There's a scene in the book, Shelf Monkey, where a bookstore employee -- on Halloween, no less! -- runs through the store after having heard the best news she's heard all year, yelling, "OhmyGODohmygodohmygawdohmygodOHmyGODohMYgawd..." It's November 1st, so imagine me without the Halloween costume, but running through my house, sleeping infant in my arms, whispering the same words with gleeful excitement.
Then imagine me reading the REST of the article and slumping to the couch in dire disappointment.
Yes folks... I have awesome news, awesomer news, and terrible news. Prepare thyself.
Awesome news: Joss Whedon has developed a new sci-fi TV show and IT HAS BEEN PICKED UP!!!!!!
Awesomer news: His star? Eliza Dushku. GAAAAH!
And now, the terrible news...
It's been picked up by FOX.
Sigh... Joss, how could you?? Didn't you learn from the perils of your buddy, Tim Minear? Didn't they hurt you enough when they killed Firefly? Haven't you noticed that sci-fi + Fox = certain cancellation??
For now, let's rally together and vow to get every friend, family member, enemy, and casual passerby to watch this new show. If it can get the numbers of "When Good Chickens Go Bad" then they'll be sure to keep it...
Oh come on, a girl can dream, can't she??
The new show will be called Dollhouse (love the title already!) and here's the basis:
"Dollhouse" will feature Dushku as Echo, part of a group of young people programmed with different personalities and skills for different assignments (the trades are a little fuzzy on what these "assignments" consist of or who's sending the people on said assignments). In between gigs, their minds are wiped clean and they return to live in a lab/dorm known as the Dollhouse. Things go a wee bit pear-shaped when Echo begins having actual memories and she tries to seek information about her past.
Variety quotes Dushku as saying, "He's my favorite genius," Dushku said. "And my favorite friend. He's been like a big brother ... and the only person out here I've ever wholeheartedly trusted, because he's never let me down."
Aw... and the always funny Joss says, "It was a mistake!" Whedon said. "I sat down with her to talk about her options, and acted all sage, saying things backwards like Yoda and laying out what I thought she should do. But in the course of doing it, I accidentally made one up. I told it to her, and she said, 'That's exactly what I want to do.' "
You can read articles on it here and here. In the meantime, who wants to take out the URL, http://www.savedollhouse.com/??