The 29-year-old actor has recurred as Fringe Division boss Lincoln "Linc" Lee from the other universe since last season. The recent Season 3 finale on May 6 left the door open, literally, to upping Gabel's role when Peter (Joshua Jackson) created a gateway that bridges the two universes. Our universe already has its own Linc, though, who we saw once in a March episode working behind a desk at the FBI.
The news comes on the heels of Fox canceling five bubble series -- Human Target, Lie to Me, The Chicago Code , Breaking In and Traffic Light — to make room for new comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and The New Girl and dramas Finder and Alcatraz.
TVLine.com first reported the news of Gabel's promotion.