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Dollhouse: Epitaph One

(S01E13) This episode of Dollhouse never actually aired on Fox, and in fact, it's not going to. I'm not sure why, though, because I thought it was fantastic. Yes, it was a dramatic departure from what had gone before, but despite its unique presentation, it offered some amazing insight into the world of Whedon's Dollhouse, and its future. "Epitaph One" will be available on the Dollhouse: Season One DVD, available July 28, 2009. It was also screened this past weekend at Comic-Con. Even though I wasn't there, I did manage to get my hands on it, so join me, if you will, for a very spoilery look at the true season finale of Dollhouse....

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Dollhouse: True Believer

(S01E05) Among other things we've learned from tonight's episode of Dollhouse is that those who live in a cult can sing in perfect harmony. Mostly likely due to brainwashing. We've also learned that certain members of the U.S. Senate are well aware of the Dollhouse's existence, making it even less likely that Agent Ballard will succeed in his mission of bringing the place down....

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Can the DVR Save 'Dollhouse'?

Eliza Dushku's jill-of-all-trades operative Echo finds new danger every week on 'Dollhouse' but now she has a new ally at her back: your DVR. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox has granted the modestly-rated series a reprieve -- and an order of 13 episodes -- because its numbers ballooned when viewers who recorded the show and watched it later were accounted for. The sci-fi drama's season 2 premiere on September 25 drew only a 1.0 share among adults 18-49 during the show's Friday night graveyard airing, but viewership in that group jumped 50 percent when counting 'Dollhouse's' "Live+7" rating -- people who record the show on their DVRs and watch it within seven days....

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Reaper guy joins Dollhouse

I'm kinda amazed that FOX's Dollhouse is coming back for another season. This isn't a commentary on how good or bad the show was, but didn't it just have the smell of a show that wasn't going to come back for a second go around? The ratings dropped, critics and fans were mixed on the quality, and they even released a first season DVD set with an extra episode. It just seemed like it would be one of those culty sci-fi shows that FOX cancels early. But the second season premieres on September 25. Ray Wise, who played the Devil on The CW's short-lived but loved-by-many Reaper, is joining the cast of the FOX sci-fi drama....

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Dollhouse: Gray Hour

(S01E04) Why hire an Active to be a midwife for a baby delivery? Surely a real midwife must be a lot cheaper. Unless you need a midwife that is also a champion skier that reads Sanskrit. In the beginning, I wondered if Echo was going to be victimized by a man (or group of men) every week until she turned all master criminal on us. For some reason, I was under the impression that the Actives were only for romantic or altruistic purposes (despite the illegal nature of the business). Obviously, I was mistaken. I can actually understand the logic of going to the Dollhouse for a master safecracker or any sort of high tech criminal activity. People who can perform those activities are legitimately rare and expensive. With the Dollhouse, you get a one-stop-shop for all your illegal needs. With Taffy, "blue skies" is the new "five by five". It was kind of neat to see two different actresses play the same character. I found it funny how Sierra, when imprinted with Taffy's personality, knew exactly where she put the...

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More Dollhouse casting announced

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse is becoming the "it" show, the show everyone is looking forward to and talking about (unless, of course, you didn't like Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Firefly). We've already told you that Eliza Dushku was signed to star in the show and that Battlestar Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett had joined her (along with Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj, and Fran Kranz from Welcome to the Captain, which I doubt will be back on CBS next season), and now comes word about other cast additions that will thrill fans of a show about a vampire (no, not this one). ...

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Dollhouse: Man on the Street

(S01E06) So this is the biggie. The episode that changes everything. Did it have to be on the same night as the series finale of Battlestar Galactica? It looks like the rumors aren't true. At least, not this week. Somewhat disappointing, but they could prove true before season's end. Tonight's episode wasn't so much about Echo as it was about the Dollhouse itself and how the world perceives it. It also discussed (via documentary) the moral and philosophical implications of such a place, the sort of questions that Joss Whedon excels at exploring (good thing he wrote the episode)....

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Dollhouse plot details revealed

I am a true whore for any Whedon universe. I thank the Powers That Be for DVD releases, so I don't have to mourn over the loss of Buffy, Angel and Firefly. Heck, I even watch Toy Story and salivate just a little. So you can imagine how excited I am that Joss will have a new series, Dollhouse, and that glorious new details have been revealed about the series this week. Earlier today Bob mentioned that Amy Acker (Fred / Ilyria on Angel) will join Eliza Dushku (Buffy's Faith) and Harry Lennix (24 and The Matrix). So far, an amazing lineup. The fact that I get to see some of my old Whedon universe friends back with Joss' work is very cool....

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Dollhouse needs your help

This isn't a big surprise: fans have started a campaign to save FOX's Dollhouse. Other campaigns have popped up on the web over the past few years to save shows. While most of them are unsuccessful, once in a while a network will actually listen. This happened to Jericho after fans of that show sent so many nuts to CBS that the network finally decided that producing another seven episodes of the show would be cheaper than having fans send even more nuts to them and having to get rid of them somehow. [Watch episodes and clips of Dollhouse and other shows at SlashControl.]...

FOX cancels Dollhouse

This seems to be the week for cancellation notices. ABC canceled Eastwick yesterday and Hank today, and now FOX has announced that they are canceling Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Is this a surprise? Not at all. In fact, a lot of people were rather surprised when the show was given a second season. I wonder how many fans of the first season didn't even bother watching the second season of the show because they knew it was a surprise that the show got renewed and they knew it was just a matter of time before FOX canceled it? Or maybe the Friday night slot was another reason a lot of people weren't watching. The show will actually finish its whole 13 episode order, which is something a lot of canceled shows can't say. Now we'll just have to see if Whedon will have an actual ending for the show....

Dollhouse - Comic-Con Report

Dollhouse was an interesting panel to work out. I really wanted to cover this panel, but I was in Hall H for the first part of the morning, with the hugely-popular Lost panel ending at 1 PM, Dollhouse starting at 1 PM in Ballroom 20. There was no way in hell I was going to make it out of Lost and get into Dollhouse without help, and Rich was scheduled to attend the Office writers panel. So, we decided he'd instead stay in Ballroom 20 through Futurama and Simpsons, then Dean Koontz (why that panel was shoehorned in between Simpsons and Dollhouse will forever be a mystery to me). Once I was outside the exit, I texted Rich that I could take over and I tagged him out of the room and there I remained for the rest of the day. Unfortunately for me I missed the show's trailer, but Rich said there was nothing new there. In attendance of this panel: Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett....

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Good omens for Dollhouse season two?

It seems like everyone has an opinion about whether or not Dollhouse will survive its second season on Fox. Our own Brad Trechak is certain the show will be dead before the end of the year. Io9 has a more hopeful prognosis for the show's future. They say we might even be in for a surprisingly stable year for the show. I'm not willing to go that far, but I'm hopeful that season two of Dollhouse will deliver more of the quirky and engaging storytelling Joss Whedon fans have come to love and expect instead of the dull "case of the week" plots that almost sunk season one. Last May's weird and wonderful game-changing season finale only left me wanting more -- more mythology, more mystery and more witty and subversive dialogue. Whedon is writing and directing the season two opener, now set to premiere Sept. 25. Hopefully, that means he's setting the tone for a more imaginative and interesting season of Dollhouse....

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Fox trims commercials on Fringe and Dollhouse

Writing this post had me pondering how I feel about commercials. In short, they really don't bother me. Since I write about TV and movies, I have a work-related TV in my office, and I use those few minutes here and there to slam through some work or get caught up on whatever show I'm recapping. In fact, while watching commercial-free shows on HBO and Showtime, I actually miss those little interludes. But, apparently, Fox hasn't been peering through my window, because at their upfront presentation yesterday morning, they announced their "Remote-Free TV" idea. Two new dramas, J.J. Abrams' Fringe and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, will air with reduced network commercial breaks -- just five minutes per hour, or about half the usual....

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Dollhouse to midseason... and other network news

Ok, it is after midnight here in the Jet City, and as I sit down to bang this post out on my beloved Model M it would appear that my tasty glass of juice is half empty. Maybe I'm just not in the right frame of mind to spin this news in a positive direction that will lead to a 2009 full of Dollhouse win. Tucked away in a report on various network goings on over at Hollywood Reporter is a little line that says "Dollhouse is expected to launch mid-season." This is me shaking my fist in the general direction of Fox and screaming "Khaaaaan!" Just, because. Doesn't this seem like a road that has been traveled before? It's one that usually leads to a pretty disappointing destination. We haven't seen the finished fall schedule yet, but I would wager that most of us could easily find three or four hours where the network would be better served by inserting Dollhouse. Highlights of what the networks have planned are available after the jump. ...

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Sneak Peek: the second season of Dollhouse

A lot of people thought that the phrase "second season of Dollhouse" wouldn't even be something we'd be saying at this point. It was assumed that FOX would be one of those sci-fi or action shows that FOX cancels quickly and we'd be writing Short-Lived Show posts about it. I guess if this is the last season we could still write those posts, but until then, here's a trailer for season two, which starts Friday. ...

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