Fox renews ‘Fringe’ for Season Four
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The Friday night Death Slot can’t kill ‘Fringe.’ Fox announced the dimension-bending sci-fi series will return next year for a fourth season.
The future of ‘Fringe’ has been in question since Fox pulled it out of the battle for Thursday night and dropped it into Fridays at 9 p.m. -- also known as the Friday night Death Slot since it has led to the cancellation of many Fox sci-fi programs before it. The ‘Fringe’ fan base followed the show’s move, helping ‘Fringe’ fair better in the traditionally smaller Friday night television audience.
‘Fringe’ is the brainchild of ‘Transformers’ writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman along with ‘Star Trek’ director J.J. Abrams (who also composed the ‘Fringe’ theme music). For the last two season ‘Fringe’ has been under the guidance of executive producers J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman, and the show has managed appearances from sci-fi greats such as Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Weller and Jorge Garcia.
Now with a fourth season, ‘Fringe’ can continue its Sudoku-style storytelling. Walter, Olivia and Peter can go on to break apart all kinds of parallel universes, and we might find out what exactly the Observers are trying to observe.
-- Andrew Hanson