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Dollhouse (2009—2010) is an science fiction action drama that aired on FOX. The series was created by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly creator Joss Whedon along with star Eliza Dushku. Whedon had previously sworn off television, particularly television with FOX, due to the treatment given to Firefly but Dushku managed to convince him to work with her on the show because of their previous working relationship on both Buffy and Angel.
Dushku stars as Echo, a young woman whose personality and identity has been erased in order to become an "Active," also known as "Dolls." Dolls are mental blank slates whose personalities can be programmed into them through "personality packages," which determine memories, skills, language and other abilities for different assignments. She, along with the other Actives, are hired to wealthy individuals through a company nicknamed the Dollhouse located in Los Angeles for a variety of different jobs, ranging from criminal to fantasy to occasional pro-bono good samaritan work. The Dollhouse itself is part of a larger network owned by the Rossum Corporation.
Despite poor ratings, the series was renewed for a second season in May 2009. Much of the credit for the renewal is given to strong DVR and online viewership, along with budget concessions and DVD sales potential based on previous Joss Whedon series. Reportedly, executives were also pleased with the second half of the season's shift in quality. Thirteen new episodes were ordered and the series returned September 25 in the same Friday timeslot. The first Friday series on FOX to return for a second season in over ten years.
| Season || Premiere || Finale || #
| Season One || February 13, 2009 || May 8, 2009 || 13+1
| Season Two || September 25, 2009 || January 29, 2010 || 13
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