When Stephen Root appears on this week’s episode of Fringe [Fox, Fridays, 9/8C], it will mark the first time he’s appeared onscreen in film or TV with his real life wife, Romy Rosemont.
He spoke to a group of bloggers earlier this week and talked about that experience, as well as his love for science fiction – and why so many projects he’s worked on have such fierce fans.
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Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman talk about the impact Peter’s return will have on the rest of the season.
Fans of Fringe [premiering on Fox tonight at 10/9C] are among the fiercest around, hence Fox giving the show a fourth season – even if it’s on Friday nights and faces stiff competition from The CW’s supernatural and NBC’s Grimm. It will take a lot of imagination and vision to face down those odds – especially since they disappeared the show’s male lead, Peter Bishop, in last season’s finale.
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with Fringe’s executive producers, Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman, who talked about the upcoming season. They sounded excited by the challenges they face this year, and promised more of the adventurous storytelling for which the show has become known.
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Fox TV has given TV’s second-best sci fi series [behind only Lost] the thumbs up for a third season, according to Entertainment Weekly’s Lynette Rice.
The series which averages under eight million viewers per week has still managed to give Fox a presence its new timeslot on Thursdays – and the network is showing its appreciation for both the high-quality series and its fervent fan base [kind of like they did with Dollhouse, only with a series that has better than three times as many viewers].
Maybe we’ve reached a tipping point where quality and economics and audience can co-exist – after all, NBC renewed Chuck, this season, which has a similarly-sized audience. Two shows might not seem like a trend, but with TV’s increasingly fragmented audience, they could be enough.