Joss Whedon is Playing With Dolls

Fans of Joss Whedon may soon have reason to rejoice. He’s working on a new show with Eliza Dushku (some may remember her as Faith from one of Whedon’s other popular television shows). 

According to, his new show titled “Dollhouse” revolves around a group of young men and women, aka “Dolls,” who are imprinted with different personalities for different assignments. They have no memories of their previous lives, until Echo (Dushku) begins to try to find out who she was.”

The show will air on Fox, most likely in the Fall. Amazingly enough, Joss Whedon came up with the idea and the title by accident. He was having lunch with Eliza and offering career advice when it hit him.

A few days after lunch, he wrote a treatment and then an episode guide, pilot outline and poster. A couple of days later he approached Fox with the idea for the pilot. Soon after, they wanted more than a pilot. They offered a seven-episode commitment.

Wouldn’t it be nice if others could get their ideas picked up that easily! Of course if your name is Joss Whedon, you have instant credibility with the studios. The man is a genius. I envy admire his writing — it’s witty, smart, and unique.

I can’t wait for the Fall premiere.  It will be a breath of fresh air when Joss comes back to the small screen. It’s been lonely (and a bit boring) without him.