Fox orders another 22 episodes. Get the party started
Fringe has beaten the curse of the Friday night graveyard slot with the news that Fox has renewed the show for a fourth season.
Producer Joel Wyman broke the news on Twitter : “ Fringe was picked up! Thanks Fringe dom.” But then the news was swiftly confirmed by Fox, with the added bonus that the network had had ordered a full season of 22 episodes.
All this despite the fact that last week the show had its lowest viewing figures ever: a mere 3.85 million. On the other hand, the show remains the number one show in the tough Friday night TV landscape for the key 18-49 age group, and one of the biggest benefactors of time-shifted viewing. It’s also, in SFX ’s humble opinion, all kinds of wonderful and we’re currently officially, very happy indeed (but wondering what JJ Abrams knows that Joss Whedon didn’t…).