Dollhouse Cancelled (Yet Another Stellar Move From Fox)

November 12, 2009 by  
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There are certain inevitabilities in life.

Death, taxes, and the cancellation of a Joss Whedon series just as it’s finding its feet.

Yip, Dollhouse is finally cancelled.

To be fair, it was a miracle that it was granted a second season in the first place, but after 13 extra episodes (negotiated with a restricted budget in mind), Fox has decided to wipe the slate clean.

While the quality and tone was noticeably up and down throughout its first season, when it was good it was exceptional and some of the most perfectly crafted cult TV around.

Like Firefly (who’s spin-off movie Serenity became Jonathan Ross’ film of the year in 2005), Whedon’s latest took a little while to find its niche, but Fox just didn’t have the patience to let it breathe.

“I’m off to pursue internet ventures/binge drinking. Possibly that relaxation thing I’ve read so much about,” Joss said. “By the time the last episode airs, you’ll know what my next project is. But for now there’s a lot of work still to be done, and disappointment to bear.?

On the plus side, this should free up Whedon’s spare time to focus on his Terminator project and the long-awaited horror movie The Cabin In The Woods.

Thinchap says:

Well what can I say. Most people are too stupid to realise the makings of a great series when they see one. Firefly and Dollhouse both killed off by the dumbed down population not having the brains to recognise genius when they see it. Enjoy your f*cking Soap Operas you morons.