How’s this for a Halloween Treat? TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello is reporting that Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon are re-teaming for a new FOX series tentatively set to premiere as early as April. Titled DOLLHOUSE, the new series will follow Echo [Dushku] — a young woman who can have any personality except her own. Elaborates Ausiello, “Dushku’s Echo can be given new memories, skills and even personalities, then stripped of them just as quickly.”
Now I know what you’re thinking. Cool concept! Eliza Dushku! Joss Whedon! How long until FOX cancels DOLLHOUSE? Well rest assured, FOX has already given the show a seven episode commitment. Notes Whedon, “I told FOX I was interested in writing a pilot, and they gave me seven episodes. They’ve already shown more support for it than I have.” Echos Dushku [pun intended!], “I really get the sense that FOX is committed to [this show]… It feels right.”
Here’s hoping it ‘feels’ better than Dushku’s last FOX show TRU CALLING. In addition to the network’s legendary lineup of brilliant but cancelled shows. [See: DRIVE, FIREFLY and WONDERFALLS to name a few.]
Prove us wrong FOX… Prove us wrong.