AICN has an excerpt from FOX executive Kevin Reilly’s chat with the Television Critics Association.
“Prison Break” is cancelled. “The show is just played out,” said Reilly. Its last episodes will take over the Friday “Termintor” timeslot April 17. (I don’t watch the show, but I bet in the series finale they finally get out of prison!)
Dude. Seriously. I’ve been told this show is really good, by people whose opinions I trust. But they’ve been out of prison for like 8 seasons now. At least change the name of the show…
“Virtuality,” the space-set sci-fi pilot from Ron Moore that has not yet received a series order, is being recut. “It’s a little dense,” said Reilly.
Ron Moore. Dense? Get out… Like Dollhouse, the premise has a lot to offer. Let’s see how it holds up.
Reilly calls “Fringe,” which is getting a post-“American Idol” slot “a keeper,” perhaps implying a second-season renewal.
This show is seriously good. To me it’s on a level with Lost and Battlestar Galactica. I don’t know how many people watch it though. It probably gets lumped into an X-Files-ish category.
On “Dollhouse”: “… we’re going to let the show play out for 13 episodes … if we can do some business there it will be a great thing for the future.”
Yeah, I don’t think this one is going anywhere. I posted a link earlier to a clip hosted by EW. It was, frankly, awful. Hopefully they can work it out because the premise has some potential, but the acting/directing/scripting can potentially kill it. Not sure why they think us geeks don’t have *some* standards.