We can't say we didn't see this one coming. Dollhouse probably never should have lived to see a second season, but it earned itself an 11th hour renewal for 13 additional episodes on the strength of it's DVR numbers and small, but vocal fanbase. It has pretty much been living on borrowed time since then.
Since returning this Fall, ratings have been sinking each week. FOX had already pulled the show from its Friday timeslot for November sweeps (it's scheduled to return December 4th). But now...FOX has officially pulled the plug on the series (Fans of the show will understand the reference to the the attic in this post's title).
Dollhouse is currently filming its 11th episode and will finish filming the 13 episode order. FOX had already pledged to air all 13 of these episodes and claim to be upholding this promise. Double episodes will begin airing on Friday, December 4th with the finale tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2010.
Since Joss Whedon pretty much already knew that a cancellation was likely after these 13 episodes, he had already been planning "a proper finale".
Dollhouse, you will be missed.