November 11th, 2009
05:43 PM ET

Say goodbye to 'Dollhouse'

Fans knew this would happen: “Dollhouse” is being canceled.

EW’s Michael Ausiello has the news, noting that the Fox show was averaging just 3 million viewers an episode – down from 4.7 million last season, and that ain’t much, either.

Also transitioning to the “see ya” file is “Hank,” the ABC series starring Kelsey Grammer, joining NBC’s “Southland” and “Trauma," among others. ("Southland" has been picked up by TNT, however. And cable may become a home for more of these network cast-offs.)

What will be next?

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  2. Bariatric Surgery

    of all the sci-fi directors on cinemas, Joss Whedon is my all time favorite because he has great concept :-`

    December 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Eric Patterson

    Firefly is one of the TV Series that was created by Joss Whedon. I love Firefly so much but it does not have Season 2.,:`

    June 13, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. -PP-

    Jester: "Curse your sudden and inevitable betrayal!"

    Quite possibly the most fitting quote ever!

    November 20, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Matt

    Tru Calling was the same vapid soft – core porn knockoff crap as Dollhouse. Eliza Duchku is a terrible actress. Just terrible. This had no story. "Fans" – they need to understand that all 14 of them don't make an audience.

    November 18, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    It's FOX, home of the "Friday Night Death Slot". Let's face it, there are only a few good things on that network...the only one I can think of off the top of my head is House.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. kia

    They did the same thing to Tru Calling a few years ago! Fox NEVER gives the shows a chance to really pick up and then they will put something on real STUPID that won't last either! Wake up FOX! You are messing up!

    November 15, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Aarrrgggghh

    FOX has a history of canceling shows before they take a strong foothold, i.e. Firefly, etc. How do they expect to get any regular viewers when their entire schedule is preempted by America's most boring past-time "Major League Baseball" every year? They want kudos for giving original programing a chance and then they just cancel the good stuff, oh, and don't get me started on their "News". As far as "Hank" getting canceled, who cares? Kelsey Grammer with that retarded accent again doing the same character he has always done. Oh, and "Trama"? There was a show in the 70's called "Emergency" – same show.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sergio

    all of you need to calm down. Fox isnt cancelling the show because it doesnt like it or cancelling it to just to piss off fans. it is simply cancelling it because it is not getting enough viewers. they know there are lots of fans out there but it needs new fans and more viewers. in the end it is about money. they are probably spending more to keep it on than they are actually making off of it. it is sad that it has to be cancelled but it is a business.

    November 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    This sucks! Dollhouse had a chance and was better than a lot of other shows! Well then how about a show with "Faith" the Vampire Slayer!!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jess

    The show was awful. They threw a plot together every week, and at the end of the first season they gave up the big secret. I got bored with the first episode. I LOVED Firefly, but Joss really missed the mark with this one.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. lt

    Are you serious?! Cancelled?! Finally a show with some substance and actually worth my DVR space and Fox cancels it. Network TV sucks.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Melwal

    I hate Fox!!

    November 13, 2009 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. ciarra

    Christmas has came early for me. Thank you Fox!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Accutron

    Dollhouse is such crap, good riddance. Whedon is a one-trick pony, Firefly is the only thing he ever did that was worth a damn. Stop signing on with FOX, stop making stupid crap.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  16. David M

    I think Fox just hates Joss Whedon. Watch, as another great series is a massive hit on DVD, followed by a movie. You'd think they'd have figured that out the first time.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  17. Dal

    Should have kept on devotion for renewing Firefly. After the screwjob Fox worked on that great show you'd think that Whedon would have learned to never trust them.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  18. misty

    If Fox would put shows like Dollhouse and the previous cancelled show Terminator on a night other than Friday, I think they would have a chance....... These were both really good shows..... Friday was just not a good night to have them on.

    November 12, 2009 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  19. missa

    NO! ugh! I HATE FOX! They always give him the worst time slots and do all kinds of crazy things to doom anything he does on their network....

    Dollhouse is an amazing show, lets hope someone picks them up!

    November 12, 2009 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lio

    Why do people blame this on Fox? Could it be possible that Joss Whedon's just aren't that good? Plus it's his fault for picking Fox once more.

    November 12, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. CapAnson

    Everyone bitchin', but noone was watching...

    November 12, 2009 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Odin in L.A.

    I love Eliza Dushku. I just wish they'd find her a decent timeslot. Seems like all of her shows get banished to weekend nights.

    November 12, 2009 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. wg

    I'm a massive Joss fan but after suffering through one extraordinarily mediocre season of Dollhouse I gave up on it. It. Just. Wasn't. Good. Sorry.

    November 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. DJ Johnson

    Calling Joss Whedon an "overrated no-talent" shows a serious lack of understanding as to what quality television is. To be fair, we see so little of it that we sometimes forget what it was like the last time we saw it. Whether you appreciated Buffy, Angel and Firefly or not, you'd have to be rather thick to assume it wasn't incredible stuff based on the fierce loyalty of the fans of those shows. It's not cult stuff. Those were shows that are critically acclaimed to this day. I don't really think Dollhouse was in that class, but it was original and it would have been nice to see how it developed over the next year before pulling the plug.

    Just remember that among the many shows Fox has brutally murdered, the case of Arrested Development was one of the most baffling. Interviews with cast members at that time revealed that the writer of the show, a 7-time emmy winner, was told by network execs to dumb it down on numerous occasions. In the final season they were apparently angry with him for NOT dumbing it down. That's what Fox thinks of its viewers. Who's surprised? Show of hands?

    November 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Donna

    Eliza Dushku is a good actress... she had to portray entirely different characters week after week... so please give her some cred. She is not just another hottie. Joss Whedon is a great creator, but he inevitably turns the writing over to talentless hacks. I believe they gave up after Season 1 because they knew they would be cancelled. The Friday night time slot has ALWAYS been the death knell for any show on FOX, Firefly included. As far as Terminator, you can only go so far with all this time-travel paradox crap. I loved Terminator, but it was so convoluted, less initiated fans could never keep up.

    November 12, 2009 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  26. chapman1118

    you cannot put a show on Friday nights and expect it to thrive! Not on a large network like FOX- it is where they put shows to die. Why cannot they just move it to FX and have more add cursing

    November 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lindsay

    I think one way to help this show would have been to make it more available on Hulu. I didnt watch it from the beginning, and I wanted to catch up via Hulu and couldn't because they didn't have all the episodes available – it started at episode 5 or something. Once I wasn't going to be able to see it all, I never bothered. But I definitely agree that Firefly was the greatest show, and everyone wants to see it come back. Too bad many of the actors are involved in other things .... But I still hold hope for a Serenity sequel! (Check out

    November 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Honest

    He's overrated and the show wasn't that good.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Kristi McKinney

    NOOOOOOO!!! I've been going through withdraw for weeks with no new episodes! I hope SyFy or another channel will pick this up. It's an excellent show! The first couple of episodes this season weren't up to snuff, but once they got into the third episode it started getting back together! Please bring this show back!

    November 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Richard

    I would follow this show to ANY network that picked it up. It is smart, action packed and has characters that I want to get more of!!!! Not every show can have 30 million viewers!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Brandon

    Yeah poor Joss. I mean, who'd have guessed one of his shows would get cancelled before being allowed to wrap it up? FOX never even gave him a hint they're into that sort of behavior with his...ohhhh right.

    Sorry, the show wasn't that great to begin with (I loved Firefly btw) and Joss Whedon isn't exactly showing his business skills going back to Fox with another show after what they did to Firefly.

    Everyone knew what to expect, not a shocker here.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jennifer

    I wish Dollhouse had been cancelled last year and they had kept Terminator. Terminator was the best show on TV.

    November 12, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  33. kat c

    NOOOOO!!! Oh why Oh WHY!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  34. l

    TRAMA?!?!?!?! Nooooooooo!!!!!!!! I heart that show!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  35. NoRez

    I'm annoyed that this couldn't have happened when it was down to cancelling either Dollhouse or 'Sarah Connor. Barbie dolls in yoga pants or teeny tiny schoolgirl outfits do not interest me; it might have been more successful before young awkward guys sitting home on Friday nights all had internet access.
    Joss, maybe the next show you work on will have more diversity and therefore appeal. Or you could work on resurrecting Firefly (I personally wouldn't mind at all!)

    November 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Well....

    2nd best news I've had all day...right behind finding out that Lou Dobbs is no longer a part of CNN. Huzzah!

    November 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Chris

    I dont see why they dont cancel crappy shows like, The Jay Leno Show, You think you can dance but you realy cant, Has Been Dancing Stars, Brothers & sisters & crazy moms. Network TV sucks so much now a days. Then they wonder "Why isnt anyone watching?" If you put quality shows on and give them a chance to flourish, blossom, and find an audience it will catch on. Instead they cancel everything, show crappy reality shows, or kill the 10'oclock time slot. Thank god for FX with its great shows and AMC with Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

    November 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Geof

    All of the major networks don't understand today's TV watching model.

    In the days of IPTV, 100's of channels and PVRs. A TV show will never get the same type of ratings that it would have got maybe 10-15 years ago.

    Here are a few shows that got cancled that should not have been
    NBC: Las Vegas and Knight Rider
    FOX: TSCC, Dollhouse
    The Mole (Anderson Cooper version) – Network Name not remembered

    Some of the smaller networks have better content so we go there.

    FOX is a joke. These are the people that brought us "I was a celeb now get me out of here" not once but twice.

    If FOX did not have 24 and The Simpsons then it would be dead. I like Glee but dont be supprised if they can that next year.

    Attention Networks: Come into the 21st Century.

    November 12, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Leslie

    I really can't believe that Trauma is being cancelled. That is a really good show! Hopefully cable picks that one up as well!

    November 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  40. ck

    I'm so disappointed, yet not a bit surprised. First "Firefly," then "Pushing Daisies," which was one of the best shows I've ever seen, and now "Dollhouse." Guess I've finally learned my lesson. I'm not going to start watching new shows until they're into their third or fourth season. And I'm done with Fox. Joss Wheadon is a genius and I'll buy the second season of "Dollhouse" when it comes out on BlueRay. I hope he doesn't let this keep him from creating interesting and complex characters.

    November 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Blair

    Bad decision!!! This is a great show. I am bummed!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Mark

    I don't think Dollhouse should be canceled, but I'm kind of annoyed that we're like 5-6 episodes into season 2 and there is NO mention of Alpha. Wasn't he the big bad that escaped at the end of season 1 and cause for major concern, because everyone knows he's going to come back for Echo?

    November 12, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. starzzguitar

    Please put these scifi shows on SYFY network, they would be perfect there. They need a few more shows besides Battlestar and the Stargate franchise. By the way, the name change to SYFY was really stupid. Was it to satisfy the public school rejects who can't spell even a shortened version of the word Science Fiction?

    November 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  44. mka

    As much as we like Joss Whedon's stuff, Dollhouse was lame and only vaguely interesting. We've been steadily losing interest since the beginning. Fox does a horrible job on supporting interesting shows but in this instance, they're making the right call.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  45. JP

    Im not shocked. Im a huge Whedon fan – but I just didn't care for Dollhouse. I watched it every week hoping SOMETHING would happen – but nothing every really did. I found I could care less about the characters and Ill be fine if there is no "closure".

    I secretly hoped it would be axed so Joss could move onto something more interesting. Now he can!

    Sorry Dollhouse fans.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Stephanie

    Trauma is awesome-Please do not Cancel!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Andrew

    OK, Joss. Time for you and Eliza to work on Faith the Vampire Slayer. Go back to what works.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Erik

    Same network that killed Firefly and Family Guy. The Sarah Connor Chronicles ended on a huge cliffhanger only to be cancelled by some doofus with a toupee or a receding hairline who doesn't understand that if you want people to watch your shows you need to keep promoting them after they are on the air and between seasons. RIP dollhouse. Fox stinks. I will NO LONGER watch any new shows offered on Fox. They'll just get cancelled anyway.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Amy

    NOOOO!!! I don't care what anyone says, this was a good show. I love Eliza she rocks!! I hope they do at least give us some type of closure, but I dout that, they never do. They get you into a show, then when your really into it, they yank it away without looking back!

    November 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jeff

    I don't see how cancelling a show on Friday night @ 9:00 will help Fox. The down fall was that Stargate was on Syfy at the same time. WTF is wrong why would the want to compete. Move the show to a different time or day. Only 6 million people watch TV on Fridays anyways, and they had half.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  51. RobC

    Booting Dollhouse and Terminator to the Friday night slot, then putting it online free killed them. Who's at home watching it then? I wonder if they even bothered counting the online views.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  52. AW

    THANK GOD! Why FOx kept this on but didn't keep Terminator on is a complete mystery to many! Terminator should have been moved to a different night before it was axed!

    November 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  53. amica

    Burn me once shame on you -burn me twice shame on me. Joss Whedon trusted FOX again after the Firefly fiasco.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  54. danielle

    why say goodbye to one of the BEST songs ever!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Krissy

    NO you can't take away Dollhouse....I'm so sad now....First you take away Sara Connor Chronicles and now Dollhouse. Why watch if you just going to bait us, hook us and then throw us back suck.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  56. carolyn

    so typical of fox! cancel the knucklehead at fox instead – and joss go to syfy. sarah conners terminator was the absolute best (second to battlestar gallactica) and I was devastated when that was cancelled, now I'm a little more sensitized to the really dumb decisions these execs make.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sarah

    I'm an avid Whedon fan, but I never really got hooked on this show... I only continued to watch it to see it get better and more exciting, because that's exactly what happened with Buffy and Angel (and what would've happened with Firefly!) I'm not too upset about the loss, although I am a bit peeved at Fox over the situation.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  58. chris

    Despite being a big Joss Whedon fan and a fan of Eliza Dushku (I'm still mourning "Tru Calling"!) I'm not surprised "Dollhouse" was cancelled. It was a far-fetched premise with a poorly constructed story-arch that just didn't work IMHO. Joss can do better.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Bob R

    NOT TRAUMA! Say it isn't so!

    This is one of the best new shows this season. With ER gone, Trauma fills the medical action drama slot. I hope cable picks it up.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  60. sheila

    Here we go again, and Fox wonders what are they doing wrong. There is no loyalty from these networks so why should I be loyal to them. Nope, I'm watching more cable shows than ever in my life and I LIKE IT!

    November 12, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Whyspurr

    This just blows. Dollhouse and Trauma are two of my absolute favorite shows!

    I swear, perhaps it's just time to give up on network TV altogether.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  62. David

    This is exactly why I stopped watching it, I didnt wanna get sucked in like I did with the Sara Connor Chronicles only to have some idiot at Fox cancel it.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Larry

    I just rented the first season on Blu-Ray from Netflix, and I have to say I found it way easier to like that "Firefly." I guess I'm just a sucker for shows with women that kick butt. But I think it's safe to say that Fox and Joss Whedon will probably never work together again. This is the second or third time they've done him like this, and the second time with "Dollhouse."

    November 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  64. slowmotion

    Well I'm not surprised, I only watched the first season of this show because it was paired with Terminator. I haven't watched any fox tv since they canceled Terminator.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Zack

    I don't know what I hate more, Fox for constantly catering to the idiot masses, or the idiot masses for being so drawn to spoon fed formulaic crap television. Will someone give Joss his own channel already?!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Manda

    Dollhouse was a terrible show, I don't care who created it! It was nothing more than drivel for teenage boys. It just looked like a brothel with some cheesy scifi backdrop to make it "intelligent." Yeah, right!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  67. mugs

    I love Eliza!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  68. SG

    Yay! Dollhouse season 1 just sucked (and I watched it...I just like watching train wrecks I guess). Watched all 4 episodes of season 2 on Hulu. The concept for the show is great, but the actual implementation fell flat. The story line was stagnant and the characters/engagements were bland. Sad. I hope a show with a similar story line can be done like that in future, but actually good quality and with SCI FI stuff (not just teeny drama stuff with technobabble thrown in).

    November 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  69. mugs

    WHY#$%#$%#%#%#$%? I love this show – I love Eliza! Bring her back!!!!! The best show on TV.

    Pushing Up Daisies was another great show!!!

    Bring them back!!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Jeff

    Dollhouse was awful, good riddance.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  71. RsamndEd

    Ah Ha! Now we know the real reason President Obama hates Fox.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Michelle

    Nowhere on this comment page do I see what CBS has done with Ghost Whisperer and putting Medium after that. Ghost Whisperer has been on Friday nights since they came on the air. It is a great show and keeps the underlying storyline going. Trauma on NBC is a great "reality" show. I've never watched a TV show that captured me and kept me on the edge of my seat like the scenes of the accidents, helicopters flying into buildings, and seeing how the EMTs respond to the situations. The scenes are so realistic. The personal storylines within the show are also interesting and keeps me coming back for more. Mercy is also another good show, just like The Good Wife and The Mentalist. I loved Moonlight that was on two seasons ago, and with all the vampire interests now, that is a show that should be brought back. I don't like the stupid comedy sitcoms, but ones like Reba are great.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Nid

    P.S. ABC Cancelled Hank? Good! That was an ill conceived show unworthy of Kelsey Grammar's talent. Kelsey, you have not dried out! Frasier was a great show and you are an entertaining personality! Find another project!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Charles

    This show was TERRIBLE! Oh look! Cute girls pretending to be morons then turning super hero! "Hi, I'm just a child with a blank look on my face." Give me a break. Decent premise, horrible acting and delivery. Thankfully it's over.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Nid

    You cancel Dollhouse but leave ABC's Castle on TV? I think this might become another legendary Josh Whedon tv series. I am still waiting for another big scrreen Firefly adventure. It is worth the effort Hollywood!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. closureguy

    I agree totally with georgeinmarine !! Networks please take note, not everyone likes every show but how can we as viewers become faithful if at any time even after a season or two you cancel a show in the middle of a story line. That is just frackin rude!! Imagine if the movie industry tried to pull that off, after a hour or so the screen goes blank and a message appears, " sorry ran overbudget" or " Lost interest in making this movie". The industry would collapse. Fire the bean counters and get on with the job of providing entertainment.
    Make the ending or a ending so for those who have been watching get some closure to the series they had been watching!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  77. LongTimeFan

    How do we start an online protest?

    November 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Amie

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! Rupert Murdoch made about $15 BILLION dollars in Revenues off FOX Television broadcasting this year–They don't CARE if Dollhouse gets cancelled and they certainly don't care about viewer loyalty. It's a compromised cesspool of news and programming. Fear not my children, I'm sure they'll pump out some other piece of pulpy CRAP for you to tweet about in no time.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  79. LongTimeFan

    Why? Why? Why? I don't understand why FOX does this!! Have they even looked at the fanbase for this show? Those who are saying that this show deserved to be cancelled, apparently have not watched the show in it's entirety.

    Blast you FOX, you missed again.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Elisa

    Nooo! Dollhouse was excellent last season. This season it lagged a little. I'm so sick of hearing how great Firefly was, it was junk. It was stupid and nothing close to what Buffy and Angel were. Dollhouse came close, the idea was very original and yet the masses simple, predictable junk to keep them happy.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  81. BobG

    Executives at FOX need a treatment!

    November 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Sam

    Networks do not know what they are doing. A couple of years ago NBC Cancelled the Bionic Woman (the new show) great show, but the stupid personnel on the network cancel. Now you have fox earning the most stupidest of decisions by cancelling one of the brightest and best shows on the air "DOLLHOUSE". What dummy at fox made this dumb decision. If you are going to cancel something why not cancel all the useless CSI shows that makes sense.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  83. RsamndEd

    FOX is soo out of touch with what fans want. The loss of Terminator (even though the 2nd season was getting a little too busy) and Firefly has left fans wondering what worth FOX has left. A friend and myself are always buying Firefly DVDs to give to as gifts, just to keep interest up in the chance that movie folks might decide to revive the show, or make a sequel to the Serenity movie.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Jeff P

    Firefly, now that was good. No chance there.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Imold

    Recently there was a news article about tv ratings, and how out of date and unrealistic they are. A network executive was interviewed and said the network realized that, but hadn't figured out a method that would be more accurate. With cable, Netflix, dvd sales and various streaming methods, using advertising sales figures can be completely out of the ballpark for actual viewing. So it's my fault that Dollhouse got cancelled; I'm sorry, I enjoyed it too, but I never saw a single ad that aired for it – I only watch tv shows on dvd or Netflix streaming. So I didn't know what product to buy to increase the ratings (I probably wouldn't have, anyway). I suspect that if you like different, innovative shows, you're more likely to view them in an alternative manner than network broadcasting, thus no commercial viewing. So we end up with s.o.s. (same old...crap, to paraphrase politely) because that's what people that watch hours of commercials every week put up with. Josh, if you read this, keep it up anyway, I'd rather watch an incomplete year of your shows than none at all. Fox isn't all bad – they're just using an obsolete rating system.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Benny

    SyFy should get these types of shows, not Fox, they can't even tell the news with a straight face! Also, Whedon should pitch Firefly. event though some of the cast are on other new shows, V, Castle, Chuck, I'm sure they will make the time for at least a Serenity mini-sereis, or a limited run of Firefly the series! When Fox chucks a new series people actually watch, SyFy should try it out, maybe FX, they aren't afraid to take chances!

    While I'm on the subject, Primeval was never resolved, they shoud pick it up from where it ended and go on from there, we were all left hanging making up our on endings to the finale!


    November 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Mike

    That's what they get for cancelled Terminator...

    November 12, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  88. SO

    people need to stop blaming FOX for the cancellation of Dollhouse. It was a terrible show with terrible acting (eliza dushku i mean YOU) Josh Whedon fans need to realize that Whedon is highly over rated, he made Firefly/Serenity, big whoop.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Brom

    I'm disappointed by this, but not surprised. I don't know why Joss Whedon works with Fox. They marketed "Firefly" poorly and then yanked it – I only discovered how good it was on DVD, and I loved the movie, "Serenity." I don't watch much TV anymore, and Friday nights are an especially bad night to try to watch something, so I also came to "Dollhouse" by way of DVD. I loved it, and although I'd heard it would be hard to follow, I didn't find that to be the case. And I thought that the episodes this season had taken things up a notch. I'd like to see them at least finish out this season (they were only slated to do 12-13 episodes anyway, I believe). I'll definitely buy a season 2 DVD.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  90. John

    Any show that his put on FOX-TV on a friday night is doomed to fail. No friday night shows survive on Fox. And Joss Whedon should have learned his lesson a few years back when they put his other show on friday nights, just to have it also cancelled.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Bryn

    Oh, Fox. They consistently produce interesting shows and then axe them. Firefly has been cited plenty, but let us remember the fate of Arrested Development and Futurama. It's like the executives have never heard of the phrase "cult following," and therefore don't understand that even if the ratings start off slowly, shows with cult followings make money.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  92. Lorna

    Wait! Was season 2 even on the air? I think that's the problem. They didn't advertise it enough. I've been waiting for it to air... wow.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  93. Jorge

    With any luck, Syfy (I hate the name change) will pick up Dollhouse.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  94. ChrisA

    Don't forget to add Sliders to the list of FOX cancellations. SyFy (back when it was SciFi) did pick it up but ended up destroying it as well.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  95. JR

    That goes to show that when a good show comes along it never lasts long. I might just quit watching FOX cause they are getting worse with every good show they drop they add two boring shows to replace them. We should boycot..Dont drop DOLLHOUSE

    November 12, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  96. dave

    This is classic Fox behavior. They didn't think Whedon's vision was commercial enough, so they messed with it. Their changes caused a drop in ratings. They never learn.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  97. Lee

    I liked this show, but late on a Friday is NOT a good timeslot. Very little survives there.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  98. Knights who say Ni

    Part of the problem with this show (and to a lesser extent Terminator SCC) is that ppl weren't buying into the buttkicking waif shtick. You need more to attact an audience than a sexy young girl with karate moves. Cause in the end that's all the show was about- if you don't believe me just look at how it was marketed. Eliza Dushku strutting around, looking hot but serious.

    If you want a good, strong female archtype, look no further than Jeri Ryan as 7of9 on Star Trek Voyager. Her combination of beauty and stage presence revolutionized that show. The difference is they got it "right"- her character was strong and intelligent but she wasn't going around delivering roundhouse kicks to alien invaders.

    They tried their damnest to market this show to the BSG crowd- positioning it right before BSG during its last season, advertising, even casting Helo. I'm glad the discerning sci-fi fan voted with their feet on this one.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  99. Joe in Pittsburgh, PA

    Fox is a graveyard for watchable, innovative television. Their own show Family Guy, which like Futurama was canceled once but was revived due to viewer demand, said it best:

    Peter: Everybody I've got bad news. We've been canceled.

    Lois: Oh no Peter! How could they do that?

    Peter: Well unfortunately Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We just gotta accept the fact that FOX has to make room for terrific shows like Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80's Show, Wonder Falls, Fast Lane, Andy Richter Controls The Universe, Skin, Girl's Club, Cracking Up, The Pitts, Firefly, Get Real, Freaky Links, Wanda At Large, Costello, The Lone Gunman, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Normal Ohio, Pasadena, Harsh Realm, Keen Eddy, The Street, American Embassy, Cedric The Entertainer, The Tick, Louie, and Greg The Bunny.

    Lois: Is there no hope?

    Peter: Well I suppose if ALL those shows go down the tubes we might have a shot.

    Sad, but true...

    November 12, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  100. Melissa

    FOX has been awful with their treatment of shows for a decade now. Since the X-Files became such a hit, they expect shows to become instant gems.

    They forget that the X-Files ended its first season near the bottom of the charts. It took time and word-of-mouth to build it into the huge success it became over the next two seasons.

    Since FOX has done the show a few episodes and cancel to replace with "When XYZ attacks" time and time again, fewer people bother to even watch their shows at all.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  101. RS

    Just goes to show why I stick to watching my two fav shows, and very little else. I'm a hopeless Heroes fanatic, and a True Blood devotee. I rarely ever watch Fox except for the Simpsons and Family Guy. Very few shows that I've liked in the past have stayed put. I was upset when they got rid of Invasion, and Commander-in-Chief, and so forth. It's amazing that some crappy shows manage to stay on the air. Thank god I've still got my Heroes and True Blood. Don't ever cancel those, and I'll be a happy girl.

    November 12, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  102. First Star Trek now Dollhouse!!!

    what's wrong with them TV people?

    November 12, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  103. Johnny Reb

    I love Whedon's shows, every single thing he's done, but Dollhouse just never did it for me. Something about it just...missed the mark. And, cute as she is, Eliza Dushku's negligible range of talent didn't help matters. This is for the best, Joss can go on to do something really good. A Serenity sequel, mayhap?

    November 12, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  104. Leslie

    The only show I watch besides "Survivor". I was so looking forward to Summer Glau being on the show. Now I'll never know if Echo gets sent to the attic or gets released from her contract early. And Epitaph One is no consolation.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  105. slayer

    Bad on Fox... They didn't give this show a chance. Fridays was a horrible slot. I could never watch on Friday but always watched the next week on hulu.. Wonder how many others did that?

    November 12, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  106. DelawareRick

    It's a shame because Dollhouse really had some potential. Sure, some of the episodes weren't so good, but there were some exceptional ones too. (The episode focusing on Dichen Lachman comes to mind.) Dollhouse might have been much better on a cable network where it could have been a bit more "R" and less "PG".

    Oh well, at least they're letting Joss finish the season (in December for those who didn't know already). And Friday still has one show I like – Stargate Universe.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  107. Keith

    Another great show pulled. I just don't get it. TV is so full of these ridiculously stupid reality TV crap and yet they never get pulled. I guess people are more interested in watching fat people loose weight, or a stupid screaming chef than having to watch something with substance. No wonder most peoples brains are turning to mush anymore.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  108. david

    Honestly, I'm surprised it wasn't cancelled earlier. All of you people blaming fox fail to realize that you got a season and a half out of a show that had worse initial ratings than terminator tscc did when it was cancelled just because joss whedon was involved. That's not to say fox doesn't suck though since their cancelling of firefly and terminator were bad moves. At least firefly got it's ending with serenity though. i doubt terminator will end up with that kind of closure.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  109. T

    Why is everyone ACTUALLY surprised ?
    FOX cancels everything that's interesting, different and new !

    (noted by a fan of great but cancelled too early FOX classics such as The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. / Grosse Pointe / Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Keen Eddie)

    November 12, 2009 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  110. Bryan

    Loved Southland, glad its getting new life on TNT!

    November 12, 2009 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  111. M.J. McCully

    I hope another network picks it up. I get so bummed that a lot of good shows keep getting the boot

    November 12, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  112. Latifah

    welll i never even watched the show........waist of television space!

    November 12, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  113. Kevin

    This neither surprises me nor does it sadden me. I was a HUGE Terminator:Sarah Connor Chronicles fan and was VERY bummed when that was cancelled and Dollhouse remained. I tried to watch Dollhouse but just couldn't get into it. I think Eliza Duchku is hot and liked her as Faith on Buffy but she couldn't keep me interested enough to watch this show.

    Now, Trauma being cancelled sucks. I have realy gotten into that over the last few weeks. The little hottie who flys the helicopter with Rabbit is sooo fine. Gonna miss that one.
    The only shows I watch on Fox anymore are House and Glee. Hopefully Glee will survive a couple more seasons.

    As for Friday nights being the kiss of death, that is 100% the truth. Every show that I have enjoyed over the years that was moved to Fridays has been cancelled within the first season. It's like the execs decide they want to cut a show but the ratings don't allow it so they decide to move it to a night where they know it will fail and then allow themk to cancel. It's self fulfilling prophecy. I've watched Smallville since the day it began and now that it's on Fridays I wonder how long before it is cancelled.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  114. CJ

    I have to agree with matt, i watched buffy every week for 7 years, loved love loved it. Angel was great, too but dollhouse is just awful. Joss seems to just be falling back onto safety harnesses with his plots, "echoing" familiar storyline, just sticking them into a doll house that's really just a rip off of le femme nikita. He needs to do something better than the girl fights the world routine.
    A little side suggestion, i think this guy stretches himself too thin with his work. I know he's said him leaving buffy to do angel wasn't the reason is started sucking terribly, but you always have to wonder..

    November 12, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  115. Trama FAN

    I Love Trama 😦 Doll House can Go just dont take my TRAMA

    November 12, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  116. Chad

    I am afraid I must agree with the folks who believe Whedon should hang it up. After Buffy and Angel ended he just seemed to have lost the ability to capture the mass audience. Sure, there are a log of Firefly fans but in the end there weren't enough -personally I hated the show and I couldn't even make it through one show of Dollhouse without wondering what else was on. Maybe Joss should return to paranormal shows-he got those right. At science fiction he just plain sucks.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  117. Sam

    I think there is somone at Fox that doesn't like Sci-fi.

    ST:TNG was on there getting great ratings and what did they do? move it to midnight at Friday. Same thing happened to Voyager, and to Enterprise as well.

    When will the networks get it in their heads that the kind of people who watch these shows will DVR them, watch them online, bit-torrent them or simply wait for DVD. the nightly ratings for these particular shows are well below their actual viewership...

    November 12, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  118. Sammy S

    I hope Syfy picks it up too. Maybe replace Sanctuary, which is tanking, since they killed off one of the main characters.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  119. ollie

    They should have kept Terminator this years story line would have been the bomb..Doll house was a joke

    November 12, 2009 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  120. trazzi10

    Fox blew it when they cancel Sarah Connor Terminator series. Did anyone really think they would keep up with Dollhouse? Just lucky they haven't canceled Bones.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  121. Firefly

    It seems that Joss Whedon fans will defend even bad shows. Dont get me wrong, I LOVE Firefly (I still watch the DVDs), but this show was just aweful. I tried to give it a fair shake, but it was just bad. That being said – Buffy was actually worse than Dollhouse – so those people who were totally obsessed with Buffy just wanted a replacement, and this was that for them I think. Since they never got over Buffy going away, this was just further proof for them that the rest of the world is a bunch of morons (since the show was SO deep and sophisticated.) Ive seen better story lines from 3am Cinemax movies (yes, Im saying Reform School Girls had a better plot than Dollhouse.)

    November 12, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  122. Tiff

    Wow. I just canceled my cable. What's the point? There's only 1 show left I enjoy watching.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  123. Chaz

    Awww....all the little in-crowd fanboys/girls are mad at the "masses" because they didn't support their favorite little show. Grow up. It's a TV show that didn't generate enough viewers to make the advertisers happy, so now it's gone. What? You want quality shows without the taint of money that drives the entertainment "business?" Ain't gonna happy folks! You want a show to stay on the air? Convince enough people to watch and it will stay on the air. And stop whining about Friday night being a wasteland for shows. Always has been and always will be. If a show generates enough buzz and viewers, it will find a better timeslot. Otherwise.........adios!

    November 12, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  124. Sara

    Any time a tv show is overly innovative, it gets cancelled. So it's back to the same old mindless fodder for the mindless masses.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  125. troy

    I enjoyed TSCC. I felt the Terminator franchise had so many interesting potential stories that could satisfy for years. After they canceled it, I really began resisting network shows.

    The answer here is cable. I really enjoy Hung and Crash and Curb your Enthusiasm. I'm sick of the networks force feeding me police/detective shows, dancing/sing shows, and the various assortment of reality shows.

    Maybe I'm just different from the average American tv view. That's the bad part of all this. If you don't go with the mainstream, you constantly get ignored.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  126. Thomsa

    How does this surprise anyone? It was a Fox show. Of course it was going to be canceled.
    I pretty much stopped watching any new show they put out just because they wont' keep it around more then a season.
    It's their MO.
    They go after new shiney things, and when they're not shiney they kick em out, and the fans be damned.

    95% of you are dumb enough that you'll flock to the NEXT Fox show... whatever it is. And they'll cancel, and get you on board the NEXT one.
    That's all they care about.
    "Fool some o fthe poeple ALL of the time and you make a pretty good living forever."

    November 12, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  127. Mugs

    Pushing up Daisies and now Dollhouse – FOX you suck! These shows were awesome!!

    FOX has MySpace treating you these days? You suck! Bring back these shows!

    November 12, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  128. TommyO

    Seriously, who didn't expect this? Fox has not had a single Sci-Fi show go past the second season yet. Terminator, Dollhouse, Firefly, Dark Angel .... All were excellent shows that were nuked in favor of mindless drivel to appeal to the lowest form of human. Thank God Fox doesn't publish books or we would have nothing to read!

    November 12, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  129. Scoop

    FOX is really on top of dropping the few good shows on TV and keeping the bad. It's no wonder that fewer and fewer of my TiVo'd recordings are from that channel. Dollhouse has just gotten better and better. Whoever makes these decisions should be fired.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  130. Mugs

    Dollhouse is the BEST TV SHOW ever! Why? Why? Why? Why?

    Give this show a chance. People now watch it on Hulu! Check those ratings!!!!!

    She is the only thing worth watching on regular TV. Reality TV has Jumped the Shark

    November 12, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  131. lisa

    So sad. I will miss Dollhouse. It was the only reason I watched TV on Fridays. I agree that Joss should try to get Syfy to pick this show up.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  132. saint

    I'm waiting for networks to realize that NO ONE watches television on Fridays!!!!

    It sucks b/c they canceled TSSC b/c they didn't want to carry both shows on the budget and felt that DH was the future. NOW THEY'RE CANCELLING DOLLHOUSE!! Personally I liked TSSC better, but that's neither here nor there.

    When will Whedon and other show creators learn that FOX IS NO MAN'S LAND FOR INTELLIGENT WELL WRITTEN TELEVISION!!

    November 12, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  133. colette

    Fox, argh! I didn't know why Whedon stayed there. They rearrainged the episodes, they screwed Whedon on his contract and made him film an additional episode that they never intended on airing just so they could have an extra on the DVD that Whedon had written to be an important part of the story...Ah!

    I agree, Firefly was better, but that doesn't mean Dollhouse wasn't better than most of the shows on network television these days.

    Since television went to digital, it's been difficult for me to watch Dollhouse, but I've been purchasing them on iTunes. Maybe the switch to digital can explain the drop in numbers? I bet a lot of network shows saw a similar drop.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  134. Jason

    Why am I not surprised? Anything with a good concept and fun always seems to get cancelled amid the diarrea of all this reality tv crap. This country will soon ONLY renew reality tv and that is plain sad. First WB gets rid of Buffy and Angel, then stupid Fox got rid of the Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. NOW they cancel Dollhouse too? Hmmmm, if I recall correctly Tru Calling was on Fox as well. Maybe Fox has something against Eliza Dushku? WTF Fox???? Sometimes it is worth more then how many freaking people watch. Maybe they shouldn't have put TSCC AND Dollhouse back to back on Friday nights. We all know Friday night is the kiss of death for any show. Both of these shows would have stayed had the freaking exec morons left the shows on the days where they were originally. I am afraid to get involved in any show anymore, they always seem to throw the axe left and right and any good quality show.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  135. SAK

    Maybe its time to face up to the fact that Joss Whedon is overrated and there just aren't that many people interested in watching his shows.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  136. Thandi

    I personally loved Dollhouse, but honestly, we all should have seen this coming. In the beginning, it was a very interesting story with plot lines that could be followed and clearly set out and all that. By the end, it was getting convoluted and confusing. Easy enough to follow if you saw it from the start, but hard to understand if you missed the beginning. I ended up watching not only for the show itself, but also to see how far it would go before they axed yet one more brilliant Joss Whedon concept.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  137. RS

    I liked this show, but Friday nights are a hard night. Thankfully, I was able to DVR it.

    Wish SyFy (?) would pick this up, but suspect they can't afford it.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  138. Darryl

    Dollhouse got 3 million viewers? I never watched the show, not a big Weadon fan, but I say move it to Sci-Fi. Most of those cable shows only pull in an avg 3 or 4 million viewers anyway. I really don't understand what sort of ratings the major networks expect from their shows. Most of them can't be like Survivor or Two and a Half Men pulling in 10 million+ viewers. At most the avg show ratings are 6 or 7 million, so I don't know what they expect.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  139. Chuck

    I was a big fan of Firefly so I gave Dollhouse a chance, I would watch every week, but it never did anything for me. I loved the concept but the acting was not the greatest and it really bored me, I mean it had it's moments but all in all I think this is for the better as much as I hate to say it, maybe it'll free Joss up for a new project.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  140. badkittygothgirl

    p.s. Sanctuary is definitely rocking my world!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  141. RW

    It took them long enough !!.............................

    November 12, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  142. badkittygothgirl

    Please don't remind me of Farscape being cancelled or Stargate: Atlantis being cancelled. It's just to painful to open those wounds again. I saw the stars of Farscape at a panel on the show and you could tell they had a great love for that show and were still bitter about the ending of that show. I'd love to see Claudia Black and Ben Browder together again!! Trying to hang in there with SGU, but it just doesn't grab me. Don't know how much longer I can hold on.

    Browncoats are a strange but loveable bunch.

    November 12, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  143. Paul

    I can't believe FOX is cancelling Dollhouse. It's a great show in a bad time slot with barely any promotion. Meanwhile they promote lousy crap like Bones, and House ad nauseum. A total BS decision made by ignorant tv executives. Hopefully, another network like the CW will be smart enough to pick it up.

    November 12, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  144. Rob

    Oh No
    No more Echo, Sierra, November and Tango

    November 12, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  145. Grizzlyzone

    And, that is why I have given up watching TV. Every show that I've liked, every show that I've had interest in, is moved to a new day and time, pre-empted, put on hiatus, or flat out cancelled.

    November 12, 2009 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  146. Stacey

    "He had one hit show that actually lasted and all the rest get canceled after the first or second season."

    Ummm... wrong. "Buffy" was on for 7 seasons (never cancelled) and "Angel" was on for 5 seasons (did get cancelled). "Firefly" and "Dollhouse" were the only 2 that didn't make it more than one or two seasons, and both had lousy Friday night time slots on FOX (unlike the other 2 shows). Coincidence?

    November 12, 2009 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  147. Kelly

    Joss is like Fox's battered spouse. He really needs to find a network that will give his creativity room to grow! This show was amazing!

    November 12, 2009 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  148. keirhzollers

    what a shame i liked thatshow

    November 12, 2009 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  149. tina

    loved doll house
    loved sarah connor
    loved my own worst enemy
    The concepts for all of these three shows was brilliant.
    Joss your a great man creating great shows. To bad you work with idiots that keep too many axes around just ready to chop chop.
    Me, i think you need your own station that can run strictly Joss whedon

    November 12, 2009 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  150. tina

    its a sad, sad day to hear that Dollhouse is being axed. Its a great show that deserves to stay on. I also loved My Own Worst
    Enemy, but you had to axe that too. Sarah Connors was amazing but we shoul have caught on when too many familiar faces started getting killed off. I think if its possible Josh Whedon should try for starting up his own channel so that those of us out there can enjoy his shows

    November 12, 2009 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  151. Rassayana

    Hallelujah! This series was vapid and inane when it first started and I was surprised to see it carried for another season.

    Joss Whedon's storylines are all the same, just change the character name, and you feel like you're watching the same plot over and over. They show promise and you want to get into it, but you always feel like the plot is lacking substance. It was a complete waste of a prime-time slot on Friday nights.

    Personally I enjoyed the Sarah Connor Chronicles, and I'm not a big Terminator fan. The storyline always kept me glued week after week. And I think part of that was the superb casting in it, everyone seemed to fit the roles they were cast in.

    Sayonara Dollhouse, can't wait till something more intellectual replaces you!

    November 12, 2009 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  152. Marnie

    I love Joss' other shows, but not Dollhouse. I loathed the whole concept of women being powerless pawns not in control of their bodies. I stopped watching this show quite awhile ago and am not surprised it got cancelled. You can do better Joss.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  153. DW

    There goes another good non-reality show dumped due to ratings. What happened to the days when the studios would at least wait until the end of the season and allow some closure of the story lines for the viewers. Studios today are to way to quick to cancel shows for low ratings, if they had done this in the past we would have missed out on shows such as Facts of Life, the Keaton's and M.A.S. H.(one of the longest running shows of all times and rerunned almost once a day for as long as I can remember).
    Dollhouse and the actors will be missed.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  154. Andrea

    NOOOOO!!!! please don't cancel Dollhouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how sad!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  155. Jackson

    Firefly = GREAT! Too bad noone knew about till DVD. FOX = BAD!!! Stupid network. Bring back Battle of the Network Stars. That was great Television. Idiots. I'm going to go watch Telemundo

    November 12, 2009 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  156. Tim

    Fox should have renewed Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles instead.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  157. JJ in Chula Vista, CA

    TV shows are subject to the whims of a fickle viewing public. Television producers follow the money.

    Judging from all the negative and positive comments on here, it's obvious that every show is not meant for everyone, and sometimes some shows fail to find their niche.

    It's pretty apparent, however, that a great many shows suffer from a lack of originality, quality writing, consistant quality, and a lack of imagination.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  158. WW_Dagger

    I saw this coming for Doll House although I like it bec. it's sci-fi... but Trauma? I was really getting into that show! Trauma is really good I think.

    Congrats to the masses of idiots that continue to get good TV shows canceled because they can't follow complex plots (or even not so complex plots) and keep tuning towards mindless hillbilly reality TV shows (Survivor, Biggest Loser, etc.)

    The stupid outnumber us guys, and numbers mean everything to networks.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  159. Meshell

    this can we get reality shows cancelled? Now that would be great!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  160. N

    Well there goes the only show I watch on Fox.

    I really have no intention of watching another show on Fox again ... there's no point, they just cancel them no matter how good they are.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  161. John

    I agree that Dollhouse should have been made into movies. It is a great concept and too bad that these shows didn't start in Cable because I think that media is more suitable to these edgy shows. I do hope that Syfy will pick it up. Well, hopefully, Josh and Elisha will think up of something soon. Hopefully though, they'll go somewhere else than FOX.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  162. Jesse

    I actually liked Firefly. Then I met some hardcore fans from the place I worked at....they were so mad when Fox cancelled the show that they dressed up as "Browncoats" to mourn the loss. Sorry, people, but when you're that hooked on a TV show, no matter how good, you need to get a life.

    As for Dollhouse, I never watched it...cancelled cable long ago.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  163. JesterRockOne

    Dollhouse ROCKS! Buffy ROCKS! Angel ROCKS!
    Whedon ROCKS!

    Gotta go in like you own the joint, maybe WHDN Channel 100!
    I'd pay to see that in my channel line up.

    Always great show to watch with my wife, hot chix kickin butt!

    November 12, 2009 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  164. Sherry

    Why get rid of Trauma? It's the best one out of Trauma, Three Rivers and Mercy. Come on NBC, get it together!

    November 12, 2009 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  165. Mike

    About time. Dollhouse was a terrible show. Started watching the first several episodes of the first season and knew it was gonna get canceled. Was more surprised that FOX actually gave it a second season but knew it wouldnt last past that and it didn't. It's about time that Joss Whedon hang's it up. He had one hit show that actually lasted and all the rest get canceled after the first or second season.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  166. samson

    TSCC fans, like myself, are really disgusted by this. Sarah Connor Chronicles had the most promise of any show on television. They dove into the heart and soul of its characters, brought us a new slant on a sci-fi show, only to cancel the show for a poorly written and sloppy show that is known as Dollhouse. Now Dollhouse being cancelled makes me happy, but it would have made me thrilled had Fox seen and understood the vision of TSCC.

    IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO BRING BACK TERMINATOR THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES FOX. You've brought back cancelled shows before. The fans would appreciate you FOREVER!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  167. roninspirit

    Dollhouse was not a good show, mainly due to Eliza Dushku being a terrible actress. She can't carry a show like that, or any other show for that matter. Her performance on this show made me cringe in every episode I watched. Dichen Lachman would have been a much better choice for the lead. Hopefully she was able to show off her talents to the right people and can move on to a better project.

    November 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Rick

    The only reason Glee is lasting as long as it has is because the entertainment media is in love with the show. Give it a year, Glee will get canceled too.

    November 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Lisa

    I'm a huge Whedon fan, but Dollhouse was just a poor show with a wooden heroine and mediocre stories. I wanted to like it. I just didn't.

    November 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Shay B

    one comment.

    An earlier comment mentioned Kindred: The Embraced as a good show that was cancelled early. Well, for those of us who watched and followed that show, you will recall the extremely fine Gentleman that played the lead role of Julian died in a motorcycle accident in real life. Once word of his accidental death hit the news, everyone knew the show was over. There was NO SHOW with Julian. The majority fan base for that show were us females and i'm sorry that man was one of the finest men on TV at the time and one of the main reasons people turned in religiously.

    Sorry for the cancellation of your show, Dollhouse Fans.

    November 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  171. lil buf

    let josh take it to cable where he can have creative freedom, i hate fox, the best thing they ever had going was the x-files and that was oh so long ago. joss crossover, go shine boy!

    November 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Stacey

    You know – I am sorry but WHEN will Joss Whedon learn? No shows on Fox. No shows on Fox. NO SHOWS ON FOX! You got into bed with them, again, WHY? The show itself was insipid, so I'm not mourning it at all, but I do respect Whedon's talent – being a sadist – well – that's something I can't relate to... that, and claiming you're a feminist when you constantly portray your "strong" women as, well, prostitutes. "She's a prostitute." "Well, yes, per se – but she's a – a – a – martial arts expert!" Yup – that'll do it. {rolls eyes)

    November 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Martha

    Never heard of any of these people (other than my Mom) actually watch network TV anymore?

    November 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Taking a Chance on Baby

    You suck FOX

    November 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  175. xperimentvictim

    Dr. Horrible.

    November 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Heidi M

    well that kinda sucks....BIG TIME!!!! 😦

    November 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Diane

    For those of you wondering what to view now on Friday nights, I recommend tuning into Syfy Channel to watch Stargate Universe and Sanctuary. It is the 2nd season of Sanctuary and it has gotten much better. And the first season of S.U. is showing promise, though a tad boring.

    November 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Bill B.

    It sucked, so good riddance. I'm still in shock that they canceled The Sarah Connor Chronicles over this ridiculous show. And I still miss Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Invasion and now that Ugly Betty is on Fridays, she'll soon be gone soon too. If Lost weren't coming back, I could cancel cable and just rent movies, though Flash Forward is kinda interesting and surprisingly, so is V, but that's only going to be on for two more shows and then gone till March. And people get paid a LOT of money to make these idiotic decisions.

    November 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Chris

    When Fox brought Dollhouse back on Friday nights, I knew it was over. Friday is where most shows go to die. It seemed the writers knew it to, for this season featured very disappointing quality. Still, I had high hopes for it to rebound. I think the only reason Fox brought it back for a second go was to diffuse the likely harsh backlash they would have received for pulling another "firefly".

    I have to wonder why Whedon even bothered with Fox after the firefly debacle. They should have pitched the show to SyFy or something. Fox is a waste of broadcasting bandwidth.

    November 11, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Melissa

    Why does this keep happening???? Everyday more reality crap shows and they take off the ones that are actually good!

    November 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Tim

    I watched every ep last season, but could barely make it through this season's first episode.
    I did tape them all, but will delete them now that the show is over. Why even bother watching now, that I know it's over and done!

    Same with Eastwick- I taped several eps but done with them, too.

    Why do the networks do this same song and dance over and over: look at all our great Fall shows, them all disappear.

    People do a lot of work on these, I'm sure, why throw it away> Oh, yea, money and GREED! Welcome to Earth, now!

    November 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Jonathan

    Oh, gawd! Whatever will I do without "Dollhouse"???

    Um...wait a sec...what is "Dollhouse"? Oh's that show that never looked interesting enough to watch. Fox killed the Sarah Connor Chronicles and I killed Fox from my watch list.

    Sucks to be them.

    November 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Silver-tongued mentor

    I'm not surprised. I tried to be loyal to Whedon's Dollhouse but the storyline was just too hard to follow, unlike Buffy which was a hit. I stopped watching Dollhouse midway through this second season because I didn't enjoy it. I knew it would eventually be cancelled.

    November 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  184. jlabeatnik

    reminding people who think "syfy" is a good location... they canned Farscape - which is still the best science fiction show I've ever seen.

    November 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  185. GQ

    Sorry, can't say I'm too disappointed. I've tried to get into Dollhouse and every week it just seems to drag on and on. Got really tired of the "mission of the week" structure of the show. Anyway this was no Buffy or Firefly. Not even an Angel. And Eliza was pretty hot on Season 3 of Buffy. Ten years later, she hasn't aged very well. I think Joss needs to head to the cable channels where a 3 million viewing figure is considered pretty darn good.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  186. JIMBO

    HA! terminator is the only reason the ratings were higher last year. Great choice FOX.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Jamie

    Of course it was cancelled. It was moved to Friday. Self fulfilling prophecy. Why can't the networks realize that low ratings on a Friday shouldn't count? We lost Sarah Conner Chronicles as well that way. The number one new show until was moved.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  188. G

    "Your fans will follow good television"... yeah, all 3 of them.
    Reality is... 3.0 viewing audience will not cut it on any network, on any night of the week.
    I liked the show, but won't lose any sleep cause it's canceled.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  189. BB

    NBC sucks even worse than FOX...they have no good shows left and yet they cancel a couple good ones they did have..Southland and Trauma are good, Leno isn't. What is going on ??

    November 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  190. nettie

    So Fox chose the inferior Dollhouse over Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles to renew and look what happens. GJ Fox network. I hope the hot shot in charge of programming will be terminated from his job.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Hillary

    Fox does NOT suck.
    If you'd like evidence of Fox's awesomeness, watch "Glee" tonight.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Zathrus

    Um, Buffy, Battlestar Galactica did not start on some other network and move over to Sci-Fi; it started on Sci-Fi. (And I say "Sci-Fi" instead of "SyFy" because that is what the network used to be called and I HATE the new branding. What, they needed to cut the network name down from five letters to four?) Yes, Stargate SG-1 started on another channel and made the move, but it started on Showtime, not network.

    But the point is, if you have an edgy show, don't bother with Fox. Think back to "Profit" and "Kindred: The Embraced," not to mention "Firefly." These were all fantastic shows that were victimized by poor management on Fox.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Angelus

    Let's face it, Josh has had only 2 hits and one was a spin off. The creative juices only last so long.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  194. The Undercover Fanboy

    Fox does suck. Not only has ol' Rupert nixed Google from listing his sites (dumb), now Fox has cancelled another good show. I was surprised when The Sarah Connor Chronicles was cancelled, horrified when Firefly was cancelled and now they've axed another original show that's not just a rehash of some other sitcom, medical or cop show crap that have cloned on 12 different channels or timeslots. It seems that the viewers that watched these axed shows did so on the internet – because they are just more sophisticated that the average TV viewer that goes between Matlock reruns and CSI: Miami. Whedon should just do what he did with Dr. Horrible and release Dollhouse via webisodes and then do that with any new projects. Why does he keep getting drawn back to Fox anyway? The only thing Fox has going is the World Series, NFL and the animation block on Sundays...

    November 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Fan

    The show was kept on Friday. I believe this is why the show is being canceled. I say give it another shot by moving it into a different time slot...

    November 11, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  196. KyFed

    Ah, a mercy killing. Despite my respect for JW's work, this one has been off the rails since near the start. The acting and characters were solid, but the show-to-show writing was uneven and the direction generally uninspired. "Firelfy" quality, this was not.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  197. sara

    i can't believe their canceling dollhouse! i wish i could give more substance to this comment, but i am so outraged that words fail me! dollhouse was an amazing show and shouldn't have been put on on FRIDAYS!!! everyone's already out and about, hanging with their friends, on fridays OF COURSE no one can really tune in.
    dollhouse was a great show and it was leading up to a great storyline. did anyone see the episode where they imprinted victor with the serial killer's mind?? that was much more entertaining than anything else i've seen on fox. house and lie to me just don't have the balls.

    so they probably shouldn't have set up this amazing show to fail. friday night slots are for stargate fans and shit. please let sci-fi (syfy -?!?!-) pick this up. it'd be the best program ever played on that network.
    i guess words didn't fail me after all.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Eleanor

    No loss, here. This show was not worth watching - I tried, but decided I'd rather do the dishes.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  199. The Greek

    First, The Sarah Connor Chronicles was a far superior show; 2. Anything even remotely intellectual will not work anymore on network. The general American public are idiots who have to be spoon-fed reality shows in small doses while eating cheese-doodles on the couch. Cable is the promised land. 3. Galactica rocked but would never have survived on network, either. Lastly, now maybe Eliza Dushku will pose for Playboy now that her career is in a crisis.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  200. iekoop

    Good, I'm glad. Saw 1/2 an episode of that show and thought is sucked so bad. Now they can make room for something else.

    November 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  201. absherlock

    I think FOX gave the show a pretty fair shot, especially considering it was so niche. The only thing I think they could have done better was to air the thirteenth episode form last season (only available on DVD) as it clearly laid out a path for the show.

    November 11, 2009 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  202. jdogh2o

    FOX does this all the time. They pick up a great show and give viewers a taste. Then they rip out the viewers tongues and bake them with a dash of salt and pepper. Arrested Development, Sarah Connor, Firefly, Briscoe County, and the list goes on.
    Joss must approach syfy with his next show. Or start work on the next Firefly movie. PLEASE start work on the next Firefly movie!

    November 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  203. PattieK

    Fox does this all the time! They'll never change! Hell, I'm still pissed about them cancelling "Wonderfalls"! LOVED that show!!!!

    November 11, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  204. chris

    Dollhouse didn't seem to be going anywhere anyway. I was wandering if there was some global corporation or something like Section One from La Femm Nikita that was in control of the Dollhouse. But after all that it was just a high tech whore house funded by the wealthy and powerful corrupt?

    November 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Amanda

    Oh my gosh do they ever NOT cancel shows???!!!!!!

    November 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Buffy

    Take it to SyFy Joss!! A page out of the Battlestar Galactica & Stagate creators playbook is needed here. Your fans will follow good television.

    November 11, 2009 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  207. BlueWylde

    Joss Whedon is an awesome talent....and really needs to look at a cable network to take his talent to....Fox had idiots for programmers...and SyFy seems to be swirling slowly down the white porcelain bowl.....they have a couple decent shows, but have you seen some of those "SyFy original" movies??? Mystery Science Theatre where are you????

    November 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  208. mike c

    Screw Fox,im done with them !!!

    November 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Buffy

    Dollhouse is one of the most intriguing, well written shows on the network – what is wrong with Fox?

    November 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Jill

    Firefly was much better and it was axed too.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Dan Breed

    Good. Whedon is overrated and has never created an original character or had an original thought. Dollhouse should have been called "My Own Worst Alias." Not an original thought in his head.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Kim

    So happy they cancelled Hank. That show was horrible! I wanted it to be good, because I loved Kelsey Grammer in Frasier. Perhaps that's the only character he can be.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  213. David Reshler

    A fine waste of another awesome show. What is it with the networks that keep putting good shows on Friday the old person night kiss of death........

    November 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Joss Why?don

    Joss Waaaaah-don is once again proven to be an overrated no-talent. Maybe y'all should get your own channel so he can perform his tricks for you, or get a podcast or CB radio or something.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Fan12

    Don't care about Dollhouse, but I agree that Firefly should come back. Such great characters. Anyone notice 2 of them in V?

    November 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Jessica

    I can't believe Fox is cancelling one of the 2 good shows they run. I love Joss Whedon and follow everything he does from Buffy to Firefly...Seeing Dollhouse go is such a dissappointment.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Jon

    Real pity. I think it was just in a VERY bad time slot. Friday nights, who is going to stay home and watch TV? Hopefully Eliza picks up on another show or they at least make a movie to end the series (similar to Firefly/Serenity).

    November 11, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Eldee

    what does the industry have against Joss Whedon? I love his shows but they are always axed..

    November 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Alex

    You know, I'm a big Whedon fan and this one wasn't Fox's fault. The show was bad from the start, and took out the better Sarah Connor Chronicles in its wake.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  220. monty

    As much as I want to be upset about this, I don't really know what Whedon was thinking after having his other shows butchered by FOX.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Joss Whedon's Next Agent

    It is clearly time for Joss to embrace cable. Twice he has worked with Fox and twice they have screwed over the pilot (Firefly did not start with the pilot – assuming we would all know the characters somehow – and rent the last disc of the first season of Dollhouse on DVD to see how killer Joss' original pilot was compared the the drek they made him reshoot. As for the other 'bigs' there isn't much to work with. His creations are not vanilla conservative procedural crime dramas so no CBS, NBC is dying so don't look there and ABC is a dicey prospect. SciFi, I mean SyFy, is the way to go Joss. Gimme a call and I'll arrange a meeting...

    November 11, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  222. xSTITCHx

    My Wife and I watched Dollhouse every week on Friday's....and we LOVE Trauma...bummed to see they both got the axe.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  223. :Joel Weymoth

    BTW – Liz ? bring down feminist archetypes- it is a bloody television show. Why don't feminists create those archtypes in real life: instead of watching them on some television show in a world that doesn't exist. It is like some couch potato said to me once: why go out and do it, when you can sit home and pretend?

    November 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  224. MM

    FINALLY. This was a softcore piece of badly acted, boring crud – by someone who has done quality work in the past!

    What happened, Joss???

    November 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Hitian

    OHHHH!!! Doll house certainly had a chance... Sigh!

    November 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  226. :Joel Weymoth

    Y'all crap on Fox because it is related to FOX News, but they have had some of the most innovative programming since Norm Lear. You fail to mention NBC – or the Third World Nation of the Major Networks. What do they have NOTHING. They should stop supporting Iran in killing American Soldiers in Iraq, KARMA.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Paul

    Well, there goes the only reason I had to watch TV on Friday nights.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Tim

    Dollhouse wasn't nearly as good as firefly, only survived because of loyalty to Joss. Fox killed their best chance for a great show with Firefly, and Dollhouse was second best. Sorry Joss, this network just fails you.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  229. lighthouseboy

    In the past, FOX cancelled Eddie Keen, John Doe, Firefly ...

    November 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  230. TVviewer

    The only reason why I don't watch new TV shows is because of the inevitable cancellations. Don't the studios know that a lot of people think that way? I loved Buffy but never watched Firefly or Dollhouse. Why get invested in a dead-end show? It's a catch-22. They cancel b/c viewers don't watch but viewers don't watch b/c they know it will be canceled. Studios need to re-think how they do new shows- maybe keep a show on for a guaranteed minimum time period and announce that in advance (like "Lost".)

    November 11, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Andrea

    I agree that Joss should try to get shows on SyFy, that would be a better home. I hope he keeps trying – he's such a fresh, original, creative director, and I love everything he's done. I really like Dr. Horrible – wish he would do a sequel to that or something.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Matt

    Oh good Lord. Why is it, that nowadays when women talk of female empowerment, they pick the most demeaning rolemodels? Liz, the character had her personality wiped and over-written each week. Other people payed money for this to be done to her. She would be a whore, a murderer, or a thief. Whatever the customer wanted, she became. It is the allegorical prostitute in every sense of the word!

    This is the problem – it wasn't a good story. It was poorly thought out. The lead was terrible.

    November 11, 2009 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  233. TG

    Boo! Network TV is so limited

    November 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Joe

    Short of 24, good tv thrillers just dont seem to make it anymore. Terminator was one of the best shows on TV in the last 10 years maybe more, and they cancelled it. The right night, makes all the difference. Friday nights are made for cheesy ABC family oriented sitcoms about kids making messes and parents helping them with their homework. Dollhouse was not that at all.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Cap'n

    He needs to put a show on FX. Sure, it's still Fox, but Firefly would have thrived on that network. Could even have been made more edgy. Look at the track record of outstanding shows on FX: The Shield, Dirt, Sons Of Anarchy, Thief, It's Always Sunny.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  236. liz

    Oh my GOD. Once again, people bring down feminist archetypes that are nothing more than empowering and destory them. You disgust me.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  237. NSM

    Alex, ABC cancelled Pushing Daisies... why would Joss get better play over there?

    November 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  238. matt

    Joss Whedon needs to move from super powered teenage nymphettes and producing viable shows that will stand the test of time. It was an interesting premise for say, a movie, but was ill conceived as a weekly show. And, despite her being completely lovely to look at, Eliza Duchku is a completely wooden and personality free young woman. Calling her an "actress" would be akin to calling this show "good".

    Whedon fans were hoping for the second coming of Firefly, or, at least, a spiritual heir. They had neither. The faithful only watched in order to keep it going for as long as it did.

    Good choice, Fox. Joss? Maybe the teenage supergirl shtick is over?

    November 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  239. David

    Meh. Dollhouse was no Firefly. Maybe now that he has that out of his system, he can make something better.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  240. JD

    They should have kept Terminator instead of Dollhouse last year. At least you got another season of story, but then that is cold comfort because it was still Dollhouse storyline. 🙂

    November 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Alex

    I feel so bad for Joss Whedon. I hope he keeps at it, though. He makes lovable, relatable characters in silly sci-fi settings. Who else bothers to do that? Maybe SyFy or ABC would appreciate his style more.

    Nice quote, Jester. 😀

    November 11, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  242. georgeinmaine

    Networks wonder why they're loosing viewers. t's partially because they pull shows without wrapping up those shows' storylines. Dollhouse, Sarah Conner Chronicles, Reunion, Proffit and the list goes on. Here's a suggestion – film the finale first and put it away, so if you cancel a show, you can give your viewers . . . what's it called . . .
    oh yeah – satisfaction.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Prime

    so glad they axed Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles for Dollhouse... T:SCC was a far superior show, but kept Dollhouse because of Joss Whedon... what a joke...

    November 11, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Hannah

    NO!!! They better finish the season at least- they cannot leave us hanging.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Marcus

    sigh... The masses and their lack of sophistication. RIP Dollhouse.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  246. tom

    Here's to hoping he resurrects firefly.

    yeah, right...

    November 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Brian

    is that the show with Eliza Duchku?? I love her!!!

    November 11, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Jester

    Curse your sudden and inevitable betrayal!

    November 11, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Lili

    Dollhouse had a chance. Sadly, another Joss Whedon project on lousy FOX bit the dust. R.I.P. Dollhouse. Yes, you fell asleep. But only for a little while.

    November 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
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