Dollhouse WON'T Be Canceled After all

Whedonites, I have some good news for you. Dollhouse will not be canceled, despite what you may have read online. Fox exec Preston Beckman (does a name get more executive-y than that?) has stated that the network will air all 13 previously ordered episodes of Joss Whedon's science-fiction drama, despite sluggish numbers.

After hitting a series low in ratings, we were ready to start the Death Clock on Dollhouse, but it looks like that was premature. "We're going to run all the episodes," Beckman said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We're not saying we're happy with those numbers, or accept them, but we don't have to overreact. During [November] sweeps we might have to jack up the numbers a little [with other programming], but we plan on completing the order for this show."

That quote skirts the issue of a full-season order, but from the sound of things, the outlook isn't promising. Of course, that's not to say that Fox won't attempt to sell the crap out of Season Two DVD box sets.

One reason Fox may be soft on cutting Dollhouse's run short: DVR numbers. Dollhouse posted the largest gains during the big fall season premiere week when digital video recorders were factored in, jumping 50 percent from its initial haul. But don't get too excited: The ratings only jumped from a 1.0 to a 1.5. Still, any time a show has that kind of percentage gain when secondary audiences are factored in, networks take notice (Smallville, another Friday night show, posted the same jump).

Dollhouse continues to be one of television's more intriguing stories. You've got a cult TV producer making a show that somehow survived cancellation last year and didn't air its best episode due to contractual issues -- all very interesting stuff. Despite its flaws, it's a good thing Dollhouse will get to finish on Whedon's terms. I'm looking forward to seeing where Whedon, one of television's better storytellers, takes us. I'm also looking forward to more acting from Enver Gjokaj, who's really separating himself from the rest of the cast.

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This comment will be waaaaaay past the time when this was originally discussed. But it factors in. I am glad that the show tanked. When you kill my favorite characters, especially after keeping them alive in the show practically until the end - the show deserved to be trashed. It is just disgusting what the idiot producers and directors do with the main characters anymore. They just toss them off like they're nothing. I would definitely not continue watching this show if it was continued. YOU RUINED IT MR, WHEDON. The whole reason people watch it is BECAUSE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS. Sure the story factors in........somewhere, but it is the characters that make it or break it. Oh and if you haven't figured it out by now, you really should hope they invent a machine that can make you smarter. You killing off the audience's favorite characters is what killed your show. Shame on you. You deserve all your shows to tank for that stupid move.
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glad its getting a second chance. im tired of the same old crap on tv.
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Run all the episodes and end it, simple.
*sigh* its too bad.. another show that could've rated better by showing a little boob.
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What are you people talking about? The best and most intelligent show I've ever seen on TV was Buffy the Vampire Slayer because it dealt with things that no other shoes dared to. And today, it's the same thing will Dollhouse. Every episode tackles a social issue, it's like a sociology show, it's awesome! It's too bad there aren't enough smart people in this world who can enjoy it.
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Why they keep that show around is just unbelievable for me ... I love Whedon's works but this Dollhouse show is just rubbish ... not to mention the lead female who is awful...
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Im still thinking Joss should stick with what made him successful because this is not doing it. :)
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Dollhouae can be doable. I give up on COld Case. The Characters that were on last week were nothing like what we have had in the past. So disgusted that I changed in mid tape. Awful.
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this show isnt THAT bad sure its not the best show Ive ever seen but its better than 80% of the other crap on tv these days, I mean how many different CSI type shows do we need? one is plenty, Lost? yawn even worse Glee a reality shows oh yeah those are "wonderful" Heck I can think of shows I dont even watch that are better. But yeah Terminator was a better series than Dollhouse however Id rather watch Dollhouse (and vampire diaries) over all the other crap on tv now (though Smallville, Supernatural and Heroes all look good but I dont wanna jump into those so late in the game so Dollhouse and Vampire Diaries it is, for me lol)
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god, this show is so awful, i can't believe fox choose this over sarah conner. people keep saying eliza dushku can't act, that's not true & it's not the problem with this show, the reason it sucks is because of the writing. the stories are just stupid. all of them, even epitaph 1
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Even with the DVR ratings factored in this show STILL DOES NOT make it up to the 4 million mark which is the borderline point for "a rescue". I have seen Whedon shows. Liked his earlier shows. I am not a groupie who thinks he can do no wrong. This show is a load. Eliza Dushku is not a lead actress. I hope it goes away so Whedon can come up with an actual good show that people besides just groupies will like.
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im sooo glad that if it ends it will at least end on whedon terms, plus FOX is totally gaining my undying love after the airing on friday fiasco. they should move it to another night it would thrive on wednesdays or something
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This show needs to move to F/X, it would thrive there. They could do thirteen episode seasons, episodes could easily be repeated during the week and ratings wouldn't such an issue. Its blurry morality issues would fit in with the other F/X programming nicely.
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I am glad they will air all 13 episodes.
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Good news at least a complete second season!

I'm from the Netherlands and watch this show every week, although it isn't on tv in my country. Would love to see what will hapen with the ratings when the show airs on another workday.
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I agree season 2 isnt that great right now, especially comparing to how season 1 ended, youd expect season 2 to be better but instead it seems like season 2 is just being like season 1 all over again, start off episodic, standalone episodes that are boring and pointless to the main plot then by the 6th or so episode things start to heat up, get great and end with a bang. But Im sure after the next episode the ratings will jump up by 1 million... Summer Glau of course, we know her presence alone is gonna get people to watch lol
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I tried giving this a chance time and again. This show simply blows.
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Brilliant news, At least if FOX do give DOLLHOUSE the FIREFLY treatment(i.e. premature cancellation) Joss can still have the chance to end it as he sees fit. Now hopefully the ratings will improve heaps and they can order more episodes or at least another season though I for one am in favor of the 13 season arcs.
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Episode 2.03 was the first time I watched an episode of Dollhouse and classified it as great television (i can't count Epitaph One because it never actually got on tv). I mean, there were parts i thought were weak, but overall the whole study of ethics and abuse of technology and identity the show aims to be about (see Epitaph One) is getting attention. Good. If they can step up and keep doing that and people start giving a crap about this show it might bring in the numbers.
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Well I'm happy for the 5 people that like watching mind wiped girls that act the same when they aren't mind wiped. Good for them. I smell profit!
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too bad its not cuz this season sucks so far. and if their still complaining about ratins then effin move it you tards. friday is the timeslot of death.
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I was happy and relieved when I heard. In a "I'll take what I can get" kind of way. I'm sure FOX is trying to head off receiving a deluge of emails and snail mail .. but I like that they're being so up front about what is going on and what they're planning to do.
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Well we'll see what the future of Dollhouse is...I'm not sure it's going to last past this season though if there's is not a huge leap in it's presentation!
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Well I'm rather happy they gave Dollhouse a chance. Honestly didn't think they would.
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I just wish it would go away already. It's his worst show yet and half of his base doesn't even like it. Just so sick of hearing about it every single freaking day.
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They just made forty people VERY happy.
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Good to hear (read)!! luv the show
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So, wait, barely avoiding midseason cancellation for two seasons in a row is the measure for success in television these days? Also, I really like Whedon's job in a geeky, comic book-like way, but "one of television's better storytellers" is a bit of a stretch. He's good. Great, even, when he's in the mood, but that right there is hyperbole, I'm afraid.

Not so about Enver Gjokaj. Last episode he was outstanding. Which is part of the problem because, you know, the show is not about HIM. It's about Dushku's Echo, so when you get Gjokaj nailing two characters and immediately afterwards Dushku not reaching the same level with the same two characters you're actually hurting the show, not helping it.
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That's definitely good news for the few fans of the show.
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Happy we get to keep enjoying this show!
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Good news!
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Well I'm glad there will be a full season, but the show better start getting better or I will drop it.
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Woooohooo!
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So we will have a complete Season 02 good news!!



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I already knew this but I never get tired of reading about it :) AWESOME!
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thats good news for fans of the show.
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maybe someone else will buy it? it is a whendon show after all, whod be stupid enough NOT to pick that up?
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darn because it should be
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YES YES YES! Glad Dollhouse has a fighting chance by sticking around. True the chances aren't looking good but hell everyone jumped the gun by saying last week it was getting canceled for sure. I just wish they'd move it to another day. All those DVR numbers mean ppl are out getting wasted on Friday.
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Whedon isn't really ending it on "his terms" as you say, as he has a 5 season plan for the entire thing. The odds of there being a third season are just getting lower and lower, aren't they?
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