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'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' sequel 'will exist'


Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a very unique case that’s unlike other the shows in Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, which explores the odds of fan-favorite shows returning.

For starters, Dr. Horrible was not a TV show (though its 42-minute length is nearly the same as one episode of broadcast television). For secondsies, Dr. Horrible wasn’t canceled — it was created as a stand-alone story. In fact, the story’s ending is satisfying and fitting, unlike the frustrating conclusions of many axed shows on our list (like Firefly). Thirdsly, there’s no huge impediment to actually doing a sequel — the actors are willing, and nobody has to convince a major media company to bankroll millions into the project.

For the few who are unfamiliar: Dr. Horrible was a 2008 family affair from co-creators Joss, Jed, and Zack Whedon, along with Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen. It was a low-budget three-part tragicomedy web musical that on paper should never have been successful but has clocked more than 50 million views and inspired a rabid fanbase despite breaking rules for online success that at the time hadn’t even been written yet. The charmingly quotable story spoofed superhero worship by championing a wannabe villain (Neil Patrick Harris) fighting to win his true love (Felicia Day) from a jerkwad hero (Nathan Fillion).

So what’s the problem, then? READ FULL STORY

'Dr. Horrible' TV ratings kinda horrible


This was one of the biggest mysteries of the fall: How many people would tune in to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on The CW? How many might watch a a low-budget, if beloved, web series on television after it’s been free online for years?

Here’s the answer: 566,000 viewers and a 0.2 in the adult demo.

Is that good? Bad? Well, if Dr. Horrible were a new show this would be as terrible as Bad Horse’s whinny. It’s also less than The CW’s program in this slot last week, the very little-seen music competition series Next (you have no idea what I’m referring to, do you?). But Dr. Horrible is not a new show. Another person could look at these number and go: Wow, a video that’s been on YouTube for four years got 566,000 viewers! And a more flattering comparison is The CW’s summer show The LA Complex, which only did a little better in its premiere with 646,000 viewers. READ FULL STORY

'Dr. Horrible' first CW promo is here -- EXCLUSIVE

Dr. Horrible is on the verge of seizing control of the one medium that’s long evaded him: Television! The CW’s presentation of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is creeping closer to its premiere date, and has the network’s first promo. Joss Whedon’s Web sensation hits broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. How many will watch, do you think?

Check out The CW’s promo here: READ FULL STORY

'Dr. Horrible' gets CW premiere date


Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog now has a premiere date to air on actual TV. Joss Whedon’s stand-alone production of online musical genius starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day will make its debut on The CW on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m.

That’s sandwiched right after the network’s Monday premieres of 90210 and Gossip Girl, and the Wednesday debuts of Arrow and Supernatural. (So, yeah, expect a lot of previews for Arrow during the good doctor’s commercial breaks.)

Read more:
Joss Whedon thanks his fans, confirms ‘Dr. Horrible’ sequel
Neil Patrick Harris’ Hollywood survival guide


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