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“Buffy” creator Joss Whedon plays in the “Dollhouse”


It’s been six years since the critically acclaimed cult fave “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” went off the air. Since then, the television show’s creator Joss Whedon has released a thriller movie called “Serenity,” directed a couple episodes of U.S. comedy series “The Office” on NBC and created the Web sensation “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”eliza-dushku

Whedon’s latest project is the sci-fi TV series “Dollhouse” starring the 28-year-old Eliza Dushku, a former “Buffy” cast member. The show began playing earlier this year and has posted mediocre ratings on Fox, which has aired the series in the Friday night dead zone, a time period with typically low viewership. Last Friday, “Dollhouse” ended its weekly erosion and climbed slightly in the ratings to 4.3 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Whedon said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday that he has no plans of abandoning television for other fields, like the Internet.

“Everyone knows I had a rough time getting ‘Dollhouse’ up to speed, but that doesn’t mean I’m never going to do television,” Whedon said.