Great news for T fans (and we TSCC fans too)… breathe life back into this franchise.
Variety has it:
Lionsgate has stepped up as the leading bidder for the rights to the “Terminator” franchise with an offer of $15 million and a 5% cut of future gross receipts.Bid was disclosed Wednesday in a federal bankruptcy court filing by Halcyon Group, which put the franchise up for sale in September. With Lionsgate as the “stalking horse” bidder, any other company that wants to bid would have to top its offer by at least $500,000. Other bidders would have until Feb. 4 to submit their offers.
The auction for the “Terminator” assets — which include the rights to future “Terminator” pics, TV series, DVDs and merchandise — will be held four days later, on Feb. 8, at the offices of FTI Consulting in Los Angeles.
Filing also disclosed that bids at the auction must be in increments of at least $1 million.
If it’s not the winningbidder, Lionsgate will receive $750,000 as a breakup fee. Filing didn’t disclose whether any other bids have been submitted….
They shoot horses don’t they? Sorry but Joss’ talents are IMO better used elsewhere (anywhere!). If TSCC wasn’t good enough for renewal with ratings and DVR FAR AND AWAY above Dollhouse to date this season, then Dollhouse isn’t good enough to be on the air. They should’ve killed Dollhouse and pushed TSCC back to air in Dollhouse’s slot, TSCC was way too dark for the early hour FOX had it on…..(disclaimer, I am one of those rabid TSCC fans! but I am a Firefly fan too! not sure WTH FOX expects to do about us, they must figure they are screwed as either way we’re pixxed, lol! They don’t get it is the QUALITY of the show, the WRITING, the CAST, the PREMISE, not just that it is Joss! TSCC and Firefly were worlds better , universes better! Maybe someone can get Josh Friedman and Joss Whedon to work together on something and then that network/cable channel can have all the scifi fans in one group, lol)
And they screwed Summer Glau here a bit, they ran a promo saying three weeks to Summer’s Dollhouse episodes and now they aren’t going to air those until after November?!
SciFiWire has rounded up the dish:
Fox can’t seem to make up its mind about Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. On the one hand, it renews it despite some of the lowest ratings ever. Then it buries it on Friday night, where its ratings continue to plummet before stabilizing. Then it decides to air all 13 season-two episodes once it’s clear a lot of people are watching it on DVRs.
But now comes word that it’s pulling it from the schedule entirely during the all-important month of November, the so-called “sweeps” period when the network tries to boost ratings to set its advertising rates.
@EWAusielloFiles Exclusive: Hearing FOX will bench DOLLHOUSE for November sweeps and air back-to-back eps on Friday night in December….
Then the FutonCritic chimed in:
Network sources have confirmed Friday entries “Brothers,” “‘Til Death” and “Dollhouse” will all go on hiatus after their October 23 airings. A rebroadcast of “House’s” two-hour season premiere will sub in for the night on October 30 with additional repeats of “House” and “Bones” taking over for the rest of the month. “Dollhouse” will then return with back-to-back originals starting at 8:00/7:00c on December 4, 11 and 18.
This sounds a lot like Fox has decided to burn off the new episodes it just ordered…
Sounds to me like the suits at FOX are trying to protect Dollhouse from EPIC FAIL during sweeps after which they would be FORCED to cancel it. Unreal. What is the deal, why are they holding this loser up? Whose zoomin who?
More proof life is not fair: FOX keeps Dollhouse, talks Season 3 and uses DVR ratings as the reason.. after cancelling TSCC which had better DVR ratings …
Update: Notice that FOX is using Summer Glau to draw viewers to Dollhouse a full 3 WEEKS BEFORE her episodes air!! (Baseball yeah but more due to bad ratings IMO)You know what would draw even more viewers? TSCC!!!! Terminator was too damned dark for that early hour. They shouldve shxt canned Dollhouse and moved TSCC back an hour.
Unbelievable. The only good thing I can say is we will get to see Summer Glau’s Dollhouse episodes.
The live ratings for Fox’s Dollhouse had leveled off as of the third episode, which aired Friday, but the good news for fans is that new numbers from DVRs show are great and because of that, Fox has decided to air all of the 13 episodes that have been ordered for this season so far.
‘Levelled off’ must mean stopped falling off a cliff .
Who expected that??
Here’s the scoop: The audience for Joss Whedon’s show jumped more than half when factoring in the people who watched it later on DVRs, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
“We’re going to run all the episodes,” Fox scheduling chief Preston Beckman said. “We’re not saying we’re happy with those numbers, or accept them, but we don’t have to overreact.”
Not OVERREACT?? You mean like when you CANCELLED TSCC which had an INTERNATIONAL FAN BASE? Like that you toolz??
Premiere-week DVR data released Monday showed that the second-season “Dollhouse” debut climbed 50% from its very modest base of a 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. Beckman said DVR results have played a role in the show’s fate, though he wasn’t surprised by the new numbers.
“It’s one of the reasons that we brought ‘Dollhouse’ back; we knew it was DVR-friendly,” Beckman said. “Hopefully we’ll see the overnight ratings increase from week to week. With some shows, you have to look at the bigger picture.”
With SOME SHOWS you look at the DVR numbers? DVR results ‘played a role’ ? Oh frak me man, these people are full of shxt! They frakkin cancelled the WRONG SHOW and REILLY is a tool and we all know it and this is to save face. WhatEVAH! But how can we be even MORE insulting to TSCC fans who mounted an EPIC campaign and had BETTER DVR numbers?
Another big surprise? They’re even contemplating a third season! Fox says it will decide whether to keep the show going after the second season ends. Of course, they still have to decide whether to order the “back nine” episodes of the current season to make up a full 22…
Oh please someone buy these rights and bring back TSCC ! And no more Christian Bale please, the TV series was FAR SUPERIOR to the last film…
(…) Today, according to blogger Nikke Finke of Deadline Hollywood, the Halcyon Holding Group, after recently filing for Chapter 11 protection, has hired FTI Capital Advisors “to evaluate strategic alternatives for the company.”
In other words: Selling off Skynet!
Halcyon, which made the most recent “Terminator Salvation” film and also “owns the first-look rights to the works of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick,” has been fighting with a hedge fund that gave it money to buy the famous series that takes a very bleak view of the future.
Almost as bleak as that of Halcyon if they don’t come up with a plan to bring me my annual dose of cybernetic organisms, which is–of course!–living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.
It better be back…
*TSCC gag reel courtesy of mupet00000
Love Lena. Love Sean Bean, Captain Sharpe baby…love George RR Martin..gonna have to keep the HBO after True Blood goes on hiatus I guess, they got me…All Hail Robb baby..fan trailers follow
First here is George RR Martin on The Ice Dragon
Courtesy of TorForge
Lena Headey, star of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series, has nabbed the last major part in HBO’s Game of Thrones pilot, according to Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune. Headey will portray Cersei Lannister, a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her… (Go Read the Whole Thing)
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Woot! FOX press release:
Summer Glau (“Firefly,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) reunites with Joss Whedon when the actress joins the cast of DOLLHOUSE this fall in a recurring role as BENNETT, a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with ECHO (Eliza Dushku). The second season of DOLLHOUSE premieres Friday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.Additional guest stars appearing throughout the upcoming second season include Alexis Denis of (“Angel”), Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”), Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Keith Carradine (“Dexter”). DANIEL PERRIN (Denisof) is a U.S. senator leading a witch hunt to track down the underground organization. Mysterious, charismatic businessman MARTIN KLAR (Bamber) is Echo’s new husband. BRADLEY KARRENS (Hogan) comes to the Dollhouse hoping to stop a psychotic family member’s killing spree, while MATTHEW HARDING (Carradine), a nemesis of Dollhouse leader ADELLE DEWITT (Olivia Williams), stirs up trouble. Additionally, DR. CLAIRE SAUNDERS/WHISKEY (Amy Acker) and MADELINE/NOVEMBER (Miracle Laurie) return this season in multiple-episode arcs.
DOLLHOUSE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Joss Whedon, who also serves as executive producer, writer and director. Tim Minear and David Solomon are executive producers, while Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are co-executive producers. Additionally, series star Eliza Dushku serves as a producer.