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. Elin says:

    this made my day, my week, my year, my everything <3 <3

  2. brynna says:

    Now all I need is a pick up for Chuck and Better With You and I”m set for next fall.

  3. marcela says:

    I´m from Argentina, its 3am, I just come home, couse i had dinner with some friends, but this is the best thing of the night

  4. Tessa says:

    This just made my year. Time to break out some champagne!

  5. nicolas says:

    Now we can vote for Chuck at Chuck VS Fringe poll!

  6. ek says:

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

    you forget arrested development, that was a painfully stupid one as well.

  7. emy26 says:

    i thoguht they said fringe had little to no chance of getting renewed and still it has been renewed before bones which was gonna get renewd for sure!! now all they have to do is renew bones too!!

  8. Jasna says:

    Awesome news!!! Now I just need Off The Map renewed. And I’m set for next season

  9. Lalla says:

    Excellent news:)

    Thanks, Fox.

  10. Jacob says:

    “…And while your at it, with Fringe out of harm’s way…”

    *you’re
    I’m sure you’d like to know about this slip. I know I would. :)

    Also.
    FRINGE SEASON 4. Yeeeeeeeesss

  11. Jeremy says:

    FRAKKIN FANTASTIC!!!!

  12. Lou says:

    Now to for Ann Torv to win a much deserved Emmy and all would be right with the world of TV

  13. Lil says:

    This made my whole day!!
    This show is so amazing.. and Fox learned from their mistakes.. maybe!!
    Great news!!

  14. DL says:

    HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!!

  15. HAZEL says:

    FOX
    FOX
    FOX
    FOX
    FOX
    FOX
    FOX
    ….WE LOVE YOU, SINCERELY, THE FANS

  16. teniba says:

    this is bad new for chicago code

  17. Becky says:

    YES!!!!!

    Best news I’ve had all week! Bless you FOX!

  18. lydia says:

    Yay!! This is the best news ever !!!
    A full season. I can stop worrying about fringe

  19. John says:

    I was an atheist until i read this post.

  20. Ashley says:

    Best news ever!! Now just make Seth Gabel (Lincoln Lee) a series regular – pretty please?

  21. RachelH says:

    This news has made my day! Woooohoooo!

  22. Kim says:

    Yeah! However… what would the bracket have looked like if Fringe wasn’t there? Would Nikita still be where it is now?

  23. John Harte says:

    Delighted with the news, was worried the show was going to go the way of the terminator tv series, that deseved a season 3, but with fringe safe i can sleep easy!

  24. damian says:

    Can’t express my joy, this is fringestastic!

  25. Erica says:

    YAY so happy!!!

  26. Delirious says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOO! Couldn’t be happier! \o/

  27. AmTechFox says:

    Best. News. Ever. Yippee!!!!

    Now all my good thoughts are towards Lie To Me, I need this show too!!!!!!

  28. Bella says:

    Wonderful news! I’m so happy.

  29. Maddy says:

    THANK YOU FOX!!! I am so so so happy Fringe is getting their (well deserved) 4th Season. This show is just wayyyyy too good to give up on. And please keep in mind the milllllions of fans abroad, that may not be able to boost the ratings in the US, but love the show just as much :)

  30. FarleyC says:

    Couldn’t be HAPPIER!!!! :o))))))

  31. Steph says:

    YES!! Now Chuck, please!

  32. teniba says:

    Will they finaly find a way to use Astrid a lil bit more, we don’t need her to be the hero, but seriously, the nay/confidant/personnal assitant who runs to buy smothies and straberry ice cream is getting old… that is not what she was trained to do in Quantico…

  33. janie says:

    all i have to say is TAKE THAT FRIDAY NIGHT!!!! Normally when shows are moved to friday night, they go there to die… we as fans proved that regardless of what we are doing friday night… we love our fringe!!!!

    now lets show Defenders some love and maybe we can make friday a viable tv night again (like back in the day wehn dallas and the dukes of hazzard were on friday.. or even the friday night comedy block that included full house and family matters!)

  34. Gaby says:

    Yes yes yes yes!!! This is the best tv news I could possibly have!!!

  35. david says:

    woooooow! fantastic news

  36. Nobleman says:

    Incredibly great news! Fox has shown real intelligence!

  37. Bryan says:

    Yes!!!!! I was figuring we’d all have to sit on pins and needles for the next two months until the upfronts, but I guess FOX realized what we all know – this is the best show on TV!!!

  38. SarahUK says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Rachael says:

    I literally did a happy dance with one of my coworkers – soooo thrilled about this news! I can finally bury the hatchet with Fox over Firefly :) ….sigh another year of some fine Joshua Jackson AMEN

  40. LH says:

    Great news. Great show.

  41. Mdz says:

    That’s great news but I just want CHUCK renewed..I’m dying here!!
    Common NBC..Please!!

  42. Dessy says:

    Thannnnnkkk youuuuu Goddddd!

  43. Katherine says:

    thank you, Fox! Great news. I’m really happy =))

  44. Bob says:

    Hallelujah! Now, let’s hope they move it out of the Friday night slot, at least while Idol (uggghhh!) if off.

  45. Fringe Fan says:

    At LAST! Great TV has finally been rewarded: Congratulations Fringe!!!

  46. Nina says:

    Wonderful news!

  47. Pat says:

    Thanks, Fox. You are the greatest!!!

  48. William says:

    Thanks Fox you s..ck a little bit less now…

  49. Utkarsh Singh says:

    WHOOPIES !!
    YIPPIES !!
    AWESOME !!
    O_O

  50. Csabi says:

    Yeeeeeeeeaaaah!

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