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Thursdays, Sept. 2 – Nov. 4, 2010 Adults 18-49 finals (repeats in gray; previous finals in parentheses): 4.7 (4.2) (4.1) (4.3) (4.1) (4.4) (4.9) (2.4) (----) (----) Big Bang Theory 4.3 (3.9) (4.0) (4.6) (4.6) (4.6) (5.4) (1.8) (----) (----) Grey’s Anatomy 3.9 (2.7) (2.7) (3.0) (2.9) (2.8) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) Private Practice 3.8 (4.0) (3.4) (3.8) (3.5) (3.7) (4.4) (1.2) (----) (1.0) The Office 3.4 (3.1) (3.1) (3.2) (2.9) (3.3) (4.0) (----) (----) (----) Shit My Dad Says 3.3 (3.3) (3.4) (3.1) (2.7) (3.1) (3.4) (----) (1.3) (----) CSI 3.0 (3.2) (2.9) (3.3) (3.0) (3.0) (3.4) (1.7) (1.2) (----) The Mentalist 2.7 (2.7) (2.3) (2.6) (2.5) (2.8) (3.6) (----) (----) (----) Outsourced 2.5 (----) (----) (2.6) (2.7) (2.5) (2.7) (----) (1.0) (----) Bones 2.4 (----) (2.2) (3.1) (2.1) (2.6) (2.6) (----) (----) (0.8) 30 Rock 1.9 (2.4) (1.9) (2.2) (1.8) (1.9) (2.2) (----) (----) (0.9) Community 1.8 (----) (----) (2.0) (2.0) (1.9) (2.1) (0.7) (0.8) (----) Fringe 1.6 (1.7) (1.7) (0.9) (1.6) (1.5) (1.6) (1.4) (1.6) (----) Vampire Diaries 1.4 (1.4) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.4) (1.5) (----) (----) The Apprentice 1.2 (----) (1.2) (1.1) (1.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Grey’s Anatomy (8pm) 1.1 (0.8) (1.1) (0.8) (0.9) (1.3) (1.2) (1.0) (1.0) (1.1) College Football 1.0 (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Real Housewives BH 1.0 (0.6) (0.6) (0.9) (0.7) (0.9) (1.0) (1.4) (----) (----) It’s Always Sunny 0.9 (1.0) (1.0) (0.6) (1.1) (1.1) (1.1) (1.2) (1.4) (----) Nikita 0.9 (0.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) NBA Basketball (8pm) 0.8 (0.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) NBA Basketball (11pm) 0.7 (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (0.4) (0.6) The First 48 0.7 (0.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Police Women of Dallas 0.7 (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) After The First 48 0.6 (0.4) (0.4) (0.6) (0.5) (0.6) (0.6) (1.1) (----) (----) The League 0.5 (0.4) (0.5) (0.7) (0.6) (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (----) (0.4) TNA Wrestling

* The return of “Fringe” from its baseball hiatus gave the series a new season low. (But not an all-time low; the series hit a 1.7 last season.) * “Bang” and “Shit” hit their best numbers since their season premieres. * “Private Practice” hit a season high with an episode about a sexual assault and beat “The Mentalist” for the first time this season. * “Nikita” hit its personal all-time low.
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  • Nov. 6, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Not on the Schedule

    by joee60

    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

    Count me in that group

    by Epsilon

    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

    Its the fake Olivia/Bolivia story

    by cairo

    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

    Meant big not bog

    by cairo


  • Nov. 6, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    It would be va damn shame if...

    by lostbat

    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

    those negative and unsubstantiated ratings headlines

    by ballyhoo

    Like this one. Yeah that would piss me off.

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Fringe is awesome

    by Krangelus

    and one of the best shows on TV right now.

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    FOX is racist

    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


    by ORIONgods

    For the love of god don't get it cancled

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Fauxlivia storyline is good

    by BrannigansLaw

    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

    Fauxlivia is awesome

    by AshokForgiven

    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

    Fringe = MAXIMUM WIN

    by DickBallsworth

    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

    Want to have better ratings networks?

    by aversiontherapy2

    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

    If Fox cancels Fringe: The Contingency Plan

    by Bruda5000

    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

    If Fox's bullshit kills Fringe, I swear to fuck

    by Itchy

    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

    The Walking Dead will Eat Fringe

    by Barmat

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    another vote for fringe!

    by coachaaron

    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

    I can't believe people watch Big Bang Theory

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    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

    another one bites the dust

    by coachaaron

    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

    I fucking love Fringe!

    by billybigbollocks

    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

    Fox can ocasionaly have the patience for sci-fi

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    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

    It's sad really

    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

    Actually, Fox is getting somewhat better

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <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

    Abed's memos

    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

    Fox DID promote Fringe during the World Series.

    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

    Bass Ackwards...

    by Cheif Brody

    Wish I had DVR'd THAT!

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    sad thing is

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    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

    good, not goond

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    damn lack of an edit function strikes again

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Why Fringe will fail

    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

    poor nikita

    by gun_will_travel

    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


    by batman713

    ... those retarded fucks of retarded fuckville? Couldn't have said it better myself.

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't mind...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...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

    Fringe is a good Lost replacement, starting

    by estacado1

    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

    No Mary Jane in Spider-Man "reboot".

    by F-18

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    If Fringe goes I give up with TV...

    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

    Fringe To Wednesday

    by Waspo

    Pair it with Human Target, move The Good Guys to Thursday and give up on Friday.

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    EWeekly's latest issue . . .

    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

    People mention another network picking it up....

    by Nice Marmot

    ...if it fails. I keep imagining the AMC version. Droooooolllll....

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Or Fauxlivia...

    by Gislef_crow

    ...says how she liked Cary Grant in The Maltese Falcon.

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I also like Nikita

    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

    @gun_will_travel - A few of us watch Nikita. Not many tho.

    by V'Shael

    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


    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    Fringe is nothing

  • 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

    Fringe can be fun

    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


    by slimballs

    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

    I am enjoying Fringe

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    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

    Are you guys watching ALWAYS SUNNY and LEAGUE???

    by TSTEWIE

    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

    fringe is the greatest show NO ONE watches...

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    fringe is the greatest show NO ONE watches...

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    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

    who the hell...

    by dcut75

    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

    A couple of things in Fringe's favor

    by ArianeB

    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

    Fringe is still on?

    by Xiphos_2

    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

    Nikita was actually really good this week . . .

    by ONeillSG1

    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


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    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

    sort of like

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth, blowing Sir Didymous

  • Nov. 7, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST


    by Rabbitcakes

    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

    Terriers is good... Name is gonna kill it.

    by ToMonicker

    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 think fox will stick with fringe...

    by soup74

    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

    Timothy Olyphant

    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 7, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Cheif Brody That BTF remark

    by lostbat

    made my Sunday morning Thx

  • Nov. 7, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    It has the most competitive timeslot of the week

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    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

    The Office is still on?

    by donkey_lasher


  • Nov. 7, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Michael v2

    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

    outsourced should be out

    by matchesmalone2380

    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

    Fringe is Awesome

    by Crow3711

    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

    A lot of good shows out there...

    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

    Not Continuing With Sunday Walking Dead TBs?

    by Crow3711

    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

    Fringe blew its wad too soon.

    by JuanSanchez

    Can't bring myself to watch this season after 2 seasons of loyal viewing.

  • Nov. 7, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    That Makes No Sense At All Juan

    by Crow3711

    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

    Fringe has fallen into the same trap as X-Files

    by Yamato

    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

    Fringe is great this year

    by theGoldbergV

    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

    Lostbat...yw...that BTTF is a win/win

    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> 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

    "Terriers" isn't the new "Rockford Files".

    by KazamaSmokers

    "Republic of Doyle" is the new "Rockford Files".

  • Nov. 7, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    The only reason I'm not watching Fringe...

    by moviemenace

    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

    If a show can't involve me enough - I don't watch

    by JuanSanchez

    I have no reason to stick with Fringe if it doesn't interest me.

  • Nov. 7, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Don't you dare Fox!

    by tomizzoinRI

    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

    No way, Yamato . . .

    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

    damn...Fringe is a great show

    by LabattsBleu

    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


    by MegaBeth

    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.