In a surprising move, Fox is reportedly planning on picking up Joss Whedon’s ratings-troubled sci-fi drama ‘Dollhouse’ for another season. (Unlike the network’s OTHER ratings-troubled sci-fi drama, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which has been thoroughly killed and buried. Just when it was getting good too!) ‘Dollhouse’, which stars Eliza Dushku, has been troubled since before it even appeared on air and was written off by most people as yet another instance of television’s mistreatment of Whedon.
Despite being having an airtime on Friday night, AKA the ratings black hole, the show has managed to catch on with DVR and online viewers. So if you missed the boat on this season, and judging from the ratings you (and most everyone else) did, you’ll have the opportunity to take another trip into the mysteries of the ‘Dollhouse’ next fall.
In the mean time, the last five episodes of the series are available for viewing on Fox’s web site. While it’s not as great as some of Whedon’s work, the show certainly has potential. Even his most famed effort, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ needed a while to get up to full speed. Let’s hope ‘Dollhouse’ follows the same arc.