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Fox’s FRINGE Gets
Full-Season Pick-Up!!

I am – Hercules!!
“Fringe” is going where fellow Fox series “Firefly,” “The Tick,” “Point Pleasant,” “Freakylinks” and “The Lone Gunmen” could not – to a full 22-episode order. In adults 18-49, “Fringe” is fall’s highest-rated new show, and has averaged 10.7 million viewers. It’s the first new show on one of the “big four” broadcast networks to receive a full-season pick-up. Find all of the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.


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  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I like it just dont love it


    That being said I happy for the full season pick up. I am interested were the show is heading.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Interested to see where this show can go.

    by mrph0enix

    I'm still iffy on this one, I'll more than likely watch it through the end of the season.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Too generic

    by Aloy

    A bit of this and a bit of that, everyone has a screw em in the back agenda. Still, it may turn around... Meanwhile my fav Sarah Connors is hanging by a thread. As always, no justice.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I love Firefly

    by Sebilrazen

    as much as the next guy. But quit your bitching. It's been quite a few years now, they aren't going to bring it back.<br><br> This show has its moments but it really needs to get a cohesive narrative going.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by DrPain

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Fringe writer have just completed the Tim Kring ...

    by InActionMan

    How to write sci-fi TV home study course. <P> He watches things he's the Wat... I mean the "The Observer" he's weird, he's bald, he can't get involved(At least not directly). <P> It would seem J.J., Orci and company are ripping of Marvel Comics "The Watcher" pretty blatantly. This is approaching "Rear Window" v. "Disturbia" lawsuit territory.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by Banky the Hack

    We gave it four episodes. What a boring, pathetic show. I can't believe JJ had anything to do with this crap. This is the first show I've seen where the supernatural was more believable than the mundane. I can buy a subterranean torpedo, but to try and convince us that an Ivy league research institution would leave viable lab space unused...UNTOUCHED even for 17 years? Puh-fuckin'-lease.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Audiences love a NEW repetitive procedural drama!

    by zooch

    Audiences love a NEW repetitive procedural drama! They hate shows they actually have to follow. If they have to follow a show for more than one season they tune out. Shows must have a a new case/monster/patient/something-of-the-week. A formula done over and over and over and over again. Forget serials. Forget Heroes. Too confusing!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    "Big Four"?

    by Nebs

    Who calls them that? It's either the big three, or the five broadcast networks. Until Fox gets a third hour of primetime programming (four on Sundays), there is no "big four."

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by kyle051554

    I know a lot of Talkbackers are hating on the show, but I love it so far and can't wait to see where it's going. I'm still in shock that they actually picked it up for a full season.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    What about Terminator:SCC?

    by The Outlander

    In the case of Terminator, I'm thinking no news will be bad news.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Well Done Fox -

    by medicinaluser

    I think those not wanting to fully commit to the show for fear of it being cancelled mid-season will rest easy now. <BR><BR> Let's see if Dollhouse "snicker" can match what Fringe has pulled off. <BR><BR> One last thing though I liked the last episode it was no Eugene Toombs of X-Files fame, it has been a while but basically was it not that episode that pretty much sealed X-files crown and got everyone hooked?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Can get into it

    by snowpuff

    Too bad Terminator isn't doing as well. Why not put these shows together? Seems like a natural fit?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Typical Fox canceling... wait WHAT?!?!

    by br1947

    I'll be damned... Show is interesting, not great, but does have potential

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Congrats Whedon!

    by buffywrestling

    Zack, that is.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Now we can see the story and chars develop

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by Melvin_Pelvis

    miss it bigtime<p> Would have loved to see that 'verse play out over 5 seasons<p> But it didn't and I'm tired of wallowing in its loss

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    The Observer theorys

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    He's an immortal that figured out all the stuff the mad scientist guy is doing centuries ago and in the process developed his own immortality<br> He's so old that his more subtler senses are starting to fade, such as taste and smell and all his body hair fell out long ago<p> He's an artifical being and doesn't age in any way that matters. His creater didn't think he needed things like body hair or a sense of taste

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    DBZ trailer leak

    by The Devlinizer

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I try to watch the show but find myself tuning out.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    It's well-made, but it doesn't catch nor hold my attention at all.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    FOX has to make room for terrific shows like

    by TallBoy66

    Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80's Show, Wonder Falls, Fast Lane, Andy Richter Controls The Universe, Skin, Girl's Club, Cracking Up, The Pitts, Firefly, Get Real, Freaky Links, Wanda At Large, Costello, The Lone Gunman, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Normal Ohio, Pasadena, Harsh Realm, Keen Eddy, The Street, American Embassy, Cedric The Entertainer, The Tick, Louie, and Greg The Bunny

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Fringe only slightly better and more orginal than

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Threshold, Odyssey 5, The 4400 et cetera, et cetera. It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts. There's nothing too bad with the show, but tonally it's generic. Christ there's even a bit of Eureka thrown in. Think back to the early 90s and the arrival of the X-Files. There hadn't been anything quite like it for years. Same thing with Lost, it combined old ideas with new in an exciting way.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Happy to hear it, last episode was pretty great

    by Charlie Murphy

    hopefully Dollhouse follows suit

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    John Doe got a full 22 episodes, didn't it?

    by 8 of 12

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    FG Joke alert!

    by Thrillho77

    How long until Tallboy66's Family Guy joke is referenced by a AICN writer without knowing where it actually came from?!?!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST

    The Devlinizer

    by Thrillho77

    If it wasn't for the appearance of an actual Dragon Ball...that didn't look like Dragon Ball at all :-(

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Doesn't Fox normally do the opposite?

    by aversiontherapy2

    I'm impressed.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    T:TSCC is pretty much a goner by all accounts...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    And I think John Doe got 18 episodes.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Fringe has potential

    by Kneprock

    Now I hope that it can live up to it

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Not sure I like it

    by BossGuy

    But, I was hoping the Boston Legal guy would be out with the first episode.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    The weaklings had to give it the full season.

    by kabong

    Otherwise they would have had to replace it with yet another series from the same mold. <p> Come up with something new, striking, exciting!!!!!!!!!! <p> Network dummies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Fringe is ok, but...

    by Amy Chasing

    That Firefly didn't get one is a crime.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Firefly, I mourn thee

    by Xaximus

    GAH, you just had to mention Firefly and pour salt into the never-healing wound. *sobs*

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    They need to save Terminator next . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    match these two up and they will own the night. No one gives a sh!t about Prison Break. Come on.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    You know, I have to love how we're all still mourning Firefly

    by 8 of 12

    It's like we'll never find love again! Oh, and John Doe got 21 episodes. I call that fairly decent. Now if only it could get a DVD release.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Ah, I stand corrected, 8 of 12!

    by Paul T. Ryan

    I still can't believe Joss Wheden returned to FOX with Dollhouse. It's like an abused wife returning to their spouse...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile in Down Under Land

    by deanbarry

    90210 has been dropped by our illustrious CHANNEL FUCKING TEN! I know it's trash TV and hasn't got shit on the original, bad damn! I likie. As for Fringe, was getting into it and missed the last couple eps. So....alas, will be watching it on swanky DVD when it comes out with fresh eyes. As I will do with 90210 i'm sure.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST


    by closeencounter

    And a heavy *sigh* for beloved Firefly....

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST

    this show...

    by Malebolgia

    is Fucking Garbage just like alias and lost

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Screw this lame show, more Mentalist!

    by DrPain

    The Mentalist deserves a full season also.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Did someone compare Fringe to Heroes?

    by TequilaMocking


  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by Wrath4771

    I know its been like three episodes, but Fringe is just a bad version of the X-Files. Maybe Pace can investigate what happened to Joey and why she married Tom Cruise. Though apparently Skynet sent the thrid mechanized division of Terminators back into the past, Terminator is a show worth saving.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    They should move Terminator to Wednesday 9.00pm after bones.

    by The Outlander

    Isn't FOX cancelling the show(s) that come on after Bones (Til Death and Do Not Disturb)

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Part of the problem with this show

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    Is everything seems pre-ordained and controlled by powerful figures. That just sucks the spontaneity and sense of discovery out of the series.<p>It doesn't help that Torv is neither charming or sexy.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Agreed, more Mentalist,

    by Amy Chasing

    and Fox shouldn't just stop at Til Death & Do Not Disturb - cancelling Bones and putting Angel & Zooey's sister into Terminator would be kinda cool.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Yes, more Terminator please!

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    The show has grown on me over the last year and I cling to hopes that it may survive the wrath of Fox.<p>I could not give a jot about Fringe but Terminator has become essential viewing for me.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST

    I would also like more "Worst Week"

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    That's a fine comedy series. It's made me laugh a good dozen times for each of its episodes so far. A wonderful little show that also deserves to endure.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    I'm Done

    by toxicbuddha

    I gave it four episodes and I am already sick of it. It suffers from the same conceit that many of these "look how clever and edgy this is" shows/comics/movies fall victim to: it's so busy being the smartest thing in the room that it overlooks it's own ridiculous plot devices: This ultra secret, super sophisticated anti-conspiracy multi-agency government entity with so much juice it can pull rank on the NSA and the best they can manage is two field agents, one of whom is actually the civilian son of the nut job whose research pretty much caused every phenomenon they encounter??!!?? That shit where she chases down Jackson's kidnapped ass and gets out of the car alone and without backup pretty much sealed it for me. Plus I am sick to death of that bald asshole boss of hers constantly revealing shit to her in dribs and drabs, while explaining that he was holding out because she "isn't ready" for the big picture. WTF?? If she can't be trusted, why was she recruited?? To each his own, but this show just keep pulling red herrings out of it's ass, and for me enough is enough.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Oh, and can someone please cancel Eureka.

    by Amy Chasing

    Am surprised Moriarty hasn't done a rant for that show like he did for Spaceballs Animated and Heroes.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    In other news: 90210 got a full-season pick-up too!

    by Amy Chasing

    Hooray for these extended efforts of the mundane.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Its x-files without anything interesting in it........

    by sns

    Sorry had to be said....

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:37 a.m. CST

    terminator scc has been shit so far

    by masteryoda007

    but I am aglutton for punishment so I will just keep watching until it gets better or i gauge out my eyes with a biro

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST

    But why? TSCC is way better.

    by photoboy

    Fringe is boring, unengaging, full of utter bullshit science and has a leading lady so boring and plain and I can't understand why they cast her. Plus the stories were done over 10 years ago on the X-Files. It's obviously following the tedious pattern of Lost by very slowly revealing what is going on and throwing in lots of random shit while doing it.<br><br> Terminator and Prison Break both deserve full seasons way more than this shit.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    JJ Abrams is NOT the messiah.

    by thedarklinglord

    Fringe is just a poor man's X-Files, without the eerie atmosphere, the sharp sense of humor, or the hot chick. And why everyone gushes over Abrams is beyond me.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST

    I agree, Mentalist

    by Underdogthe3rd

    Deserves a full season. Fringe is... good, but just a generic X-Files (and that lead actress is terrible!).

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 5:32 a.m. CST

    grr firefly cancellation

    by palewook

    reason i still don't watch many fox programs.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    awesome...2/2 so far...

    by Judge Briggs

    With Fringe and True Blood being renewed...all I need is for Sarah Connor to be picked up again too... but that won't happen until next Spring and fucking Fox... those fuck-tards cancel everything so I am not holding my breath.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    I'm just happy Fringe is getting an entire season to develop

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I like it, but i totally understand many of the people's complaints about it. It needs work. <p> That being said, I'm hoping the creative powers that be use this time to work on its weaknesses. If they don't, cancel it and move on. <p> Firefly's early termination was a travesty, but at least Whedon had the clout to get a movie made to get us closure. So many shows never even get that chance.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    T:TSCC Started Out w/ 7 Million Viewers Too

    by cowboyone

    Fringe needs a lot of work or it'll never make it through season 2.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    heya haters

    by Basehead

    to quote jay-z : I'm like fuck critics you can kiss my whole asshole If you don't like my lyrics you can press fast forward. there ya go. if you dont like the show dont fucking watch it. its not like you are paying 10$ to see it. I am sure shitty ratings will get the show out of the way. Of course not if the show is called Scrubs... hehe

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I love this show!

    by Bill Brasky

    I liked it until Tuesday night. Man, this shit got Freaky-DEAKY on Tuesday. (everything prior to Tuesday has been very 'explainable') 1.) What the fuck are the vibrating underground artillery shells?!?! 2.) Anna Torv....Damn she makes pant-suits sexy! This babe is very hot in a completely sublime way. Also, love the glasses. 3.) Who the fuck is the eyebrowless 'Observer'???? Reminds me a little of UATU. "Roast Beef sandwich, as rare as you have, with ELEVEN Jalapenos...on the side." 4.) The Assassin who uses some sort of lethal force projector and who likes to torture/read thoughts through nasal wires. 5.) Anna Torv...ummm...more bikini shots like in the 1st episode, please? OK, so the AICN talkbacker critics (who also criticize EVERYTHING all the time) may not like some of the X-Files similarities, but over all, I think that JJ Abrams hit a home run with this show. And again, after Tuesday night's paranormal twists I am hooked!

  • not sure if they can fix the Alias-Files formula, eventually the newness will wear off this series and its going to slump in the ratings. <p>Show needs to move away from the conspiracy stuff, stick more to small arcs, and deal with twilight zone/early xfiles territory. as it develops more of its own backstory, fringe is feeling like the convoluted clusterfuck that xfiles became in the seasons after it became mainstream. <p> fringe is already flirting with their own cig smoking man conspiracy angle. he just uses a different prop. etc. 4 episodes in and it feels like we've been here before. <p> needs to break out and do its own thing, if the show wants to last.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    This show is EXTREMELY cheap...

    by Lolthien make compared to Firefly, you have to know that's why it was cancelled. I got the entire series after seeing it shilled on here for cheap on Amazon. Excellent show, one of the best. But the effects and setpieces in that show had to cost double or triple the plain black and glass walls that Fringe uses. That's why it was ordered.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Glad to hear it.

    by Fawst

    It may not have started out with the same big bang that Lost did, or even Alias, but it's obviously building to something. Considering the Abrams doctrine is all about changing the show as it goes along, I don't think this formula is going to stick around forever. Right now it's "whacky shit happens, the loopy doc had a hand in it but forgets until the convenient time in the episode, then he figures out something using fringe science to help them solve the case." I GUARANTEE you that by the end of this season, that won't be how it goes down any longer. Something's going to have to change. I'm just wondering where they'll take it.<br><br>By the way, Torv? She's pretty fucking hot. She's a cross between Aurora Snow and Cate Blanchett. That = win.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Color me surprised

    by I am_NOTREAL

    I really thought this was DOA after the extremely uninspiring pilot...

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Aurora Snow and Cate Blanchett!?

    by Brian


  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    FRINGE hasn't *quite* convinced me yet...

    by Mockingbird Girl

    ... but the casting it top-notch, and overall it has potential. I'm hoping all of the elements will gel into something more cohesive over the next few weeks. I am astonished, however, that those who complain that FIREFLY was cancelled before it has a chance to develop an audience are actually *rooting* for FOX to do the same now. Bizarre.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Fringe is ok...

    by turketron

    The lead actress is boring, but this week's episode was interesting. The mad scientist and Lance Reddick aka Lt. Daniels aka Matthew Abbadon are the best characters. Also, The Observer is pretty cool, I was glued to the screen watching his crazy lunch at the beginning of the show. Loved that cool ass pulse gun that the bad guy had too.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Terminator is fucked

    by Volllllume3

    It's not fair damnit!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Palewook, I generally agree with you

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    because as much as I like the show, I clearly know it's derivative of other higher-quality things. <p> Basically I feel like I'm eating a McDonald's cheeseburger after going without meat for a year. It's fine based on my immediate needs, but I dunno if I'll keep coming back. <p> Let's hope they don't squander what little goodwill they were given from Fox (as Fox is less than forgiving for mediocre ratings).

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    yeah, save Terminator

    by newc0253

    it took a shaky premise and established itself well. This week's Cameron-centred ep was great, at least the parts with Summer Glau in it.<p> Fringe is the better show, but Terminator is definitely worth keeping too.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I like the show

    by skimn

    and agree with some of the complaints. At least we'll get a chance to see where Abrams is going with this.<p>And I think Fox is playing nice with Abrams to keep him on their side. He does have that little Star Trek movie coming out that has more buzz than anything with the words "Star Trek" in the sentence, then it has for years.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by The Alienist

    The Fringe shrugging and the Sarah Connor love is perplexing. Come on, Sarah isn't awful, its just not very good. Fringe just keeps getting better and better.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    great news

    by smutpeddlar

    this show has alot of promise,glad to know i will be able to see it unfold

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Now you whiny pussies who are afraid of getting invested can watch it.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    The Observer is a classic MiB

    by lynxpro

    Thanks to those dopey Will Smith films, most of us forget the descriptions of classic MiBs. The behavior of The Observer in the diner is classic MiB behavior with the odd food choices. But apparently in this continuity, the MiBs are not human because his super binoculars were taking measurements in centimetres and not in some alien measurement system. He also seemed to be taking notes using short hand. But what got to me was the villain's super-duper blaster which reminded me of the alien guns from *I Come in Peace* at least from in the forest scenes where it looked to be capable of actual fire power and not just a bad-ass mechanical Force Throw. But the character of "Walter" is the reason why I watch this show. Joshua Jackson's character has done nothing remotely bad-ass as say Brian Austin Green(e)'s character has done on the *Terminator* tv series.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    ...and *My Worst Enemy* is a *Jekyll* rip-off...

    by lynxpro

    ...sorry, but an NBC rip-off of Steven Moffat's *Jekyll* holds no interest for me. Just imagine what Moffat could have done with an NBC budget as opposed to a BBC budget.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Excellent news...

    by allykatD

    I think the writers have a lot of ideas, twists and character arcs ready for this series and I really want to see it play out. So far Fringe is my favorite new series and I'm happy to see that it won't go the way of Firefly (Bring Back Firefly Dammit!). I like the mysteries surrounding Peter and Walter and the Observer, especially the mystery of Peter's medical records that Walter briefly mentioned in episode 2.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    They should call this show:

    by StrokerX

    The Doctor Who Remebers Things That Have To Do With The Cases They're On At Any Given Time.<p> Seriosly it's already comical. "Who is this mysterious bald man?" "Oh wait, now i remember...turns out he saved me and my son from drowning." What a coincidence. Every week he's like.."Wait...i now remember...i did an experiment just like this 20 years ago!"

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    People like the Mentalist?

    by lynxpro

    WTF? If I wanted to watch that, I'd tune into *Psych* on the USA Network. Bong.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    ...the last episode did not rip off Doctor Who...

    by lynxpro

    The-speaking-sentences-of-the-other-character-before-they-even-think-it was done by Ben Linus on *Lost* before Russell Tealady Davies decided to rip that off - and the horns from *Lost* - in that dreadfully cheap and weak episode "Midnight" from the last season of Doctor Who. Thank the Maker that that weak-ass writer [a poor man's Joss Whedon] is leaving my favorite franchise so that a really talented writer [Steven Moffat] can really show how its done.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I hope TTSCC makes it

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Its a good story, told and performed well

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Oh and $10 says that

    by StrokerX

    Massive Dynamics are the good guys and the main chick will eventually work for them and do the really cool stuff...

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    FRINGE is THE X-FILES with Down's Syndrome

    by SpyGuy

    But hey, it's great for background noise while you're checking your e-mail.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by allykatD

    I love this show as well and I record and watch both Fringe and T:SCC. I don't understand the drop in viewership for T:SCC. It did well enough to be renewed, so where are all the fans?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    The Mentalist

    by HoboCode

    I saw the first episode and actually liked it a lot. I have it DVR'd for the season.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    The Mentalist........

    by woggerman

    ..."Psych" without the sidekick and humor. Everyone is complaining that Fringe is a ripoff of X-Files, but touting the Mentalist as a good show. Hey everyone has their own opinion. Mine is I am glad Fringe got a full season to see where it's going. I wish all shows could do that. The idea that anywhere from 5-13 eps is enough to evaluate a TV series is ridiculous.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST has Firefly

    by veritasses

    (just the series, not the movie) so you can watch it whenever. Though not at work of course.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Fringe Has Gotten Better

    by DKT

    But it could still be *much* better.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    best new show

    by Obscura

    this weeks episode did it for me, and confirmed that this is the show i look forward to most right now. Heroes isnt grabbing me like it used to.... Sarah conner is better but still not great, and house is just same as always. Fringe is awesome.... its like if in X files, everyone believed mulder right from the start and gave him shit loads of backup. love it.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Fringe is nothing like X-Files

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    other than both shows have strange phenomena<p> X-Files a believer in everything teamed with a skeptic working out of a basement storage room, cock blocked by every branch of the government<p> Fringe a trained observer teamed with a con man and his mad scientist pops, with a full support staff working out of a fully equipped lab with the official full support of every investigative branch of the government

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Stroker X

    by Shigeru

    Completely agree.. after the 2nd episode I predicted every single subsequent one would be king denethor remembering that the mysterious phenomenon the team is encountering was part of his super-secret research 20 years ago!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    that said

    by Shigeru

    I'll still watch... because it has potential. <br> I fucking hate that lady's robot arm, though.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Yes, more Terminator please!

    by LarryTate

    I agree!! Just move the night.. of course ratings dipped.. you are going against 3 other shows and MNF started up. Like someone else said.. send it to Wednesdays

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I just can't get over the fact

    by karatemedia

    ...that "fringe" sounds like slang for female genitalia, a la "trim" - eg, "I'm gonna hit the bars tonight and try to get me some fringe." But that's *my* problem.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Fringe seems kinda eh to me.

    by subtlety

    Not a disaster, just a sort of by-the-numbers kind of deal. Nice production, capable cast, but no real hook... pretty bland leads, too, except for their resident mad scientist, who may be a cliche but at least seems to have a little spark to him. <br><br> Not to join the legions bemoaning Firefly, which was a solid show that deserved a little more life (and was ultimately ill-served by a movie format), but the greatest tragedy in the history of TV show cancellation was Freaks and Geeks. Futurama also deserved at least another two seasons -- and hey, it may actually get 'em now. <br><br> Fringe is good enough to deserve a chance (hell, most truly great shows don't find their feet until about the middle of the first seasons and sometimes not even by the second) but honestly, I'd be much happier if they'd bring back the X-files... even with Dogget and Reyes, it was a stronger, richer show than Fringe.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    i dont get it

    by Bouncy X

    this gets 10million viewers and gets a full season but terminator is apparently getting around 7million and circling cancellation? a measly 3 million makes that much of a difference?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Freaks & Geeks

    by Shigeru

    Is most definitely the most egregious example of early cancellation...ever. <br><br> Also anyone else notice how the premiere was set in winter with snow everywhere and the rest of the episodes not?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Fringe saves me from Dancing with the Stars

    by Poopfoot1980

    I really needed something to watch at 9/8c to counter my wife's awful taste in TV, and this fills the gap. I really want to like this show a lot more, but I agree it does feel a little like X-Files Lite. However, it seems they are spending more time with the overall conspiracy that the week's mystery. I always liked the self-contained mystery X-Files episodes more than the conspiracy continuation episodes. The lead chick is kind of bland (reminds me of the chick from Without a Trace), but I think everyone else is pretty good in their parts.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by Angelus_420

    What do “Firefly,” “The Tick,” “Point Pleasant,” “Freakylinks” and “The Lone Gunmen” have to do with Fringe? There are a lot of shows that have been picked up by Fox since those shows aired so to compare them makes no sense. I don't get why Fringe is even getting a full season. I watched the first episode and thought not bad but after that this show hasn't been able to keep my attention longer than the credits. I guess Fox paid too much for this show to have to bow out this early. I just hope Dollhouse gets a full order when it comes in January.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    The Why

    by Steve Young

    This show didn't bolt out of the gate, and it seems to have generated lukewarm response among the "internet message board" population, despite its little macabre touches. However, its very blandness may be making it more approachable to the very people currently pumping its ratings up (i.e. procedural addicts). I also agree that while the lead is pretty, she also seems a little bland. That may be partly due to her part being seriously under-written, to the point where I think they are deliberately NOT telling us about her character. That's a pretty big gamble when you're putting essentially a void in the center of every episode. Hate to bring up LOST, which had a pilot rivaling some feature films, but we knew more about Jack in the first half than we do about... wait, what's her name again?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    This gets a full season pick-up...

    by Pancho Straight

    ...but they canceled Soul Train after only 38 years?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I think that after a while networks

    by emeraldboy

    will get bored of JJ. Its bound to happen. and I would like to know what is it with JJ and airplanes?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I agree with Nebs

    by axcel1

    FOX is NOT part of the "BIG FOUR", the "BIG FOUR" are NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS. FOX is part of the "SMALL THREE", FOX, CW, and MYNETWORK. 'nuff said!!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    It costs literally next to nothing to create a DVD box set. So it wouldn't cost Fox fuck all to release my beloved FREAKYLINKS all in one spectacular DVD box set with a shitload of extras and free blow-up Lisa Sheridan. Ahem. Anyway, we have FIREFLY on DVD (long may it reign in all our hearts - as much as we ALL want it to return, it fucking never will) and LONE GUNMEN (much under-rated), so WHY isn't FREAKYLINKS out on DVD? It would sell. If shit like FRINGE - a feeble X-FILES-meets-DOOMWATCH-with-zero-charisma rip-off - can get a full series, this is final proof that the suits at Fox need to loosen their neckties - it's cutting off the oxygen to their brains. Fucksticks.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    GLOBAL FREQUENCY was better...

    by spud mcspud

    It essentially WAS exactly what FRINGE is trying to be, but with waaaay more charisma and balls and rock-star attitude - and MICHELLE MOTHERFUCKING FORBES as MIRANDA FUCKING ZERO!!!<P> THAT is the number one unforgivable sin EVER committed by a network - not giving GLOBAL FREQUENCY a full series. You have NO FUCKING IDEA what we are missing out on now 'cos of that - and shit like FRINGE gets made. Fucking unforgivable.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Sorry, major F-Bombs tonight

    by spud mcspud

    Feel very strongly about this...

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I want to like this show, but I just don't...

    by Zardoz

    It bores me. Let me know if it gets better...

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Well alright There may be hope for Fox.

    by SID 8.0

    Best new show of the year.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

    No power in the 'verse can stop me. Big, damn heroes, sir. I'll be in my bunk. <p> Darn you guys for reminding me...

  • Oct. 5, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    You know, this is growing on me

    by Itchy

    I wasn't much into it the first three episodes ... but it's starting to add some layers. Creepy Mr. Abadon, Denethor the mad scientist and Pacey from Dawson's Crack are all surprises ... especially Pacey - he's actually rather engaging in a role that easily could by annoying as living hell. The main chick is just milquetoast though. Anyways, I'm glad - for once - they are giving a show like this a year to bear fruit.

  • Oct. 24, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Hey spud mcspud,

    by schnorbis

    I agree that it's a damn shame they didn't make Global Frequency into a series. The pilot for that was great! However, I really like Fringe and all the characters on that show.