I reported before Christmas that the future of FRINGE is uncertain and a decision should be made by January at least. Well I have some further news for fans everywhere but its neither good or bad!
It seems that no one quite knows what to do with Fringe and at the moment it is in limbo as it carries on with its season four schedule.
“The hesitation in my voice is that it’s an expensive show… But with that rating on Friday] night it’s almost impossible for us to make money on it,” Fox’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly said during the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour in Los Angeles.
“We’re not in the business of losing money. We need to figure out if there’s a deal with studio Warner Bros that will make sense or will this be it.”
Reilly did praise the show’s popularity and admitted that it has had a positive impact on their Friday primetime programming, adding: “Fringe has been a point of pride. I share the passion for the show the fans have.
“I love that Fox, after letting down genre fans over the years, [came through with Fringe]. I love that fans stuck with it after it moved to Friday. It has vastly improved our Friday night.”
This does have an echo of what happened to Angel in which it was critically loved and the studio were unsure before finally it was cancelled….Knowing my experience with TV, I bet this could be the last we see of Fringe when the show ends….