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If Dollhouse Doesn't Get Another Season......

How Will Joss Revive It?

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    aplourey

    [1]Apr 20, 2009
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    So, the possibility of the shows survival is in the dark. And, in the past, Joss hasn't been able to fully wrap up his shows. There has ALWAYS been more to tell. Firefly, which was cancelled by FOX after 13 eps, concluded with Joss making Serenity, a feature film that satisfied most fans. Buffy and Angel, which went for 7 and 5 seasons respectively, both got comics which told what happened beyond the TV show and both are still going. Also, Buffy, which was only going to have 5 seasons on WB, got a second chance on UPN, where it continued for two seasons. So, do you think Joss will revive this if FOX cancel it? And if so, how?
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    lazyjay

    [2]Apr 20, 2009
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    If the BOX network fails to renew I sincerely hope that Joss would be able to move it to a bette... I mean different network, but since Eliza has some weird indentured servitude thing with BOX it's probably not likely. Failing that, a movie would be just the pinnacle of awesome. I'll take comics as a last resort. He can't just let it be.

    And if anyone is wondering about the BOX thing, that's my little passive-aggressive swipe at the network I'm still feeling bitter toward for their mishandling of Firefly and Futurama. Watch Bender's Big Score for details.
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    michael_LB92

    [3]Apr 20, 2009
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    I loved the BOX network reference.

    I voted he'll let it be. Not because he'll want to, but DH just doeesnt seem as popular as his previous works. But I have no idea really.
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    buffyTVSrox

    [4]Apr 20, 2009
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    Knowing Joss, he'll use some of his millions from Dr. Horrible's success and transform Dollhouse's execution from big-budget and large-scale into a low-budget web series with 20 minute episodes, make WAY more millions than he put into it to continue funding it while making him richer (the man and his associates know how to work the internet for cash). After DVD sales put Dollhouse: The Low-Budget Web Revival on the map and top of the bestselling lists, it will be a year later and Eliza's contract with BOX/FOX will be gone. Sci-Fi Channel will pick it up, knowing that Joss' cult fans and Dollhouse's cult fans were the only ones watching on FOX, and that though the casual viewer would not follow the show from FOX to Sci-Fi, cult viewers will, so they'll pull almost Dollhouse's full FOX ratings and on their network it'll be a hit. It'll go for four seasons on Sci-Fi, and the season two DVDs will include an extra two discs that include the web series, which looking back will be like a nice companion between-seasons-one-and-two webisode series, like BSG's webisodes but longer and a bit more important.
    Of course, I have no clue if Eliza's contract would stop her from non-network internet acting, so this all may be moot anyway.

    And of course that's all just my INCREDIBLY far-fetched theory. In reality I think Joss would have to depressingly let it go.
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    TwistedConverse

    [5]Apr 20, 2009
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    Doesn't Eliza's contract end in July?
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    michael_LB92

    [6]Apr 20, 2009
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    I probably would've preferred a Sci-Fi Dollhouse after July 09, than a FOX February 2009 one.
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    Frenz9

    [7]Apr 21, 2009
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    A movie would be the next best thing in my opinion, answering all the questions we have.
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    moatilliatta85

    [8]Apr 21, 2009
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    Does Eliza's contract or lack thereof really matter? The show can be turned into a movie without her and I'll be perfectly happy. Hell, bring Summer Glau as Zero, or something like that. That would be just awesome.
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    TheAnswerMVP

    [9]Apr 21, 2009
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    I got tired of American Idol, and I gave up on Terminator midway through Season 1, so if they cancel Dollhouse I won't be watching FOX again anytime soon. To bad Dollhouse can't be shipped to the WB, it might do well there.
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    Lary0988

    [10]Apr 21, 2009
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    I think moving to a different network would be the best solution. Yes if a movie was made it could sum up everything and answer all the questions still hanging out there right now but if the show was allowed to continue on a different network there could be so many more storylines and all the characters could develop so much more.
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    spikemaniac

    [11]Apr 21, 2009
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    I agree, I love the moving to a different network idea, but I can see Joss just letting it go.
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    ali_tv_fan

    [12]Apr 22, 2009
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    dollhouse will die like Tru Calling.
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    lazyjay

    [13]Apr 22, 2009
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    ali_tv_fan wrote:
    dollhouse will die like Tru Calling.

    Awww... That's a rather bleak attitude.

    Care to offer any reasons? Is it just because you saw Tru Calling and you think Eliza Dushku can't carry this show? Have you watched the last 5 episodes? They seriously kick some metaphorical booty.

    Oooh, or maybe you're evil and you actually want this show to die. Booo!
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    michael_LB92

    [14]Apr 22, 2009
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    TheAnswerMVP wrote:
    To bad Dollhouse can't be shipped to the WB, it might do well there.


    Yes, Dollhouse would do excellent on a non-existant network.

    I doubt the CW would pick up Dollhouse even if Joss did shop around. CW is aimed generally at young females, whereas Dollhouse is a young-males show.
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    SeerMagicX

    [15]Apr 23, 2009
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    Just so there isn't confusion. Buffy changing networks had nothing to do with ratings.
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    michael_LB92

    [16]Apr 24, 2009
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    Especially since UPN was more successful... wasn't it?

    (I'm just assuming because I heard the WB was bankrupt when it became the CW, and UPN was only on the way to becoming bankrupt.)
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    TwistedConverse

    [17]Apr 24, 2009
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    The Buffy UPN ratings weren't more successful. Buffy was average 5.3 million with Season 3 and 4.1 million with Season 7 (though that's probably because Season 3 was so much better).
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    michael_LB92

    [18]Apr 24, 2009
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    I mean, was UPN the network a more successful network than the WB?
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    toxic_boy21

    [19]Apr 25, 2009
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    I hope the "finale" wraps up enough for us, because I honestly think he's done w/ Dollhouse once it ends the season. He just seems so let down and defeated by Fox's intervention, initial public reception, (which lead to) low ratings.
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    rpgdancer

    [20]Apr 28, 2009
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    I would hope that he would make a movie or a straight to dvd season... it's doing well... just not on tv.
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