We still have several weeks to endure before Fringe
returns with new episodes but at least there's comfort in knowing that the show has already been picked up for a third season, according to Entertainment Weekly
. The renewal is definitely something to rejoice about for fans who have been concerned about the fate of the series ever since it was put on hiatus early February.
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Fringe is available on Amazon Prime.
, which stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble, among others, hasn't exactly been breaking records when it comes to ratings. For its sophomore season, the show averages about 7.6 million viewers, which is a big drop compared to its 9 million viewers average during its first season.
Still, Fringe has managed to survive in its current competitive Thursday 9/8c timeslot. It also helps the J.J. Abrams series performed well in DVR viewings.
"People haven't abandoned Fringe
," FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly told The Hollywood Reporter
last week. "It just may have moved to their second choice; they're picking it up on their DVRs or Hulu. When there's wiggle room in time period, they come back."J.J. Abrams Wants An End Date for FringeFringe
officially returns with new episodes beginning April 1, and as expected, Leonard Nimoy will guest star at least once more before the second season comes to a close.
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