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Dollhouse will be renewed!

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Tom Robertson, May 16, 2009.

  1. Tom Robertson

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  3. cj9788

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    They renew this and Sarah is on the bubble? I dont want to be all WTF but WTF??
     
  4. phrelin

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    It was picked up with a "cut the budget" order. It already suffered from production value problems. What's Joss Whedon going to do? Other than Eliza Dushku and Harry Lennix who themselves can't be getting A-List pay, the remaining cast members are foreign or "who?" actors. The primary writers are Joss and his half-brother Jed and Jed's significant other Maurissa Tancharoen. I guess the family can take a cut in pay.

    I get the feeling this show is going to become the-show-that-would-be-on-The-CW-some-other-day-of-the-week-but-its-on Friday-as-filler-on-Fox.

    And if they have to cut the budget on "Dollhouse" there was no chance for "Terminator."
     
  5. bicker1

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    I found Dollhouse more interesting than Terminator, but surely the cost for Terminator must have been outrageous, so the lack of renewal there, given how few people were watching it, was a foregone conclusion. Remember, Dollhouse was getting better ratings that Terminator. More people enjoyed Dollhouse.

    Note that the second season of Dollhouse (and Fringe, for that matter) will not include the fewer, shorter, defined commercial breaks. That experiment was a big failure: Folks evidently just skipped those breaks more easily than the regular commercial breaks, and Fox received practically no additional revenue. Whoever had that idea probably will get fired, given how much money Fox lost this past year.
     
  6. Drew2k

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    Great news for the Dolls!!!!

    I really enjoyed the first season, which is remarkable because when I first heard the premise I thought there was no way it could be presented as plausible, yet the storytelling made up for that very quickly. Unfortunately, that's the real problem: I've tried to get friends and family to watch the show and they think the premise is absolutely ridiculous and won't even give it a shot, no matter how much I try to convince them it's worthwhile... :(
     
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    They renewed this? Really? Adding another season of Terminator would have meant more DVD revenues. Sorry, Dollhouse fans, but this show is going nowhere.
     
  8. Drew2k

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    Going nowhere (as in "returning to Fox, not being canceled") is a good thing, so thanks for the vote of confidence in it's return! :up:
     
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    Any return of Eliza Dushku is welcome news. To me, she is stunning. I am surprised she hasnt done better than she has.
     
  10. RasputinAXP

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    I love the show, but Eliza just ... man, she shanks it every time she tries to ACT. If she'd just be herself with different attitudes, great, but phew. She's awful.

    Nice to look at though :)
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    Awesome news!
     
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    Sarah isn't on the bubble, it was canceled per articles I've read.
     
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    It was on the bubble when I made the post. I did a search and can only find 2 articles about Sarah I started a thread about it here.
     
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    Just shows how bad network TV is. Dollhouse better than Terminator please.
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    Sorry to burst your bubble but it wasn't... Here's an article from mid April already saying it was canceled, and there is another thread here from around that time saying the same thing.

    http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/04/scoop-fox-set-t.html
     
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    Uh no it wasnt. There was talk but at that time it was not official. Even the artical you posted said so.

    "The one bright spot? Despite horrific ratings, Fox isn't ready to declare SCC dead and buried -- at least not officially. "No decision has been made yet," insists a network rep. "We will be announcing our fall schedule on May 18.""

    Here was an artical from april 25.

    The latest contest of fanboy backlash seems to be centered around the series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." It's no surprise that with the low ratings it has received on its Friday night lineup (the night many shows go to die) that news outlets around the web continue to report the series is a rotting corpse and we just haven't been notified of the funeral arrangements.


    Those cancellation reports have been coming for this particular series for sometime, with EW's Michael Ausiello adding weight to them, when he reported that the show was leaving the airwaves because the sets were destroyed. At the time, this seemed to be a cause of alarm for fans that yet another one of their genre series was fading into TV oblivion. But if you caught the season 2 finale, you would have seen the real reason the sets were destroyed. Obviously the writers and producers couldn't respond to rumors before the finale or they would have ruined the surprise.


    At this point it really does not matter. You can belive what you want.

    Bottom line is there is still no official word from FOX untill May 18th. That is when they do the offical 2009 fall schedule announcement.
     
  17. spartanstew

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    Yes, because if there's one thing Hollywood has a shortage of, it's hot chicks.


    PS. Haven't watched any of these yet, so I guess I won't delete them and will watch them over the summer.
     
  18. armophob

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    I will rerun the post here as well;

    "If there was never a clear cut demonstration of the mentality of network tv than the termination of Sarah and the re-animation of Dollhouse, I have not seen it."
     
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    Ain't that the truth!
     
  20. phrelin

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    As I posted over there also my guess is that there simply was no way to make Sarah "affordable" without essentially making it a caricature of itself.

    While we watched Dollhouse, it already is a caricature of something. Trimming half it's budget probably wouldn't harm it much.:rolleyes:
     

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