Sadly, the rumors may hold water. I’ve been checking the numbers weekly, at my favorite numbers site TV by the Numbers, and ratings are not looking good for Dollhouse this season.
And the rumors have been flying about the cancellation of the show since last season’s finale (or before). According to the ratings, Dollhouse is likely to not be renewed after May 2010. Which is sad, because I love Dollhouse. Now that I have a DVR, I pretty much watch each episode 4 or 5 times before the next one airs. No, I’m not psycho. Sometimes there’s nothing on television to watch, so I’m going to watch something I like. And sometimes it’s Dollhouse.
It’s a shame, really. Joss Whedon has done some amazing work, and he is very well respected in the industry. AND he’s proved himself over and over, more recently with Dr. Horrible.
But 9pm on Friday night has always been an awful timeslot. Especially with Medium moving to CBS, and BSG being on SyFy. Joss just can’t win, apparently. Which is sad, because I love Dollhouse. I really think it’s a great show. But apparently, not everyone thinks so. And if they do, they certainly aren’t watching Friday nights at 9.
So, tell me, Gentle Readers: Has Dollhouse gotten the proper chance to shine?