Executives at Fox have finally uttered the word that has become every Joss Whedon fan’s worst nightmare: “canceled”. This is in reference to his latest show Dollhouse, which is currently in the midst of its second season. Whedon will apparently get to finish filming and airing all 13 episodes of the season in order to give it a proper sendoff, with new episodes resuming on December 4th despite low ratings.
Most fans will probably not be too surprised by this news since Dollhouse has performed poorly pretty much out of the gate and Fox has a long history of aborting Whedon’s babies. The show was not even expected to get picked up for a second season, but Fox gave it the benefit of the doubt. When ratings failed to improve, they pulled it off the air for November sweeps, at which point the writing was basically on the wall. Do you think Dollhouse deserved more time? Why did it not catch on?
I only watched the first episode or two and found it to be a mess, but many fans have insisted that it eventually found its stride. There has also been talk of a direct-to-DVD movie to wrap things up. So what do you say we just skip all the outrage and petitioning to save the show this time around? I think Fox has actually been pretty fair for once, and besides, now we all know that Whedon’s got more important things to tackle!