Breaking: Fox Renews Fringe for Season 4!

In any universe, this is the Best. News. Ever:  Fringe has been renewed!

A Fox spokesperson confirms to TVLine that the acclaimed (yet ratings-challenged) drama will return for a fourth season next fall — and a full season (22 episodes!) at that.

The news was announced on Twitter this evening by executive producer J.H. Wyman. “Fringe was picked up,” he wrote. “Thanks Fringedom!”

The pickup comes despite last Friday’s episode hitting a series low 3.85 million viewers. Fox, however, points out that the show still ranks as Friday’s No. 1 series among adults 18-49 and, creatively speaking, it’s never been better.

Fringe has truly hit a creative stride and has distinguished itself as one of television’s most original programs,” raves Fox president Kevin Reilly. “The series’ ingenious producers, amazingly talented cast and crew, as well as some of the most passionate and loyal fans on the planet, made this fourth-season pickup possible. When we moved the show to Fridays, we asked the fans to follow and they did. We’re thrilled to bring it back for another full season and keep it part of the Fox family.”

“This early pickup comes at a perfect time as we start production on the Season Three finale,” added Fringe showrunners Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. “We join the cast and crew in thanking our loyal fans and Fox for allowing us to have this much fun telling stories we love.”

And with that, TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated.

Get the party started in the comments section! And while your at it, with Fringe out of harm’s way, how about throwing Nikita some support in our “Renew Our Show” Bracket Tourney? It’s the right thing to do people.

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186 Comments
  1. Kyle says:

    excellent.

  2. John Ruggeri says:

    There is a god!

  3. Marsha says:

    OMG!!! WTG Fox!!! Finally a good decision regarding quality sci fi on your channel!

  4. keila says:

    Best. News. Ever. :)

  5. Michael says:

    :O !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Now Chuck and I’ll be OK.)

  6. David says:

    This is amazing news I was certain it was going to be canceled I guess FOX didn’t want another Firefly on their hands

  7. Brian says:

    YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A well deserved renewal. Fringe put up a hell of a season. I only hope the creators finally take this as a sign to finally put Astrid more into the fold and perhaps even a “Astrid-Centric” episode.

  8. Gen says:

    This is the best news ever! I am so friggin happy!

  9. ck says:

    Restores my faith in lots of things :)

  10. Amy says:

    OMG OMG THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!

  11. Steven says:

    That is great news

  12. Annie says:

    Awesome! Thanks Fox for giving us a 4th season!

  13. ana muller says:

    FOX’s executives thank you for getting your heads out of you asses and renewing this absolute brilliant show! shame on you for even thinking of canceling it!

  14. Tim says:

    Now I just need Chuck to be renewed.

    But at least I’ll get 1/2 of my favorite shows.

  15. Carolyn says:

    A night of miracle saves

    • forrest says:

      so true Carolyn! and I first found out about the renewal from the A.I. comment section. I’m happy – give Fox some love and continued viewership for Fringe!

  16. Sasha says:

    So happy!!!! I was so worried!!!

    • IC says:

      Me too!!! I can now watch the show without worrying about it being cancelled!

    • emily says:

      Seriously! I am spent. After months of people saying- Look, it got moved to Fridays, on FOX, it’s going to be cancelled; having every article with marginally good news about Fringe followed by a dozen comments about how Fringe would be “burnt on the ceiling”- whatever that means; being on tenterhooks every Saturday to hear how the ratings were- I can finally relax and enjoy!

  17. Tharcyla says:

    amazing, amazing! Finally! Now all i’m praying for Chuck to be renewed!

  18. Mindy says:

    Woo Hoo!! Great news! So glad I decided to come to this site just now. I came strainght here from EW.com and they didn’t have this news up yet. Thanks Ausiello!

  19. Zoe says:

    I literally just screamed with joy. Must know details! -refreshes constantly-

  20. erika says:

    yes yes yes yes yessssssssssss! :D

  21. Mena says:

    Wonderful news! Thank you, FOX!

  22. HP says:

    YES!!! Best news I’ve heard all day. Win for quality television.
    Such talented acting, especially from Anna Torv. Hopefully she will get some recognition for the amount of talent she has displayed this season playing three(!) different characters. It’s so nice to have a show that isn’t afraid to “go there” in the way that most network shows usually are. I can’t wait for season 4!

  23. Clay says:

    Thank god. Now take it off Fridays and put it on Tuesday or something.

    • Krazyspender says:

      I agree, Friday night is what did it. Seriously find another night…. a spoooky night any night but Friday. YEA YEA YEA FRINGE IS BACK… YEA YEA YEA FRINGE IS BACK….. which Olive are you rooting for? what the hell do you mean they don’t rememember Peter? Who’s babysitting Henry? Which Walter will break first? oH and where the hell did Peter go? Hmmm stay tuned for SEASON 4!!!!!

  24. ac says:

    That’s great news! Now CHUCK PLEASE…

  25. liz says:

    Congrats on a job well done to this amazing cast & writers! Keep the ep’s coming!

  26. Liz says:

    HELL YEAH!

  27. Michael Sacal says:

    Take that, Firefly!!! (just kidding, just kidding!! :)).

  28. DLDX says:

    Fringe=good stuff!

  29. Chuckfanatic says:

    k so that means that in the final round between chuck and fringe which is most likely, you fringe fans shouldnt vote cause you got a renewel

  30. Sarah says:

    Best. News. Ever. This is all I wanted in life, and I know that’s sad but another season for Fringe is the best because we have time to promote the show get more viewers and they can’t say no because now that it’s picked up, it’s worth it.

  31. Hannah says:

    BEST. DAY. EVER.
    Thanks FOX for renewing my faith in network television. I can’t wait for season 4!!!

  32. jules says:

    Yay FOX! I’ll admit I had my doubts about them making the right decision. Woo hoo Fringe!

  33. valentina says:

    WooHoo!!

  34. RKron says:

    This is the best news ever! Now we have another year to pick up the ratings. We must not fail this time around! LONG LIVE FRINGE. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137291516340511

  35. Emma says:

    YESSS!!!!!!!!! I screamed when I read this and now my roommate thinks I am more of a freak then ever.

  36. sam says:

    This is the best news ever!!!!

  37. WhiteLady says:

    Yay! I can go to sleep with a smile now :)

  38. Cortexifan says:

    Thank you so much for renewing Fringe.
    Now we need to watch even more, keep it up, Fringies!

  39. Nick says:

    I honestly feel like crying and hugging every single Fringe fan.

    • JoeyP says:

      From the bottom of my heart……I LOVE YOUU ALLLLL !!!!! I LOVE YOUU ALLLLL !!!!! I LOVE YOUU ALLLLL !!!!!

      Single happiest day of my year so far.

  40. Jay says:

    Lol, did you choose a picture of Olivia looking in absolute shock on-porpouse?

    • forrest says:

      HA! So true! thanks for pointing that out Jay. I skipped the photo to get to the news and comments. LOL and smiling big now. Photo says it all.

  41. Johnny says:

    Best news of the week! Thank you FOX!

  42. Lili says:

    AMAZING!

  43. Lawton says:

    OMG Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED AND HAPPY!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

  44. Amber S says:

    Woo hoo!!

  45. Adrienne says:

    Watching tomorrow night and the rest of the season will be all better knowing it’s coming back. Yay!

  46. Geordiegirl1967 says:

    I have never seen Fringe but as a lover of genre shows I am really pleased for the Fringe fandom. As a SPN fan I recognise another passionate bunch when I see one. Great news!
    Now CW – how about announcing s7 of SPN?

    • Melody says:

      @Geordiegirl1967 – Now that’s the news I’m wanting to hear. I’m happy for all the Fringe fans, I once counted myself among them (I really hated this season) – congrats to you all.

    • sashay says:

      Thanks, much appreciated. I kept thinking Supernatural was renewed as well, since Michael didn’t put it in the “Renew Our Show” contest. These are two of my favourite shows, so I hope it makes it.

  47. Amy says:

    Excuse me, I now have to go run around outside with sparklers in both hands yelling WOOOOOO!!!

  48. MandyA says:

    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO! Fox is earning back some of the respect it lost when it cancelled Firefly and Dollhoue!

  49. Mikey says:

    !!!!!!!! Amazing news!

  50. allie says:

    WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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