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Slideshow: 26-Image Gallery For ‘Dollhouse’ With Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett

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Echo (Eliza Dushku, R) is sent on an engagement as a kidnapping negotiator to help a wealthy businessman (Kurt Caceres, L) after his daughter is abducted and held for ransom. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

CHICAGO – This 26-image slideshow contains the official press images for the premiere episode of “Dollhouse,” which was created by Joss Whedon and features Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman, Fran Kranz, Olivia Williams, and Harry Lennix. The show premieres on Friday, February 13th, 2009 at 8pm CST on FOX.

Synopsis: “Joss Whedon, creator of groundbreaking cult favorites “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” returns to television and reunites with fellow “Buffy” alumna Eliza Dushku for a thrilling new drama, DOLLHOUSE.

Echo (Dushku) is an “Active”: a member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with new personas.

Hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected, the Actives don’t just perform their hired roles, they wholly become – with mind, personality and physiology – whomever the client wants or needs them to be. Whether imprinted to be a lover, an assassin, a corporate negotiator or a best friend, the Actives know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time.

Confined between missions to a secret facility known as the “Dollhouse,” Echo and the other Actives, including SIERRA (Dichen Lachman), are assigned engagements by ADELLE DEWITT (Olivia Williams), one of the Dollhouse’s leaders. After each scenario, Echo, always under the watchful eye of her handler BOYD LANGTON (Harry Lennix), returns to the mysterious Dollhouse where her thoughts, feelings, experiences and knowledge are erased by TOPHER BRINK (Fran Kranz), the Dollhouse’s genius programmer.

Echo enters the next scenario with no memory of before. Or does she?

As the series progresses, FBI Agent PAUL BALLARD (Tahmoh Penikett) pieces together clues with the help of Russian informant LUBOV (Enver Gjokaj) that lead him closer to the Dollhouse, while Echo stops forgetting, her memories begin to return and she slowly pieces together her mysterious past.

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Mutant Enemy, Inc., DOLLHOUSE revolves around Echo’s blossoming self-awareness and her desire to discover her true identity. But with each new engagement, comes a new memory and increased danger inside and outside the Dollhouse. Joss Whedon directed the pilot and serves as executive producer and writer. Liz Craft, Sarah Fain and David Solomon are co-executive producers, and Eliza Dushku serves as a producer.”

You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos are credited on their captions and courtesy of Fox Broadcasting Co. All Rights Reserved.

  1. Dollhouse_01: Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Eliza Dushku, Dichen Lachman, Fran Kranz, Olivia Williams, Harry Lennix. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX

  2. Dollhouse_02: Enver Gjokaj as Victor. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX

  3. Dollhouse_03: Eliza Dushku as Echo. Cr: Miranda Penn Turin/FOX

  4. Dollhouse_04: Fran Kranz as Topher. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX

  5. Dollhouse_05: Harry Lennix as Boyd. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX

  6. Dollhouse_06: Olivia Williams as Adelle DeWitt. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX

  7. Dollhouse_07: Eliza Dushku as Echo. Cr: Miranda Penn Turin/FOX

  8. Dollhouse_08: Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX

  9. Dollhouse_09: Sierra (Dichen Lachman) is brought in to help Echo during an engagement. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  10. Dollhouse_10: Echo (Eliza Dushku, R) must rescue the kidnapped daughter (Haley Alexis Pullos, L) of a wealthy businessman. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  11. Dollhouse_11: Dichen Lachman as Sierra. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX

  12. Dollhouse_12: Eliza Dushku as Echo. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

  13. Dollhouse_13: Adelle (Olivia Williams, R) recruits Echo (Eliza Dushku, L). Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  14. Dollhouse_14: Echo (Eliza Dushku) is sent on an engagement as a kidnapping negotiator. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

  15. Dollhouse_15: Echo (Eliza Dushku, R) is sent on an engagement as a kidnapping negotiator to help a wealthy businessman (Kurt Caceres, L) after his daughter is abducted and held for ransom. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

  16. Dollhouse_16: Echo (Eliza Dushku) is sent on an engagement as a kidnapping negotiator. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

  17. Dollhouse_17: FBI Agent Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett) is frustrated by his lack of progress in the investigation of the Dollhouse. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  18. Dollhouse_18: Echo (Eliza Dushku, L) is treated by Dr. Claire Saunders (Amy Acker, R). Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  19. Dollhouse_19: Amy Acker as Dr. Claire Saunders. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  20. Dollhouse_20: Echo (Eliza Dushku, L) is sent on an engagement as a kidnapping negotiator to help a wealthy businessman (Kurt Caceres, R) after his daughter is abducted and held for ransom. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  21. Dollhouse_21: Topher (Fran Kranz, L) prepares Echo (Eliza Dushku, R) for her next engagement. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  22. Dollhouse_22: Harry Lennix stars as Boyd Langton. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  23. Dollhouse_23: Eliza Dushku as Echo. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  24. Dollhouse_24: Eliza Dushku as Echo. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  25. Dollhouse_25: Eliza Dushku as Echo. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

  26. Dollhouse_26: Boyd (Harry Lennix, L) and Topher (Fran Kranz, C) prepare Echo (Eliza Dushku, R) for her next engagement. Cr: Greg Gayne/FOX

    HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

    By BRIAN TALLERICO
    Content Director
    HollywoodChicago.com
    brian@hollywoodchicago.com

  27. chizzle's picture

    yes!

    Fran Kranz plays the best character on The Dollhouse. Is anyone here a big fan? I also found him on showbizzle.com - this new website for actors. Characters like THESE show off their stories. haha, it’s hilarious at times.

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