Articles for Fringe Season 3

The biggest gamble of the TV season has paid off. CBS decided to move its hit comedy The Big Bang Theory to Thursday to start a new night of comedy and try to steal the thunder from NBC‘s long-standing Must-See TV lineup.Mission accomplished.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
FOX released its mid-season schedule today, and there are more big changes for American Idol. The show already has new judges and new rules, and now there are new days. The show is being pushed to Wednesdays and Thursdays, most likely to keep Glee safely where it is since the show is doing so well.  Read more »
Do you have a New Year‘s Resolution? Around this time, most people make resolutions to lose weight or go to the gym more, or at least to shave off some "holiday pounds." Sometimes we wish TV shows would make similar resolutions. If they would only trim a little fat, or cut out certain aspects all-together! Here are some shows we wish would trim up a bit.Dexter: trim the LaGuerta/Batista romance subplot. At the end of Season 5 they were like, "let‘s start over," and we were like, "Noooo! Let it die!" Because there was nothing less interesting than their marital problems when killers and vigilantes were on the loose. Make it stop, or at least don‘t let it take up half of an episode.  Read more »
Fringe returns to TV tonight at 9pm on FOX after moving to Friday, also known as the Time Slot of Death. The episode is ominously titled "The Firefly," ominous because the Joss Whedon series Firefly famously aired on Friday nights and was canceled far too soon.  Read more »
It looks like the two universes will stick around for a little bit longer. Yesterday FOX officially announced that Fringe was renewed for a full, 22-episode season 4, a somewhat surprising but very deserving early renewal.When the show moved to Friday nights this year, FOX ran promos joking about how it didn‘t mean Fringe was dead, and it looks like they were right. Friday night may mean certain death for most shows, but not this sci-fi cult hit.  Read more »
Fringe just has a few more episodes. And, according to series star John Noble, they‘re going to be good.Noble talked to reporters during a conference call on Thursday. While the actor didn‘t exactly give a lot away, he did give some clues as to what fans could expect from the final three episodes of Fringe. Read more »
The three big networks -- FOX, ABC, and CBS -- were neck and neck last night for ratings, with CBS finally coming out on top in pure number of viewers with shows like CSI: NY and Blue Bloods.Fringe, FOX‘s X-Files-esque cult favorite, was down 10% last night for its season finale, with 3.30 million. But never fear, because Fringe will be back for a fourth season. Fringe has slowly lost viewers over the course of its three seasons, despite progressing tremendously in terms of story. The season 1 finale was watched by 9.28 million, while 5.68 million tuned in for the season 2 finale. Will interest in Fringe continue to dwindle over season 4, or can the show regain some of its following? Read more »
On Tuesday evening, the FOX network went for all-out decimation with regard to its "bubble" shows. Every program not certain of renewal is gone. Before the cancellation bloodbath was over, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light all fell off the FOX schedule.So what does this mean for the fates of bubble shows on the other networks? Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television.If you believe some people, the end of the world is upon us. That sucks. And not just because the End is apparently showing up on a Saturday. The Rapture couldn‘t have picked a Monday for this? Read more »
Last week, the miraculous occurred: Chuck was renewed for a fifth season on NBC. But that‘s definitely not the end of the story. Where will we be able to find Chuck in the fall, and how long can we expect the show to last? Read more »
FOX released its 2011-2012 schedule today, and as expected, it‘s all about The X Factor. The new Simon Cowell-led singing competition featuring Paula Abdul (thus making it Idol 2.0) will continue to fill the same three-hour Wednesday/Thursday block currently held by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »
With this week‘s Bones episode, fans are going to get their first peek at the potential Finder spin-off series. Brennan and Booth will travel to Florida to investigate a murder, enlisting the help of Walter Sherman and company in order to track down a key piece of evidence.Bones and Finder series creator, Hart Hanson, spoke with reporters about the shows via conference call. While he was careful, not to give away too many spoilers, as is so depressingly often the case, there were more than a few tantalizing tidbits. Read more »

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