“Fringe” has gone mainstream, scoring a full-season order from Fox on Wednesday.
Fox’s back nine pick up comes as “Fringe” has so far ranked No. 1 among all new shows in the adults 18-49 demo (with several more entries yet to bow).
“Fringe” bowed to lukewarm ratings, but made a stunning bounce in week two. After four segs, the show has averaged a 4.2 rating and 11 share, and 10.7 million viewers overall.
The skein, created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, reps the second frosh series to get a full season thumb’s up – following the CW’s “90210.”
“Fringe” revolves around an FBI agent (Anna Torv) who partners with an eccentric doctor (John Noble) and his son (Joshua Jackson) to track unusual, disturbing events happening around the globe.
Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Mark Valley, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole also star.
“Fringe” comes from Warner Bros. TV. Abrams, Kurtzman, Orci, Jeff Pinkner and Bryan Burk exec produce.
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