Dollhouse in the doghouse

BEFORE READING, SEE AND UPDATE HERE.

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.

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8 thoughts on “Dollhouse in the doghouse

  1. Stop saving the crappy shows, dammit. Terminator should have been off the air during the writers strike!

  2. I’ve seen a couple links with an interview with Amy Acker, but I’m not sure how old they are–before or after the Sarah Connor announcement. Of course, my source was another blogger. I’m not sure where they get their info. I’m keeping an eye out just in case new updates arise.

  3. Pingback: Come on back in, Dollhouse. We love you. « Raked

  4. The idea that Fox isn’t airing Dollhouse until next fall because of Sarah Connor is simply a rumor. The original poster was merely speculating based on the previous hiatus in filming. Nowhere has it been confirmed by the network or anyone involved in the show that Dollhouse won’t be premiering in January as planned. Sarah Connor will probably be moved to a different night or the show will go on hiatus and return when Dollhouse finishes its 13 episode run. Production on Dollhouse isn’t troubled. Is it suddenly a bad thing that a creator of a show wants extra time to perfect scripts? No. Dollhouse has the time to take a break and they did because they have that luxury with the show’s premiere so far away. They’ve already filmed 5 episode, no way is the show going to be held until next fall. It’s too expensive of a show not to air in the Spring, plus there are the cast contracts. You should wait until there is official word from the network, or better yet, make sure the blogs you’re reporting from aren’t based on speculation or misunderstanding before you scare potential viewers of Dollhouse away.

  5. Hi CityHall,

    I apologize for any confusion. I’ve actually corrected this rumor here: https://raked.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/come-on-back-in-dollhouse-we-love-you/

    Ironically, I left something similar to the original poster trying to clarify some of the confusion and get some more answers. But to be honest, it is a legitimate concern. FOX has been known to change plans and change the hows and whens of shows airing.

    In the end, though, I don’t think that people actually are turned off from the Dollhouse. I’ve merely asked questions, and really, it’s all just creating buzz for the show and getting more people interested. If anything, the halt in production (which I’m not holding against Joss Whedon, FOX, or anyone really) scared people more than the fall rumor. The show was never speculated as cancelled, just postponed–a bummer.

    But thanks for checking out the site! And I’ll add the updated blog post link to the end of this posting to put other such readers at peace.

  6. hey, I don’t see anybody getting scared off. 🙂 I’m glad you know that production isn’t troubled, tho. just chill out a little, yo!

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