Just following up a mostly-complaining post I threw up a couple weeks back. Great news for the skimpy lot of us who faithfully stuck with Fox’s Dollhouse this year, and have been hoping that the show would miraculously score a second season.
Guess what the good news is? That’s right: Fox has just picked up Dollhouse for season number two! The exact opposite of what I was expecting, but no qualms here. The show really did slide into a nice groove toward the end of the season, it would’ve been a shame to not see where the folks behind it (namely Joss Whedon) can go from the finale’s quiet, meditative finals shots.
[from TheAVClub.com] “After months of anticipatory despair over its inevitable cancellation—the “save this show” campaigns began well before the show even aired—Joss Whedon’s ambitious cult sci-fi show Dollhouse has been renewed for a second season. Despite what could generously be called anemic ratings, FOX has ordered another 13 episodes, based on several contributing factors: High DVR and online streaming numbers, the potential for strong DVD sales from the Whedon mob, and major budgetary concessions from 20th TV and Whedon. Like a lot of critics and fans, the suits were reportedly pleased with the second half of the show’s first season, when it overcame a (heavily reported) rocky start and started to find its voice.”
Of course, the best part of this whole news brief lies underneath: We have at least 13 more hours of Eliza Dushku on basic programming in our future. I’d prefer that unlucky number in months, but beggars can’t do the choosing. All good.