Now, if you’re like me, you’ve been waiting, sitting on pins and needles, waiting for the unfortunate news that Dollhouse and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles were both being canceled by that evil, awful network that cancels pretty much anything these days without “24” or “American” or “Simpsons” in the title.
Turns out, they’re only half evil.
Dollhouse was saved! My girl Eliza will have a job for at least another year, or at least half a year, depending on if they get in touch with The Dark Side again. Lord knows it happened with Tru Calling. But I’m only going to look on the bright side. For now.
Sadly, not all the sci-fi on FOX went by unscathed. Fringe is sticking around, which is awesome, but Sarah Connor is being canceled. Which means no Summer in the fall(BOOOOOOO! HISSSSSSSSS! I know, I know.)
I can’t say I’m surprised, to be perfectly honest. I had friends who were loyal, if not fervent, fans of the show, and even threatened to boycott if it were canceled. But when I watched it, I thought it was…I dunno. It thought the only actors worth watching were Lena Headey(Sarah) and Summer Glau(at left, Cameron The Terminator), the rest were mediocre to bad. The storyline really seemed like it wasn’t really going anywhere interesting. Even though, I admit that I missed the last few episodes of the series, where it allegedly really picked up. and I guess that’s my fault. And the fault of the millions of people who tuned out on Friday because they had a life, or…something. I don’t know, I don’t have one of those.
Anyway, this was supposed to be about Dollhouse! I’m glad FOX has put faith in Joss Whedon. The man is a nerd deity, and the show REALLY picked up an icredible amount of steam over the course of twelve short weeks. Here’s hoping we see lots of engagments for Echo and the crew at the LA Dollhouse for several years to come! and who knows? Now that Summer, and Joss alum from both Angel and Firefly has some free time, maybe she could become a new active. There IS an opening, after all, now that November has been let go. Sorry, spoiler! Then we really WOULD get our Summer in the fall(when in doubt, try, try again!)
Matt edit of supreme importance: It is also important to note that nerd cult favorite, Chuck, has also been picked up for a third season by NBC, as well as the comic inspired show Heroes. While I do not feel the need to write a brand new article on the subject, Gil’s article here makes for a good segue to just throw that in there to remind people that if you aren’t watching Chuck, you’re missing out one of the sharpest shows on television. Besides, Chuck frequently sits around and reads Ex Machina and Y: The Last Man, and who doesn’t love Brian K. Vaughn? He writes for LOST and he invented the Hood! The man has got some talent. So go get yourself a copy of seasons 1 and 2 of Chuck and catch up before it’s too late. And for what it’s worth, Volume 5/Season 4 of Heroes looks like it could be really good with Bryan Fuller (writer of the episodes “Cold Snap” and “Company Man”) at the head of the writing staff. While the show will never be as good as it was in season 1, we can at least hope that it’ll be easier for fans to watch it without cringing.
Let’s also please quietly say a prayer for The Big Bang Theory. If there is any show that needs to be brought back due to the glorification of the nerd subculture, it is definitely that one.