Joss Whedon Responds to Our Open Letter!

When this TV Addict takes the time to pen an ‘Open Letter’ to the likes of Ronald D. Moore, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, the Winchester Brothers and Chace Crawford, we don’t really do so with the expectation that we’ll actually get a response from the subject. So you can imagine our surprise when Joss Whedon (via, the web’s undisputed source for all thing Whedon) not only took some time out of his busy schedule to post a response to yesterday’s Open Letter to Joss Whedon. But in doing so, proved once again ā€” thanks to his innate ability to connect with his fandom on a personal level ā€” why he is in fact destined to become the man to pioneer the first-ever hour-long web-only production.

Of course until that day comes, the auteur himself would really appreciate if you don’t lose hope and tune into DOLLHOUSE (TV Guide Magazine’s Matt Roush calls tonight’s installment “a dark powerhouse”). See for yourself after the jump.

Hi guys. Lot going on.

First off, TV addict not dumb. (But you gotta get clean, man. We love you and you HAVE A PROBLEM. I’m just saying, try a book. A book about TV! Not cold turkey.)

Directing Glee. This is not a diabolical Fox scheme. This is me going “can I can I?” Did you see last night? Best cut-to-opening-credits moment since the halcyon days of BSG.

Howzabout that schedule? Well, I’m not as depressed as everyone else. We weren’t about to rock sweeps anyway, and though there’s a chilly November, December is CRAZY. It’s like an Advent calendar of episodes! We get November to try to spread the word (which I’ll be leaning on Fox to do, though it’s hard to imagine them doing as good a job as the WhyIWatch guy) and then December is pure gluttony. Plus the episodes line up extremely well in these pairs, and we’ll have an absurdly appropriate lead-in.

Back to breaking Tim’s episode. Keep the faith, peeps. I’ll bring you news (and hopefully a little humor, I mean would it kill me to punch these up a little?) when I can. -j

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  • TVFan

    Agreed! What showrunner would take the time to respond like this?

  • Manju

    There are some that would, but credit where credits due, Whedon is awesome, and I cannot wait for him to direct Glee!!

  • shanna

    “Iā€™m just saying, try a book. A book about TV! Not cold turkey.”

    This is why I love Joss Whedon. That’s really cool. I hope Dollhouse doesn’t get canceled because after seeing the unreleased ep and then this season’s winding towards that has been amazing.

  • SimplyKimberly

    Joss is the master of awesome. So much to <3!

  • ewanspotter

    Yep. Joss is still my master.

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  • Jcwhite

    Want to agree with Carol about her commentThe Boob Tube! Is Brooke trying to outdo the dancers??