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J.J. Abrams:Fringe Deserves To Live Beyond Season 3

      Email Post       1/21/2011 06:56:00 PM      

Today's News: Our Take J.J. Abrams: Fringe Deserves to Live Beyond Season 3
Jan 20, 2011 09:40 PM ET
by Natalie Abrams

Fringe's big move to the Friday dead zone has sent fans into a panic, but series executive producer J.J. Abrams says the sci-fi series will stay true to its story no matter where it lives.

But it's not going to get more complicated either. Abrams says at the risk of cancellation, writers won't be diving further down the rabbit hole. "It absolutely would if we weren't moving to Fridays," he says.

Which is not to say things will be dumbed down. At its core, Fringe is about "a woman who was experimented on when she was a kid ... about a man who might not have come from here ... about a father who is holding incredible secrets including those that mean war," Abrams says. "These are things we talked about at the very beginning.

"To not embrace that means that we will fail on other people's terms," he continues. "So, if we're going to fail, let's go down doing the most badass, weirdest, interesting, sophisticated version of a series that we could possibly do."

On the bright side, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly last week insisted reporters not write the show's eulogy "prematurely." He said if the viewers who watched the show on Thursdays all made the move to Fridays, it would be more than enough to keep Fringe going.

Abrams says there are no hard feelings when it comes to the network's decision. "I literally have loved being at Fox, so much so that we're doing [the series pilot] Alcatraz for Fox," he says. "Having said that, I do not want Alcatraz to get a slot only because Fringe has left one for it. My goal is that they can co-exist happily. They're two very different series, but Fringe deserves to live beyond Season 3."


Anonymous said...

I appreciate the Mr.Abrams indicating they will change the story line to "cave in to" this plot by the station. If FOX forgoes on Fringe I will follow you were ever you go. I love the show I love the cast, the story line is very captivating and I get so engrosed in the show I find myself yelling at the set, plus having some lingering ill feelings the next morning. I have not felt like this over a show since The X-Files. I say Fringe cast/crew you kick some a.. and keep a tally....

Anonymous said...

i absolutely agree with you. i think this show is just amazing. i was unable to watch season 3 due to studying, so this past weekend i just caught up! it is great! i was upset when i heard it moved to fridays. Fox seems to do that with a lot of shows, and the viewers miss out on an actual ending! if they move it i will tune in to watch it where ever it may go. i hope it doesn't just end. i used to watch the Xfiles as well! this is the next best thing. i don't really want him to go for a short ending. i would rather JJ Abrams to keep diving into the story. starting to get annoyed at Fox's choices.---im a big fan JJ!

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Anonymous said...

This show is absolutely fantastic, i think i like it even more than Lost, there is a definte plot and storyline that the viewers are aware of and the progression of the storyline. I absolutely adore the subtle humor with Walter Bishop's character, there are too many great things to write about and not enough time but i sincerely hope that the series gets to live out its complete evolution.

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