Fox’s updated schedule has bad news for Joss Whedon fans. The network has pushed back the debut of Whedon’s new series Dollhouse from January to Friday, February 13, 2009. The one-month delay is obviously concerning, but the move to Friday nights into the “time slot of death” is even more so. The network also isn’t giving the show much help in terms of a lead-in, deciding to move the struggling Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to Friday nights at 8pm.
Production delays are also still an issue, with the LA Times reporting that production on the show’s seventh episode may have to be delayed due to issues with the script.
Meanwhile, Fox is showing more confidence with Fringe, deciding to give the show a boost from American Idol, which will lead into it.
Sources: Fox and LA Times