THR is reporting that Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse is canceled although it will be allowed to finish its 13-episode order for season two. At the beginning of the year Fox thought it had a killer Friday-night genre pair with Dollhouse following The Sarah Connor Chronicles (which was canceled last May). Both shows featured ass-kicking Whedon gals in sci-fi shows with ads highlighting the sex appeal of stars Eliza Dushku and Summer Glau. It was a perfect plan except for one little thing: no one watches TV on Friday nights. It’s a lesson that the Fox network fails to learn time and time again. And while every showrunner can put on a brave smile and say they don’t believe in superstition or that they’re going to break the trend, we all know that Nielsen ratings continue rule all. This makes DVR, Hulu, iTunes, etc. not additional metrics of viewership but a drain on the almighty Nielsen rating. So much for alternative viewing methods.
Already pulled from November sweeps, there’s no word if Dollhouse will resume airing on December 4th as originally planned.