Friday, May 04, 2012

Celebrity Friday: Fringe Renewed for Final Season

The television show Fringe has been on the verge of cancellation from almost the very beginning. It was created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci. Unfortunately, it never was able to capture the imagination of a wide audience like Abrams' Lost although it was spared the ignominy that his NBC show Undercovers underwent (cancellation in under 10 episodes). Kurtzman and Orci also worked together on Alias, which was one of my favorite shows and made Jennifer Garner a star.

The stars of  Fringe are Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson. The show is really an update of Fox's The X-Files with a more complicated "mythology" back story and even wilder, more unbelievable phenomenon. It varies between frankly ridiculous plots but it's the acting and the relationships between the characters which has me hooked. It airs Friday nights at 9pm.

Now, happily, the news has been announced that Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final season (of 13 episodes).

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