Any dolls out there looking to have a "treatment" anytime soon had better make haste - that, or risk being stuck with a Swedish accent and the ability to put together an Erector Set blindfolded. Why? FOX has decided to pull Dollhouse off the schedule and put it in the attic. For the month of November anyway.
Sources in the know have stated that the month-long removal is because of November sweeps. The show will return to its Friday night time slot in December with back-to-back episodes.
This does not bode well for the fledgling series as FOX executive Preston Beckman, recently stated that while they're committed to airing all 13 episodes of the second season, they'll wait until the complete run is over before they decide on its fate. From the sounds of this, it doesn't look that good for the show.
In the same statement, Beckman stated, "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." When I had first read that statement, I figured they would move things around to give Dollhouse a better time slot or a big lead-in, but with the recent announcement everything is clear... and I'm not happy.
Sure, it's great we're going to be able to see all the episodes this season, but I wouldn't really consider giving the show a chance when you pull it off for sweeps just to bring it back and dump all of the remaining episodes in one month.
It's an empty gesture and you know it, FOX. Dollhouse never had a chance in the Friday night time slot. Everyone knows that CBS rules that night and has for many years.
I'm just going to shake my head at you FOX... and get my lump of coal ready for your Christmas stocking. (Yeah, that's right FOX. I know Santa. You better watch out.)
Catch the last Dollhouse episode until December this Friday 9PM on FOX.
Source: The Ausiello Files