In another odd season for renewals and cancellations, it has been announced that Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse will be picked up for another season despite highly disappointing ratings in the later episodes.
Network execs claimed they had factored in Firefly’s subsequent longevity through DVD sales and film in their decision. However, one can’t help but notice that Firefly was a much stronger show, and that might have helped. Nonetheless, it’s better than another one to add to the cancellation bucket and hopefully the second season will be the needed improvement on a rather strong debut year to allow ratings to rise.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was less fortunate. Sorry fans, but the writing had been on the wall for some time. Although if Dollhouse deserved renewal on grounds of quality, I’m sure this probably did also.