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Dollhouse has gone the way of Firefly

Posted by LiveFor on November 12, 2009

dollhouseDamn, another Joss Whedon show bites the dust.
The Hollywood Reporter has the breaking news that Fox has canceled “Dollhouse,” the Eliza Dushku-starring series created by Whedon.

The sci-fi series, which is filming episode 11, will finish its 13-episode order.

“Yes. Canceled. Sad but true,” tweeted Maurissa Tancharoen, a writer on “Dollhouse” who is married to Whedon’s brother Jed Whedon, also a writer on the show.

Beating the odds after a very slow start last spring, “Dollhouse” was renewed for a second season. But with a dismal performance this fall — and despite getting a ratings bump from DVR viewing — the show starring Eliza Dushku was benched for November sweeps after four episodes.

Fox plans to air all produced episodes of “Dollhouse,” which will return with originals Dec. 4 as planned. Whedon is working on giving the series a proper ending with a big finale.

“I feel the show is getting better pretty much every week, and I think you’ll agree in the coming months,” Whedon wrote on Whedonesque.com. “I’m grateful that we got to put it on, and then come back and put it on again.”

Sad that these cool shows which have a big fanbase just don’t hit the crossover appeal barrier until it is much too late.

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