Fox preps Dollhouse for Fall relaunch
FOX Broadcasting Corp are currently screening the unaired 13th episode of Dollhouse at their offices. End Of Show can reveal the screening is part of their upfronts preparation.
Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett in the episode being presented
The network is reported by Variety to be prepping the Joss Whedon created series for a Fall return, for an inital 13 episode order. Reasons suggested by chatter for the potential return include the strong streaming numbers for the series, along with a loyal core and an impressive amount of upfront DVD preorders reported by retailers. A remaining sticking point, report sources at the studio, is the cost per episode.
Fox Home Entertainment will be taking the series to this years Comic-Con convention to stage an unusually large DVD push, which should include a limited edition Blu-Ray release, including a note written by creator Joss Whedon inside each set.
Returning the series is seen as unusual by End Of Show as the show struggled both creatively and in ratings to find its footing. The 18-49 demographic fell from 2.0 to 1.0 during the 12 episode run.