Joss Whedon is taking a break to rework the script for Dollhouse, according to Variety.

20th Century Fox TV shut down production on the midseason Fox show on Friday, and plans to resume shooting on Sept. 25.

Whedon had been busy directing two of the first three segs of Dollhouse, which kept him out of the writers' room. As a result, the studio, network and Whedon agreed that the show's fourth script needed work. Whedon also requested the production reprieve to get ahead on the show's next few scripts.

Because the show doesn't bow until midseason, the shutdown won't affect Dollhouse's schedule.