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Dear FOX, We hate you.
by Shane Short in Rants
It seems that whenever I get particularly attached to any kind of television show, some retarded TV network comes along and decides it’s a *brilliant* idea to cancel it.
The latest ‘victim’ is Dollhouse which has been canceled due to ‘poor ratings’. This decision sucks, for the following reasons:
- They put it in the Friday Night Timeslot
There was no way the show was really going to succeed in this timeslot. It’s where TV shows go to die. Dollhouse was put here from the beginning so it never had a chance.
- Piss-poor promotion.
There was so little hype surrounding Dollhouse than no-one tuned in initially because they knew nothing about it. Due to the fact this show actually has an involving story line, people would’ve struggled to pick it up mid-stream.
- Piss-poor distribution
I live in Australia and whilst I don’t watch much FTA Television, I don’t think Dollhouse was even aired here, which stinks. They wonder why TV piracy is so rampant, I would’ve never gotten the chance to see the show if it weren’t for it. It’s a bit of a double edged sword actually, because whilst the TV studios continue to walk around with their heads in their asses, Shows like this with a huge online cult following, die, because they don’t recognise the Internet as a ‘valid medium’ and refuse to take it seriously
So I’ll continue to be completely disillusioned by the TV industry, while they keep cancelling great, original, thought provoking TV shows and keep utter shit like LOST and Survivor running.