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‘Dr. Horrible’ Comes to CW

Online hit making television debut

Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" will make its television debut on the CW on Oct. 9, the network announced.

Created as a three-part online musical in 2008 by the “Avengers” director and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator, the series stars Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, a fledgling super villain with girl trouble. He has a laundromat crush on Penny (Felicia Day, “The Guild”), and his arch nemesis is Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion, “Firefly,” “Castle”).

CW president Mark Pedowitz said the network would edit the web series into a 42-minute television show. He said he hoped the CW would also have the inside track if Whedon opts at some point to continue the series.

It was written by Maurissa Tancharden, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon and Zack Whedon, with music by Jed Whedon and Joss Whedon.