TV

'Dollhouse' Games

Here's an example of why I don't Twitter.

Actress Felecia Day ("Dr. Horrible's Sing A-Long") tweeted Thursday that the 13th and final episode of "Dollhouse" wouldn't be shown on Fox in May; rather, it'd only get shown on the series' DVD set.

This led to rampant speculation that Fox, once again, screwed over creator Joss Whedon and was yanking the show, which airs its eighth episode tonight (Fox, 9 p.m.)

That, however, may not be the case. Later in the day, producer Tim Minnear said the 13th episode was written as an epilogue to Season 1 to fulfill the show's original order, since Fox scrapped Whedon's original pilot. So while this season's storyline is supposed to wrap up in the 12th episode, the Minear-scripted, Whedon-directed 13th is supposed to air.

This wouldn't be the first time that Fox burned Whedon, screwing around with Whedon's "Firefly" pilot and yanking that series with unaired episodes in its first season.

"Dollhouse" has been an interesting case for Fox, not getting very good ratings on one of the worst nights for TV, with most of its target audience out for the evening. However, the show has been the top-time shifted show for its run, meaning people are taping the episodes or watching them online.

Factor in the time-shifted ratings and "Dollhouse" is doing fairly well (not to mention getting steadily better on-air each week), enough to warrant at least a look at a second season.

So "Dollhouse" fans, don't give up hope (or watching) just yet.

WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Fox, 8 p.m.) ends its second season and possibly the series tonight. The show hasn't had much ratings success which hurts considering how much it costs to make.

Meanwhile, "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 9 p.m.) wraps up its season, but will be back thankfully for the next two years, thanks to the NBC/DirecTV arrangement. We will be saying goodbye to the senior class of Riggins, Lyla, Matt, Tyra and Landry, however.

CBS is all-new with "Ghost Whisperer," "Flashpoint" and "Numb3rs."

On Saturday, "Ashes To Ashes" (BBC America, 9 p.m.) is all-new. You can catch up with the first season of "Torchwood" at 8 p.m. in case you missed it.

On Sunday, "Kings" (NBC, 8 p.m.) may or may not be new. The series is moving to Saturdays, signalling its death knell. It's unclear if NBC will air the new episode that is already on the schedules.

Fox is all repeats, while ABC has a two-hour "Extreme Home Makeover" at 8 p.m.

CBS delivers a new night of "Amazing Race," "Cold Case" and "The Unit." "Masterpiece" (PBS, 9 p.m.) continues with Part 3 of the five-part "Little Dorrit."

On pay cable, "The Tudors" (Showtime, 9 p.m.) is new.

  Comments