Is it possible to look forward to something and mourn it at the same time? Such is the case for Dollhouse, Joss Whedon’s new series starring Eliza Dushku. Ever since FOX released its 2009 mid-season schedule last month, fans have started to worry about the show’s chances of survival, given that the network scheduled to the series on Fridays beginning February 13, 2009. This may seem like a death sentence since, more often than not, Fridays are where TV shows go to die. However, the former Tru Calling star is not worried about being on the alleged “death slot.”
“We’re in the age of DVR, man,” Eliza Dushku told TV Guide. “People watch what they want to watch, and we feel confident that we’re going to bring [existing] fans and welcome new ones. The show is extraordinary. It’s cool and it’s hot and it’s different. It’s nice being paired with Sarah Connor Chronicles as a sort of female empowerment night.”
“It takes a little bit of the pressure off [versus airing on Mondays], with 24 coming on after two years. I think the time slot gives us time to come on, air all of our shows and hook people. And I truly believe it will,” she added.
On Dollhouse, Dushku plays a young woman who becomes self-aware that she’s part of a group that has had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. The science fiction series also features Tahmoh Penikett, Dichen Lachman, and Fran Kranz, just to name a few.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Eliza Dushku as she rocks a rather wild role in Nobel Son, a twisty indie film about a dysfunctional family that hits theaters today. The movie also stars Bryan Greenberg of October Road fame, Harry Potter‘s Alan Rickman and Mary Steenburgen, whose credits include Time After Time and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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