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Fox Renews ‘Dollhouse,’ Cancels ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’

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CHICAGO – The networks announce their fall schedules this week and Eliza Dushku fans will be happy that her on-the-bubble show from TV genius Joss Whedon, “Dollhouse,” got a last minute reprieve from the TV gas chamber and will be on the FOX fall schedule. While “Dollhouse” made the cut, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” was shown the door.

The rest of the FOX fall schedule was relatively predictable. We knew by now that “Prison Break” has been cancelled and that “24” wouldn’t come back until mid-season, but FOX did relocate a number of series, moving new shows “Lie To Me” and “Fringe” to new nights.

DOLLHOUSE:  When a traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse, Echo (Eliza Dushku) is programmed as a spy hunter to uncover the culprit in the DOLLHOUSE episode "A Spy in the House of Love" airing Friday, April 10 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX
DOLLHOUSE: When a traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse, Echo (Eliza Dushku) is programmed as a spy hunter to uncover the culprit in the DOLLHOUSE episode "A Spy in the House of Love" airing Friday, April 10 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Photo credit: Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

Kevin Reilly, President Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting Company, said, courtesy of Mediaweek, "The strategic moves we made last year to build off of our biggest assets are paying off. We've created stability and a consistently strong performance across the week. Next season, we're bringing back two top-rated sophomore dramas (Fringe and Lie to Me) and using our hits to introduce a broad and compelling slate of new shows that will make our air even more vibrant and alive."

New shows on FOX this fall include "Glee” (which has a sneak preview tonight, May 19th, 2009), a sitcom starring Michael Strahan called “Brothers,” and the premiere of “The Cleveland Show,” a long-in-development spin-off of “Family Guy”.

BROTHERS:  Retired NFL star Mike Trainor (Michael Strahan, C) returns to his hometown and rebuilds his relationship with his family in the new FOX comedy BROTHERS premiering this fall on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Colton Dunn, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, Michael Strahan, CCH Pounder and Carl Weathers.  ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick Ecclesine/FOX
BROTHERS: Retired NFL star Mike Trainor (Michael Strahan, C) returns to his hometown and rebuilds his relationship with his family in the new FOX comedy BROTHERS premiering this fall on FOX. Pictured L-R: Colton Dunn, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, Michael Strahan, CCH Pounder and Carl Weathers.
Photo credit: Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX

With all the shuffling and the three new shows, all but one night will be different this fall for FOX - the classic combo of “Cops” and “America’s Most Wanted” on Saturday nights.

The week kicks off on Mondays with “House” and “Lie To Me”. Tuesday and Wednesdays will be dominated by “So You Think You Can Dance” with a two-hour version on the first night and the hour-long results show on the next night, followed by the fantastic “Glee”.

Thursdays feature “Bones” and “Fringe”. Friday nights feature the only live-action sitcoms left on the network - the new “Brothers” and the apparently impossible-to-cancel “‘Til Death”. They will be followed by “Dollhouse”. Discuss amongst yourselves if two broad sitcoms are the best lead-in for “Dollhouse”. Probably not.

With the cancellation of “Sit Down, Shut Up,” Sunday nights feature “The Simpsons,” “The Cleveland Show,” “Family Guy,” and “American Dad”.

In January of 2010, “Lie to Me” will be replaced by “24” and “American Idol” will only be an hour on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights with two new shows - “Past Life” and “Human Target” - will get the best lead-in on TV with “Glee” returning in the spring.

Thursday-Saturday will stay the same but “The Cleveland Show” will leap-frog “Family Guy” and push “American Dad” off the schedule to make room for another new show, “Sons of Tucson”.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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HollywoodChicago.com
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Scott's picture

TSCC

“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” was shown the door. Well after reading quite a few blogs over the past 2 days it looks like a lot of Fox’s viewers are showing Fox the door. Good job Fox, yet another great SciFi show gone because of you.

Anonymous's picture

Lol.

Ha, the Terminator spin-off was terrible.

Dave's picture

TSCC Cancellation

Who cares about you whiners? TSCC was a stupid show, almost as mind-numbingly stupid as The Simpsons…simple shows for simple people. I say, good riddance and great programming FOX!

Anonymous's picture

thanks fox 24 and TSCC were

thanks fox
24 and TSCC were the only reason i tuned to ur station
now that 24 season is over im looking forward on not even…
cant even finish fox is a waste for a network.

rast's picture

Dollhouse Sucks

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles rules, Dollhouse sucks!!!!! What are you thinking?????

killemall's picture

great another nigger show,

great another ****** show, and now terminator is cancelled. fox can suck it.

Anonymous's picture

ttscc

**** *** fox for canceling terminator the sarah connor chronicles fox is a waste of a network get ttscc back or get lost.

Anonymous's picture

SCC

you trade the dog-eyed ***** for terminator, fox is gay. you just canceled the best ******* show on tv! stupid *****!

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Swearing Off FOX, Take the Pledge Too!

Well, that does it! They terminated TSSC, I’m terminating FOX. I will never watch another prime time show on FOX live again ever! I will still probably view the Sunday animated shows but only Tivo’d or on line. They will not get me to watch another commercial on their network ever again! It’s that simple and that easy! F—- You FOX! I hope your network goes down the tubes.

For the rest of you TSSC lovers who are mad too, take the pledge too and let FOX know it. Pledge to never watch another live FOX prime time show again ever! If you’re hooked on something they haven’t cancelled yet, only watch it recorded, (make sure to skip any commercials) or on line. Send them a letter telling them so. They will be glad to hear they just lost a few million more viewers! Think about it folks, this is a pledge that’s pretty easy to keep. Even if you still like a few other of their shows. These guys need to know they can not continue to treat their viewers like s—- and not pay the consequences. And when you write to FOX, tell them about others you know taking the pledge too. While you’re at it, copy the folks at Neilsen too, they should know how flawed their data is too.

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Return “Terminator: The

Return “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”.
At it it is a lot of fans all over the world. In Russia it is a lot of fans of this serial.
You consider a rating only in the USA, and behind its limits are not present.
Whether at least interrogation have spent that.
My opinion RETURN “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” ON SCREENS.

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