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Madwelshboy
May 16th, 2009, 12:54 AM
With the recent news of the renwal (check the Will dollhouse get a second season? thread) for details on the renewal.

This thread is to discusses your hopes, fears and predicitons for the shows 2the season.

Some possible thought/questions:-
How will the rummered buget cuts effect the shows quality?
Will Alpha be more of a continued pressence/threat?
How have the events of the season 1 finale effected Echo and her "evolution"?
Should dollhouse stay on friday nights or be given a the chance on another night?

Madwelshboy
May 16th, 2009, 12:55 AM
I think that Dollhouse will follow Fringe in the fact the episode times will be reduced from 50min to 42min for next season. Speaking of Fringe, how about pairing Dollhouse and Fringe together?

knowles2
May 16th, 2009, 09:04 AM
It be risky putting Fringe and Dollhouse together on Friday night might make that night more successful. And I doubt they will be put together on any other night.

Less Eliza Dushku, the other dolls seem more interesting than her character and plus she probably one of the more expensive actress on the show. Cutting her appearance down will help decrease the budget.

More Alpha and him cutting faces.
Another dollhouse shown on screen, perhaps there headquarters.
Bigger plots,
No Fox intereference in any of the episodes, send them vocation while it filming on something.
More Dichen Lachman in leather
more female dolls.

pjt
May 17th, 2009, 03:29 AM
Less Eliza Dushku, the other dolls seem more interesting than her character and plus she probably one of the more expensive actress on the show. Cutting her appearance down will help decrease the budget.


Now that's interesting. I don't know what the show producers will say about it... ;)

Madwelshboy
May 18th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Dollhouse to stay on fridays at 9pm. But listed for fall & mid season.
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/05/18/fox2009-10-schedule-announced/18882

Madwelshboy
May 19th, 2009, 03:02 AM
Whedon: 'Budget won't affect Dollhouse'

Joss Whedon has insisted that the budget cuts at Fox will not affect the second season of Dollhouse.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon claimed that the low budget for the recently renewed show will give the cast and crew a "nice energy".

"As a producer I’ve never had enough money to put my shows on and I make them look as good as they could be," he said. "So it doesn’t frighten me. It will give us a nice energy."

Looking back on the first season, the show's creator said: "The last few episodes we got to play 'the man behind the curtain' a lot. We did less of, 'And this week, she’s a neurosurgeon!', which we’ll still do to an extent, it’s part of the fun. But we got into what makes the place tick, what makes it wrong."

Talking about the what might happen in the second season, Whedon added: "The flash-forward in the 13th episode [of the first season] took place long after where we are right now. So we can be moving toward some of those events which are unexplained."

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a156376/whedon-budget-wont-affect-dollhouse.html

Madwelshboy
May 19th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Dushku thanks fans for 'Dollhouse' renewal

Eliza Dushku has thanked Dollhouse fans for the show's recent renewal by Fox.

Speaking to TV Guide, Dushku, who plays Echo in the Joss Whedon sci-fi drama, said that she was "so grateful" for the support from fans.

Asked if she thought Joss Whedon had a loyal fanbase, Dushku said: "The fans, the fans, the fans, absolutely!

"We are so grateful and just bowled over by the support and the love and the loyalty. We are so excited to do the second season because it took us until

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a156380/dushku-thanks-fans-for-dollhouse-renewal.html

huntress
May 19th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Less Eliza Dushku, the other dolls seem more interesting than her character and plus she probably one of the more expensive actress on the show. Cutting her appearance down will help decrease the budget.


Won't happen since she is one of the show producers.

How to cut the budget. Very simple. Cut the number of actors per episode, let certain characters appear only in a number of episodes (Sierra seldom had a real function, DeWitt doesn't need to be in every single episode either, Victor is probably a goner or will become the new doctor which means Amy Acker is also gone), as suggested above - cut the runtime from 50 minutes to 42.

Joss will find a way. He didn't have a lot of cash to go round when he started off with Buffy nor did he have a big budget for Doc Horrible. A solid plot easily beats any fancy FX.

What I would like to see:
- Ballard becoming Echoes new handler
- more background on Topher
- episodes which focuses more on Whiskey and her doctor persona becoming lethal
- more Alpha
-less Sierra unless she will finally get an episode in which she is actually interesting and not just eyecandy
- more guest stars from the Whedonverse family (I am all for James Masters, Anthony Head, Natha Fillion, Summer Glau ...you get it)

Pharaoh Atem
May 19th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Season 2 Hope

people will give the series a chance and stop bashing it

jelgate
May 19th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Season 2 Hope

people will give the series a chance and stop bashing it

Weren't you just bashing it the other night?:P

knowles2
May 20th, 2009, 10:21 AM
Season 2 Hope

people will give the series a chance and stop bashing it

That is a other problem that is got to overcome, people just love to bash the show. Ever since it was announce by Joss.

Also I notice next season that it has got zero support in tv shows, comedies will rarely attract scifi fans. There no intensive to stay in for the night for an hour for scifi. Plus it could be up against sanctuary and SGU.

I think Dollhouse will unfortuantly die during next season probably before Christmas.

Pharaoh Atem
May 20th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Weren't you just bashing it the other night?:P

no show deserves to be bashed left and right just because it's there.


the eps i've seen haven;'t interested me but being a LONG time fan of joss i know it takes him a couple seasons to get going.

the other night i was upset about terminator being canceled thats why i was upset

Madwelshboy
May 21st, 2009, 01:56 AM
Question: Since Amy Acker's show Happy Town has been picked up, what does that mean for Dr. Saunders on Dollhouse? Is she headed for the attic? --Mike W.

Ausiello: Not if puppetmaster Joss Whedon has anything to say about it. He tells me he'll be "sending [Happy producers] chocolate and flowers," he laughs. "We're desperate to have her." As such, he is disinclined to put another doctor in the d'house. Only if "we find out that we're not going to use her for the bulk of the season" would he do that, he says. "[But] everyone is not going to be in every episode, so it's perfectly possible that there will just be stories that don't involve Dr. Saunders."

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/05/ask-ausiello--2.html

Gregorius
May 21st, 2009, 10:50 AM
More Whiskey, less Echo.
More Topher, less Ballard.
More dollhouses, less boring assignments.
More Alpha.

Madwelshboy
May 22nd, 2009, 04:37 AM
Fall TV: Which sci-fi/fantasy series will win, lose, draw?


Dollhouse: Picking up Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, with its bargain-basement ratings, was a big shocker for everyone. Remember this moment, boys and girls. It's the point where DVR ratings and Internet downloads became a major factor in television programming. Like Chuck, the mere fact that Dollhouse lives makes it a WINNER. While Dollhouse won't be overwhelmed by its competition—ABC's Ugly Betty and CBS' Medium—the bigger problem is that the series hasn't been able to build its audience. And its comedy lead-ins—Brothers and 'Til Death—don't look like they will be of much help. Unfortunately, we're calling Dollhouse a LOSER.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/fall-tv-which-sci-fifanta.php#more

pjt
May 22nd, 2009, 04:45 AM
More Whiskey, less Echo.


Er... Why do some people keep forgetting that Eliza Dushku is one of the producers of the show, and that the basis was developed by her and Joss?

Gregorius
May 22nd, 2009, 04:47 AM
Er... Why do some people keep forgetting that Eliza Dushku is one of the producers of the show, and that the basis was developed by her and Joss?

I haven't forgotten. I merely find the Whiskey character more interesting than the Echo character. Just as I found Angelus way more interesting than Buffy/Angel.

pjt
May 22nd, 2009, 04:53 AM
I haven't forgotten. I merely find the Whiskey character more interesting than the Echo character. Just as I found Angelus way more interesting than Buffy/Angel.

So you are practically asking her not to participate in her own show just because you don't like her. Am I right?

Gregorius
May 22nd, 2009, 05:01 AM
So you are practically asking her not to participate in her own show just because you don't like her. Am I right?

You're incorrect. I like the actress, they just need to make her character more interesting so I'd rather see her than a different character.

If I think a secundary character, like Whiskey, is more interesting then it's my PERSONAL preference. It has absolutely nothing to do with who participates, it merely means they've made, in my mind, that character more interesting than the main character.

Had they focussed a bit more on Caroline or on Echo's self-awareness it might've turned out the other way. My interest in Whiskey only started the last two eps when she was fleshed out a lot.

At this point in the series even Adelle, Alpha and Topher are more interesting than Echo. Only the final words spoken by Echo in the finale were kinda interesting.

Madwelshboy
May 28th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Question: With Sarah Connor Chronicles canceled, please tell me there is a possibility of Summer Glau making an appearance on Dollhouse! --Jenn

Ausiello: The noise you're about to hear is the sound of the Whedonverse exploding. Joss confirms to me exclusively that, well, he's one step ahead of you. "If anybody thinks [bringing Summer onto Dollhouse] hasn't occurred to me already then they have not met me," he says. "I mentioned it to her before [SCC] was canceled. I was like, 'You know, we should get you in the 'house.' But first we have to come up with something that works." And casting her as a doll would not work, insists Whedon. "Summer would be perfect to play an active, but she's done that [type of role] a lot," he says. "I'd rather see her play someone who talks too much. The most fun I have is when I get somebody who's good and comfortable at doing something, and then I make them do something else. Summer said to me, 'I would like to play a normal girl before I die of extreme old age.'" Got any ideas? Head to the comments section!

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/05/ask-ausiello--3.html

Giantevilhead
May 28th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Bringing Summer Glau on to the show would not be a good idea. It would shift the focus of the show too much. All her fans will want Joss to expand her role on the show. Joss would probably want to do that too.

Also, has anyone ever played the game "Planescape: Torment?" This show can learn a lot from that game.

Madwelshboy
May 29th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Dollhouse: Find Out How Echo and Paul Get Closer Next Season...

http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b126459_dollhouse_find_out_how_echo_paul_get.html

Killdeer
May 29th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Here's a US link for the video above.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b126341_dollhouse_find_out_how_echo_paul_get.html

Thunder Hawk
June 7th, 2009, 09:19 AM
i loved season 1 and i'm hoping for more character development and expansion of the story :cool:

and hoping fox doesn't pull the rug out mid way :(

Madwelshboy
June 10th, 2009, 01:12 AM
If the cast of Dollhouse is going to stay intact, does that mean Miracle Laurie will be back, too? Mellie/November is my favorite character. — Katy

MATT: You and I are likethis when it comes to Mellie. Alas, we should both prepare for heartbreak. Though the Dollhouse scribes don't return to their Smith Coronas until next week, an insider tells me that since Paul negotiated Mellie's freedom from the Dollhouse in the Season 1 finale, "It would seem that Miracle's storyline has come to a close."

http://www.tvguide.com/News/MegaBuzz-House-SVU-1006743.aspx

Madwelshboy
June 12th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Joss Whedon: Who will return, and who might not, to the Dollhouse

Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon told EW.com that he is two weeks into breaking stories for the Fox sci-fi series' second season, having wrapped his top-secret horror film The Cabin in the Woods on May 29.

With one season under their belt, Whedon and his writers "understand what works, and what didn't work so well, or what we weren't so thrilled about," he told the site. "We don't have the onus of trying to be a big hit sitting on our shoulders. We can just be ourselves. And so the stories we're breaking are pure, and exciting, and everybody's on board in the room, and it's never flowed better."

http://scifiwire.com/2009/06/joss-whedon-who-will-retu.php

Madwelshboy
June 15th, 2009, 10:17 AM
FOX Fall Premiere Dates


Friday, Sept. 18 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT DOLLHOUSE (Season Premiere)

http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/06/fox-fall-premiere-dates.html

michellec24_7
June 22nd, 2009, 01:39 PM
I was suprised at how much I liked it! Originally thought it may be a bit Alibi-ish but I ended up looking forward to watching it each week!

My hopes..... that they have several series at least, I want more!!!

My Fear...... that someone decides to pull the plug and we never see it again.... don't want it to end up like Firefly :(

Coronach
June 28th, 2009, 03:53 PM
I was suprised at how much I liked it! Originally thought it may be a bit Alibi-ish but I ended up looking forward to watching it each week!

I agree. I forget what made me watch the first episode of it, but I did and it really intrigued me. There were a few episodes near the beginning where I was like "is this going anywhere?", and then I felt the season finale ended on a very good note. I'm very thrilled to see the show has been renewed, and hopefully they don't have to worry about that at the end of next season.

michellec24_7
June 29th, 2009, 12:58 PM
I started watching it cause I was running out of things to watch without SGA.... very glad I did too!

Madwelshboy
July 7th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Dollhouse - Season 2 Premiere Pushed Back 1 week

DOLLHOUSE will now have its Season 2 premiere on FRI, 9/25 at 9/8c. Pushed back 1 week from the originally announced FRI, 9/18.

http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/07/dollhouse-season-2-premiere-pushed-back.html

Madwelshboy
July 9th, 2009, 12:36 AM
Miracle Laurie aka Mellie speaks out about season 2

Miracle Laurie, the lovely actress who played the tragic Mellie in Fox's sci-fi Dollhouse, saw that her future was up in the air in the first-season finale, when she was given her walking papers from the top-secret underground hive.

But Laurie says she'll be back in the show's upcoming second season, speaking in an interview with the Baltimore Sun:

"All I know for sure is that I'm coming back next season," Orange County native Laurie says over the phone from Los Angeles, where she's enjoying a break until Dollhouse begins filming again in late summer. "I don't actually know in what form I'll be back. The writers are kind of teasing me—everybody knows but me."

http://scifiwire.com/2009/07/dollhouses-mellie-says-sh.php

Madwelshboy
July 9th, 2009, 02:25 PM
First detail on Episode 2.01 are now available, including episode title and casting call. you can find them here in the spoiler thread:-
http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=64251&page=3

Madwelshboy
July 13th, 2009, 03:50 AM
Can Dollhouse survive a second season?
Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse was arguably the disappointment of the last television season. But does it have enough left in the tank to make good on a second season?

http://www.denofgeek.com/television/285529/can_dollhouse_survive_a_second_season.html

Madwelshboy
July 25th, 2009, 02:43 AM
Dollhouse Opens Its Doors to More Whedonverse Alumni

As far as on-camera talent, the auteur announced that at least two Whedonverse alumni could show up on Dollhouse. Alexis Denisof, aka Angel's Wesley, is a sure bet to guest star in multiple Season 2 episodes, he said. This past TV season, Denisof had a brief run on ABC's Private Practice.

Also — and as has been rumored ever since Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' cancelation — former Firefly cast member Summer Glau is on Whedon's wish list, though nothing has been set in stone yet.

Other familiar faces to watch for early in Season 2 include Felicia Day, who had a role in the first season's never-broadcast thirteenth episode, "Epitaph One" (and back in the day appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Dollhouse-Whedon-alumni-1008428.aspx

Madwelshboy
July 27th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Is Battlestar Galacitca's Jamie Bamber going to guest star on Dollhouse?

Bamber himself, via his personal publicist, seems to have confirmed this Comic-Con rumor.

http://whedonesque.com/comments/21119

Madwelshboy
August 2nd, 2009, 02:36 AM
Tigh-tastic news - Michael Hogan to guest on Dollhouse.

According to Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, he'll be starring in the second episode of season 2. As previously reported, Jamie Bamber will in the first episode.

http://whedonesque.com/comments/21194

Trek_Girl42
August 2nd, 2009, 04:46 PM
Is Battlestar Galacitca's Jamie Bamber going to guest star on Dollhouse?

Bamber himself, via his personal publicist, seems to have confirmed this Comic-Con rumor.

http://whedonesque.com/comments/21119


Tigh-tastic news - Michael Hogan to guest on Dollhouse.

According to Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, he'll be starring in the second episode of season 2. As previously reported, Jamie Bamber will in the first episode.

http://whedonesque.com/comments/21194
I just cried happy-delirious-nerd-tears of joy at both these pieces of news. :D

Madwelshboy
August 3rd, 2009, 02:14 PM
Dollhouse: What's to Come in Season 2

IGN was among a group of journalists who visited the set of Dollhouse on Friday, and Joss Whedon's greeting to us said it all: "Welcome to the biggest surprise of my career - our Season 2."

http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/101/1010023p1.html

Madwelshboy
August 6th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Fox executives: We'll leave Dollhouse alone this time

Dollhouse stars Tahmoh Penikett and Eliza Dushku at the TCA summer press tour
After a series of hiccups during the first season of Fox's Dollhouse series—including scrapping the original pilot—executives of the network today promised they would leave creator Joss Whedon alone during the second season to do his thing.

continues:
http://scifiwire.com/2009/08/fox-executives-well-leave.php

Madwelshboy
August 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM
How Dollhouse's 'lost episode' will drive season two

When Joss Whedon wrote and filmed the post-apocalyptic Dollhouse episode "Epitaph One," it was entirely possible it would be the final episode in the Fox series.

So when Fox picked up a second season of the sci-fi series, Whedon instead intended to use the "Epitaph" storyline as the jumping-off point to drive the new season's arcs. But the episode ended up only on the season-one DVD/Blu-ray set (it also screened at Comic-Con), complicating any plans to use it to inform the second season's stories.

Nevertheless, Fran Kranz—who plays doll programmer Topher—confirmed that producers still plan to go there, even though there's a part of the audience who only watched the episodes that aired on Fox last season. (Possible spoilers ahead.)

continues:
http://scifiwire.com/2009/08/how-dollhouses-lost-episo.php

Madwelshboy
August 19th, 2009, 07:26 AM
Dollhouse: Olivia Williams Talks Season 2

With Dollhouse now in production for its second season, I was able to speak to one of the show's stars, Olivia Williams, at FOX's recent TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour party.

continues:
http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/101/1015237p1.html

Madwelshboy
August 21st, 2009, 04:08 AM
Dollhouse - Season 2 Character Photos

http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/08/dollhouse-season-2-character-photos.html

Madwelshboy
August 22nd, 2009, 11:25 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/madwelsboy/new-dollhouse-poster_l.jpg

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/08/22/dollhouse-season-2-artwork-debuts/

Madwelshboy
August 22nd, 2009, 01:25 PM
Exclusive: Oscar Winner Enters 'Dollhouse'

When it rains, it pours: Not only is Keith Carradine returning to Dexter this season as Deb’s Fed ex, he’s just sealed a deal to appear in two episodes of Dollhouse, sources confirm to me exclusively.

continues:
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/08/22/exclusive-oscar-winner-enters-dollhouse/

Madwelshboy
August 27th, 2009, 12:19 AM
Summer Glau Confirmed for Dollhouse


Summer Glau is entering Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, folks.

No, really.

She joins the show in episode 5 -- airing in October -- for two initial eps playing a character called Bennett, working inside the Dollhouse.

The news was confirmed to us by Fox.

http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/08/summer-glau-confirmed-for-dollhouse.html

Madwelshboy
September 2nd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Dollhouse deals with the aftermath of "Epitaph"

Now that Fox is letting Joss Whedon tell a continuing story with Dollhouse, the season-two premiere will pick up where the season finale left off. No more standalone episodes. The continuation follows episode 12, "Omega," not the DVD exclusive episode 13, "Epitaph One," said actor Harry Lennix, who plays Boyd Langdon on the show.

continues:
http://scifiwire.com/2009/09/dollhouse.php

Madwelshboy
September 10th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Dollhouse: "Vows" Review
http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/102/1023207p1.html

Good review for the season 2 premier from IGN, got a 8/10. (contains spoilers)

Madwelshboy
September 15th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Exclusive: Ray Wise moves into 'Dollhouse'

Dollhouse has tapped spooky-cool Ray Wise to join the cast in the potentially recurring role of Howard, an intelligent higher-up in the Dollhouse who has huge presence and humor.

Wise is coming off of a two-year stint as Lucifer on The CW’s Reaper. Of course, to me, he’ll forever be the dude who offed Laura Palmer.

Dollhouse, which kicks off season 2 a week from Friday, is amassing quite the impressive talent roster this season. In addition to Wise, upcoming guest stars include Jamie Bamber, Keith Carradine, Alexis Denisoff, and Summer Glau.

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/09/15/exclusive-ray-wise-moves-into-dollhouse/

wurlitzer153
September 25th, 2009, 10:34 AM
What time does the show air in the eastern US?

jelgate
September 25th, 2009, 01:04 PM
what time does the show air in the eastern us?

9 pm

Madwelshboy
November 24th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Fridays, beginning Jan. 8:

8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Encore Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM DOLLHOUSE (All-New Episodes)

Friday, Jan. 22:

8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Encore Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM DOLLHOUSE (Series Finale)

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/11/24/finally-the-fox-midseason-schedule-announcement/34547

Max.
December 5th, 2009, 12:21 PM
Dollhouse deals with the aftermath of "Epitaph"

Now that Fox is letting Joss Whedon tell a continuing story with Dollhouse, the season-two premiere will pick up where the season finale left off. No more standalone episodes. The continuation follows episode 12, "Omega," not the DVD exclusive episode 13, "Epitaph One," said actor Harry Lennix, who plays Boyd Langdon on the show.

It will be good if they finish season 2 by connecting with "Epitaph One" story line then follow on with seasoon 3 from there, tbh im not feeling this season at the moment hopefully it will pick up and get a better in the 2nd half.

Max.
December 5th, 2009, 01:24 PM
OK Ive just watched 02x05 Summer Glau... lol too soon after terminator I think.