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Casting Couch: "BSG" Vet Tahmoh Penikett at Home in Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse"

One of the most popular games this development season is to guess just who will be cast in Joss Whedon's upcoming FOX action series Dollhouse opposite Eliza Dushku.

After all, now that Whedon has finally turned in his script to the network, FOX's casting gurus can finally start casting what is shaping up to be the most eagerly anticipated new series of next season.

First up: Tahmoh Penikett, who plays the determined Karl "Helo" Agathon on Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica. I've long wondered where BSG's fantastic actors would end up with the groundbreaking drama wrapping its fourth and final season this year. Penikett (who is hands-down one of the nicest guys in the business) will play Paul Smith, an FBI agent driven to crack the urban myth of the Dollhouse and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "a twisted romantic foil for Echo," Eliza Dushku's character.

Frank Kranz (Welcome to the Captain, The TV Set) will play Topher Brink, a computer programmer whose oversees the imprinting of various personalities onto the "dolls." Also cast in the drama project: Aussie Dichen Lachman (Neighbours) who will play Sierra, a doll who has experienced every personality except for her own, and Enver Gjokaj (The Path to 9/11), who will play Victor, a doll who is childlike when inactive and, when active, a blend of Errol Flynn and Robert DeNiro.

Me, I can't bloody wait to see this new series.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Deal or No Deal (NBC); Smallville (CW); Miss Guided/Miss Guided (ABC); Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX)

9 pm: Celebrity Apprentice (NBC; 9-11 pm); Reaper (CW); Lost (ABC); Don't Forget the Lyrics (FOX)

10 pm: Eli Stone (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

9 pm: Lost.

Missed the fourth season opener ("The Beginning of the End")? Here's your chance to watch it for the first time or, er, all over again when ABC reairs the premiere in which the castaways wait for rescue but some more troubled by Charlie's warning against their would-be saviors aboard the freighter. It all starts here!

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Anonymous said…
Great casting! I cannot wait to see this all come together. I'm sure it's going to be brilliant!

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