The Dollhouse Treatment: Time-Slot Battles For Fall 2009

by admin on May 25, 2009

The Live Feed have an excellent overview of the time-period battles shaping up for next season, including the challenge facing Dollhouse:

Fridays at 9 p.m.: “Southland” vs. “Medium” vs. “Dollhouse” vs. “Ugly Betty”: You’re kidding, right? Is this lineup for real? This time slot is like The Island of Broken Toys. Suddenly there’s four original scripted dramas on Fridays at 9 p.m. and all are castaways to some extent. NBC axed “Medium” and CBS snatched it up. ABC kicked “Betty” to the curb after the show fell below the line on Thursdays. NBC renewed new cop drama “Southland,” then the show dropped in the ratings so the network booted it from Thursdays to here. And Fox’s “Dollhouse” … well, “Dollhouse” is a show that keeps ratings reporters up at night. Prediction: “Medium” is such a perfect fit for this slot (nestled between CBS’ top-rated “Ghost Whisperer” and “Numbers”), it’s scary. Going against three scripted shows and getting a “Til Death” lead in isn’t helping “Dollhouse.” “Betty” will continue to soften. But “Southland” could do a decent number depending on its quality next season.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire, springs to mind. Still, nothing is written until it’s written.

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