Monday, March 14 2011, 10:40am EDT
By Morgan Jeffery
Jeff Pinkner Joel Wyman Fringe
The executive producers of Fringe have claimed that they are feeling positive about the show's chances of renewal.
Jeff Pinkner told The Daily Beast that Fox continues to support the sci-fi drama, despite moving it to an unpopular Friday night slot.
"Creatively, Fox has been unbelievably supportive," he insisted. "We have exceeded their expectations on Friday nights."
He added: "Having said that, who knows what the future brings? But, all the signs we're getting are incredibly positive… that we have several seasons of storytelling left."
Co-producer Joel Wyman also suggested that he and Pinkner had never expected Fringe to appeal to a mass audience.
"We knew when we set out that this would not be a massive, popular appeal show, because it's a show that requires you to sit forward and not sit back while you're watching," he suggested. "It's a show that demands attention and thought and rewards it."
The pair previously admitted that they are unconcerned about the show's ratings. The most recent episode attracted 3.76m viewers on Friday night.
Fringe continues on Fridays at 9/8c on Fox.