up a bit, doesn't it? Pop culture making the...

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Joss Whedon to direct episode of The Office

Rumor has it that Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly mastermind Joss Whedon will be directing an episode of The Office. Considering that Scranton is situated right over a Hellmouth, it makes perfect sense. The rumor first surfaced on both Televisionary and FilmIck, but has been confirmed by Joss himself over on Whedonesque. (Scroll way down to see his two cents.) As connoisseurs of the Whedon oeuvre may remember, Joss got his start writing for the sitcom Rosanne. He earned his television directing chops care of Buffy, Angel and Firefly. What should we expect from this most inspired of pairings - long master shots through the entire office, sequences done entirely in silence and lots of Pam's feet? Probably not, but I bet we're in for at least one guaranteed heartbreaker of a moment between Pam and Jim. Whedon's awfully good at bringing the funny and the waterworks, but so long as he's not actually writing the episode, I feel relatively safe. I wouldn't want anyone to die on us. It's not that kind of show so...

Guest starring on Veronica Mars: Joss Whedon?

I may have made mention at one point in my Spoilers Anonymous column about Kevin Smith making an appearance in an episode of Veronica Mars next season. Now there's unconfirmed word out that Joss Whedon will be appearing on the sixth episode of the new season, playing the part of a "testy rental car manager." Seriously guys, I love the show too! Can I get a guest spot? Oh that's right, I need to be a writing and directing genius first. I'll get right on that.Related:Joss Whedon in awe of Veronica Mars...

Joss Whedon Directing 'Glee.' Which Other TV Writers Should, Too?

Just in case you thought Fox's 'Glee' couldn't get any more geeky-yet-fabulous: Joss Whedon is directing an upcoming episode of the musical high school dramedy. The 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Dollhouse' creator, who famously masterminded the all-singing 'Once More, With Feeling' episode of 'Buffy' and last year's online musical hit 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,' confirmed the news (first broken at EW.com) Monday on his own blog. "I'm going to do my best not to gush like a fanboy for eight straight days on set," Whedon wrote....

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Joss Whedon producing web musical

The man never stops working, even during a writer's strike. According to his blog, Joss Whedon has finished writing a web musical consisting of three ten-minute episodes. The show is called Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and will star Neil Patrick Harris as Doctor Horrible and Nathan Fillion (who played Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Joss' previous works Firefly and Serenity) as Captain Hammer. On top of all this, he's still working on the television show Dollhouse and writing comics....

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Could Joss Whedon be in FX's future? - TCA Report

FX is one of the few cable networks that does an executive session here at the press tour, and for good reason: they've having a heck of a good last couple of years, on both the comedy and drama fronts. And they seem to be very high on their new shows in development, including Justified, Louie, and a new show from Shawn Ryan called Terriers. But network president John Landgraf mentioned that he's having lunch in the next few weeks with someone whose presence on the network could be potentially very interesting. "I think I'm supposed to have lunch with Joss Whedon in two or three weeks," he told us, adding, "I have enormous respect for him." Of course, a lunch doesn't mean that a Whedon-produced show is in the works. But the prospect of a Whedon show on FX in the next year or two is intriguing, given the network's envelope-pushing style. What do you folks think an FX show by Joss Whedon would look like?...

Joss Whedon on directing The Office - VIDEO

My Name Is Earl and The Office are still working at reaching those viewer numbers from the Must See TV of a few years ago. But what they lack in audience, they are making up for with cool. How else do you explain the ability of the two to draw such a collection of guest stars and guest directors? Joss Whedon is joining Harold Ramis and J. J. Abrams as a member of the Office directorial pool. Julia mentioned this last month, but now there is a video on YouTube where Joss talks about why he decided to work on the show. He also says that in doing something like this the director needs to be anonymous and that this will not be "The Joss Whedon episode." Looking at the clips that go along with the interview though, I don't think the writers got that message. It looks like the Joss Whedon episode. Video is after the jump and contains spoilers, just so you know. [ via whedonesque ]...

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Joss Whedon on Directing Neil Patrick Harris in 'Glee'

Tonight's episode of 'Glee' is definitely a must-see viewing extravaganza. First, Neil Patrick Harris guest-stars as Bryan Ryan, Mr. Schuester's former high school nemesis who causes trouble for the glee club. Second, it's directed by Joss Whedon, who also directed Harris in 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.' Thrilling on many levels. I sat in on a conference call and got the scoop on tonight's episode. And no, Whedon wouldn't talk about 'The Avengers,' but he had plenty to say about the wonders of 'Glee' and how much fun he had directing this episode....

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Dollhouse -- An early look

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Joss Whedon's new television brainchild, particularly since it became slated for Friday nights (it premieres on Feb. 13 at 9 PM ET). It's difficult to judge a Joss Whedon show by a single episode since the creator relies so much on serialized storytelling, so let's start with the facts. Joss Whedon is a versatile writer and has no difficulty in producing shows that nobody expects. For example, Firefly was nothing like Buffy. Similarly, Dollhouse is very different than Whedon's previous television ventures. This could be why Fox relegated it to Fridays. Perhaps they fear change....

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Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon! Our Favorite Whedon-y Moments

All hail the great and powerful Joss. All hail his mighty pen that doth slay vampires, galactic empires, super-villains and evil corporate conglomerates alike. Verily he is a most excellent wizard of the pen and camera. Seriously, today is Joss Whedon's birthday (just don't ask his age. OK, he's 46) and to celebrate in a 'Buffy'-'Angel'-'Firefly'-'Dr. Horrible'-'Dollhouse' sort of way, there will be video of our favorite moments from each sample of the Whedon collection. In the interest of being off-beat (which is as good a tribute to the maestro himself as anything), I will list the examples in reverse-chronological order from their initial debut. Also, since this is a television blog, I'm restricting the example to his television efforts. I'm also adding 'Dr. Horrible,' because it was so cool....

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