On Tuesday, The creator of Fox’s Dollhouse, Joss Whedon, announced that the possibility of the show being renewed for a second season was slim. The few people who have stuck with it say the show has come into its own and is worth watching but it may be too late to save it.
Whedon was speaking at a PaleyFest panel for another one of his cult creations, Dr. Horrible and the Sing-Along-Blog, when he was asked about the fate of Dollhouse.
The chances are “not very good,” he said, according to SciFiWire.com. “Obviously our numbers are pretty soft … but we live in hope.
“I’m really proud of the episodes that are coming out,” Whedon said. “More than that, I can’t really ask.”
Further supporting Whedon’s grim prediction,Fox announced it will not air the 13th episode of the series, entitled Epitaph One. The studio wants to package it with the first twelve episodes of the season for a DVD. The episode is a stand alone that Whedon describes as a post-apocalyptic thriller that takes place the Dollhouse sets. He said that it was shot with a cast of four people and turned out to be one of the best episodes he’s ever made.
According to the L.A. Times, “The most recent episode of Dollhouse delivered a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers overall. A renewal for its Friday-night lead-in, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, is even less likely. Fox will announce its fall schedule May 18.”
Catch Dollhouse while you can now on Hulu.
On a side note for Whedon fans, you’ll be disappointed to hear he also told reporters during the PaleyFest that a Buffy The Vampire movie is not going to happen.
“Not gonna happen. Until I gather the press and make a public announcement myself that it’s going to happen, never believe anything.”
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