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Surprise: Fox renews Dollhouse
The renewal also means Fox is bringing back all three of its freshman dramas for a second season -- "Fringe," "Lie to Me" and "Dollhouse" -- which is a nice boast in challenging year for broadcasters.
Along with NBC renewing low-rated "Friday Night Lights," and strongly considering modestly performing "Chuck," and the CW stations considering bringing back very weakly rated "Reaper," there's seeming trend this spring toward networks looking beyond live-viewing ratings when contemplating the fate of shows with passionate fanbases that they can monetize in non-traditional ways.
Last year, in the wake of CBS canceling fan favorites "Jericho" and "Moonlight," the sense was that vocal minorities could no longer sway the suits.
This year, cult TV shows have been like creatures in a George Romero movie; you can never trust that they're dead.
A good day for unconventional television: 'Dollhouse' renewed
Could the tyranny of the Nielsen overnight ratings be over? If a network like Fox, which is not known for its sentiment and softness, renews a show like "Dollhouse," the paradigm has surely shifted.
Fox didn't renew "Dollhouse" because the show's fans would have been sad about the Joss Whedon show's untimely death. Fox doesn't care about how viewers feel (you saw "Moment of Truth," right?). No, Fox renewed "Dollhouse" because it thinks it can make money off the project -- enough to keep the enterprise profitable.
Creo que Dollhouse es muy mejorable, ciertamente. Fan sí, ciega no. Pero lo es porque hay material ahí: DH no es True Blood. Y con algo más de libertad, Whedon, Minear y Spenson darán de sí todo lo que se espera de sus privilegiadísimas cabezas.
Y seamos honestos: nos sabe a poco porque viene de quien viene, y porque la hermana mayor todavía trae cola (y la que traerá). Pero (ciega no, fan sí) cómo me alegro.
actualizando: Parece que renueva Reaper, y que contra todo pronóstico Scrubs tendrá una coda.
... y que en septiembre empieza esta gollería: