Well, if Dollhouse DID Get Cancelled…

by admin on May 28, 2008 · 9 comments

At least there’s hope if FOX does cancel Dollhouse before it’s time. Perhaps it could continue in another form – comic-form to be precise. No, I’m not jumping the gun, I simply want to reference this interesting Whedon-related article, which talks about ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’ and how they have found new lives in a different medium. Interesting read here.

T.C. Ford April 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Joss has said in interviews that he would not be interested in doing Dollhouse in comics form. He doesn’t feel that it would translate as well in that medium.

Steven April 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I found That the show doll house is very good and stories will build up .
Please don’t cancel it just yet and give the show a chance to show its potential!

Thanks again!

anyone anywhere April 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

NO don’t cancel it I love this show!!!

Dollhouse fans April 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm

If FOX cancels Dollhouse you can bet your ass I WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER FOX SHOW AGAIN!!! They are wayy to cancel-happy, which wouldn’t be a problem if they didn’t cancel THE BEST SHOWS!!

ugh… TV is really starting to suck. The only good shows on TV are Dollhouse and Dexter, let’s just hope they don’t reduce that to just Dexter.

Rupert Murdoch April 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

G’day, mates!

Now see here. I just had to clear up a few misconceptions I’ve been seeing on these boards. First off, people keep talking about my network like it’s in the crapper and I need a lot of favors. Let me point out, my network is number one in viewers 18-49 and 18-34 and second in total viewers this season. How’s YOUR network doing?

Next. The whole damn stand-alone-episodes thing. Honestly, creatively, I don’t give a damn if you interweave the episodes or not. I don’t even watch TV, if you must know. The problem with interweaving the stories on a new series is that potential new viewers feel like they’ve walked into a party they weren’t invited to. And take a look. While your boy Whedon’s episodes have gotten 500 percent better, the ratings are actually down from the crappy early ones.

And even then, after he whined a bunch, I said fine, go ahead, Abrams wasn’t such a crybaby, but do it if you must. I let him do it! And the ratings went down, like we said they would!

And we’re still thinking about picking up the damn show! Think about that. We’re the number one network, Whedon’s in 90th place and we might actually pick up his damn show ’cause he’s done three or four good episodes. What number one network in the history of the world would even think about that?

What other network would even put on Fringe? Or Sarah Connor? Or Bones?

You look frightened. Don’t worry, I’m not mad at you. I like it when other people don’t know how to run a network. Cuts down on the competition, you know?

Apology accepted. We’re friends again. Now let me go watch some more horrible new pilots and see if I have to let your boy Whedon waste another ten million dollars of my money.


Devil's Advocate May 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I think the point that the ratings went down after the crappy early episodes is exactly the problem. I was disappointed with the first six episodes. I didn’t hear Joss’ voice until early in the 7th and I think the show has gotten hugely better in the second half of the series. But how many fans were willing to stick around for 7 weeks (not even consecutive weeks!) to get to that point? Especially when none of the things that I expected from a Whedon show were evident in the first six episodes? Where was the snark?!? There was hardly any playfulness in the show at first. I expect a lot more banter for my buck…

And I really enjoy it now, but I might have started with the enjoyment a little earlier if Fox had backed off their formula a little earlier. So I think I’m going to argue with some of Pretend-Rupert’s moral indignation. 🙂

Picky viewer April 23, 2009 at 10:08 am

I find it amusing how closed minded people are.
Dollhouse and Bones are the only programs I find interesting enough to watch in this hellhole tv world overrun by pathetic reality shows and overcooked cartoons. People have lost thier grip on creativity and much rather watch people fail publicly because they have no clue how to wrap thier braincells around a good thing. Idol, wife swap, all these terrible things called tv, make me sick and it proves how many people have become so emptyheaded that they much rather call something that involves thinking bad then expand thier creative mind and follow something potentially great. I believe a network resume must include ” limited brainpower and no real understanding of creativity”

Okay, Maybe I'm Not Rupert April 24, 2009 at 11:24 am

Oh, please.

Maybe if you were Joss Whedon, I could see you getting tweaked at me taking your creation’s struggles so casually. But you’re not Joss Whedon, so lighten up, okay?

There’s actually a legitimate point in there. With all the zillions of words flying around the internet, can we try any new points of view ever? It’s so easy to post that every word of a show was genius and the network killed it. Because everyone knows that the network executive is never going to post back with his perspective. I thought it would be interesting if one did, even an imaginary one.

As for watching people “fail” – if the remaining episodes are on the level of Spy in the House of Love, Mr. Whedon is getting out of this with his sterling reputation intact, which seemed unlikely after week five.

If he’d come off the fanboy characterization of him as The Man Who’s Never Failed and realize that .500 is a wonderful batting average in entertainment as well as baseball, he would find his identity less threatened by the inability of his very dark, very dirty show to find a network-sized audience.

Trying to see other perspectives is good for you. I mean, you don’t know me. For all you know I used to work for Joss Whedon and his show contains offensive characterizations of me that continue a pattern of harassment, and all of this is just my innovative, non-life-damaging way of saying enough already, you’re not fooling anybody, get normal before I get legal. And of course none of that’s true, that’s just a crazy what-if scenario. But the thing is, you don’t know.

We should use the internet to broaden our points of view, not narrow them into a laser beam of hate at a dehumanized enemy.

I’m interested in your point of view. I’ve seen shows I loved killed after one season. What I do is, I buy the DVD and switch my support to innovative shows that seem to be making it, like Fringe. Which the incredibly evil Fox people gave their absolute best time slot, because they try to kill everything good.

Your hero Mr. Whedon is one of the most talented TV/movie writers of our generation, he’ll move on to Cabin in the Woods and Goners, and they won’t have the “ick” factor Dollhouse does. They’ll do really well, and Joss will get to do lots of triumphal interviews where he announces that anyone that’s ever questioned him is an idiot. It’ll be okay, I promise.

Milt January 29, 2010 at 7:28 am

Dollhouse sucked, another lame story line written by someone who obviously has mommy issues, Same old fantasy, some, 110 LBS girl fights off a big bad 250 LBS monster. Can’t happen Read the Facts:
On March 11, 2005, Nichols was on trial for rape at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta when he overpowered a female deputy, took her gun, and went into the courtroom where he trial was being held and shot the judge and a court reporter. Nichols is also charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy who tried to stop his escape from the courthouse and shooting a federal agent at his home a few miles from the courthouse.
In real life, a 110 pound women would most likely end up being over powered. Bring some reality to a TV show!

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