BREAKING (Studio) NEWS: Dollhouse isn't cancelled...yet, and SG1 makes a third return from the grave

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This just in: FOX will *not* be running the finale of Dollhouse. This *does not* mean that Dollhouse is cancelled...yet. The network hasn't reached a decision on that subject yet, but there's one episode being produced that they won't be airing.

In fact, it isn't really a finale. The bottom line is that FOX made a pilot episode of Dollhouse that they didn't like, and then they ordered 13 episodes of the series itself. Episode 13 - which FOX *Will* be airing - is the season finale for the show. For laborious reasons, the producers and writers decided to make a 14th episode - a standalone that takes place yeaaaaaaaaaaars after the season finale, and functions as kind of a coda for the series.

So even if the show comes back for a second season - which is still up in the air at this point - Fox will not be showing this "Coda" episode, but it'll be on the DVD when it comes out.

Source: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b117929_dollhouse_her...

In somewhat less incomprehensible news, the straight-to-DVD movie we all thought was a done deal *Finally* got the go-ahead from MGM. Everyone has been saying "It's in preproduction" for more than a year now, but evidently that was just wishful fen thinking.

A third SG1 movie was supposed to have gone in to preproduction pretty much immediately after "Continuum," but the bit writers strike a couple years ago more or less killed that at the time. Now they're coming back around to it. Although I said a while back that I don't understand the production model they use for these DVD movies, I know "Ark of Truth" turned a profit, and "Continuum" appears to have only baaaaaaaaaaaarely broken even. It's possible that - strike notwithstanding - the decision to hold off making a third movie for a while migh have been to some extent motivated by the poor showing the (much better) second film made. Either way, this is likely the make-it-or-break-it DVD for SG1: If this one tanks or even fails to launch like the last one, we probably won't be seeing this particular SG team together again.

Source: http://www.gateworld.net/news/2009/04/third-sg-1-movie-has-a-go/

In other news, something called "Friday Night Lights" defied the odds and got picked up for another season, but I don't care because that's the kind of show that the people who beat me up like.

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