16 May 2009
DOLLHOUSE IS RENEWED! That’s right, the terminally lowly-viewed, network-interfered, high-concept, twisty drama about what makes a human being is going to be back, boys and girls, to fill up your Friday night TIVO (actually, now that I type that, I hope not my Friday night TIVO. If Dollhouse is ever going to come out of the lowly-rated dulldrums then it needs a lead in like Fringe). Not only does this mean AWESOME for getting to see a conclusion to the Alpha storyline, Whiskey storyline, Ballard-in-the-house storyline, but it means that hopefully the show will get a chance to grow into what I know it can be. And it means I’m much more likely to post that final review.
The only “catch” according to Michael Aussielo is that Whedon agreed to a drastically reduced budget, but let’s be honest, Buffy was made on a shoestring, and despite the cheesy special effects, we came back for the interpersonal relationships, excellent dialogue, and absurdly engaging storytelling.
Anyway, here’s the source article: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/05/random-scooplet.html
We should know by the end of this week about all our favorite shows, and in the meantime Ausiello also has a list going of what each show’s chances are, but considering just four days ago he switched Dollhouse to a longshot, take them with a grain of salt.