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Old May 16 2009, 06:48 AM   #31
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Re: Dollhouse renewed?

Not to shit too much on Dollhouse, but if this comes at the cost of Sarah Connor Chronicles, I'll be as pissed as when Dark Angel was killed, seemingly in favour of another Joss Whedon show.
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Old May 16 2009, 06:54 AM   #32
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Why am I not surprised that plenty of Terminator fans are pissed at hearing this news?

I really doubt that FOX was forced to choose between DH and TSCC. They probably just want to give the Dollhouse a second chance. Seems fans had already fogotten that FOX gave Terminator a second season when it's ratings weren't all that great.
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Old May 16 2009, 06:57 AM   #33
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I'm really surprised by this. I thought that both Dollhouse and Terminator would be gone for sure.

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If they do this, and cancel T:SCC... I'm going to go ape-shit on them. I think many of us will.

Dollhouse's ratings have been some of the worst I've seen in a decade. Firefly had massive ratings in comparison and they axed it quick as shit. If they don't give T:SCC a 3rd season pick-up and renew Dollhouse? OMG, hell will rain from the skies...
You do realize that Dollhouse is a Fox show while Terminator is a WB show right? If Fox had to choose between the two of them they would obviously go with Dollhouse since the shows get similar ratings but Fox makes money on online viewing/sales and DVD sales of Dollhouse.
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Old May 16 2009, 07:12 AM   #34
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If they do this, and cancel T:SCC... I'm going to go ape-shit on them. I think many of us will.
Not me.

I gave up on SCC after about five eps into the new season and only just deleted the rest from my hard drive last week.

That show is done for me. In the immortal words of Willow, "Bored now!"

Since my partner has grown to LOVE "Dollhouse", I am very happy for him that it has been renewed.
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Old May 16 2009, 07:14 AM   #35
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I'm really surprised by this. I thought that both Dollhouse and Terminator would be gone for sure.

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If they do this, and cancel T:SCC... I'm going to go ape-shit on them. I think many of us will.

Dollhouse's ratings have been some of the worst I've seen in a decade. Firefly had massive ratings in comparison and they axed it quick as shit. If they don't give T:SCC a 3rd season pick-up and renew Dollhouse? OMG, hell will rain from the skies...
You do realize that Dollhouse is a Fox show while Terminator is a WB show right? If Fox had to choose between the two of them they would obviously go with Dollhouse since the shows get similar ratings but Fox makes money on online viewing/sales and DVD sales of Dollhouse.
That's what makes it even more tragic. And this is my own personal opinion, but the worse show is getting picked up only because of the money.
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Old May 16 2009, 07:17 AM   #36
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No I'll take more Wonderfalls than this horribly acted show.
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it's sad that the biggest surprise Dollhouse can manage comes from Fox renewing it. IMHO.

too bad they can't just renew firefly instead? that show was far better...
I agree that Firefly was more worthy for renewal, and that Wonderfalls was about as worthy, but those ships have sailed. At least Dollhouse (which started showing promise half-way into its run) is renewed. Rejoice at this small bit of sanity, my friends, rather than regretting past stupidity.

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If they do this, and cancel T:SCC... I'm going to go ape-shit on them. I think many of us will.
I tried to get into the Conner Chronicles (with Shirley Manson in it, oh how I tried), but it never gelled for me. I can understand your pain, and I expected that both that and Dollhouse would get the axe. But since one has survived, can't we just be happy about that?
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Old May 16 2009, 11:13 AM   #37
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Saddens me that Firefly hadn't aired 5 years later, it would probably have survived in the current environment.

I'm not against Dollhouse being renewed, and as for the Dollhouse Vs TSCC argument, I really couldn't care less either way. However, looking at shows that Fox have cancelled down the years, it pains me that when Fox do, once every decade, show a little patience with an under-performing show, it's not necessarily with the right one.
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Old May 16 2009, 11:18 AM   #38
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Maybe they have more faith in Joss Whedon since Firefly didn't do that well(sorta Fox's fault anyway) and did so well after the series ended. They think that Dollhouse will somehow have that same cult following all Whedon shows have. Fox has never made consistently great desisions. They've just gotten lucky with shows over the years. I'm not sure Dollhouse will ever really perform that great though.
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Old May 16 2009, 11:21 AM   #39
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Apparently so.

Cancel Firefly and Wonderfalls but keep this going? Whatever--I'll take it.
Different time. FOX's operational revenue is down 99% this year so they probably don't have much money to throw into development.
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Old May 16 2009, 11:25 AM   #40
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I neither know nor care how this bizarreness came to be, but it's good news.
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Old May 16 2009, 12:31 PM   #41
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That's what makes it even more tragic. And this is my own personal opinion, but the worse show is getting picked up only because of the money.
Isn't that always the reason?
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Old May 16 2009, 01:02 PM   #42
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I neither know nor care how this bizarreness came to be, but it's good news.
Agreed. I'm shocked to be honest.
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Old May 16 2009, 01:15 PM   #43
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Yay, more Dollhouse!

I've really grown to like this show ever since episode 6 (read: when FOX' meddling stopped), so I'm very glad about this news.
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Old May 16 2009, 02:05 PM   #44
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I shocked but glad i really started to enjoy the show after about ep5/6.
So hopefully season 2 will be good.
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Old May 16 2009, 02:16 PM   #45
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The only downside to this is if Fox had something promising that now would not even get a shitty Friday night timeslot as a tryout. But check out the crap they have to choose from. (Oh no, we won't get the show about the horny girl werewolves!) Human Target is the only halfway interesting one, and that's already a lock.

There's no doubt about it, renewing Dollhouse is an act of existential despair. And I thought NBC was sad.
I'm happy it is renewed but there are some decent possibilities there. Masterwork looks promising. The Pretenders looks like it could be ok. The untitled Darpa project sound interesting.
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