Sources confirm that not only has FOX officially passed on renewing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, it’s even dead as far as Warner Brothers is concerned and they are no longer shopping it to other networks.
While this is hardly a surprise and some web sites have been reporting this cancellation for literally months now, given FOX’s surprise (to us and pretty much everyone but Joss Whedon’s Biggest Fan) renewal of Dollhouse on Friday, some might have still been hopeful.
I’m sure the fandoms will be in a tizzy over this, especially with the Dollhouse renewal, but it is what it is. By the way, the notion from some of the fans that we were ever out to get TSCC or Dollhouse, or any other show (OK, Bill might have it in for CW’s Privileged, but that’s another story) was always ludicrous. We thought it would be canceled, and it was, but we thought Dollhouse would be canceled and it wasn’t. And we’re not at all unhappy Dollhouse will be back. Confused perhaps, but not unhappy. We’d have been thrilled if TSCC pulled off the miracle too. But it didn’t.
To quote Dr. McCoy, “It’s dead, Jim.”
Update 5/18/09: Josh Friedman on the cancellation.