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‘Dollhouse’ Get’s Renewed, Whedon Geeks Step Down From Ledge

Posted in TV with tags , , , on May 16, 2009 by joeylabartunek
Yes Echo, you can sit back and relax.  For now.

Yes Echo, you can sit back and relax. For now.

Word from the Hollywood Reporter that come Monday, the news Whedon fans have been wringing their sickly hands and clutching their toy Serenity’s to their chest about, is supposedly going to drop:

In a stunning move, sources say Fox has renewed Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” for next fall.

The official announcement will not be made until Monday at the network’s upfront presentation, but sources confirm a deal has been struck for another 13 episodes. Fox plans to continue the show on Fridays next fall.

The low-rated series was last seen given up for dead by the media in a field somewhere.

But the show’s DVR numbers are huge (averaging a 40% bump from live-plus-same-day to live-plus-7), online streaming is strong. It’s a sci-fi show, which tend to bring in strong ancillary revenue such as DVD sales for sister-company studio 20th TV. And it’s said that Fox execs rather like the series, especially the latter half of the season. Besides, a show airing in the fall on Fox is a bit like running in midseason on most networks….

I’m a fan, the last half of the season really picked up, like all of us Jossites predicted, like prophets of doom.  So next time, all of you non-believers should take note.


Welcome, to Fright Night.

Posted in Personal/Creative, TV with tags , , , , on March 29, 2009 by joeylabartunek

Hello, welcome to my blog-o-lisheeus space.

Spent the morning waking up late  and watching Dollhouse, as part of my weekly Sunday morning television-a-thon where I catch up on all the stuff I didnt need to watch during the actual week.  Which really only includes ‘Lost’, seeing as how that’s time sensitive.

Dollhouse is getting remarkably better, last week’s was killer (Of course Joss wrote it, and yes, I am one of those Whedon-dorks who refers to him by first name only).  This weeks episode didnt quite live up to the promise of the last one, but it had some great character moments.  I like that it’s trying to humanize Olivia William’s DeWitt character, and she and Topher’s interaction while tripping was gloriously Joss.  But it ended kind of quickly, and I’m not sure that I jive with that whole Echo was some kind of driven PETA-Warrior thing, it just felt a bit contrived.  Still, it IS getting better, so for now I’m pretty happy.

I was supposed to online a film today down at My Old School (cue Steely Dan noises), but I think the general iffiness if going to make me stay home, do some writing and watch some more TV.  I have a lot of research for the sketch comedy thing to do, and I need to start right away.

A friend and classmate of mine, Joe the Party, is moving soon, today we’ll have a last supper of sorts at the Hometown Buffet.  Why there I don’t know, I guess not everyone is adverse to the territorially grumpy elderly and NASCAR demographic.

I’m sure I’ll be in touch as the day progresses.