Fox has renewed Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse for a second season. Changes are afloat, i.e. the budget will be considerably less, but this is good news for anyone who loves television that aims to push the boundaries of what is possible.
Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune makes the observation that, “the campaign to renew “Dollhouse” probably wouldn’t have caught fire had Whedon never been allowed to make the weird, unsettling, unexpectedly moving and complex show that he ultimately came up with in the second half of “Dollhouse’s” season. When shows are given time to develop, when they’re allowed to be different, when they’re allowed to be ambitious and strange and challenging — all that can lead to the kind of fan passion that we’re talking about here.”