HOLY PARALLEL UNIVERSE, BATMAN! Executive producer J.H. Wyman has announced via Twitter that Fringe has been picked up for another season! In so many words he said:
“Fringe was picked up!!!! Thanks Fringedom!”
A FOX spokeswoman confirms that the show will return next fall in full force–that’s right, meaning a full, 22 episode fourth season will be underway. CELEBRATION TIME, commence.
Oh, and take that Friday nights; guess you’re not the night where all shows go to die after all.
Update: Jump after the break to find the official press release celebrating the Fringe-tastic news.
FOX President, Kevin Reilly: ”Fringe has truly hit a creative stride and has distinguished itself as one of television’s most original programs. The series’ ingenious producers, amazingly talented cast and crew, as well as some of the most passionate and loyal fans on the planet, made this fourth-season pickup possible. When we moved the show to Fridays, we asked the fans to follow and they did. We’re thrilled to bring it back for another full season and keep it part of the FOX family.”
Fringe co-creator and executive producer, J.J. Abrams: “We could not be happier that the fans of Fringe (and our most excellent partners at FOX) have allowed us to continue telling stories from the fringe for another season!”
Fringe executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman: ”This early pickup comes at a perfect time as we start production on the Season 3 finale. We join the cast and crew in thanking our loyal fans and FOX for allowing us to have this much fun telling stories we love.”