After a tumultuous year or two (to say the least), Fox has finally laid Joss Whedon's baby to rest. But was it the right decision? Here, Tube Talk takes a look at the show's highs and lows to see if it ever really stood a chance (or if it had two chances too many).
November 1, 2007: Eliza Dushku announces that she's starting a new project with Joss Whedon. "It's going to have sex and heartbreak and violence and hilarity," she says. "That, to me, is a hot show." Not hot enough, apparently.
March 27, 2008: Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj are added to the cast as the show starts to gather an online following. Later, Angel actress Amy Acker comes on board.
May 16, 2008: Fox announces that Dollhouse is a major part of its 2008-09 lineup and will launch midseason.
July 23, 2008: The first of many problems: Joss reveals that he's shooting a new pilot for the show. "The fact is, I’m very proud of the ep we shot and the series is making me crazy with the excitement," he says. "But I tend to come at things sideways, and there were a few clarity issues for some viewers."
September 11, 2008: Production is suspended for two weeks to allow scripts to be rewritten. Uh oh.
November 7, 2008: Ahead of its debut, Dollhouse is moved to a Friday night slot in a midseason shakeup. Apparently, Fox thinks the ailing Sarah Connor Chronicles will be a good lead-in.
December 13, 2008: New delays mean that the show is pushed back again and will now premiere in February. Despite this, Eliza Dushku insists that "the scripts are tight, solid, fast, action, drama, comedy. It's really great."
February 13, 2009: The Dollhouse premiere fails to set ratings alight with 4.7 million viewers. Ouch.
March 20, 2009: Dollhouse heads to the UK! British broadcaster Sci Fi announces that it has picked up the first run UK pay-TV rights to the series.
April 10, 2009: Fox cuts the thirteenth episode - 'Epitaph One' - of season one, sparking outrage amongst fans. On the plus side, it does appear on the season one DVD.
May 16, 2009: In what appears to be some sort of miracle, Fox renews Dollhouse for a second season.
July 2, 2008: Sci Fi nabs the second season and the elusive 'Epitaph One'. Woo!
July 8, 2009: Keeping with tradition, Fox delays the second season premiere. The new date for the diary is Friday, September 25.
August 27, 2009: Sci-fi fans all over the world wet themselves with excitement when Summer Glau teams up with Joss again and lands a recurring role.
September 25, 2009: Dollhouse returns to its lowest ever ratings. If Summer Glau can't save the show, who can?
October 13, 2009: Despite the ratings issues, Fox insists that it will air season two in full. "We're not saying we're happy with those numbers, or accept them, but we don't have to overreact..." Yet.
October 22, 2009: Fox announces that Dollhouse will take a hiatus in November, with back-to-back episodes scheduled for December.
November 11, 2009: Fox cancels the series.
Phew! What do you think of Fox's decision to pull the series? Will you be sad to see it go? Cast your vote in our poll below then feel free to sound off in the usual place below. R.I.P. Dollhouse!