Articles for Dollhouse Season 2

Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett are what is known, scientifically, asridiculously good looking. When sitting across from them, you worry your eyeballs are sweating from the hotness before you. Beyondtheir smokin‘ looks, the two also have the type of unique and difficultto pronounce names that leave on-camera interviewers quaking.Thankfully, they‘re good natured enough sports to also joke about it,and how Joss Whedon secretly rejected all "Brian‘s" who auditioned forDollhouse in favor of the most uniquely named cast on television. The easy-on-the-eyes Dollhouse duo chatted with me about season 2, the fan support that brought Dollhouse back from the brink ofcancellation, working with former co-stars from Battlestar Galactica and Buffy, and what they‘d each use a Doll for in their lives. Eliza also spent some time talking about theresponsibility and excitement she feels as co-producer of the show,while Tahmoh enthused about sharing more scenes with his cast matesin the Dollhouse this season. Watch the full video below and beware ofeyeball sweating! Read more »
Much like their stunning Dollhouse co-stars Tahmoh and Eliza, sitting across fromEnver Gjokaj and Dichen Lachman, you wonder if you are in fact sittingacross from dolls. Not in the wiped clean, capable of anything youprogram them to do Dollhouse sense, but in the holy god, real peopleare not this good looking kind of way. But there they are, seemingly perfecthuman specimens, as lovely to converse with as they are to look at. Atleast once you get over the fear of completely butchering theirexotically beautiful names. Dichen and Enver spent a few minutes chatting with me about the bestand worst use for a Doll, what they‘d use a doll for in their reallife, what we can expect from their characters and their connectionduring season 2 of Dollhouse, and much much more. Watch my fullinterview with Enver and Dichen below.  Read more »
I was pretty excited to watch Dollhouse again.  There were a lot of questions raised, not to mention the many other questions left unanswered, and it‘d suck to see all of them left hanging.  (After all, we almost never got to this stage.)Two episodes into the second season, I don‘t know how to feel.  Read more »
It‘s good to hear we‘re still hanging on.Dollhouse‘s future is back on the hot seat again, after ratings reached a series low a few weeks back.  But, again, it‘s the magic of the DVR that‘s saving the show, and now Fox executives are promising that they‘ll air all 13 episodes of the show.  Read more »
Possibly the biggest story on the Dollhouse casting front this season is Summer Glau joining the cast for a handful of episodes.  We know she‘s appearing as a programmer at another Dollhouse, much like Topher is in Los Angeles.  We even speculated that she might be Topher‘s love interest.  Well, I don‘t really know about that now.Fox has released a couple of photos from the October 30 episode of Dollhouse, and that‘s where we are introduced to Bennett Halverson, a woman who‘s got a mysterious connection with Echo.  Maybe she‘s also an activist who got a bit luckier because she flipped to the other side in time?  Read more »
And just when I thought Glee couldn‘t get any more surprising, they pull off another one.Joss Whedon has signed on to direct one of the back nine episodes of the hit musical comedy (or whatever-you-call-it-nowadays) series, Entertainment Weekly reports.  The man who gave us a musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and made Neil Patrick Harris sing in Dr. Horrible‘s Sing-Along Blog is, apparently a gleek like us, too, so having him direct an episode was just a matter of scheduling.  Read more »
Days before the latest episode of Dollhouse aired, critics were already saying that it was the series‘ best yet.  A bittersweet thing, really: it‘s the last episode before Fox sits the endangered show out for the whole of next month, adding more fuel to the is-it-canceled? fire that‘s been brewing for the past couple of months now.I tuned in Friday night, and yes, it is one of the best, if not the best.  And the many others who tuned in with me must agree, or else Dollhouse wouldn‘t have hit Twitter‘s trending topics for the first time in, well, forever.  Read more »
Fans probably saw this coming from the moment the show was first announced, but today FOX made it official and canceled Dollhouse.  Joss Whedon‘s scii-fi drama surprised many by even getting renewed for a second season, but that was short-lived.Only for of the 13 episodes ordered for season 2 have aired, and thecancellation puts into jeopardy everything that remains for Dollhouse. The show is currently off the schedule for November due to incrediblylow ratings, but it was previously announced that the show would returnwith back-to-back episodes Friday nights starting on December 4.  Read more »
Fox has released its midseason schedule, announcing return dates for American Idol and 24, and the series finale of Dollhouse, as well as return dates for Fringe and Glee.American Idol returns for its ninth season with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, January 12, from 8pm-10pm. A second show airs the following day, January 13, from 8pm-9pm. Idol will then air every Tuesday, also from 8pm.  Read more »
Joss Whedon was interviewed last week by the Chicago Tribune‘s Maureen Ryan, and it‘s quite a long one--but there was this interesting bit where Joss outlined his thoughts on why Dollhouse was cancelled. In a nutshell, it‘s this: Fox wanted out the moment they said yes."Basically the show didn‘t really get off the ground because the network pretty much wanted to back away from the concept five minutes after they bought it," he said. "And then ultimately, the show itself is also kind of odd and difficult to market. I actually think they did a good job, but it‘s just not a slam-dunk concept. It wasn‘t like our numbers were huge and plummeted. They were tiny and still somehow managed to plummet. We alienated both our viewers."  Read more »
Tomorrow morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will revealthis year‘s Golden Globe nominees, and you never know what to expect. The Golden Globes have been a lot more diverse than the Emmys,nominating people like Evangeline Lilly for Lost, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls and Sarah Michelle Gellar for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  They‘ve also given the Best Drama award to Nip/Tuck and Party of Five.This year, there are a ton of new shows that have a good chance to be nominated alongside regulars like 30 Rock and Mad Men.  Here are some of the new faces and names you could see at this year‘s Golden Globes.  Read more »
First reaction after reading this: "Oh, okay. I remember Rick Fox when he played with the Lakers. Never really watched him act that much."Second reaction after reading this: "He‘s dating Eliza Dushku?"  Read more »
New Year‘s Eve is a time for celebration, reflection, and of course, new (or renewed) determination to make this coming year even better than the one before. In other words, it‘s almost RESOLUTION time!We here at BuddyTV are always striving to bring you even closer to the TV characters you know and love so well, so we personally spoke* with 20 of your favorites and found out: what do they resolve to do differently in 2010?We also made some resolutions of our own, and hope you‘ll share yours with us. Have a safe, healthy, happy, and TV-filled new year, from your buddies at BuddyTV. Read more »
Here at BuddyTV, we really like ships. We get invested in the relationships or potential relationships of our favorite characters and we definitely get a bit obsessed. We‘ve already told you our rankings for the Best Ships of 2009, but we want you to be able to convince us otherwise. We decided to put together a video contest for the best (relation)ship of 2009. Simply watch the video below for the rules and then submit your entry.UPDATE: Due to the large number of entries winners will be announced Friday January 15! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Read more »
A telethon George Clooney is helping to organize for MTV to benefitvictims of the recent devastation in Haiti is getting a lot bigger. Today MTV announced that not only will it air on their network, butalso VH1, HBO, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and the CW.The telethon will air Friday, January 22 at 8pm on all networks. Celebrities are still being lined up, but it‘s sure to be astar-studded event to raise plenty of money for the victims.  Read more »
The day we all have been dreading is approaching quickly. This Friday will be the Dollhouse series finale. To prepare for the big day I spent all weekend watching every episode of Dollhouse. While doing so I took notes, lots of notes. Why? To play trivia with all of you!  Here‘s how it will work. Every day this week I will tweet out several Dollhouse related trivia questions. How will you know which tweet is part of the game? It will have #DollhouseTrivia in the tweet. Yep, it‘s that easy. (I will also include the season and episode number to help you out) Read more »
Earlier today, we tweeted our best birthday wishes to that creative, hilarious, enigmatic and prolific powerhouse Joss Whedon, who turns 46 today, and these 133 characters pretty much sum up our feelings for the guy:Happy Birthday Joss Whedon! Thank you for Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible & your big, brilliant brain! Love, The WorldWe don‘t often think we speak for the world, but in this case we were willing to bet that the world stands with us.As much as birthdays are about celebration and love, they‘re also about reflection. Joss Whedon has accomplished so much in his 46 years, even just in the TV realm: he‘s brought us the many-treasured worlds of Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse, put his unique stamp on episodes of Glee and The Office, and taught the Internet what it was capable of with Dr. Horrible‘s Sing-Along Blog. It‘s not an exaggeration to say that without the strong, smart and ass-kicking characters of Joss Whedon, the TV land we love so well would not be the same.So, in the spirit of both celebration and reflection on this, Joss Whedon‘s birthday, we want to know:Who‘s your favorite Joss Whedon hero?  Read more »
Joss Whedon is a busy man. And after yesterday‘s announcement that he will be writing and directing The Avengers, Comic-con goers are still thirsty for more. With a packed Ballroom, he not only talked more about all of his projects but fans were given the opportunity to pick Mr. Whedon‘s brain. Here are some highlights:  Read more »
Admit it.  You never thought we‘d get here, right?I don‘t think anybody did.  There was Firefly‘s cancellation, and fans thinking the same thing would happen to Dollhouse.  There was the pulled out pilot, the Friday night time slot, the supposed meddling, the not-so-good ratings, the production of "Epitaph One" just in case... and then there‘s the strong fan response.  Read more »
All of a sudden, watching Dollhouse feels weird.  I tuned in to the season premiere on Friday night, and I realized the show‘s changed a bit.  Apart from the more urgent feel, obviously influenced by "Epitaph One", the focus is now on the bigger storylines rather than the assignment-of-the-day feel that the first season, and especially the first five episodes, had.  It‘s a good thing, I figure, although watching the premiere felt like David Cook‘s Declaration--seems like there were a load of manifestos being signed into reality.  But, if it helps establish everything, then let‘s play with it.  Read more »
Echo‘s engagement in the Dollhouse season premiere last week?  That was Paul‘s fault.  Which leads me to wonder: this week, she‘s imprinted as a mother, and her modifications will make her a little too intense about it.  So who the heck paid to make Echo a mother?  A mother who can‘t watch over her kid?  Makes sense, that one.  But who?Why is my mind fluttering towards the idea that it‘s the wife of Daniel Perrin, the senator who‘s conducting an investigation into the Rossum Corporation?  Speaking of which, that probe gets kicked up a notch.  Read more »
So, Paul and Echo, what will you both do?That last scene from last week‘s Dollhouse hinted a little more.  They‘re gonna work together and all that.  But it seems both of them are short circuits waiting to happen, both in different ways--it remains to be seen how exactly they‘ll work things out.  Or whether they‘ll make it.  Read more »
Well, let‘s face it--while we‘re all hoping that Dollhouse survives this again, it seems this could be very much it.  Benched for the whole of November, cancellation looming again--might as well make the most of it.Shame, actually, because some critics have said that tonight‘s Dollhouse is a pretty good one.  Emotionally-compelling, they call it.  Tonight‘s episode focuses on Sierra, to be more specific, the circumstances that bring her to the Dollhouse.  And, if the rest of the Internet is correct, we should expect the unexpected.  You know, stuff like exploitation and murder, and good performances from Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj. Read more »
Well, this episode was supposed to be a two-parter anyway, so it doesn‘t make much of a difference to see both these episodes back to back. But that‘s not any of our worries. Welcome back to our television screens, Dollhouse!Well, there is a bittersweet note in all of this. The show, of course, has been cancelled, and we haven‘t had new episodes since November, when Fox pulled the series off sweeps period. This month, we‘ll be seeing six new episodes--two each over three weeks--and while it‘s nice to see that the staff have been given ample time (and warning) to wrap everything up, still, it‘s a bit painful.  Read more »
There are some things that I saw coming from last week‘s Dollhouse doubleheader. Senator Perrin is an Active! Echo is still being misunderstood by her handlers! (I mean, when she said the senator‘s wife isn‘t okay, she surely means in a human way, not in an Active way, right?) Bennett and Topher would flirt, and flirt, and flirt, and flirt... well, until they‘re finished stabbing each other‘s backs. Awkward, cute, and awkward.And then there are the things that I did not see coming. Victor as Topher? Man, Enver Gjokaj is surprisingly good at this. Seeing Topher talk to himself (well, technically) is a creepy prospect, yet it‘s cool at the same time. And, of course, Madeline‘s tragic ending, her becoming a doll, yet again. Somewhere along those lines.  Read more »
A quick realization I made after watching last week‘s Dollhouse, the second of three double-headers this month: at this rate, there‘s too much to handle.So, after last week, we know that Paul and Echo have been working together. We know that they‘re planning to bust some people out of the Dollhouse, coordinating with Boyd on that one. And no, they don‘t really have Adelle on their side anymore, not after she regained control of her facility, and she‘s back to being ice queen extraordinaire. Oh, and Alpha‘s back, too, killing off all of Echo‘s previous romantic engagements, and then wondering why she‘d go for Paul, so he wipes him clean.  Read more »
Last three weeks, kids. Last three weeks. I don‘t think we have to reiterate this again, but it‘s a shame that just when the writers are getting into the groove, Dollhouse gets cancelled--but, I guess, we just have to make the most out of it. Whether we blame the network for mucking it up, or the staff for not knowing what to do initially, is a different point altogether.The last bunch of episodes have been, admittedly, great. We left the show a couple of weeks back already setting up for what will happen in tonight‘s episode, and the two episodes after that. Sure, I think it wasn‘t as great as other call it, but at least we have a goal now. Take down the Rossum mainframe! Set all these people free! End the tyranny--and seeing Adelle drooling in her office!  Read more »
I thought I had a good idea of what will happen in the last three episodes of Dollhouse. The team prepares for battle, heads to Rossum headquarters in Arizona, and then we‘ll know everything will fail for ten years or so, when the world goes haywire and it becomes a case of whether you‘re an actual or an active. But, of course, I failed to anticipate the possible twists--and I‘m not talking about Echo‘s past, nor Bennett‘s death. Boyd is the big bad Rossum boss?Well, for some reason I thought he was working behind Adelle‘s back--there were hints from the very first season, I think. Still, the revelation isn‘t really a complete one. Is Boyd actually the big boss of the company, or is he just an Active, another one of those bodies that the actual owner uses to protect himself? Judging from all the indicators, however, Boyd is the enemy. When you think that he thought Echo was special--and when you think that Caroline was going up against him in a past life--you‘ll see it fit, somehow.  Read more »
I‘ve been dreading this day, but it‘s here, so we might as well make the most of it. Tomorrow night Dollhouse airs its series finale from 8pm, where we are dropped into a post-apocalyptic future ten years from now. The tech has ruined everything, people can be wiped without having the Active architecture, and Echo and the gang are out to save the world... but how?  Read more »
The last episode of Dollhouse two weeks ago may have gone by a bit too fast, but there are more than a few things we can pick up from it. One, Boyd is Rossum‘s big, evil, manipulative boss. Two, Echo is literally the savior of the world, her spinal fluid seen as an antidote to all the wiping and the imprinting--ironically, Rossum wants to offer an antidote to the very technology they created. Three, things ended pretty well: the tech is destroyed, Boyd‘s remains are scattered across what used to be Rossum‘s headquarters in Tucson, and all‘s well that ends well.Well, not really. Topher did say that once you create the tech, you cannot reverse it. And with how things are going lately, there‘s bound to be multiple copies of the same schematics scattered in servers across the world. Rossum‘s mainframe may be dead, but the Dollhouses are still connected to each other--and that brings us to the hell that is 2020.  Read more »
The one thing I‘m certain most Dollhouse fans were thinking after the series came to a close last Friday: it‘s a shame it couldn‘t have gone longer.The first season of Dollhouse took so long to establish itself, perhaps too long for people to stick with it. From the DVD-exclusive episode "Epitaph One" and then continuing into the second season, the series picked up speed considerably. Its slow-moving season one was composed mostly of stand-alone episodes which raised big questions about the dangers of the Dollhouse, but rarely answered them. Season two raised the stakes, presenting the possibilities of the technology--all the bad, and sometimes the good, things that can happen with the ability to put different personalities in a person‘s head--and showing its apocalyptic effects (on the world, and on the brain). And then it was over.  Read more »
Thanks to an interview with an astronomer, the Internet has gone crazy over new truths written in the stars. Instead of the 12 zodiac constellations we‘ve all known and loved, it turns out that there‘s a 13th zodiac sign out there. And it‘s called Ophiuchus. Weird... Read more »
If you‘ve ever dreamt of kicking butt with Buffy in Sunnydale, or going on board the Serenity with Captain Mal, or appearing on Dr. Horrible‘s little video blog, then you owe a lot to Joss Whedon, who‘s celebrating his birthday today! So, happy birthday, Joss, and thank you for sharing your moody, crazy, awesome ideas with us! Read more »
You‘re reading this on BuddyTV, which means you‘re probably familiar with all the things we do on this site: bring you the latest in the world of television, from which House star is appearing on The Good Wife to who got the shocking boot on last night‘s So You Think You Can Dance. Yeah, I think you‘re quite familiar with that. So, let‘s see how much you learned this week, shall we? Read more »
Things have been busy in the world of Chuck lately. While the show is currently in production for its fifth episode of season 5 (click here for lots of details and spoilers about that episode), a whole lot more is going on as well. A sexy new CIA nemesis has been cast, and one of Chuck‘s stars has shown up in a web series cameo. Read more »
As Once Upon a Time continues its epic journey through virtually every fairy tale familiar to TV audiences, the cast continues to grow. Recently, a couple of prominent casting decisions have been made. Who will join Once Upon a Time for episodes in 2012? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
I‘m popping in again for another round of casting bits, and tonight‘s edition includes an old vampire, a couple of Alcatraz baddies, and the Six Million Dollar man. But we begin with a stripper... Read more »
There have been plenty of gruesome monsters on Grimm. But could there be anything more terrifying than a murderous creature with spider-like tendencies? It seems unlikely. You might be able to make a decision on that after you check out a Grimm video from the upcoming episode, "Tarantella." Read more »
Supernatural is going to get a big jolt of nerd cred with the recent casting of Felicia Day. The actress will appear in the April 27 episode "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo." Day will play Charlie, a computer hacker working at a company owned by Leviathan boss Dick Roman.  Read more »
As Once Upon a Time progresses through its first season, new questions constantly replace the old. Fortunately, there are ways to get answers. We spoke to writer and producer Jane Espenson about what is to come on Once Upon a Time. Read more »
You can‘t stop the signal and you can‘t stop the awesomeness. Not at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con anyway. That‘s because Firefly, Joss Whedon‘s cult sci-fi show will be on hand for a panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series. Keep reading for all of the details! Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Friday (July 13) right here, so check it out. Read more »
In what is possibly the most awesome news of all-time, ABC has ordered a pilot for a new series, S.H.I.E.L.D., based on the Marvel comic book organization featured in The Avengers. Even better? Joss Whedon is set to co-write and direct the pilot.It seriously doesn‘t get any cooler than this. Read more »
You can‘t have a comic-book TV show without bringing a whole bunch of good guys and bad guys, can you? Arrow obviously wants lots of heroes and villains -- several actors are now confirmed to guest-star in season 1 of the show. Read more »