Fox is moving its struggling cult series Fringe to Friday evenings a week earlier than previously announced.
Fox is moving its struggling cult series Fringe to Friday evenings a week earlier than previously announced. Fringe, currently in its third season, is moving to Friday evenings on Fox as part of the broadcasters mid-season schedule shakeup. The move is widely seen as a sure sign that the future of Fringe isn’t bright and that cancellation looms for the series due to low ratings. Now it’s been revealed that Fringe will make the move to Friday evening’s a week earlier. Originally it was scheduled to make the move on January 28th but now Fox has stated it will move on January 21st.
Below is the Fox press release:
“Fringe” TRAVELS TO NEW NIGHT AND TIME BEGINNING FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, ON FOX Christopher Lloyd (“Back To The Future”) Guest-Stars in Midseason Premiere. Special “Tweet-Along” Event During All-New Episode of Fringe This Thursday
The midseason premiere of hit series Fringe will air Friday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season premiere of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the “Firefly” midseason premiere, which kicks off a string of six all-new episodes of Fringe, an Observer makes contact with the Fringe Team to help rectify a mistake. Meanwhile, WALTER (John Noble) befriends one of his musical heroes (guest star Christopher Lloyd).
Be sure to tune in to the all-new “Marionette” episode of Fringe, airing this Thursday, Dec. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. When the Fringe Team investigates a case where a victim had his heart extracted, it’s just the beginning of a series of mysterious and reanimating events tied together. Meanwhile, Peter (Joshua Jackson) comes to terms with the reality of his relationship with Olivia (Anna Torv).
As part of a special “Tweet-Along” event, John Noble will be tweeting LIVE during this Thursday’s all-new episode. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/FringeTweet. Follow John on Twitter at www.twitter.com/labdad1, and use #FringeLiveTweet to submit your questions directly to him on Thursday. Fringe is a procedural thriller that follows the Fringe Team as they investigate unbelievable events and mysterious occurrences linked throughout the world in pursuit of a larger, more shocking truth. The series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole.
Created by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Fringe is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman and Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman and Orci are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series’ showrunners. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Fringe and follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Fringeonfox