Summer Glau is set to join her "Firefly"/"Serenity" colleague Joss Whedon on the FOX drama "Dollhouse."

Sources at FOX have confirmed for HitFix the news -- first broken via Dollverse -- that Glau will appear in a multi-episode "Dollhouse" arc later this season.

We hear that Glau will play a character named Bennett who shares a past with Eliza Dushku's Echo and has a connection to another Dollhouse character.

Excited yet? How about this for a juicy kernel? We're told that Bennett works for a Dollhouse. Did you notice the key detail there? That would be *a* Dollhouse, not necessarily *the* Dollhouse that we've come to know and love. Then again, it totally could be *the* Dollhouse, but that wouldn't be as fun, now would it?

It's been a poorly kept secret that Whedon wanted to get Glau for a "Dollhouse" role and that he didn't want her to simply play a doll.

Exact specifics on when Glau will first appear (Dollverse says Episode 5) and for how long have yet to be formalized. She joins a growing list of Whedon veterans to drop by "Dollhouse," a group that includes Season One recurring player Amy Acker, season-closing guest star Alan Tudyk and Felicia Day, who appeared in Mysterious 13th Episode "Epitaph One."

Glau was most recently seen on FOX's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," which spent the spring paired with "Dollhouse" on FOX's Sci Fi (not SyFy) Friday. After two seasons of decreasing ratings (but much fan adoration), "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" was cancelled in May.

Other credits for Glau include "The 4400," "The Unit" and a cameo as "Summer Glau" on "The Big Bang Theory."

"Dollhouse" will have its second season premiere on FOX on Friday, Sept. 25.

Source: Hit Fix

Ooookay. I kinda took some time off, considering there wasn't much news coming in about the show, and because I've been busy entering a script into a competition (made it into the semi-finals and I find out next week if it's in the finals). So, now the season two premiere date is looming, there's more stuff coming in and I'm getting pretty pumped about it. So, instead of recapping all the news that's happened since I've been AWOL (cos, no doubt, you already know it all), I'll just post some stills from the first episode of the second season, "Vows."

Whedon And Dushku Interview

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This is so late but here it is anyway:

Source: EW

Comic Con Panel Announced

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DOLLHOUSE will have a presence at this year’s COMIC-CON in San Diego as series creator/writer/director and executive producer Joss Whedon and star/producer Eliza Dushku will appear at a special 2-hour DOLLHOUSE session on Friday, July 24 (exact time TBC) where audience members will have the first opportunity to watch an exclusive screening of “Epitaph One” (which will be included on the Dollhouse Season One DVD released) and then open the floor for a Q & A about their thoughts on the series’ freshman year and what they have planned for the upcoming season two.

Source: Dollverse

Joss On Season Two

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Here's Mr. Whedon talking about season two of Dollhouse, and that darn Buffy re-boot (too soon!). There's not much here in the way of spoilers, but if you don't want to know a thing, then why the heck are you reading this blog?!

Joss Whedon is two weeks into breaking stories for Dollhouse's second season, and we're happy to report that he sounds like a happy man even without that season 1 budget. Whedon wrapped his top-secret horror film The Cabin in the Woods on May 29 and hit the Dollhouse writers' room on June 1. "I just wanted to die of tiredness," he tells exclusively. "About two hours after starting to talk to the writers about story, I was back with such a vengeance, and so energized and so pumped because we really understand the show now. We understand what works, and what didn't work so well or what we weren't so thrilled about. 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."

What does that mean for Season 2? "I'm really proud of the second half of season 1, and we're just expanding on that in a huge way: Finding out the different things that Eliza [Dushku] can be, at the same time as extending our mythology," Whedon says. "Really, just every meeting is like, 'What's the most fun we can have with this actor?' about the whole cast. All I can say -- 'cause I'm gonna be Mr. Un-Spoiler -- is that we're having a crazy amount of fun, and usually, that tends to translate onto the screen."

Speaking slightly spoilery, Whedon tells us that season 2 won't pick up right with "We've got to find Alpha!" but a little bit later. Alan Tudyk has a role on ABC's midseason series V, but Whedon hopes he'll be able to use the character sparingly: "Alpha will always be a part of the equation." Whedon's also hoping to work out a similar loan with the producers of ABC's Happy Town, who nabbed Amy Acker, aka Dr. Saunders/Whiskey. For more insider scoops, keep reading after the jump.

More scoop: Whedon says that Echo's last word in the finale, "Caroline," was the beginning of her season 2 quest. "Echo wants to find not just Caroline, but what's going on behind everything. She doesn't have all of the skills. [Laughs] But she does have this weird super power of becoming a different person all the time, so she might start using that more specifically to find out who Caroline was and what happened to her and why this place exists." So she still has all those past imprints in her? "Well, they're supposed to have wiped them out of there. But we'll see how well that went..."

Other burning questions: Summer Glau hasn't signed on for any episodes of Dollhouse yet. "We're still breaking the episodes," Whedon says, "but we didn't honestly go into the season going, 'Now how can we figure out how to service Summer?' when we already have a huge ensemble. I adore Summer and she's phenomenal, but I have to service the cast I have first. If something comes up that's good enough, my God, I'd hound her. But the rumors of her becoming a big part of the show are greatly exaggerated."

And, sorry, but don't hold your breath that Whedon might become involved in the big-screen Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot. "I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke," Whedon says. "I think that's something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck." (They'll need it: In a PopWatch poll, only three percent of readers planned on seeing the film if Whedon wasn't attached.)

Source: EW

Honestly, I'm glad to hear he's concentrating more on the characters they do have, instead of working out ways to bring in others. As much as I love Glau, and would love to see her play a different role other than the damaged/weird gal, I'd much rather see the characters we already have expanded on. Hopefully they can also work out a deal to get Tudyk and Acker back on the show, even sparingly. There can never be enough of those two on TV.

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."

Source: TV Guide

Personally, I have a feeling Miracle will be back. Not only did a Facebook post from her insinuate that, but it would also be an interesting route to take: how does a former Doll adjust to life once their contract is up? Where does she live now? Why did she even go into the Dollhouse when they apparently didn't wipe the memory of her daughter, so her pain and grief is still there? And most importantly... is he contract really up?

Fox hasn't ironed out all the details on the Dollhouse Comic Con exclusive, but we have some of the details for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray sets. There will be a total of 5,000 sets available, with half being DVD, and half being Blu-ray. Each set will be numbered, with numbers 1-2,500 being the Blu-ray sets, and 2,501-5,000 being the DVD sets. The sets will include a Comic Con exclusive faceplate, and a lenticular letter from Joss. A lenticular letter? Sounds very interesting.

So, how do you get one of these special limited-edition sets? Your best bet will be to pre-order the set from when it goes on sale July 6 at 10am Pacific, and will be sold until July 20. There will also be a limited number held back for sale at Comic Con, but we wouldn't recommend waiting if you want a set. You'll be emailed your pre-order code which is needed for pickup somewhere at Comic Con (the "where" at Comic Con hasn't been worked out yet), so if you're not attending Comic Con, but have a friend who is then your friend could pick up your set for you. Not going to Comic Con, or know someone who could pick up the set for you? You won't be able to get the Comic Con exclusive set, but you can still pre-order the DVD, or the Blu-ray set.

Source: TVShowOnDVD