If you’re a fan of Fringe, you’ll be happy to know Fox has picked it up for a third season. EW is reporting the news and I can confirm it. While the show doesn’t get huge numbers on Thursday nights (about 7.6 million viewers), it’s an extremely competitive night on TV and the show has managed to hold its own. Also, it does well in the all-important 18-49 demographic and when you factor in DVR numbers.
As a big fan of the show, I’m glad it’s coming back. I’m also happy for the early renewal as it gives executive producers Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams time to write a great season finale. Fringe also stars Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham), Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop), John Noble (Walter Bishop), Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles) and Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth).