It’s true folks, Dollhouse is getting a second season.
The official announcement won’t happen until Monday, but sources are saying a thirteen episode order has been placed. If you’re concerned about it being only thirteen, don’t be. Television networks normally order that number, see how things are going, and then they’ll order “the back nine” to brign the total to 22, the length of a normal television season. Those nine aren’t a certainity, though, so don’t think that these being ordered will get us a full season for sure.
Apparently Joss Whedon had to promise to lower the budget to get the show considered. This was due to the fact that some believe this is the lowest rated show to ever get a renewal. It was only when Fox added in DVR viewings, online streaming and anticipated DVD sales, they decided to gite another go.
The sad thing is, the final episode of season 1 could have almost acted as a series finale, so it’s difficult to imagine where they are going to take the story next, but at least we get to find out! For once Fox is taking a risk, and it’s about time considering their track record with canceling shows.
So… welcome back to the Dollhouse.