Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rumor Mill: Dollhouse canceled?

It all started with actress Felicia Day's Twitter account. io9 reports that the actress said the season finale — which she happens to be in — will not be airing. Fans were anticipating the finale, which supposedly features Alan Tudyk (formerly of Firefly) in an important role.

Since then, the rumors have been circulating — has FOX canceled Dollhouse? The show has already seen plenty of turmoil. It's been said that network executives kept stepping in when the show was in development, causing creator Joss Whedon to change the pilot and a few other details before he could really begin exploring his vision. And it's bad enough that the show airs on Friday nights at 9 o'clock. It seems that FOX does plan on airing "Omega," Whedon's original ending for the season. But it also sounds like an episode with a lot of potential to cement a fanbase is being kept off the air.

Dollhouse isn't the easiest show to get into, but recent weeks have shown a massive improvement (something that has happened with many of Whedon's other shows, including the long-running Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel). The plot has thickened, and I've observed an increasing number of viewers admitting that they're eager to see what happens next. Though many are unsurprised by this latest development, let's hope FOX gives the show a better chance than it already has.

[Photo: FOX]

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