FOX To Air All 13 Episodes of Dollhouse

Published 5 years ago by , Updated October 23rd, 2012 at 12:09 am,

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With the news of the Dollhouse premiere underperforming in the ratings and the abrupt cancellation of fan favorite shows like Southland, I’ve been watching my txt’s and emails with baited breath expecting to hear about the cancellation of my favorite Friday night show, Dollhouse.

Now, it looks like I can, for the moment, comfortably peruse my inbox as FOX scheduling chief Preston Beckman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and stated that the network will air all 13 episodes of the (Joss) Whedon-created drama despite their less than stellar ratings.

In an unusual but refreshing move, Beckman lays everything out on the table regarding the struggling show.

“We’re going to run all the episodes. We’re not saying we’re happy with those numbers, or accept them, but we don’t have to overreact. During [November] sweeps we might have to jack up the numbers a little [with other programming], but we plan on completing the order for this show.”

While FOX will be airing all 13 episodes, the future of Dollhouse after said episodes is still up in the air with FOX stating that they will make a decision on ordering additional episodes or a third season after all the current episodes air.

Considering that they’re currently filming the eighth episode, this means that production for Dollhouse would have been shut down for a couple of months by the time FOX ultimately decides its fate.

While the premiere only pulled in a 1.0 rating, recent news has revealed that the DVR ratings add an additional 50% to the Dollhouse‘s ratings, bringing it up to 1.5. Add that news with the ratings most recent episode rising 11% and some more push from its vocal fans and we might just be able to pull out another season for Echo and her friends.

Although, if FOX does decide not to renew Dollhouse, Whedon promises fans that there will be a conclusion, of sorts.

“We’ll definitely have closure, but will leave some doors open. When we got our first numbers, which were bad, the first thing [FOX president of entertainment] Kevin Reilly said was, ‘You’ll have all 13,’ which was great. They’re not going to pull the rug out from under us.”

Thank you! For not only committing to air all 13 episodes ordered of Dollhouse, but for also being completely honest about what’s going on. We know the ratings aren’t great, they know the ratings aren’t that great, but at least they’re not going to suddenly pull the show off the air ala Firefly. (Yeah, FOX, we still haven’t forgotten about that.)

Here’s a little treat…. a photo of Summer Glau from an upcoming episode of Dollhouse.

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You must watch Dollhouse at 9PM on FOX.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter [via: Ain't It Cool News]

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  1. u know what i actually like dollhouse

  2. I’m glad they are at least getting to air the 13. I wish they would get a full season and then a season 3. Whedon’s shows to me seem to take a little bit for people to catch on to.

  3. Save the Dollhouse, save the World. Oh wait…

  4. I really enjoy dollhouse,

    but cant help with the ratings boost as i live in Australia

  5. Something must be done to save this show. I think in order for it to get renewed it must be at 3.5 million viewers and continue to climb. I think that could be the only logical way to have it done. I’ve been doing my best to keep the show growing with audience. I’ve been nagging away on friends and coworkers, even going so far as to buy multiple copies of the first season to give away. And it’s great news to hear all 13 will be aired. Not only does that mean we might get some closure, but it gives the fans a chance to grow and keep this show around. I’m looking forward to this little “game” of sorts.

    And as far as the picture goes, I’ve seen the others and Summer is wearing that black glove in all of them and it doesn’t seem like she is moving it. . . could it be a fake arm/hand? Maybe some kind of scar? I don’t know, but we all may find out.

  6. Take this a proof that things have really started to change at Fox. While I still think it’s early days, as ratings may simply mean they need to close the show after 2 seasons, at least this time we can’t say it’s fully Fox’s fault (although that timeslot hasn’t helped matters).

  7. Please keep “Dollhouse” for a full-season and a third season.

  8. Dollhouse is a great show, ok Firefly was so way better. Fox is an ass of network, no wonder Family Guy is dissing them every chance they have.

  9. You mean they are not going to cancel it half way through? Joss Whedon got lucky this time! lol.

    Too bad we can never see where Friefly would have went if it had gone on, oh well…

  10. you know with so many shows doing so poorly I am suprised that no one has thought about bringing back firefly, it’s been off air for how long and when it was on it was never advertised at all ever and yet there are still quite a few fans out there.

  11. @Bangarang

    Family Guy makes fun of Fox because Fox is not liberal. That’s their reason, not because of the way they do business…

  12. I loved her show true calling and didnt bump into it until much later after it had been canceled which sucked for me because i had already gotten into it, and now i really love watching doll house and thier canceling that too it just really sucks Eliza Dushku is a really good actress and maybe she can get a show that isnt canceled in 2 seasons every time.