August 28, 2009 / 2:58 AM / 10 years ago

"Dollhouse" makes room for cast additions

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - This fall, “Dollhouse” is going to be a geek-TV haven.

Josh Whedon, creator of the Fox series about a futuristic laboratory that rewrites people’s memories, has chosen actors from the network’s recently canceled “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and Syfy’s concluded “Battlestar Galactica” to join the show.

Most notably, he’s recruited “Terminator” fan favorite Summer Glau, whom he previously cast in Fox’s “Firefly.” Glau plays Bennett, a Dollhouse employee who shares a secret past with Eliza Dushku’s Echo.

Jamie Bamber (from “Battlestar”) will appear as a charismatic businessman who is Echo’s new husband. Michael Hogan (“Battlestar”) comes to Dollhouse hoping to stop a psychotic family member’s killing spree. Alexis Denisof (“Angel”) is cast as a U.S. senator leading a witch hunt to track down the underground organization. Keith Carradine (“Dexter”) plays the nemesis of Dollhouse leader Adelle.

“Dollhouse” struggled on Friday nights last season, and the network is hoping the cast additions, along with some creative tweaks, will help the show gain a broader audience.

Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters

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