Fox has said it will air all 13 episodes of Dollhouse this season, depsite it’s abysmal television ratings. It might have something to do with it’s huge DVR audience — the largest in all of television. The announcement doesn’t mean the show will get a third season, but hey, at least it won’t be abruptly cancelled.
Said Preston Beckman: “If you cancel it, you’re an asshole; if you renew it and then don’t put it back on, you’re an asshole. I’m still paying for ‘Terminator.’ ‘Dollhouse’ has a small rabid fan base that in the world of social media seems bigger than it is. We gave them another season knowing full well we were going to burn in hell if we pulled it.”
As a bonus, series mastermind Joss Whedon says he’s writing Dollhouse‘s season-two finale in such a way that it could serve as a series finale if it had to:
“We’ll definitely have closure, but will leave some doors open … 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.”