Fresh off of the news that this past Friday's episode of Dollhouse was up a quarter million viewers and the report that with DVR numbers, the premiere was up 50%, FOX has announced that they intend to air all 13 episodes of the second season of the show.
Don't start thinking that FOX is going to be ordering any more episodes after this (adding 50% to 2 million is still uh, just a paltry 3 million viewers) - though they say they have yet to decide anything, but it's nice to know that they won't be screwing over the fans this time around (10th time's a charm?).
"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."
""If you cancel it, you're an asshole; if you renew it and then don't put it back on, you're an asshole," he said. "I'm still paying for 'Terminator.' 'Dollhouse' has a small rabid fan base that in the world of social media seems bigger than it is. We gave them another season knowing full well we were going to burn in hell if we pulled it."
Since Joss Whedon knows in advance that he will get all 13 episodes, he plans to give closure in this season's 13th episode.