It should come as no surprise that fans of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse have, due to the show’s sagging ratings, already started a “Save Dollhouse” campaign. Complete with a shiny website, the plan is to keep the low rated show going strong on Fox for as long as possible by spreading the love and making people aware of the show and how good it is.
Of course, we’re big fans of the show here at The Flickcast and hope it goes on for a long time. However, in the past these campaigns have rarely seemed to work, with some notable exceptions like when fans sent pounds of nuts to CBS in an attempt to save Jericho. Sadly, most of the time these decisions are driven by pure economics. Is the time slot on the network making enough advertising money for the network to justify having that particular program occupy that time slot?
If the answer is yes, the program most likely can stay where it is. If the answer is no and reruns of some other show or a thrilling reality program would be more profitable in that time slot, chances are your favorite show is gonna get the axe — even if the network honchos happen to like the show and/or its creators. Like the old saying goes: “It’s not show friends, its show business.” Hopefully, this campaign will help save one of our favorite shows. Do your part and help spread the word.