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Joss Whedon to Direct Glee, But What Will Become of Dollhouse?

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageOne of my favorite writer/directors is gong to helm an episode of Glee: Joss Whedon.

The legendary creator of such classic shows as Buffy, Angel and Firefly revealed the news on the Whedon fanpage Whedonesque, where he not only revealed the news, but also shed some light on the fate of his latest series, Dollhouse. Read on!

Hey kids and parents of kids and super-old, like ancestor-old-but-not-dead-yet-type people, just poking my oversized head in to say that the rumors are true… unless something very odd happens in the next few months, I will have the privilege of shooting an episode of GLEE. Why GLEE? Because I love cops, serial killers and gritty urban drama (I haven't seen the show yet). Why me? Because they're struggling and can't afford real directors. And to head off a few queries:

No, this doesn't mean Dollhouse definitely won't get a back nine. Our numbers mean that! But I kid. Okay, we're not exactly saving all the good stuff for 14-22, but nobody's closed the door. If D'House suddenly busts wide, huzzah, we'll still bring it, and I'll still go and direct an episode of Glee, because of my love of cops. These realities can co-exist. And possibly cross over, at least in fiction that I have wri – read. About.

Glee seems like an awfully good fit for Whedon, whose shows rely on crackling dialogue, soapy intrigue among the characters, and a nostalgic affection for high school.

I'm disheartened to hear that Dollhouse is in trouble again, because the show finally found its tonal and thematic sea-legs at the end of last season. Dollhouse began as flashy entertainment in the Alias mode, and it was a mistake. The show is about human trafficking and the sins of men, and as soon the Whedon was able to smuggle those themes into his show, all was well – even if it made for a more difficult and challenging show to watch.

In the meantime, let's enjoy a musical number from this popular show.