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Fox Will Air All 13 Episodes of Dollhouse

dollhouse-101309The recently released DVR data was very good news for the low-rated Fox series Dollhouse.  According to the data, it showed that the season two premiere increased an enormous 50%, going from a 1.0 A18-49 rating to a 1.5 A18-49 rating.  That increase bodes well for the show, at least for its initial 13-episode order, as Fox executives tell THR Feed that they intend to run all 13-ordered episodes:

“We’re going to run all the episodes,” Fox scheduling chief Preston Beckman said. “We’re not saying we’re happy with those numbers, or accept them, but we don’t have to overreact. During [November] sweeps we might have to jack up the numbers a little [with other programming], but we plan on completing the order for this show.”

Fox says they’ll wait until all 13 episodes run before making a decision on additional episodes, or a third season renewal.  For his part, series creator and executive producer Joss Whedon said that he plans to write the 13th episode to give fans closure, in the event it doesn’t live on past this season:

“We’ll definitely have closure, but will leave some doors open,” said Whedon, who’s currently shooting the eighth episode. “When we got our first numbers, which were bad, the first thing [Fox president of entertainment] Kevin Reilly said was, ‘You’ll have all 13,’ which was great. They’re not going to pull the rug out from under us.”

You can see the complete Live + 7 day DVR data for the week ending September 27th at TV by the Numbers.

Source: THR Feed