The news that Fox has canceled Dollhouse will no doubt be followed by disappointment from its fans, but really, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The show received a surprise second season renewal last year, but ratings have been extremely poor this season, going far below even last year’s weak numbers.
Fox plans to air all produced episodes of Dollhouse which will return with original episodes on December 4th as planned (back-to-back episodes). Creator/executive producer Joss Whedon wrote on Whedonesque about the cancellation of the show:
Hmm. Apparently my news is not news.
I don’t have a lot to say. I’m extremely proud of the people I’ve worked with: my star, my staff, my cast, my crew. I feel the show is getting better pretty much every week, and I think you’ll agree in the coming months. I’m grateful that we got to put it on, and then come back and put it on again.
I’m off to pursue internet ventures/binge drinking. Possibly that relaxation thing I’ve read so much about. By the time the last episode airs, you’ll know what my next project is. But for now there’s a lot of work still to be done, and disappointment to bear.
Thank you all for your support, your patience, your excellent adverts. See you again. -j.