We all new this was coming. THR reports
“Dollhouse” is closing its doors at Fox. The network has canceled Joss Whedon’s cult fave, which in May beat the odds with a second-season pickup despite low ratings.
The sci-fi series, which is filming episode 11, is expected to finish its 13-episode order.After some dismal performance in the fall, despite the ratings bumps “Dollhouse” got from DVR viewing, Fox benched the show for the November sweep after four episodes.
It is not clear whether Fox will air the remaining episodes starting Dec. 4 as planned.
I dunno why Fox even extended the show to a second season. Dollhouse had been semi enjoyable and for Whedon Fan’s a must watch but for mass appeal, not so much. Had the show not been on the Friday night death slot. Had Eliza Dushku not been the lead (sorry she’s not a leading lady) and had the quality of the episodes been more consistent then maybe Dollhouse would have stood a chance. It had flashes of brilliance at times but the show was inconsistent and un-even on so many levels. However, even a mediocre show like this would have had a longer shelf life on SyFy Channel or CW. Joss Whedon needs to approach those networks for future shows, or the other way around.
The worst news in all of this is with Dollhouse out of the picture Fox will now officially be dubbed the “Seth Macfarlane Network”.