Friday, April 17, 2009

Vote For Dollhouse

Watch With Kristin from E! Online has posted her annual save one show poll and Dollhouse is a candidate! Whenever you guys get a chance follow the link below to make Dollhouse the number one show. Although this may not directly cause for a renewal, it generally gets wide media coverage, so every little bit counts.

Later. JM.

*Special thanks to Kristin J. for bringing this to my attention*

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Letter To FOX

I know alot of you guys have been e-mailing FOX, which is awesome, but for those of you who have yet to do it, I thought I would make it a little easier. Below you will find a pre-written letter I scribed that you will be able to e-mail FOX to let them know you would like a second season of Dollhouse.

To Whom It May Concern

First, I would just like to say thank you on behalf of SCIFI fans everywhere for giving Dollhouse a spot on your Friday night line up. It is genuinely hard to find a witty, well written genre series which tugs on your morals one moment and creates a heart pounding action sequence the next. Truthfully, Dollhouse is a show that forces you to ask questions on what you believe is right and what you believe is not. There is no grey area and that is what I applaud you for. The fortitude to look at a series, seeing its endless potential to push the boundaries of television. My hope is that you continue this series, to show other broadcasting companies that you are about creating quality programming that although the fan base may be small, they are strong in spirit. A cult series like Dollhouse could go on to provide massive merchandising sales. This is proven in the fact of the programs DVR viewings, as well as being a huge hit on Hulu, Itunes, and Amazon. Dollhouse is the future of television and I would love nothing more than FOX to be the pioneers. I hope to see you this fall.

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Thanks for all your hard work and please continue to give Dollhouse all you can. Feel free to re-post this letter on any message boards you guys view.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Becoming An Active...

Alright, so now you want to help? Awesome. There are many things you can do to help save this amazing show.

1) E-Mail FOX and let them know exactly how you feel about Dollhouse. Try to make your header very catchy to help reel FOX in, but always be sure Dollhouse appears in the title.

2) Use Myspace and Facebook to not only contact FOX but also to help raise awareness to your friends, family, and co-workers. Use your daily status updates and mood settings to spread the word for Dollhouse. You can also send messages and use wall posts to help contact FOX. Just use the search engines to find their main page.

3) For Twitter users, contact FOX broadcasting to let them know your thoughts on Dollhouse.

4) Use various message boards as outlets of promotion for the SAVE DOLLHOUSE campaign, as well as bringing in new viewers for the show. Websites as the one below are good jumping off points. There are alot of great people on those message boards who offer brilliant ideas to help. You can also find some pre-written letters which you will be able to e-mail to FOX. Also just use the main Dollhouse board to start, try going to each actor or actresses personal pages to help spread the word. This is also a useful tip for places such as Twitter, Myspace, and Facebook as most of the stars of the show have official pages.

5) Chat with other fans who may not know how they can help. Sites such as this provide weekly chats during the episodes which allow you to interact with other hardcore fans of Dollhouse.

6) Pre-order the first season of Dollhouse on DVD and Blu-ray now! Show FOX that Dollhouse can acquire huge DVD and merchandise sales. Any extra effort counts.

7) Lets keep in mind that although the outlook for Dollhouse is dim, it has NOT been cancelled yet. Be sure to use all these outlets not only to contact FOX but also to let other people know about Dollhouse. Provide links to Dollhouse on Hulu, I-Tunes, and Amazon.

8) Sign this online petition to Save Whedon's Dollhouse.

This is all the information and ideas I have been able to gather so far. I will continue to post more as I find it, and please post any extra information you have in the comments section of the blog. Anything to help would be most appreciative. Remember to keep watching Dollhouse on Friday nights, we still have a few episodes left to turn things around and maybe a Prison Break lead in will help boost the numbers enough to let FOX executives consider saving Dollhouse.


There Are Three Flower's In A Vase, The Third Flower Is GREENLIGHT DOLLHOUSE

Not so long ago I created a blogger site called dollsactive to help create awareness of Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku's new show "Dollhouse." Due to lack of time, I was never able to get the site off the ground. I had massive intentions of reviewing the show each week, posting photos, news, etc. Although unable to do this, I am now dedicated to save what I believe to be an entertaining and truly origninal scifi masterpiece. Although there have been up's and down's in the ratings and critiques of the show, Dollhouse has shaped into an amazingly unique program. Sadly, due to lack of promotion and a dreary spot on the death trap that is Friday nights, FOX has every opportunity to cancel this show. We have seen it done time and time again, spectacular shows getting axed before they really have a chance to develop, because as we all know if you are not a hit during the first season, chances are you won't see a second. While I understand FOX is going about this from a financial standpoint, they need to realize this show has a loyal, strong fan base which will not let this turn into another "Firefly." All FOX needs to do is throw a little time and effort into promoting the show. Although Eliza Dushku has spent much of her own time hitting the talk show circuit and trying to raise awareness, the actual company has done very little. The show has proven to be a huge hit with DVR and online viewers, with a little assistance this could be turned into live viewership. All that needs to be done is this:

1) Give Dollhouse a shot airing in a different time slot. Get away from Fridays and give the show a lead in from 24 or Fringe. Create a new night of scifi, instead of placing Dollhouse next to another failing show. This could immediately turn those DVR viewers to live if it were placed on a Monday or Tuesday night.
2) Promote the show. It's that simple. Place adds for the show on other stations and not just the night is airs. Send all cast members out to various talk shows, although there has been a ton of press online, general viewers are relatively unaware the show actually exists.
3) Let Joss helm the show he wants to create. Obviously the biggest problem from a critical stand point was the heavy hand of FOX in the original five episodes. Although they were entertaining and still had "Whedon" moments, the studio's efforts to create stand alone vs serialized really hurt the shows chances of survival.

So these are just a few of my ideas for FOX, please post any other ideas you have for the show and ways we can help SAVE DOLLHOUSE. In my next post I will share what information I have gathered so far to let people know what they can do to help.

Peace Out Brothers. JM.