Tonight the wife and I finally got around to watching the season finale of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, which we had DVR'ed while out on the honeymoon. It was actually a quite nice episode, and introduced a few nice twists I hadn't expected and began to take the show into an entirely new direction. Would we get more? I wasn't hopeful, as Dollhouse had absolutely miserable ratings, largely in part due to FOX putting it on Friday.
But, turning to IMDB, lo and behold! Dollhouse will be back for a second season. Apparently non-traditional viewing, such as Tivo and online viewing, was much stronger than the traditional ratings suggest.
This gives me some hope that the show which preceded it, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, might be renewed as well.
What is it with FOX and the cancellation of good shows? Of course, there's Firefly, which was killed well before it deserved to be, and Family Guy, which had to be resuscitated several times after premature axing. I personally will never forget, or quite forgive, FOX for putting Futurama on at 7 pm on Saturdays during its original run -- which meant that 50% of the time it got pre-empted by NFL games. Here's hoping that Dollhouse and TSCC don't suffer similar ill-treatment...