Despite what they claim, Fox must hate Joss Whedon. They moved Firefly to Friday nights, where it just sort of languished and fizzled. And now, they’re doing the same thing to Whedon’s new series, Dollhouse.
The “Dollhouse” shift to Friday is certain to provoke a despondent cry from Whedon fans, especially after having watched “Firefly” wither away on the same night. Fox could have given the series a première behind “Idol” before shifting it to Fridays — something the network has done a few times to boost sampling of new shows. And if that weren’t unlucky enough, “Dollhouse” premieres on Friday the 13th.