After winning a surprise second season, Joss Whedon’s mind-trip drama Dollhouse has run out of lives. Media reports surfaced today that FOX is canceling the show after its 13-episode run is completed Jan. 22 — with the remaining episodes beginning to air Dec. 4. Production is still in progress on the final few episodes, however, which will give Whedon an opportunity to bring the show’s storyline to a close.
The series — about a secretive agency that houses people (a.k.a. dolls) whose memories can be wiped and implanted to suit the needs/desires of their clients — was a reunion for Whedon and star Eliza Dushku, who won over fans as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But Dollhouse suffered the fate of many Whedon projects, developing a rabid fan base that just didn’t translate into widespread viewership.
Check out our interview with Whedon just before the show’s debut last February.