Despite low ratings, “Fringe” will return for a 22-episode fourth season this fall, a
Fox renewed the
But that’s 3.6 million intelligent, dedicated fans who have been treated to an amazing Season 3 in which the Fringe team has traveled to an alternate universe where “alt” versions of themselves exist. Watching this season has been like watching two shows, with cast members portraying different versions of their usual characters. Anna Torv has been especially outstanding this season, playing FBI agent Olivia Dunham, her alt doppelganger and, last week, William Bell, who was played in Season 2 by Leonard Nimoy. (Bell’s soul inhabited Olivia’s body.)
Friday's episode, called "Bloodline," returns us to the alt universe with a shocking story involving "Fauxlivia," her unborn child and "Walternate" (John Noble). No spoilers here; just watch it at 8 p.m.
Fox should pair “Fringe” with another sci-fi drama--possibly its much-touted "Terra Nova"--and make Fridays a destination night for sci-fi fans, much like Syfy used to have with such series as "Battlestar Galactica," "Sanctuary" and "Stargate Universe." Syfy now airs wrestling early in the night.
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