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Fringe Renewed for Third Season

      Email Post       3/06/2010 03:29:00 PM      

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fringe has been picked up for a third season, despite the tough competition:
The show isn’t exactly blowing the roof off of Nielsen — it’s been averaging just 7.6 million viewers and is ranked No. 50 in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic this season — it managed to survive in a tough new time period on Thursdays.

Read the official press release after the jump:


FOX has renewed FRINGE, the critically acclaimed thrilling drama, for a third season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

“FRINGE tapped into a deep creative mine this year that built momentum throughout the season and helped give us our first real foothold on TV’s most competitive night,” said Reilly. “The entire FRINGE team – from the producers and writers to the cast and crew – has taken smart storytelling and top production quality to a whole new level. The rest of this season is mind-blowing, and we can’t wait to get started on the third installment of this amazing journey.”

This season, FRINGE improved FOX’s performance in the time period (Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM) by 11% among Adults 18-49 and by 33% in Total Viewers. In fact, together with its BONES lead-in, FRINGE helped boost FOX’s Thursday average rating during the fall among Adults 18-49 by 52%.

“We could not be more excited to continue the wild ride of FRINGE. We are grateful to FOX, and our viewers, for allowing this fun, mind-bending adventure to go on,” said FRINGE co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams.

Series showrunners and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman added, “This early renewal comes at a great time and adds to the cast and crew’s energy and excitement as we head into production on this season’s revealing final two episodes. We have so many stories to tell, so this is awesome that we have another season to explore the worlds of FRINGE.”

The second season of FRINGE resumes with eight all-new and uninterrupted episodes beginning Thursday, April 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In “Peter,” the spring premiere episode, Walter (John Noble) flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter’s (Joshua Jackson) otherworldly origins to Olivia (Anna Torv). Also, Peter’s mother (guest star Orla Brady) is introduced and details of the neighboring world reaffirm that there is more than one of everything.

Created by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, FRINGE stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole. The series is produced   by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman and Orci are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series’ showrunners.


Joey said...
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Chris Tilton said...

Woohoo! I still have a job!

fringeobsessed said...

Hey Chris Tilton,
Can you tell us anymore about the upcoming Fringe Soundtrack? Pretty please?

Chris Tilton said...

Well, it's a season 1 soundtrack. I started mid-1st-season, so the 2nd half of the album is my stuff, with the first half being Chad Seiter, and some Giacchino tracks. Fingers crossed that it sells well so there can be a season 2 release! I believe the runtime is upwards of 70 minutes, so there's plenty to enjoy!

fringeobsessed said...

Thanks for the info, Chris!
I am looking forward to it as are many other Fringe fans I believe, and I will tell everyone I know to get the word out once it is available.

labyrinth said...

Fringe is amazing. The only reason it hasn't been doing good is because too many peopl think that pointless drama is the hieght of entertainment. At least fringe has an ongoing plot.
Please,please,please, keep fringe going!

Simone said...

Yay! Another season of Fringe. When I first saw this show I was sure it wouldn't last long, because the really good shows never seem to be pushed as much as some of the dare I say CRAP (like Whedon's Dollhouse). Thrilled to see this show is continuing. Fringe is one of two shows I make time to watch. (And as far as Neilson ratings goes, I'll quote Mark Twain here.."There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies, and statistics." ) Thanks! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Do the Nielsen ratings these days include internet viewing, or still just TV? Because that would re-jigger the ratings for many shows, I'm sure. I have to do all my viewing online both because of an erratic work schedule, and I don't own a TV.

Dennis said...

Ratings are strictly based on watching it live on TV, because that's where most of the money is made - from commercial advertisers.

Anonymous said...

Still though, somebody must be keeping an eye on internet viewing and taking that into account....

Anonymous said...

season 3.episode 3.ending song.what is the name of it?really good one

Anonymous said...

it was episode 4 sorry

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