Fringe, the FOX sci-fi show from Star Trek’s JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, has been renewed for a third season. Details below, plus the latest comments from JJ Abrams on the season two finale.
Fringe gets a third season
According to Entertainment Weekly, Fox has picked up Fringe for a third season. EW details that even though the show has been on the bubble, it has still performing well enough:
Though the show isn’t exactly blowing the roof off of Nielsen — it’s been averaging just 7.6 million viewers and is ranked No. 50 in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic this season — it managed to survive in a tough new time period on Thursdays.
JJ talks Fringe (alternate) universe
Between Star Trek and Lost and Fringe, the worlds of JJ Abrams are chock-full of time-travel and alternate universes. At an event last weekend, Abrams talked about how the two universes in Fringe are at the heart of the season two finale (via SciFiWire):
I think the whole alternate-universe idea is at the core of what’s going to be happening. Without giving anything away, I think that the ending of this second season is, I think, richer and better and deeper than what we did last year. I mean, last year was definitely shocking, but I think the end of this year is different, but I think equally impactful."
Fringe is Back April 1
Fringe returns after a hiatus on April 1st with the mythology filled episode "Peter". Here is a preview:
More Sci-Fi TV News coming
We have more Fringe and genre TV news coming tomorrow in our regular weekend wrap-up, so stay tuned.