Dollhouse for FOX8

FOX8 has picked up the rights to Dollhouse, the latest drama from Joss Whedon. Although TEN talked up Dollhouse in May, the program will be aired with fewer ads and could have posed problems for a commercial free-to-air network.

Starring Buffy‘s Eliza Dushku it tells the tale of a group of people, known as ‘Actives’ (or ‘Dolls’) who “have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas and hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies and occasional good deeds. When not imprinted, the Actives live, childlike and unremembering, in a hidden facility nicknamed ‘The Dollhouse.'”

The drama would anchor FOX8’s move to a younger target demographic this summer, Foxtel’s Brian Walsh told The Australian.

“Given that we have new competition in 2009 (new free-to-air digital multi-channels), we’re sharpening up the owned and operated channels to be a little more niche,” he said.

“For FOX8, we’re narrowing our demographic to 18 to 30 and playing much harder. That enables us to better develop the W channel and the new general entertainment channel we launch from November 1.”

Foxtel has also secured the single-camera corporate comedy, Better Off Ted, starring Aussie Portia de Rossi, and the sitcom set in a New York hotel, Do Not Disturb, which stars Crossing Jordan’s Jerry O’Connell.

Adult drama Sons of Anarchy will go to Foxtel’s premium channel, Showcase.

Source: The Australian

30 Comments:

  1. Dollhouse is an absolutely fantastic show which keeps getting better with every episode. Joss continues to deliver his unique brand of humor and quirks.
    While Dollhouse is out of the bounds that we usually know Joss for, it is most defiantly worth watching and sticking with.

  2. fox 8 bring on the tv show LIFE channel ten is being stupid by not playing it

    Fox 8 did good with playing Suprnatural and greek and friday night lights, now bring on LIFe

  3. i loved 90210. fox 8 is a really good channel for teens these days. look art the shows it has. the best years, blood ties, kyle XY, Greek, friday night lights and of course, gossip girl. i love all these shows.. and i’m looking forward to dollhouse being on fox 8. fox 8 is really turning out to being a great channel. Except.for all that reality crap like jurassic fight club, scare tactics, COPS, …ugh. other then that i love fox 8. with simpsons, family guy, futurama and hopefully in the future american dad. running every day. u can always switch on fox 8 and something good will be on. thumbs up for getting dollhouse. now…cos fox8 is like the cable version of channel ten. Please air 90210. I’m beging you, I love that show so so much.and i can’t afford to keep downloading episodes. it’s slowing down my internet. and also i have a question. does foxtel channels care about ratings??? because they seem to air every ep of every show they ever put on. i love it!!!!! thank you fox8 for making me happy:D. now please..Put 90210 on FOX8:D

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