While the removal of “Dollhouse” from sweeps month wasn’t exactly a shocker to anybody following the series’ downward spiral in both the creative and commercial departments, it did prompt the show’s much-beloved creator to speak out.
“Well, I’m not as depressed as everyone else,” wrote Whedon. “We weren’t about to rock sweeps anyway, and though there’s a chilly November, December is CRAZY. It’s like an Advent calendar of episodes!”
Aside from expressing enthusiasm about “Dollhouse” posting double-headers on Friday throughout the month of December, Whedon suggested that the lack of November airtime would afford him the opportunity to promote the show to new viewers.
“We get November to try to spread the word (which I’ll be leaning on Fox to do, though it’s hard to imagine them doing as good a job as the WhyIWatch guy) and then December is pure gluttony,” he said. “Plus the episodes line up extremely well in these pairs, and we’ll have an absurdly appropriate lead-in.”
Whedon also spoke about his upcoming director stint on Fox’s “Glee,” which some have viewed as the network’s attempt to connect Whedon and “Dollhouse” with a different audience.
“This is not a diabolical Fox scheme,” he said of the directorial gig. “This is me going ’can I can I?'”
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