Fringe (Fox, Fridays, 9/8C) is the little show that could – empowered by a hardcore fandom that has literally kept it on the air through force of will (and social media). As a result, we have a fifth and final season of thirteen episodes to wrap up one of the most intriguing and unusual shows to ever enjoy a five-season run on network television.
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The notoriously tight-lipped showrunner of Fox’s Fringe (Fridays, 9/8C), J.H. (Joel) Wyman, took a bit of time from producing the show’s fifth and final season to talk about the challenges of finishing the cult favorite in a satisfying manner – and toss out a few micro-hints about where the story might be going.
He even suggested that there might be a special departure episode, in the tradition of previous seasons’ nineteenth episode weirdness – but wouldn’t say which episode would be the new nineteen, or even how it would be different.
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Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman have, in Fringe [Fox, Friday, 10/9C], created a series that looks at alternate worlds in a way is fresh for TV. As the fourth season comes to a conclusion, news has come that the low-rated series has been given a thirteen episode order for a fifth and final season to wrap up the story in an appropriate fashion.
Last week, I took part in a conference call with Pinkner and Wyman as they talked about the conclusion of season four and whether a fifth season of thirteen episodes would be enough for them to conclude their story properly. Note that the call took place before last week’s episode, which featured the return of Leonard Nimoy as William Bell.
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For diehard Fringe [Fox, Fridays, 9/8C] fans, things are getting pretty intense as season four heads into its second half. This week’s episode, The End of All Things finds Peter inside an Observer’s mind and that’s not even its strangest bit.
Yesterday, Fringe showrunners Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the ep – and teased a Nina-centric ep.
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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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