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. TheRiffRaff says:

    Can I just be honest in saying I cried a little when I read this. Tears of joy of course.

  2. Starrlight says:

    This totally MADE my day =)

  3. Kelly says:

    Best decision by fox ever! Love it!

  4. Cathy Lessing says:

    And another big woo hoo! Looking forward to seeing how the story(ies) continue to develop.

  5. Amy says:

    Excuse me, I have to go run around outside with sparklers in both hands yelling WOOOOOOOO!!!! for a while.

  6. Sally says:

    THANK YOU FOR THIS NEWS. AMAZING. THANK YOU FOX!!

  7. Yumi says:

    WHOOHOOO!!!!!

  8. Eck says:

    Yay!! Now they should broadcast it on tuesday nights instead of the dead spot on fridays…

  9. Steph says:

    YESSS :D Now all I need is Supernatural’s official renewal announcement and I’ll have all of my favorites back for another season. Great decision, FOX, thanks for listening.

  10. Kate says:

    Best birthday present ever!

  11. Stepha says:

    What about the rest of the shows on FOX???

  12. christa says:

    BEST NEWS EVER TODAY !!!

  13. Julia says:

    YES!!!!!

  14. Kiki says:

    this news just made my nite :)

  15. Rasvyet says:

    You just made my week!!!! Can I get a hell to the yes!!!!!! ;)

  16. Stefi says:

    I’m so happy right now. But my happiness will only be complete when I hear that there’s gonna be a season five for Chuck!!

  17. paul says:

    Fringe for ever. Argentina :)

  18. Melissa says:

    All right! This is fantastic for Fringe fans!

    Now all I want is for Chuck to be renewed…and maybe have Chuck put in a better time slot.

  19. bonespr says:

    the best news today!!!!

  20. Kim says:

    This is the best news!! I just broke out into a spontaneous happy dance reading this whilst in a stuffy dr’s waiting room… Hahaha.

  21. Corinne says:

    Freaking heck yeah!!! GREAT NEWS!!! Thank you Fox for hanging onto a quality show! Squealed like a little girl when I read this and did a happy dance in my living room! Congrats to the Fringe Cast! Can’t wait to see what the new season will hold! :)

  22. Mila says:

    This is one of the greatest miracle saves in TV history. Thank you Fox. To kill this show right now would have been unimaginably unspeakably cruel, an affront to heaven.

  23. Maru says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS. I’m so happy with this news, really!!!!! If there was ONE show that needed to be renewed it was this one, I was freaking out thinking we would never get to see the story develop more and eventually come to a conclusion. But it seems like FOX has common sense, so just YAY.

  24. Dexter Morgan says:

    I love this comment on Tumblr:
    “Fringe must be a very special show, because this renewal is against all what Fox already did until today. I’m really glad to be alive and see this change of perspective, a true evolution in this business. Thank you Fox, you made me believe again when I didn’t have hope anymore.”

  25. Bill King says:

    I Love it the Alternate Universe, Shape Shifters, Observers, Airships, The Twin Towers YES

  26. Meg says:

    Yay….my life will be okay now. Fringe is the best show on network tv, and i can’t imagine it not being in my life.

  27. KatieBell says:

    Best birthday present ever… Thanks FOX, for having faith in quality television.

  28. Andy says:

    YES!!!! Go Fringe….go fringe…go fringe!(dancing)

  29. WWP says:

    A actual smartly written scripted show get picked up and not replaced with yet another reality show for the brain dead. Man, this makes me so happy.

  30. Aimee says:

    Thank you FOX. You’ve earned a field of White Tulips!

  31. Jason says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Mike says:

    Awesome

  33. Michelle says:

    Thank you, Fox. I will sleep better now that you’ve made the right decision. LONG LIVE FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. LaurenM says:

    I just crapped myself! not literally of course :P

    TEAM FRINGE!!!!!!!

  35. Clay says:

    Wonderful News!!! (I’m as giddy as Walter was when Belly came back and they were collecting samples together)

    I take back almost all of the mean things I’ve said about FOX over the past month.

  36. Addy says:

    YAY! Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy.
    Thank you FOX. This completely made my night.

  37. Carrie says:

    Fantastic news!!

  38. D. Marie says:

    This is beyond the best news ever. I’m so happy. FOX, you’re totally redeeming yourself after what you did to Dollhouse.

  39. Taryn says:

    BEST NEWS EVER! Now i want Human Target and Chuck to be renewed!

  40. sladewilson says:

    HOLLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool… someone at Fox understands what quality television looks like. (Huge sigh of relief…)

  41. jille says:

    Yeah! Finally a quality show with lower ratings gets picked up. Now Move it to Wednesday nights and keep it there!

  42. em says:

    I literally clapped my hands and jumped out of my seat. I don’t remember ever having done that with any other show (Sorry, Chuck!)

  43. Jane2 says:

    Wonderful news!!! Finally some TV karma working in the right direction.

  44. Matt says:

    They’d have to go back in time and cancel it 3 1/2 seasons ago to have another Firefly… Sounds like a job for the freaky pale dudes from Fringe.

  45. jessica cobert says:

    LIFE WITHOUT FRINGE IS NO LIFE….THANK YOU!!!

  46. C_rlos says:

    Best. News. Ever. WORD!!

  47. dana says:

    Yeah Fringe!!!!!!! I am so happy! Thank you Fox, you made my year!

  48. altrid01 says:

    This is great news. Now do the right thing Fox and move it off Friday nights.

  49. Anna says:

    FRINGE!!!!!!!!!! BEST NEWS EVER! Literally made my month!!!!!!!

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