Dollhouse curse: 16 sci-fi TV shows killed in season 2

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Jul 4, 2015, 6:23 PM EDT

So Joss Whedon's low-rated Dollhouse bites the dust, after clinging to life for a second season. Its partisans will mourn. But the series didn't die alone. The history of sci-fi TV is littered with season-two casualties, many of which are now considered classics.

Check out which other series escaped cancellation in their first seasons only to fall to the Nielsen gods in their second.