Another news day, folks!
Sources are confirming that ABC has picked up Amy’s new pilot, Happy Town, though an official announcement won’t be made until Tuesday (the day after FOX’s upfront presentations — here’s hoping Amy makes an appearance at either or both events!)
However, this does cast doubt over Amy’s involvement in Dollhouse — either Amy will no longer be in it or more infrequently. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the latter!
Outside links include Los Angeles Times and IGN.
The official announcement isn’t until Monday during the upfront presentations, but it’s true! Dollhouse will be returning for a second season in the Fall!
Initially, 13 episodes have been ordered with an option for more; the show budget has been slashed and the ‘remote free’ trial (shorter ad breaks; longer episodes) have been removed so the episodes will be back to 42 minutes as opposed to 50 minutes; and finally, the move marks a shift in the creative direction of the show — Joss pitched the season to FOX last week.
Outside links include End of Show and The Live Feed.
No word yet if Amy will continue to have a recurring guest spot but I shall let you guys know as soon as any news breaks!
Gossi has published a brand new (spoilery) still from episode 13 of Dollhouse titled ‘Epitaph One’ and it features Amy! Such an intriguing episode by the looks of things. :) A preview is to your right and the gallery link is below, enjoy!
In other news, we shall find out if Dollhouse gets renewed next Monday (May 18) at the UpFront presentations though Eliza has already tweeted that talks are taking place & she’d like to return. Fingers crossed!
– Episode Stills
Full details for the Dollhouse DVD & Blu-Ray have now been released; it looks good!
Commentary by Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku
– The Target
– Stage Fright
– Gray Hour
– True Believer
– Man on the Street
Commentary by Joss Whedon
– A Spy in the House…
– Briar Rose
– Never-before-seen episode Epitaph One
Commentary by writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen
– Original Unaired Pilot – Echo
– Deleted Scenes
– “Making Dollhouse” featurette
– “Coming Back Home” featurette
– “Finding Echo” featurette
– “Designing the Perfect Dollhouse” featurette
– “A Private Engagement” featurette
Source: The Live Feed
It’s been a few months but the Lifetime Movie Network will once again re-air A Near Death Experience (also known as Voices) on Saturday, May 30 at 6:00 pm et.
Be sure to tune in and feel free to leave a comment regarding the film. :)
Amy’s TV movie, titled Fire and Ice, which was filmed in Romania alongside Tom Wisdom and John Rhys-Davies, has been released on region 2 DVD & Blu-Ray as a special edition — under the title of Fire & Ice – The Dragon Chronicles.
However, there is a catch, as it is only available to buy in Germany at Amazon.de and while it does include English audio, it only has German subtitling. Nevertheless, the sidebar has been updated in case you’d like to order a copy. :)
I shall keep you guys updated on a region 1 and/or general region 2 release when further information becomes available, though I wouldn’t hold out too much hope for this.
It’s a news day, today!
I had previously reported on a possible new project for Amy and IMDB has confirmed this to be The Last Time I Made Straight A’s, which will reportedly begin photography in July, on location in Dallas, Texas.
Amy’s husband, James Carpinello, is also listed as being part of the cast — it would be very interesting seeing these two on screen together. :)
I also came across an old interview that’s dated September 2008, which confirms the project title; the extract is posted below. Scoot is sure one busy guy!
Jane: What are you working on now?
Scoot: We have two other movies we’re producing. One of them is called “The Last Time I Made Straight A’s,” written and directed by Dave Cole. I’m playing the lead opposite Amy Acker, who was in Alias and Angel [also in Joss Whedon’s upcoming series, Dollhouse]. Also in that is Eddie Jemison, who was in Oceans 11, 12 and 13. And then we have another movie called Frank and Cindy that I’m producing, and a couple of films, The Beautiful Letdown, directed by Jeffery Travis, and an untitled script that we should be shooting in October.
Source: Film Gecko
I can confirm that Dollhouse will be released on region 1 DVD & Blu-Ray on July 28, 2009 and you can now pre-order the DVD from Amazon — and it’s quickly climbing the “Movers & Shakers” (biggest gainers) DVD list! :)
The artwork has also been released and can be viewed at TVShowsOnDVD.com which has been photoshopped ever so slightly. Love the quote from Time though!