Well, it’s official.

Dollhouse has been cancelled.

Don’t panic – the rest of this season’s thirteen ordered episodes will air. They’ll run two in a row on FOX starting December 4th, with the season/series finale tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2010.

Sad day for Dollhouse fans, though admittedly not unexpected. We can at least remember that it had a good run, that “Epitaph One” gives us an opportunity to see what the future of the show might have been, and that Joss Whedon is now free to do other things – sequel to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog? Speaking of Joss Whedon, he was quoted as saying the thirteenth episode of Season Two is a “proper finale” because, y’know, they were already expecting this cancellation and planned accordingly. At the very least, we will not be left hanging. There is, unfortunately, no real hope of the show being picked up by a cable network. SyFy, which would be the most likely candidate, expressed (via Twitter) having no interest in picking it up.

Deep condolences to Mr. Whedon for once again being too awesome for rating-mongering networks. And also to Eliza Dushku, for losing a chance at long years of greatness on a popular network.

Alas, alas, for those of us who actually want our television smart.

In other cancellation/renewal news: ABC’s Eastwick has been discontinued after its initial thirteen episodes (totally called that one), barely-on-the-radar ABC comedy Hank has been cancelled, and, in a strange twist of fate, more episodes of The Forgotten have been ordered (remember how I only made it thirteen minutes into the pilot on this one?).

Ohhhh, Sweeps month. You make life so dreary.

Source: SideReel post from the lovely RachelL

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  • Sarah  On November 12, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    I know we called it, but NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so sad. For Whedon and Dushku, yes, but mostly for me, because now I won’t get to experience the GREATNESS that could have been this series….oh the places we could have gone.

    Sad face all day.

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