According to the Hollywood Reporter, FOX has decided to cancel Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. We all knew this was coming, but yet we seem to fall for it everytime. Just when the show started to get good, its cut down. Even though I’m a Joss Whedon fan, I didn’t find the first season hugely compelling. However then I saw the unaired season 1 finale, “Epitaph One”, and since then with season 2, the show has finally been living up to its potential. The latest episode “Belonging”, with Sierra’s origin story was fantastic and I felt that the show was moving in the right direction.
Apparently FOX and casual viewers didn’t feel that way, as the ratings still were very low, despite huge DVR and online viewership. My thing with FOX, is that I understand its a business, however Dollhouse was never really given much of a chance to begin with. It not only was given the Friday “Deathslot” but it debuted there! It wasn’t moved from a different day/time, but basically was set up to fail.
Though, I’m not as upset as when Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles was cancelled, this still is unfortunate for a sci fi show that actually started to be about something.
The question now is, what will Joss do next? And is there any possibility of Dollhouse being moved to Syfy Network (that’s what we thought could happen with Terminator SCC, but sadly it did not).
What do you guys think of this news?