Fans of the sci-fi drama Fringe can relax. Despite struggling on Thursday nights, the FOX series has been renewed for a third season.
Fringe follows a unique team that investigates unexplained and often horrific occurrences around the world. Performers include Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole, Blair Brown, Mark Valley, Michael Cerveris, and Kirk Acevedo.
The series has been struggling since the move to Thursday nights. It’s averaged a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 6.58 million viewers.
Though that’s an admirable performance when considering the competitive timeslot, a renewal from FOX wasn’t a sure thing. The third season order surely comes as a relief to the Fringe cast and crew that they’ll indeed be back next season for 22 episodes. The remainder of season two will start running on April 1st.
What about the rest of FOX’s shows? Dollhouse and Past Life are cancelled and gone already. American Dad, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, Glee, Hell’s Kitchen, The Simpsons, and So You Think You Can Dance have already been renewed. Now that Fringe has gotten a new season order, there are eight FOX series whose fate is still unknown.
Brothers is assumed to be cancelled. If ‘Til Death returns it will only be because either FOX has leftover episodes or the studio has once again made a great deal to keep making episodes for the syndication package.
What do you think? Are you glad that Fringe will be returning next season? Surprised?
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