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Dollhouse Officially Not Yet Cancelled

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 16, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 16, 2009 |

I know, I know. I’m as sick of talking about “Dollhouse” as you are about reading about it. But, there’s news afoot, and for the few remaining folks who aren’t nauseous at the sound of the show’s title, I feel it’s my moral obligation to report it:

Joss Whedon is hopeful that “Dollhouse” will not be canceled. Does that mean it won’t be? No. In fact, it probably will be. But, Whedon — who is having his ass kissed by scores of blind devotees for the second year in a row at Paleyfest — came out and gave them all a pep talk. Of “Dollhouse’s” chances for a second season, Whedon said (via THR):

“So right now I’ve gone from a sort of place of ‘You don’t even care, nobody loves me’ [laughs] to a place of God, I can’t believe I’m saying this … hope.

“We might actually get the chance to do what we’re dying to do, which is tell more of these stories with these crazy people because we have so many more yet to come,” Whedon said of the series in which Eliza Dushku (Buffy) plays an “active” whose memory is wiped and replaced to suit various “engagements.”

“Basically it’s what happens in the next few weeks; we have a new lead-in (replacing ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’), we have a few more episodes coming up — whether it’s 12 or 13 — they are fierce,” he added. “They are ridiculous; I am so proud of them. We’re going to go out this season with a bang, and hopefully we’ll get to come back for Season 2.”

I’m not sure that we reported it, but it is official: “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” has been canceled. I hope Whedon is not actually pinning his newfound hope on the new lead-in. It’s the remaining episodes of “Prison Break,” which has been relegated to the dumping ground, where it will finish its run. There’s nothing like hope to prolong and exacerbate the pain, Joss. I’m just glad there’s only a few more weeks before it’s shitcanned (and it will be shitcanned), so I can shut up about it already.

If you’re curious, he also talks about FOX’s decision not to air the 13th episode. Click here for details.

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