It's good to hear we're still hanging on.Dollhouse
's future is back on the hot seat again, after ratings reached a series low a few weeks back. But, again, it's the magic of the DVR that's saving the show, and now Fox executives are promising that they'll air all 13 episodes of the show.
"We're going to run all the episodes," Fox scheduling chief Preston Beckman told 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."
There's no word, though, on whether the network intends to order a third season of the show, saying that they'll make a decision when the current season wraps up at the end of the year.
Series creator Joss Whedon told the newspaper that he's writing a few extra bits in to prepare for the possibility that the show might not get a full-season pick-up, or worse, might get cancelled altogether. "We'll definitely have closure, but will leave some doors open," he said.
Beckman recognizes that whatever their decision on Dollhouse
's fate could go both ways with fans. "If you cancel it, you're an a--hole; if you renew it and then don't put it back on, you're an a--hole," he said. "Dollhouse
has a small, rabid fan base that in the world of social media seems bigger than it is. We gave them another season knowing full well we were going to burn in hell if we pulled it."
Might as well take a page from your history, Fox. Why not move it to another day?
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Fox)