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Well, ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we might not be seeing Dollhouse for the midseason. According to TV Squad, it looks like we might not be seeing it until next fall. I’ve heard a lot of stories about Dollhouse stopping and starting production, as well as rewriting and reworking scripts, but in the end, it still seemed to be on track. Now, though, it’s not?
I’m heartbroken. I am really looking forward to this show, as well as a lot of other Whedonites out there. And honestly, I’m really not sure if this is the fault of the show or FOX. We all know that FOX doesn’t treat new shows well (think back to Firefly, Drive, and Wonderfalls).
I do know this, though: FOX has picked up the full season of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. As TV Squad tell us, this will take the place of the Dollhouse/24 Monday night lineup. So is the reason we won’t see Dollhouse because of the production of the show or because we want Sarah Connor?
Now, I hate to pick between my Joss Whedon alums–I love me some Summer Glau–but Sarah Connor just has no interest for me. I watched the first few episodes of the series, and they all seemed to be the same blow-’em-up shows, and I wasn’t too interested in the plot. Plus, the ratings are tanking! Why keep it on. I’d rather see Eliza Dushku and Amy Acker in Dollhouse with an original storyline.
So which came first, the chicken or the egg? Did Dollhouse blow it or do people just really love Sarah Connor? Are the rumors of a delay true? Can they just air Dollhouse on a different night? Were they expecting Sarah Connor to tank for Dollhouse to exist, and with popularity came a downer for the exciting new show?
I don’t know. I’ll investigate, but I’ll also say this: I’m bummed.