Cancellation Buzz: Joss Whedon Speculates on Dollhouse's Future - Featured


Joss Whedon spoke to a group of reporters last night at a Paley Festival presentation regarding his thoughts on Dollhouse's fate. Some quotes:


"[The chances are] not very good but in limbo. Obviously our numbers are pretty soft, and there it is, but we live in hope. I'm really proud of the episodes that are coming out. More than that, I can't really ask."


He also elaborated even more on that whole 13th episode fiasco. From SciFiWire:


"The decision had to do with the studio saying, 'We need another episode for our package, and we can't afford one,'" Whedon said. "'Can you do a clip show? Can we show the unaired pilot?' I'm like, 'No, you can't. It wouldn't make any sense. Besides, we cannibalized it for parts. Most of it's in other episodes.' And they were like, 'Well, we really have to have 13 for foreign.' And I said, 'I'll tell you what. I'll shoot a post-apocalyptic thriller that's all on our sets in six days with a cast of four other people, then we'll pepper it with different bits from our regular cast, and we can do it all during the schedule. It'll cost you half. I can do this.' And I was so in love with the idea that I just came up with off the top of my head, and that's what it turned into. It's one of the best episodes we've ever made."


The 13th episode is titled "Epitaph One" and will be included in Dollhouse's DVD release.


There is no new Dollhouse this week (it's a 2 hour Prison Break event), but the show returns next Friday.


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Apr 15, 2009 5:10PM EDT

Save the Dollhouse!!!!!!!!!! Apart from that post-apocalyptic nonsense he's talking about which sounds bollocks.

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Apr 15, 2009 6:50PM EDT

uh...tear...

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Apr 15, 2009 7:55PM EDT

Bring back Dollhouse! I effing hate it when I'm so glued and into a show and bang! cancelled! What if Prisonbreak is cancelled and that time slot can have Dollhouse, right?
It's probably that people aren't home on a Friday night to watch it or they're working that causes the ratings to go down. That's why a lot of people watch their shows online. :(

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Apr 15, 2009 8:08PM EDT

but i love joss whedon and he is god and i need his creations...grrrr arghhh

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Apr 15, 2009 8:24PM EDT

i really really hope this show doesn't get cancelled... joss whedon is awesome, it would totally suck.

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Apr 16, 2009 9:43AM EDT

i love this show and im really surprised that it hasnt done very well with the numbers. its really intriguing and raises a lot of questions. I love this show and i seriously hope that its able to increase the numbers so that it doesnt get cancelled!!

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Apr 16, 2009 11:45AM EDT

as i keep saying station owners only see dollar signs so it will get cancelled then they will put crap shows on like reality tv shows this will go on till the public stop watching in droves but that will never happen

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Apr 16, 2009 2:38PM EDT

such a great show. a cancellation would be unfortunate. the time slot is terrible though. no one watches TV on friday nights. try putting this show after american idol, then check your numbers.

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May 13, 2009 6:47PM EDT

I never watch TV anymore, I watch everything on the Internet... do they take that into account when deciding to cancel a show or do I need to set up every DVR I can so it counts in their ratings score?

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