‘Fringe’ executive producer J.H. Wyman has confirmed that the cult classic series has been renewed for a fourth season, www.hollywoodreporter.com is reporting. He tweeted the news on March 24, saying “‘Fringe’ was picked up! Thanks Fringedom!”
The news comes after the FOX sci-fi series, which has been picked up for an entire 22-episode season, garnered an all-time series rating low with its last new episode; it pulled in just 3.6 million viewers for the March 18 episode, titled ‘Stowaway,’ a decline of 13 percent from the previous week.
‘Fringe’ has seen a significant decrease since its first season premiered in September 2008. While the show aired on the competitive Thursday night-line up for most of its run, it moved to Fridays this past January. The J.J. Abrams show has averaged 4.1 million viewers since it moved to Friday, and still shows significant DVR numbers.
Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly pushed for another season of ‘Fringe,’ which stars Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv, at this year’s Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour. “It’s a fantastic show, and honestly I’d be heartbroken if it went away,” he said.
Written by: Karen Benardello