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'Fringe' Renewed for Third Season

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 8th 2010 11:15AM
At this rate, Fox's cult hit 'Fringe' may need to consider changing its name to 'Mainstream,' because the show's loyal fan base is about to be rewarded with another season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has picked up the J. J. Abrams mind-bender for a third batch of episodes. The series, which follows the adventures of a group of government agents investigating the supernatural side of science, has seen some ratings erosion since moving to the highly competitive 9PM Thursday time slot. But while the numbers are down for 'Fringe,' they still represent a gain for the network, which previously has struggled to gain traction against more established shows such as 'CSI' and 'Grey's Anatomy.'At this rate, Fox's cult hit 'Fringe' may need to consider changing its name to 'Mainstream,' because the show's loyal fan base is about to be rewarded with another season.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox has picked up the J. J. Abrams mind-bender for a third batch of episodes. The series, which follows the adventures of a group of government agents investigating the supernatural side of science, has seen some ratings erosion since moving to the highly competitive 9PM Thursday time slot. But while the numbers are down for 'Fringe,' they still represent a gain for the network, which has previously struggled to gain traction against more established shows such as 'CSI' and 'Grey's Anatomy.'

That, it seems, is good enough for Fox, which has rewarded the show by giving it an early pickup for next season. Still on the block are fellow offbeat dramas 'Lie to Me' and 'Human Target,' though Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly indicated to the Hollywood Reporter that both shows have a good shot at renewal.

For now, though, fans will have to be satisfied with another batch of alternate universe adventure from Abrams and the gang at 'Fringe.' And who knows? If things don't work out with Fox, maybe 'Lie to Me' and 'Human Target' will get picked up by a network on The Other Side.

To learn more about the secrets of 'Fringe,' check out this teaser from the masterminds behind the madness:


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