TV/movie/comics auteur Joss Whedon is back on TV with a new series on Fox starring Buffy regular Eliza Dushku.  The sci-fi series Dollhouse will premiere next year; Whedon has a seven-episode order. 

Dushku will play Echo, one of a group of secret agents who can be imprinted with different personalities depending on the assignment.  Dollhouse refers to the setting, a futuristic dorm where the agents live. 

Whedon came up with the idea and title for the series at lunch with Dushku in September, the idea was quickly pitched, and the deal signed.  He told TV Week he was happy with the budget and the management team at Fox, where his short-lived Firefly series came to an ignominious end.