I hate to break it to you kids as it's early in the season, but it's not too early to tell Dollhouse is seriously plunging into the Cancellation Danger Zone.
Dun, dun, dun! So what are we gonna do?? Save Dollhouse!!
Dollhouse was on the edge of cancellation in its first season and only pulled through with the renewal because of all the outcry of fan love for the show, and the hope they felt at Fox that that outcry meant fan love would build for Season 2.
But, it has not. And that, my friends, is a problem. As noted in our report about the Dollhouse Season 2 premiere, it "debuted to an abysmal 2.56 million viewers - the lowest-ever rated episode for the series. (As a point of reference, the season 1 premiere had 4.7 million viewers, which while low, looks pretty good by comparison)" (read more).
For its 2nd episode, it "hit yet another series low, with just 2 million viewers" (read more). Ouch.
So, if it continues to drop, or even stays steady around 2 or 2.5 million, that's not going to deliver renewal. Currently, Dollhouse is scheduled to air 13 episodes for Season 2, with the assumption that if it does well, more episodes could be added for this season, and/or it could get picked up for a 3rd season.
But, Dollhouse fanatics, if we want any of that to have a chance, we've got to remind FOX of that fan love AND, very importantly, build up the viewership!
Here's what you can do to help:
*Watch it while it's airing on TV, and/or within 2 days on your DVR or online.
*Tell your friends to watch!
*Spread the word by adding this icon to your blog with a link to the SideReel Dollhouse page:
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*Sign the petition:
Mail dolls and letters to Fox:
President of Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Email: kevin.reilly@fox. com
Send Dolls: savethedollhouse.com ran a campaign to send dolls to help with last season, so here's the scoop from them on the doll campaign fans are getting started back up now:
We would like all of the fans to send DOLLS to Kevin Reilly at Fox. We need to show him just how much we want the show to return for another season. They should be either action figures or dolls in their original packaging so they can be donated to charity after Fox receives them. If you want to go that extra mile, please find action figures or dolls that resemble the actors on DOLLHOUSE like Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett or Amy Acker.
*Join our Facebook Group and invite others to spread the love and keep up to date on Dollhouse's status:
*Join the Save Dollhouse Facebook Cause:
Keep an eye on Dollhouse's status on this post as well as the status of this and other shows on our Cancellation Buzz page.
We'd love to hear about anything you do to help the campaign, so feel free to post any letters, emails, or describe any other efforts you've made here in the comments to inspire other fans to help too!