Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello is reporting that, while the show is not “officially” gone yet, Fox is planning to end Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, putting the series’ future in just as murky water as Dollhouse – something Joss Whedon himself has discussed. The Terminator TV show comes as a bit more of a surprise than Dollhouse; not just because it’s already had two seasons and started strong, but because it seems that having it on TV when the new movie hits multiplexes would be a rewarding tie-in.
The studio maintains that neither show has been canceled, and that the new fall lineup will be announced on May 18th. That said, neither show has exactly had a resounding endorsement from Fox, who just hew to the mantra that “no decisions have been made yet” whenever they are asked about the shows’ respective futures.
Obviously, if Fox does end up canceling both shows, we can expect dozens of “is sci-fi television dead?” ruminations across the blogosphere, as the two, back-to-back science fiction shows created Fox’s Friday night science fiction block of programming.