Whedon’s ‘Dollhouse’ shut down

Production stops for script rewrites

Joss Whedon is resetting his “Dollhouse.”

20th Century Fox TV shut down production on the midseason Fox show on Friday, and plans to resume shooting on Sept. 25.

Whedon had been busy directing two of the first three segs of “Dollhouse,” which kept him out of the writers’ room. As a result, the studio, network and Whedon agreed that the show’s fourth script needed work. Whedon also requested the production reprieve to get ahead on the show’s next few scripts.

Because the show doesn’t bow until midseason, the shutdown won’t affect “Dollhouse’s” schedule.

Whedon earlier this summer decided to shoot a new series opener and turn the “Dollhouse” pilot into the show’s second episode.

Also at 20th, the studio recently temporarily shut down another midseason Fox entry, “24,” in order to do a similar round of script tweaks.

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