Posts Tagged "Dollhouse"

Dollhouse: Galactica?

Dollhouse: Galactica?

It was rather shocking to most, not least of all Joss Whedon, when Fox picked Dollhouse up for a second season. It never really got the ratings needed to get picked up. They weren’t soooo far off, however, so it wasn’t a foregone conclusion that it wouldn’t be picked up. It’s just that shows in this situation usually don’t. I think Fox was being penitent for having killed Firefly years ago. We hadn’t watched...

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The state of science fiction on TV

The state of science fiction on TV

As it is with every year, a whole bunch of science fiction-y shows were canceled at the end of the season, but I have to give it to the networks for trying a bunch of new ones next year. It was so hard to keep track of the comings and goings during the upfronts, but SciFi Wire thankfully charted it all in a very understandable fashion. The clear winner, IMHO, is Fox. Sure, Fox canceled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, better known as...

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Ratings: Worst. Season. Ever.

Ratings: Worst. Season. Ever.

OK, I guess the TV seasons before most people had televisions were worse, but this season was for the birds, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The four major networks (that’d be CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox – sorry CW) lost an average of 16 percent of viewership in the coveted “demo” – adults 18-49. That includes DVR use. Fox was on top, followed by CBS, ABC and NBC. But “on top” still includes a steep...

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Dollhouse: Renewed?

Dollhouse: Renewed?

The official announcement won’t come until tomorrow, but The Hollywood Reporter says Fox has ordered another 13 episodes of the low-rated sci-fi drama, Dollhouse. At the start of the season, I was a bit take-it-or-leave it about the show. But as the season progressed, it got far more complex and, frankly, sinister. I still haven’t seen the season (not series!) finale, but I’ll be watching that tonight. I loved that Joss Whedon...

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Dollhouse: How can a pretty decent show that features hot women with little clothing do poorly in the ratings?

Dollhouse: How can a pretty decent show that features hot women with little clothing do poorly in the ratings?

Liking Dollhouse was predetermined for me. From the brain of Joss Whedon (Firefly, Buffy), a sci-fi look at a shadowy organization that keeps a cadre of men and women in a “tabula rasa” state until they’re needed for any one of various missions for “clients” and then programmed with the necessary personality and skills. It also co-stars Tahmoh Penikett, late of Battlestar Galactica, as the FBI agent who is trying...

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