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Eureka!

by on May.18, 2009, under TV

Okay, the title reminds me that there is another show in limbo that I wish I knew the fate of.  That aside, there is good news in the world of television!  It seems that both Chuck and Dollhouse have been renewed!  So it seems that both NBC and Fox realized the value in some of their assets enough to give them another chance.

With NBC, my guess is that the prime reason that Chuck’s fate was questionable was the fact that they are opting to give Leno the 10-spot 5 days a week starting this fall which seriously hampers their drama line-up.  I’m not sure how much the Save Chuck campaigns factored into their decision, but thankfully they decided to squeeze it in.  I will highly be looking forward to seeing Chuck start kicking ass with his newfound intersect abilities.

As for Fox – they have earned a reprieve from any sort of boycott from me.  Granted I would have liked to see another season of Terminator over drawing out Fringe any longer (especially after their questionable finale showing off an alternate reality where the twin towers survived), Dollhouse was a more solid show and deserved the renewal.  I can’t wait to see how things progress with Ballard now a company man and Alpha’s schemes gone awry.  Plus I can never see too much of Echo in action – they couldn’t turn down that kind of eye candy on primetime television (I always had faith).

Finally, prompted by my choice in title I am happy to report that season 3.5 of Eureka will be starting up on SciFi in July.  So all is well in the world of TV … for now.  Well, aside from a half dozen other cancellations that have alerady happened and renewals that shouldn’t have … we must take what we can get.

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7 Comments for this entry

  • Chris

    Hey SilentBen,

    Dollhouse’s renewal is definitely a good thing, but if it could only have been one, I was sort of pulling for SCC. They put so much effort into gradually developing each character that those last few weeks of the second season kind of snuck up on me they were so good. There just seemed to be a more subtle kind of poetry about that series, not that Joss doesn’t imagine himself a poet. Anyway, FOX probably made the right call. Plus, I just rewatched a couple episodes of The Prisoner a few weekends ago, and boy, has popular television come a long way when it comes to talking about freedom, subjection, and subjectivity. McGoohan may have had the acting chops, but Dollhouse is just sooo much more interesting.

    Chris

    • SilentBen

      I definitely was rooting for SCC as well – there was so much left unfinished with the finale that it just won’t fit with the movie coming out. And this season was really awesome and full of subtle maneuvers and ethical shades of gray. I would have loved to see at least one more season that would tie things up and allow a smooth transition to the film (plus it would seem like a good marketing point). But when I heard about the fate of these two shows, I had to pledge my allegiance to Joss – mostly because FOX has screwed him once already.

  • Chris

    Hey SilentBen,

    Dollhouse’s renewal is definitely good news, but if it could only have been one, I was pulling for SCC. They had put so much effort into gradually developing each character, those last few weeks of the second season really snuck up on me they were so good. There just seemed to be a more subtle kind of poetry about that series.

    Anyway, FOX probably made the right call. I recently rewatched a few episodes of the Prisoner (also being remade by AMC now…looking forward to that), and boy, popular television has come a long way when it comes to talking about subjection and subjectivity. McGoohan had the Steve McGarrett-like acting chops I like in a lead, but Dollhouse is just about a million times more interesting.

    Chris

  • Chris

    Whoops. I didn’t think that first one had gone through.

  • ET3 Jes

    Now I just need to wait for Eureka Season 3 to be released on DVD. 🙂 I’ve got the first two…..

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