FOX pulls Dollhouse off air for November (sweeps)…

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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.

Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello tweeted the news first:

@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?

October 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense.

2 Comments

  1. NECROMACK replied:

    ur a punk. Joss has a great idea and path with this show. The addition of better cast members is going to change the lvl of believability and boost ratings. I love TSCC very much too. Sept how girly John looks. Dollhouse has a rough start under its belt, but just like everything Joss has come to pass, it will find its way to the podium.

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    • ginaswo replied:

      sorry to be the one to break it to you but FOX has ALREADY cancelled it
      we wrote the cancellation up already

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