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Continuing The Pattern: FOX Renews "Fringe" for Second Season

The Pattern will continue to unfold this fall.

In a move that's hardly surprising (but also about time), FOX has ordered a second season of Fringe.

The J.J. Abrams-created series was widely expected to make a return this fall on FOX (given news that Leonard Nimoy is to reprise his role as William Bell this autumn on Fringe) but the announcement marks the official pickup from FOX concerning the Warner Bros. Television-produced series.

"Fringe proved to be a notable addition to our schedule all season and it really has fans buzzing as it builds to a fantastic season finale," said FOX Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. "J.J. and the whole Bad Robot team have been phenomenal partners, and we look forward to years of making great television with them.”

Fringe continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers," said series co-creator J.J. Abrams. "We couldn't be more thrilled that Fringe will continue to freak people out for at least another season!"

The full press release about the renewal can be found below.


No. 1 New Series Among Adults 18-49 Renewed for Full Season Season Finale Guest-Starring Leonard Nimoy Airs Tuesday, May 12, on FOX

FOX has renewed FRINGE, the No. 1 new series among Adults 18-49, with a full second season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

FRINGE proved to be a notable addition to our schedule all season and it really has fans buzzing as it builds to a fantastic season finale,” said Reilly. “J.J. and the whole Bad Robot team have been phenomenal partners, and we look forward to years of making great television with them.”

FRINGE continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers,” said J.J. Abrams, series co-creator and executive producer. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that FRINGE will continue to freak people out for at least another season!”

FRINGE has captivated audiences this season, winning its Tuesday time period weekly among key demographics and ranks as the No. 1 new series in primetime among Adults 18-49.

Questions will be answered when the first season of FRINGE wraps up with two all-new episodes. First, on Tuesday, May 5 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT), Olivia experiences “awake dreams,” Walter divulges key information about the Z.F.T. manifesto and Peter reveals a secret that yields unexpected results in a disturbing case. In the climactic finale airing Tuesday, May 12 (9:04-10:00 PM ET/PT), discoveries are made, loyalties are tested, otherworldly origins are discovered and guest star Leonard Nimoy debuts as a pivotal person of interest.

Created by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, FRINGE stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Jeff Pinkner, Bryan Burk and J.H. Wyman serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman and Orci are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series’ showrunners.

Fringe airs Tuesday nights at 9 pm ET/PT on FOX.


ted23 said…
Some good news today at least. No news about Chuck but at least we're guaranteed more Fringe in the fall.
CL said…
At the moment, I only have eyes for Chuck, but go Fringe!
Bella Spruce said…
Wasn't sure about Fringe at first but it's really found its voice these last few episodes and I'm excited to see what they'll do with a second season. Now if only I knew that Chuck was coming back...
Mazza said…
VERY happy that Fringe is coming back next season. It's no Chuck but it's a scary, fun show with loads of potential. FOX would have been idiotic not to bring it back and they proved that they at least know a good thing whent they see it. And yes I say that knowing that Dollhouse still hasn't been renewed yet.
kip said…
Woo hoo! More Walter! More Peter back story. More Olivia back story and Daddy story.
Go Fringe!
Page48 said…
Let's hope JJ & Co. use the summer to up their game.

"Fringe" was billed as a thriller, but so far the thrill meter has yet to register positive. They might as well have left it in the box.

Porcupine men and vampire chicks with syphilis aren't thrilling or scary, they're just Halloween leftovers. It's possible that the people behind these freaks are thrilling or scary, and maybe someday we'll find out.

In the meantime, what I would find thrilling is to have Team Bad Robot use the summer to re-watch "Alias" and "Lost" and try to recapture some of the mojo they rolled out earlier in the decade.

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