We are nearing March, but there is unfortunately still no concrete word on whether or not we are going to see more of “Fringe” on TV moving forward beyond this year. Thanks to some season-low numbers, there is some great concern that Fox may not renew the show for a fifth season; if they don’t end up renewing it, the hope obviously is that they will give producers enough time to come up with a suitable ending.
Speaking to E! News, executive producer J.H. Wyman says that he and fellow showrunner Jeff Pinkner are still relatively in the dark when it comes to the future of the show as a whole:
“If this is the last season I would feel, obviously, incredibly sad because I know how much of the story that we have left to tell and that we would love to tell. But [we also want to] have an ending that would leave people feeling like, ‘Wow, I feel sad but satiated—that was definitely worth my four years of investment.’…That’s all we’re concerned about is to make sure that the fans don’t feel like, ‘Wait, what? What happened? I’ve invested four years of my life and I don’t get any kind of resolution that makes sense.’ And to be 100 percent frank, our partners at Fox would never want to consciously allow that to happen. So everybody knows that Jeff and I are very prepared. We’re ready for anything. Hopefully we go on, but it’s out of our control.”
The one hope that “Fringe” has is that it does air in a competitive timeslot on Friday nights, and it consistently draws some of the best DVR numbers out there.
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