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Bad news for people who stay in on Friday nights. The FOX mind-wipe melodrama Dollhouse has been put out to pasture. Show creator Joss Whedon commented on his site,"I'm extremely proud of the people I've worked with: my star (Eliza Dushku), my staff, my cast, my crew. I feel the show is getting better pretty much every week, and I think you'll agree in the coming months. I'm grateful that we got to put it on, and then come back and put it on again. You seem cool. Do you want to get coffee sometime? Hey! I know you're just pretending to be distracted by your phone. You're just like all the others!!"FOX plans to air all 13 episodes of the show's second season and give Whedon the chance to go out with a bang.When reached for comment, the Richest Man On Television, Simon Cowell had this to say:Oh, real mature, Simon. Real mature. (THR)
Fox is the first of the big networks to announce its 2009-2010 lineup. There are some promising new comedies on the slate, starting with "The Cleveland Show," which follows the Griffins' neighbor as he and his son move in with Cleveland's old high school sweetheart and her kids in Virginia. Also includes is "Glee," the new high school-based comedy from Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck"), starring Jane Lynch (Role Models). You can check out a preview of the show on Tuesday, May 19th @ 9PM ET/PT. Promo for Glee on Fox – Watch more Movie TrailersAnd rounding out the comedies will be "Brothers," starring Darryl "Chill" Mitchell and… ex-New York Giant Michael Strahan!!! It's about a former NFL star who returns to live with his family in his mother's house, so he can get his life back on track. No word on whether or not Strahan will be portraying a quirkier, huskier Michael Vick. Read the full press release – including the list of new and returning dramas, like the Jackie Earle Haley-starring "Human Target" and Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" – after the jump.
Got a great idea for an animated holiday special? Well, Fox is seeking your submissions. From Reuters, the network has announced a contest where animators can submit holiday-inspired short films for cash prizes. The winner will receive a deal with the network that could lead to a show getting on the air. Here's my idea. Nobody steal it, okay?Here are more of your morning headlines…. Teri Hatcher regularly attacked by bees. (Cinema Blend) Porn Star Riley Steele in 3-D!!!! (Dread Central) V remake gets picked up. (io9)Dollhouse RENEWED (The Hollywood Reporter) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles CANCELED (EW)