Dollhouse renewed?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Colin Xavier, May 16, 2009.

  1. Colin Xavier

    Colin Xavier Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I thought this show was dead. What the hell is going on?
     
  2. Lumen

    Lumen Vice Admiral Admiral

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    FOX doesn't have much in the pipeline for next fall that's guaranteed to do any better. Chances are they'll just get something else that will just repeat Dollhouse's performance. I can see it, although I'm dubious.
     
  3. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Good. TV is better off with more Eliza Dushku on it.
     
  4. ialfan

    ialfan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I would like that but I'm not getting my hopes up.
     
  5. Michael Chris

    Michael Chris Admiral Admiral

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    Deadlinehollywooddaily.com. She just received official word that Dollhouse renewed.
     
  6. Lumen

    Lumen Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Apparently so.

    Cancel Firefly and Wonderfalls but keep this going? Whatever--I'll take it.
     
  7. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No I'll take more Wonderfalls than this horribly acted show.

    Fox has completely lost their minds. House reruns would get twice the viewers for $0.

    Yet again Fox acts insanely stupid.
     
  8. darthraidr

    darthraidr Commodore Commodore

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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...
     
  9. Michael Chris

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    Yeah, well take what we can get!
     
  10. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

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    Holy shit, this is apparently official. I am ****ing shocked. The season finale got 2.75 million viewers!!! How the hell can this be renewed!!! Jeez!!! This is completely insane. Of course with this drastic slashed budget I really wonder how the show will fare...
     
  11. bigdaddy

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    Or Futurama!

    And we will take what we can get? Ummm... no I will take good TV over bad TV any day.
     
  12. Michael Chris

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    Which is why you should be excited. Because it's not good tv vs. bad tv. It's good tv vs. no tv.
     
  13. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Under 3M viewers for the season finale and a demo that even the CW would turn up its nose at. Unbelievable. This show is not going to "find an audience." The audience has already sampled and rejected it. It's got nowhere to go but down.

    Joss Whedon has photos of Rupert Murdoch in bed with a live boy, dead girl and menagerie of farm animals. That is the only explanation. :rommie:

    Huh? They're not gonna air a test pattern during that time period (tho given the ratings, it might prove competitive.)

    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.
     
  14. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

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    From what I've been hearing Fox wants to continue with the Sci-Fi Fridays lineup. Dollhouse had high online viewing and DVRing.
     
  15. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That gal in your avatar's show did much better in its season finale, on Friday night, on Fox, yet got the axe. And DVRing doesn't count - they all zap the ads! I stand by my farm animals theory.
     
  16. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    The continuing fragmentation of the TV marketplace is paying dividends for fans of SFF shows. Some niche shows are being renewed at ratings levels that would have meant sure cancellation just a few years ago.
     
  17. Rii

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    I actually watched Dollhouse through till the season finale and I'm still not sure if I'm pleased with this news. :lol:
     
  18. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Now if we could just get a surprise renewal of TTSCC that would be peachy keen.
     
  19. Teek

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    Unfortunately while TSCC might be the better show and rated, it's not made by Fox. It's made by WB. Fox gets all the $$$ coming out of Dollhouse (since 20th Century Fox Television makes it): online streaming revenue and DVD/BR sales. Dollhouse already has all their sets built, I predict a lot of bottle episodes next season. Also reducing a few cast members (Sierra maybe and Boyd), possibly to just a few times reoccuring rather than in every episode.
     
  20. Aragorn

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    In the season two premiere, Echo becomes allergic to clothing and this lasts indefinitely.