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Old January 23 2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

Do you think Fringe will get the chance to go out with a fifth season or come to an abrupt end in its fourth season?
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Old January 23 2012, 01:04 AM   #2
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

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Do you think Fringe will get the chance to go out with a fifth season or come to an abrupt end in its fourth season?
It's fighting for its life this season, and I think it is going to lose that battle. I am just hoping the season finale we get this year will provide enough closure to be seen as a series finale as well.
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Old January 23 2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

Here's some news that might be encouraging:

http://www.tvline.com/2012/01/fringe...-cancellation/

When Fox president Kevin Reilly told journalists earlier this month that he’s essentially losing money on Fringe, he wasn’t just putting the show’s rabid fans on notice that a fifth season is far from a slam dunk, he was sending the following message to Warner Bros. Television: The ball’s in your court.

Basically, in order for Fox to justify renewing the low-rated cult fave, Warner Bros. would have to agree to drastically reduce the show’s license fee (i.e. the amount the studio charges the network for each episode).

But what’s that magic number? Sources confirm that both sides are currently trying to hash that out. “We remain hopeful that Fringe will be able to continue,” co-creator J.J. Abrams tells TVLine.

Warner Bros. no doubt remains even more hopeful. A fifth season would put Fringe at or very close to 100 episodes, a milestone that would enhance the show’s syndication prospects. (A studio rep declined to comment.)
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Old January 23 2012, 05:55 AM   #4
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

I think it's dead.
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Old January 23 2012, 07:20 AM   #5
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

It's not very good anymore anyway. It's time to end it.
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Old January 23 2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

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Do you think Fringe will get the chance to go out with a fifth season or come to an abrupt end in its fourth season?
There's so much talk about this being the end that I think it will be. If, by some miracle, it does make a fifth season, I hope they just wrap the whole thing up. The thing that amuses me is how much all of the characters have changed in this new season/universe, prompting many fans to be rather blase about the show's fate.
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Old January 23 2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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they were saying it had a 5-season story planned, if that doesn't get accomplished, that'll be disappointing.

NO SPOILERS! Sky haven't come back from the mid-season break yet (mofos never bring it back until MARCH...)
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Old January 23 2012, 05:49 PM   #8
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Old January 23 2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

Enterprise is Great wrote: View Post
Here's some news that might be encouraging:

http://www.tvline.com/2012/01/fringe...-cancellation/

When Fox president Kevin Reilly told journalists earlier this month that he’s essentially losing money on Fringe, he wasn’t just putting the show’s rabid fans on notice that a fifth season is far from a slam dunk, he was sending the following message to Warner Bros. Television: The ball’s in your court.

Basically, in order for Fox to justify renewing the low-rated cult fave, Warner Bros. would have to agree to drastically reduce the show’s license fee (i.e. the amount the studio charges the network for each episode).

But what’s that magic number? Sources confirm that both sides are currently trying to hash that out. “We remain hopeful that Fringe will be able to continue,” co-creator J.J. Abrams tells TVLine.

Warner Bros. no doubt remains even more hopeful. A fifth season would put Fringe at or very close to 100 episodes, a milestone that would enhance the show’s syndication prospects. (A studio rep declined to comment.)
I've read this too which is why I'm thinking it'll get a 13 episode season as its last one.
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Old January 23 2012, 09:22 PM   #10
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I rrally don't care, the writers ruined the show with the fourth season, except for peter these are no longer the characters I watched the first few years. I was interested in the fate of the blue and red universes, they were connected and I was excited to see them work together to save both worlds but instead I got the guys from No Peter Land which is just a set of random alternate universes, there's no connection the the original blue universe. Seriously, does anyone give a shit about this story? Why throw away years of character development, why did they sacrifice the establsihed characters? It was an awful decision and after half a season of new fringe I'm done. I will not waste my time with this show until the blue universe is back.
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Old January 23 2012, 10:04 PM   #11
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

Nothing done here will matter, except as a weird experience for Peter. No other character is actually getting development or experiencing anything...because the real characters no longer exist. If they get Peter back to the original timelines - Reset Button! If they permanently keep this new timeline - Reset Button! Either way, the whole season becomes a huge waste of time. JJ, I thought you might have learned your lesson with Alias and Lost's shitty mid-seasons, but I guess not. Dude, stop planning 5 year shows with stupid reset button time twists 2/3 of the way through. The remainder of the show then becomes about trying to undo the stupidity or spinning further into insanity, when you had a good thing going there for a while.

I want real Olivia and Walter back, now, dammit!
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Old January 23 2012, 11:10 PM   #12
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They were very lucky to get this season so I'm not so sure, ratings are really low. I think they should just end it this season rather that than risk ending on a cliffhanger.
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Old January 24 2012, 02:26 AM   #13
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Re: Will Fringe bow out with a fifth season?

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Sadly, I have to agree. I really loved this show for the first three seasons, but this year not so much. Though I will say the last two eps have been an improvement, but I still feel as if the real story hasn't moved forward at all.
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Old January 24 2012, 03:25 AM   #14
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I want to believe all of this is leading up to something that will move the real story forward in some way.
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Old January 24 2012, 02:18 PM   #15
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I, too, am completely uncaring about the new universe/characters. It would have been cute for a couple episodes but half a season now?!?! In the end, Season Three was the only year I truly enjoyed. Everything was subpar.
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