this show just started and it's pretty good how could it already be considered for cancellation
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It's up for cancellation? Could you link to your source?
Or are you just referring to the fact that Joss' Firefly was good and was canceled after one season, implying that this might be Dollhouse's fate?
on the home page of sidereel there is a editor's feature with a list of all the cancleations and cancelation buzz. it's already under cancelation buzz which usually leads to cancelation
There's cancellation buzz surrounding the show because it had a lot of problems in production - including a pilot rewrite and production stopping for a few weeks (rumored because they didn't quite know in what direction to take the show) - so creatively there's some concerns. Also, thus far in the ratings it has been quite puny. 2nd lowest ratings for a new show premiere all season (beating only Crusoe) and losing about 20% of its audience between the first 2 weeks. It also airs on a Friday which is a historically difficult location to launch a sustaining show and normally networks wouldn't stick a show there that they have a whole lot of faith it....so basically the odds are already stacked against it!
This is pretty much the week that'll tell for it.Ratings started off a just barely acceptable, and though a dip between pilot/2nd episode is typical, it either starts to make some gains or it's done.
Fox has said they'll air the whole season regardless of ratings, but if it's another drop this week, it'll be the last one.
I hope Dollhouse can beat the odds and live to see a second season. I feel the show has all the components to become something great, and the low ratings are not due to a lack of content, but instead fall on the Fox network. Given only a midseason premiere on a Friday night is really the worst situation any show could be dealt. Granted not all midseason shows fail (Buffy, for example, was a midseason premiere and went on to enjoy a seven-year run with much success), though I feel had the timeslot been different, we would be seeing much higher ratings. I've read that Dollhouse has been one of the highest demanded shows on sites such as Hulu as of late, so people are watching it, even if not when it is aired.
It is sad to think of the two networks Joss Whedon has worked with (WB and Fox), that he has enjoyed far more success on the WB (Buffy and Angel) than on Fox (Firefly and Dollhouse), the major network. I feel a strong loss for Firefly, and I blame Fox. This was a show that had all the elements and potential to be successful for many seasons (Whedon had planned the show run for seven seasons). However, Fox improperly promoted it, aired episodes out-of-sequence, preempted episodes for sporting events, and only aired eleven of the fourteen episodes produced, all resulting in low ratings and cancellation. Thanks to Sci-Fi Channel, the series was reaired after its cancellation in the correct order with the three missing episodes. DVD sales of the single season were high and the movie Serenity was spawned from the series. It is a shame it wasn't allowed to continue.
All in all, being one of the four major networks, Fox can definitely do things to improve itself (and in turn give deserving shows a fighting chance). I feel a lot of air time that could be given to actual shows is given to stuff like American Idol (I mean, does it really need to be on three times a week?) Plus the absence of the 10/9c timeslot cuts out five hours (five potential shows) per week. Don't get me wrong, some of my favorite shows are on Fox (House, Terminator), but I just feel they could do better by some things.
Well, an entire rant when really all I intended to say was I hope Dollhouse can hang on for renewal. Oh well. I doubt anyone will read all this, but it felt good to get it out.