Nov. 6, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST
Fringe was added to the schedule only two days before it aired, after the outcome of the World Series was known. Big Mistake. A lot of fans didn't know it was on.
Nov. 6, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST
I didn't know it was even on. Normally Fox promotes the Hell out of their dramas during sporting events like the World Series, but I never saw anything say that Fringe would be back. I'm downloading it off itunes now.
Nov. 6, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST
get that over and done with as bog a Fringe fan as i am that plotline is boring
Nov. 6, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST
Nov. 6, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST
we would lose Fringe due to the stupidities of the Fox network and those negative and unsubstantiated ratings headlines. The series is better than ever. Best SF on all networks at the moment.
Nov. 6, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST
Like this one. Yeah that would piss me off.
Nov. 6, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST
and one of the best shows on TV right now.
Nov. 6, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST
by Maxwell Bishop
We all know the real reason the new episodes wasn't promoted. Lance Reddick stars in the series and as we all know from the Undercovers talk back everything involving a person of color is racist.
Nov. 6, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST
For the love of god don't get it cancled
Nov. 6, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST
At first I didn't like the idea of the Olivia's being switched because it was too obvious. Now I actually like they way it's being handled. We essentially get 2 Fauxlivia storylines that appear to be on the verge of collision. Well done.
Nov. 6, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST
Seriously the new universe is pure awesome. I love seeing Olivia and Astrid in military garb, so much cooler than those boring FBI wardrobes. That and Agent Lee rocks.
Nov. 6, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST
Even when it stumbles, it recovers quickly and rebounds with double awesomeness. Looking forward to the resolution of the "two Olivia's" storyline and what's to come. Don't fuck it up, Fox.
Nov. 6, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST
Then stop putting your shows on these stupid hiatuses! Of course you're going to lose viewers when you pull the show off the air, especially when it's a series like Fringe, with an in-depth story line. ABC backed down and stopped putting Lost on hiatus. Treat your shows like crap and of course you're going to lose viewers. Network bloody idiots.
Nov. 6, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST
We need to start a campaign to get USA Networks to pick it up. They have had a bit of hole since 4400 left and this would do nicely. Anybody know who to contact or get something like that started? Thanks in advance!
Nov. 6, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST
I will never watch a goddamn thing on that piece of shit network again. Why do those fucktards insist on moving shows around, interrupting them for months plus midseason, etc. etc. As if the Leno - O'Brien dispute didn't make it clear, it's obvious that network tv executives are the fucking most retarded fucks ever seen this side of Retarded Fuckville.
Nov. 6, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST
Nov. 6, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST
i absolutely love it, it's easily my favorite show on any of the major networks. it obviously doesn't belong on thursday nights, this is just another case of FOX screwing a high budget sci-fi show. they'll probably cancel it soon, but keep utter crap like human target and most of those animated bores.
Nov. 6, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST
It's the same drivel as Two and a Half Men, but since it makes comic book references some nerds on this site give it a pass. <P>It's 2010, why are we still taking sitcoms with a laugh track seriously? Community is a thousand times smarter then Big Bang Theory and it doesn't have to resort to laugh tracks, 3 camera set ups or worn out sitcom cliches.
Nov. 6, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST
firefly, the sarah connor chronicles, dollhouse, etc... fox doesn't have the patience for good sci-fi, they played around with all these shows scheduled times and airings, put them on the worst possible nights as far as viewership and competition. this idiotic behavior won't stop until people stop caring and watching moronic reality shows. thank GOD for networks like AMC and FX, that seem to get what people really want to watch.
Nov. 6, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST
It does well on DVR recording figures and DVD sales, it's not going anywhere YET. But those fuckers at Fox are probably looking to drop it. Fuckers!
Nov. 6, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST
they allowed X-files to drag on way past it's prime, and i belive they kept giving sliders a chance rather then just cancelling it...damn, I loved sliders, why can't they remake that show?
Nov. 6, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST
by Rectal Blowout
<P> That a smart, creative show like Fringe suffers compared to liquid fart shows like Jersey Shore and other reality shows. </P> <P> The masses want idiotic, brainless shows to watch. They can't handle to think about anything other than their stupid hand held devices and their social networks. </P> <P> I love Fringe too. It keeps getting better and better, and isn't just a 40 minute story per week like other shows. It's one big puzzle. </P>
Nov. 6, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST
<p>Because they actually decided to give Dollhouse a second season, when it seemed doomed for cancellation after only 1. And Terminator was in a similar situation, but Fox deigned to give the series a second season as well. Compared to its spiritual predecessors, Fringe is doing quite well by staying alive and well into its third season.</p> <p>Although to be honest, Fox had better give Fringe as many seasons as it needs to finish telling its overall story. The show has been on fire recently, hitting almost every stride it sets out to hit, with almost no mistakes. Sure, Peter's apparent obliviousness regarding Fauxlivia is getting sort of old, but they way they're integrating monster of the week stories with Olivia's realization that she's brainwashed is pure brilliance (i.e. amber twins similar to 2 Olivias, and math-prediction guy's plan failing because Oliva doesn't know Earth-2 protocol). And amidst all the action, the suspense, and the sci-fi, there's some moments of real emotional resonance--watching Olivia call her niece was actually pretty moving.</p>
Nov. 6, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Did anyone read Abed's Robocop screens? The last one had for memos: Book Starbucks for T&A In the Morning?.. Sell study group on paintball sequel.
Nov. 6, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
In the networks defense. Sadly...nobody was watching that lackluster "pasttime". <p> But...that fact remains...Fringe keeps getting bounced around like a red headed foster kid. <p> I DVR Fringe anyways...and watch the NBC comedies live...(except for Outsourced). I pause and rewind back on Fringe more than any show I DVR to see shit I missed. <p> This first time Olive jumped from the tank...I scanned that entire NYC tourist trap for a any WTC/Twin Tower memorabilia. There was none...which we saw later when she jumped again and she saw the "whole" in the skyline the second time. There were plenty of "green" Statue of Liberty items...which was the biggest clue she had jumped across. <p> Can't wait for Peter to bust Fauxlivia on OUR side. Hope he does it by bringing home BTTF 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray home to watch...and Fauxlivia says..."Oh, cool...I LOVE Eric Stoltz in that!". <p> Great SCOTT! <p>
Nov. 6, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
Wish I had DVR'd THAT!
Nov. 6, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST
it was a DAMN goond episode, and apparently thanks to Fox a lot of fans missed it. Why does one of the best shows on TV have to be in the hands of Fox?!?
Nov. 6, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST
damn lack of an edit function strikes again
Nov. 6, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST
by Arcadian Del Sol
It isn't attracting new viewers, and as it continues, it will cast off viewers who aren't able to stick with it for the long haul.<p> I dont think I have EVER seen an advert for it on television.
Nov. 6, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST
nobody but me is watching. and it's not a bad action show, a lot better than most.
Nov. 6, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST
... those retarded fucks of retarded fuckville? Couldn't have said it better myself.
Nov. 6, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST
...having to boycott FUX forever if they cancel Fringe. Hope they DON'T, mind you, but am prepared to never stop on channel 434 (where FUX resides in HD on my local cable system) ever again. I mean, they're barely a real network anyway. What else do they have that's even remotely watchable. The Simpsons have been mostly sucking since around 2000 or so. Family Guy is still good for an occasional guffaw, but I can watch in on Adult Swim or TBS, House has pretty much jumped the shark... so it'll be no loss to me if Rupert shitcans his own niece's show just when it was getting really good and the current story arc was even proving that Anna Torv could actually act. Fuck FUX!
Nov. 6, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST
season 3. Watch the 2 part season 2 finale, and you're on your way to enjoying the best sci-fi on tv right now. That's what I did.
Nov. 6, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST
Nov. 6, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Besides sports I will just stop. Fringe is the best show on television and I hope someone with power reads this, if Fox cancels someone pick it up! This should have happened with Firefly but oh well. I believe the ratings system is rigged. I don't know a single person who watches anything on CBS. I don't get it. Is it just boring white people over 40? Because I've tried to watch their sitcoms... They are garbage horrible fucking things. Undercovers was better. Hands down better than almost anything on CBS and Undercovers was terrible. Fox keep Fringe you stupid fucks! Don't cancel it's amazing!
Nov. 6, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST
Pair it with Human Target, move The Good Guys to Thursday and give up on Friday.
Nov. 6, 2010, 4 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . Page 66. "5 Low-Rated Shows Worth Checking Out" Fringe is # 2. They say it "has found its voice and emerged as TV's true heir to Lost's cult-pop throne." Others in order are Community, 90210, Friday Night Lights & Medium.
Nov. 6, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
...if it fails. I keep imagining the AMC version. Droooooolllll....
Nov. 6, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST
...says how she liked Cary Grant in The Maltese Falcon.
Nov. 6, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
It's nicely filling the void left by 24 (only this time, the obligitory mole is one of the GOOD guys). It even has Xander "George Mason" Berkley in a CTU-like setting again. I hope it manages to get at least one full season on the air. I *need* my weekly dose of Maggie Q and Lydsey Fonseca...
Nov. 6, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
It's a shame, because it has potential, and it is the spiritual successor to La Femme Nikita, with Peta Wilson.<br /><br />But they need to do a few things.<br />1) Make Michael much much more of an emotionless bad-ass.<br />2) There should be more willingness to kill people, civilians etc...<br />3) Nikita shouldn't win in every episode so easily.
Nov. 6, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST
Fringe is nothing
Nov. 6, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST
Seriously dude, your shit is getting thin. Besides, it's "all time low" was weeks ago, when it hit 0.6. Rerun or not, that's still the season low.
Nov. 6, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
But I don't regard it as necessary "appointment viewing". As for which series could be the successor/replacement for fans of LOST, it's obviously not The Event or Fringe. It may be early to say this, but I have a feeling it will be The Walking Dead.
Nov. 6, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST
I hate looking at the ratings breakdown and seeing all the shitty shows at the top of the list and the great shows (Fringe, Nikita, Community) not doing well. When will the general public realise they watch shit?
Nov. 6, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST
Not a bad show. Better than a lot of stuff on now. Hopefully, if it is cancelled the show can wrap things up decently.
Nov. 6, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST
Both great shows. Never thought of Always Sunny as underrated but apparently it doesn't get great ratings (doubt that it needs it however since the show has a loyal fan base.) The League is in its second season and is consistently great also. I urge everyone to check these shows out if you have not. And don't even get me started on ARCHER!!!
Nov. 6, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST
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Nov. 6, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST
Support this show.If not, go to wal-mart...get there $50 ITUNES card(for $35!!), and buy all of fringe..this show needs to be renewed.
Nov. 6, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST
Is watching Outsourced? I can't believe Im being denied Parks and Rec because of that piece of shit!
Nov. 6, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST
Fringe DVD sales are good, and Fringe has an international audience. I'm not sure Fox has another show other than Glee that could do better in the ratings in that time slot.
Nov. 6, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST
who knew? judging by the numbers nobody. god lord that show is awful, Kuntman and Orc Boy blow and five head can't act. Good thing her aunt took the Murdoch schlong for 35 years or the show would have been shit canned long ago.
Nov. 6, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST
it had good pacing, better acting and most of all, mixed the bad guy of the week element of the show with a season long story arc that finally made sense.<br /> <br /> Too bad no one is watching it. But I think with Smallville leaving it will make the cut.
Nov. 6, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST
for some reason I pictured you blowing AsimovLives' dog while typing that comment - and in my mind you look like you should be attacking a hobbit or something like a good little troll
Nov. 6, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST
Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth, blowing Sir Didymous
Nov. 7, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia just doesn't seem to have the same magic as seasons past - I actually was a bit disappointed in last season and this season so far is even lower. The show is still one of the top comedies on TV right now... just not as great as it once was (season 2, anyone?).
Nov. 7, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST
To me it has more of a Veronica Mars vibe to it than Rockford Files. *shrug* <p> Fringe better have a plan B. Heh, heh.
Nov. 7, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST
i know im probably stupid for having faith, but i think fox will stick with it. terriers, unfortunately, i dont have as high hopes for. great show though. i got into it because all the talkbackers said it was good.
Nov. 7, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Nov. 7, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST
made my Sunday morning Thx
Nov. 7, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST
There's not much else Fox could put there that would do any better and they know it. Plus if all else fails, here's hoping Anna Torv being Rupert's neice matters.
Nov. 7, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST
MILK THAT CASH COW, MILK IT UNTIL IT DIES!
Nov. 7, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
Actually, I like that he does show some emotion; Roy Dupuis carried it a little too far in the original series.<p><p>Percy is the one who needs to get more badass; Berkley tries, but I think Glazer makes a better badass.<p><p>I'm not too fond of the modern Birkoff, perhaps because I can't stand Aaron Stanford. Division is supposed to be ruthless, but I still liked the humanity the combo of Walter and Birkoof brought to the old series. Melinda Clarke does a good job of channeling Madeline, but she's done those types of roles before.<p><p>The once thing I have to laugh at is how such a tapped-in place such as Division doesn't have cameras monitoring the various rooms nor systems smart enough to sniff the rogue transmissions to and from Nikita. Alex gets away with a lot of shit, but I guess that's what keeps the conceit of the mole alive.
Nov. 7, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST
only because it's following the office it this show getting the good ratings. Stick it on any other time, and it would be gone. Community and 30 Rock are way better, and I do miss parks and rec.
Nov. 7, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST
Seriously. And the numbers, in my opinion, are pretty fucking good considering what the was/is, what's it's becoming more and more, and the night/timeslot it has, which is easily the most competitive in weekly prime time. There is no other show fox can replace it with that would consistently get the numbers and the truly DEVOTED following fringe has. It might not be the most popular show on tv, but fox knows they have a rare commodity, something that a select group of people are seriously passionate about, and that isn't always easy to come by. I guarantee fringe gets at least one more season after this. Fox would be really stupid not to. I think just based on the fact they continue to push it on Thursdays, where they know it will never, ever be number one, but they will consistently pull the same numbers and attract the same devout following week in and week out is nothing to scoff at. Maybe they learned a lesson with firefly. There's an audience for real, smart scifi. Maybe not a huge one, but an audience nonetheless. And they have that audiences attention. There's no reason to piss that away to try and make a new show that, odds are, would pull lower numbers on Thursday at 9. Fringe has a pretty sweet deal going right now. I really don't think it's going anywhere b
Nov. 7, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Americans are too stupid for good comedy and sci-fi. Fringe hands down the best show on television. Sunny and The League are hilarious. Don't care about ratings, most people aren't like the one's who have Neilson boxes. I'm sure the audience for Fringe is much larger than what those fucking boxes say. Most people I know watch it on HULU or just bought season 1 and 2 on dvd. Sooo there you go. I hate the boxes rating system just because some idiot in the mid-west watches the horrible Big Bang Theory does not mean it's the #1 comedy, it means a couple idiots watch it.
Nov. 7, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST
Really? Cause that is fucking weak Herc. Pilot was the tits. Was looking forward o a tb today. Color me surprised if you aren't gonna do one each week. It's only 6 eps an it dominated the ratings last week. Might as well do it, I say
Nov. 7, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST
Can't bring myself to watch this season after 2 seasons of loyal viewing.
Nov. 7, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST
This third season is easily the best yet, and they didn't blow any wad. They methodically built, over two full season, to get to this wonderful and exciting point. Youre making a choice to miss out. Don't blame the show. It's very rare a show builds so patiently and Conpletely to such an awesome point in it's storytelling. Your post is complete and utter bullshit in my opinion.
Nov. 7, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST
When I think of X-Files and Fringe, I come to one conclusion. Both shows were at their best when NOT dealing with the "main story arc". When Mulder and Scully were not dealing with the big alien plot were almost always the best shows. With Fringe it is the same thing, when not dealing with the alternate reality is Fringe at its best. The problem is Fringe is now always dealing with the alternate reality, just the way X-Files, by the end, was always dealing with the alien plot.
Nov. 7, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST
easily the best start to a season, as both 1 and 2 started off badly. I saw season 1 on DVD and TBH it started so badly I might've given up if I was watching week to week, but it gradually got better and better and by the end each episode was a winner. The same happened with season 2. But season 3 started with a bang and its the only appointment viewing I have right now. <p><p>And to people hating on it because its JJ Abrams production, he hasn't written anything for it in close to 2 years
Nov. 7, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
It gets topical product placement $$$ in for FOX...and if the showrunners don't come back to acknowlege that "Stolz" reference...that would be a let down. <p> GolbergV...again...we are in complete agreement with regards to yer last post. <p> So...how do you think this Olive/Fauxlivia thing will get wrapped up? <p> 1. Our Olivia dies? <p> 2. Fauxlivia dies? <p> 3. The try to cross back at the exact same time...and merge into ONE? <p> Blonde on one side...brunette on the other? Lol! <p> Also...debate...Is Olive seeing Peter only in her head...or can Peter actually astral project himself to the other side at will? Will we see Peter awaking in a water tank himself one of these times?
Nov. 7, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST
"Republic of Doyle" is the new "Rockford Files".
Nov. 7, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST
is I'm not caught up. I would have been watching if they released season 2 on dvd in the beginning of the summer so new fans can play catch up. But nooooo, they have to wait until September. So now the only currently running show I'm watch regularly is Terriers which is unlikely to get a second season, so I'm fucked there too.
Nov. 7, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST
I have no reason to stick with Fringe if it doesn't interest me.
Nov. 7, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST
As someone who sent sunflower seeds to the USA Network for canceling the 4400, I would say if Fox doesn't want to get crates of red vines mailed to their main offices they dare not cancel fringe!
Nov. 8, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . I guarantee that Fringe, assuming the writers get to wrap it all up on their schedule, handles the main story arc beautifully and 800% better than the X-Files did. The X-Files screwed the pooch big time and I would be shocked to find out the Fringe writers didn't use it as their prime example of how NOT to handle their show.
Nov. 8, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST
by My Pretty Pony
I think most viewers didn't even know "Fringe" would be on last Thursday. I didn't, and I'm a big fan. I really hope FOX continues to give the show a chance. They've given it a really crappy time slot, so I don't know what they expected. It was never a ratings giant. It's just a really good show.
Nov. 8, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST
I hope that Fox, if they do decide to cancel it, gives us some kind of completion to the storylines...or maybe someone like sci-fi would be smart enough to pick it up.<p>Hiatuses are stupid; viewers totally lose track of shows that haven't hit their stride...
Nov. 9, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST
I enjoy the show. But I like the non-mythos episodes better than the story arch driven ones. I'm not digging the two universe thing. I am more a monster of the week kinda person. Long drawn out story archs bore me.