Actress Amy Acker, who appeared as the nerdy Fred in Joss Whedon's vampire-detective show Angel, will join Whedon again in his latest TV show, the futuristic Dollhouse. Acker will play Dr. Claire Saunders, who takes care of the amnesiac "dolls" who can be programmed for any mission or assignment by clients who hire them in the new series which launches this fall.For the record, that's Acker and Eliza "Faith" Dushku in a Joss-produced show, with Sarah Fain and Elizabeth Craft on as staff writers. We get some Marti Noxon/Jane Espenson producer infusions down the line, throw in Allison Hannigan and Charisma Carpenter guest spots, and you've got the best-of-the-best collaboration from Whedon's private club of uber-awesome female talent.
If FOX screws this up, you can pencil in the first geek-girl jihad for about five seconds after the cancellation press release. And I'll donate money to the cause.