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November 10, 2008 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | November 10, 2008 |

Last week, Dustin shared a “Dollhouse” promo with you and suggested that Fox might not treat the show very well. He may just know of what he speaks, as Fox has announced its mid-season schedule and, lo and behold, it may be fucking “Dollhouse” over. The plan was originally for the show to air on Mondays at 8 pm, as a lead-in to “24.” Pretty nice. But now it’s being buried in the Friday graveyard. It’s getting “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” as its lead-in, as Fox apparently attempts to create a sci-fi Friday thing, but I think we can all see how this is going to turn out.

Now we can piss and moan about Fox, but there’s another way to look at it. The expectations will likely be much lower for the show on Friday than on Monday (in fact, that’s likely part of why “Sarah Connor” is getting moved, as the show’s getting killed in its Monday timeslot), which means Fox may be a little more willing to air it out even if its ratings blow. The other thing to keep in mind here, sacrilegious as it may sound to some of you, is that “Dollhouse” may just actually turn out to be a turd. None of the clips have been particularly enticing and, more importantly, it’s had a lot of script and behind-the-scenes troubles, the latest coming just last week when filming of the seventh episode was reportedly shut down for at least a day because the script was fubar. I know some of you Whedon lunatics already have hard-ons for this show but I’m just saying that we probably need to go into this thing with severely tempered expectations, both because it may not be that good and we may not even get to see that many episodes in the first place.

Fuck It -- Just Cancel the Show and Give Us Another Hour of "American Idol" / Seth Freilich

Industry | November 10, 2008 |

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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