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Stick a fork in it: Dollhouse is done (unofficially)

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 9th 2009 3:02PM

DollhouseFelicia Day (Whedon mainstay and star of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) has let everyone know via Twitter that her episode (#13) of Dollhouse will not be airing on Fox and will only be on the upcoming DVD set. It should be noted that official notice of cancellation has not come from Fox yet. Give it time.

While this is not unexpected news giving the declining ratings of the show, it does suck donkey balls nonetheless. Is it even possible for Joss Whedon or his fans to trust Fox anymore? Perhaps we're simply too much the minority for the network to care. Give the world to the reality television fans. Our cause is lost. Granted, the crappy timeslot didn't help matters.

On the other hand, if Dollhouse follows in the footsteps of Firefly, we might be seeing a movie from the franchise in a year or two. It's just a glimmer of hope for Whedon-fans. (Thanks to RazorD for the tip).

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claire piazza


I absolutely love harry lennix and was really getting into the show what the hell is going on? give it a chance. It's the only thing worth watching on Friday.

April 17 2009 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jack

I'm sorry, but a TV show about zombie programmed prostitutes is just weird, sleazy and not very interesting. Weadon has talent. No doubt. And Serenity was a terrific film. I had never seen the series before viewing the movie and was still blown away. He (as well as Dushku) has a bright future. Dollhouse does not...

April 13 2009 at 8:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew

This article is quite false. Not showing the episode does NOT mean the show is cancelled. FOX never bought this episode to begin with. It bought 13 episodes including the scrapped pilot. The final episode was made specifically for the DVD because FOX the studio (as opposed to the network) puts at least 13 ep's on its DVDS. By all accounts episode 12 is the real season finale and the thirteenth episode is more of an epilogue (I'm sure it will be great but we can see it on the DVD).

So to be clear: this article is wrong and this doesn't have ANY bearing on whether the show will be renewed. Tim Minear has confirmed all of this.

April 10 2009 at 3:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

I won't miss it !!

April 10 2009 at 12:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stealth

I just hope they don't move Fringe into the timeslot, especially with Nimoy coming on board

April 09 2009 at 11:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gill

Ah irresponsible journalism as always TVS. I'm glad this is among the last of feeds on my RSS feeder, allowed me to see the facts first elsewhere.

April 09 2009 at 11:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
OQ

It's not cancelled, Fox only ordered (paid for) 13 episodes and they filmed 14. The two issues are separate.

Felicia linked to this on her twitter to clarify:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b117929_dollhouse_heres_deal_on_season_finale.html

April 09 2009 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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1iPete

That is correct, Fox is counting the first pilot that was scrapped as 1 episode along with the 12 to be aired which fills the contractual order of 13. The studio filmed one more additional episode (the one Felicia Day is in) but Fox considers it outside of the contract and won't pay for it.

April 10 2009 at 1:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ac

If they were to cancel it wish they did it before the reboot back when it sucked. This show was doomed from the start anyway because Fox did everything they could to screw with the show. No one wants to watch TV on friday except old people and people with no lives. They doomed the show to be majorily watched on DVR and Hulu and yet all they care about is live ratings. How idiotic are the people running Fox?

April 09 2009 at 6:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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LC

"No one wants to watch TV on friday except old people and people with no lives. "

Tell that to the millions of young viewers that made the X-Files a hit when it's first several seasons aired at 9pm on Friday nights.

April 09 2009 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lee

Uhhh, am I the only one who thinks Dollhouse is just a terrible show? It started off really badly and only got marginally better. I've continued watching it because I think it's hilarious.

April 09 2009 at 5:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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donkey23

Uhhh, no Lee your not. But your right about one thing, this show was occasionally hilarious--unintentionally so--but hilarious none-the-less.

April 09 2009 at 10:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J.

Eliza Dushku does not a great lead make. She was good as an off/on recurring character on Buffy, like Leather or Pinky Tuscedero on Happy Days. They pop in kick some ass then go away for awhile so we can miss them. Too much Dushku is the kiss of death for a series. Maybe some day she'll find her 'tru calling.' ;]

April 09 2009 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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donkey23

I've seen more than a coulple Tru Callings on SciFi, and that show isn't that bad. Anyone out there able to refresh the details on that show's cancellation history? It's much more watchable that Dollhouse. And Dushku is better in it too.

April 09 2009 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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