Ok FRINGE-fans. We can all relax a little in knowing that FOX has given it the “back-nine”. What does this mean for the show? Will the mysteries be a little more drawn out, now that we know we have more time to solve them? Are you excited about this turn of events? And what does this mean for your Tuesday nights at 9?
Click after the jump for the official press release from FOX –
Nine Additional Episodes Ordered of Season’s No. 1 New Series Among Adults 18-49
All-New Episodes Return Tuesday, Oct. 14
FOX has ordered an additional nine episodes of the critically acclaimed thriller FRINGE, bringing the series to a full season order, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.
“We’re having a blast working on this show with this great team of producers and amazing cast,” said Reilly. “The series has really taken off creatively, and it’s exciting to see that the audience is responding. We believe this is the first full season of many years to come.”
FRINGE has captivated audiences this fall, winning its Tuesday time period weekly among key demographics and ranking as the No. 1 new series in primetime among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, FRINGE dominated its time period by posting a 4.3/11 among Adults 18-49, which was an increase over the previous week’s airing by +5% (vs. 4.1/10), and growing +6% in Total Viewers (10.0 vs. 9.4 million).
On Tuesday, Oct. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FRINGE returns with a high-voltage episode as the unlikely trio investigates the cause of a fatal elevator accident that had some very unusual circumstances. They discover a connection to a dangerous man whose developing abilities point to a bigger threat. Meanwhile, Olivia has a highly charged encounter of her own when she is rocked by someone from her past, and Dr. Bishop turns to a methodology Peter thinks is for the birds to help break the case.
Created by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, FRINGE stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole with Mark Valley and John Noble. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Kurtzman, Orci, Jeff Pinkner and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers.