Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fox hates the Whedonverse

So, remember how everyone and her sister were getting all keyed up over Fox's new Joss-Whedon-helmed series Dollhouse? Like, even though it stars Eliza Dushku and had to go through extensive re-writes because Joss didn't think the pilot was strong enough? Remember how you were all so excited because our televisionary overlord Joss would lead us all to the happy place again?

Yeah. Don't hold your breath.

According to the official Fox website, Dollhouse finally has a premiere date: set your TiVos for February 13, 2009. Which, as you may notice, is a Friday. Its lead-in? Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. This show, although well-loved, was earlier this season rumored to be on the chopping block itself.

As you may know, Terminator: TSCC features one Summer Glau, who we all loved as River Tam on Firefly. Which was epically mangled by Fox and prematurely yanked from its primetime lineup. Its timeslot? Friday, 9pm.

Why you gotta hate the Whedonites, Fox?!


Maggie Cats said...

I am remaining positive. Some other shows have had success on Friday night (Numb3rs, Ghost Whisperer) and the Sci-Fi block is a good idea in theory. Plus, looking at FOX's spring schedule (with the return of Idol and 24), there's really nowhere else to put Dollhouse. So I will send out positive thoughts and not start worrying until the ratings come in, assuming they are bad. But we won't assume that, because THINKING POSITIVE.

Monkey Sri said...

I guess Fox figures Sci-Fi fans (aka nerds) are the most likely to be home Friday nights. Sadly, I don't think they want to risk a cushy time-slot on Joss - let's face it, he's never going to have the most popular show on TV, partly because most people wouldn't know a good TV writing/concept if one bit them on the ass.