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'Dollhouse' comes crumbling down; Joss Whedon expresses disppointment [Updated]

November 11, 2009 |  1:17 pm
Eliza Well, at least, this time Joss Whedon fans can't retaliate against Fox. 

"Dollhouse" has been canceled. Please don't yell at me, members of the Whedon cult. I am only the messenger.

Take heart in the fact that the network really did give the low-rated series, starring Eliza Dushku, a chance. All 13 episodes will air, and the advance notice has given Whedon a chance to give the series a satisfying ending, according to a Fox spokesperson. The remaining episodes will begin airing Dec. 4.

And if that doesn't make you feel any better, consider that now Whedon is free to direct even more episodes of "Glee" if he wants to.

And if you're still not consoled, buy hundreds of thousands of DVDs. It worked for "Firefly" and "Serenity."

[Updated 1:30 p.m.: The remaining episodes of "Dollhouse" will air this way: Two episodes will air each night on Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The last three episodes will air Jan. 8, Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 at 9 p.m.]

[Updated 2:13 p.m.: Whedon has posted a statement on whedonesque.com, where he says, in part, "For now there's a lot of work still to be done, and disappointment to bear." Read it in its entirety here.]

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

Photo: Dushku in an episode of "Dollhouse." Credit: Fox

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