FOX has confirmed (via Twitter) that the second premiere of Dollhouse will now air a week later, on Friday, September 25, as opposed to the originally announced date of Friday, September 18. This is to accommodate the tight shooting schedule — resuming in two weeks’ time! — and gives the production team a little more breathing room.
A source at the network confirms the one-week delay and explains that the push is meant to accommodate the already-tight “Dollhouse” shooting schedule. “Dollhouse” is going back into production in two weeks and FOX intends to air new episodes over consecutive weeks in the fall (as much as possible), so the new premiere date gives Joss Whedon and company a little additional breathing room.
FOX will use the September 18 slot to reair the season premiere of “Glee,” set for its first showing on September 16 after the Season Six launch of “So You Think You Can Dance.” That Friday night will also be the series premiere of the sitcom “Brothers” and the triumphant (?) return of “‘Til Death.”
And in response to a frequently heard question, our FOX source says that as of now, FOX still hasn’t licensed the unaired “Dollhouse” bonus episode “Epitaph One” (made for 20th Century Fox TV, but not for the network) and, thus, has no plans for the episode to air in primetime.