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Fox Renews Fringe for Season 4

Fringe is no longer on the bubble! Fox's sci-fi series has been renewed for a fourth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Fall 2011 TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't? In January, Fringe moved to Fridays, often called the programming...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

Fringeis no longer on the bubble!

Fox's sci-fi serieshas been renewed for a full 22-episode fourth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Fall 2011 TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

"Fringe has truly hit a creative stride and has distinguished itself as one of television's most original programs," Kevin Reilly Fox's president of entertainment said in a statement.

Added executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman: "This early pickup comes at a perfect time as we start production on the Season 3 finale. We join the cast and crew in thanking our loyal fans and Fox for allowing us to have this much fun telling stories we love."

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In January, Fringe moved to Fridays, often called the programming "death slot" since previous shows such as Firefly, Dollhouse and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles were also shifted to this day and were subsequently canceled. "When we moved the show to Fridays, we asked the fans to follow and they did," Reilly added. "We're thrilled to bring it back for another full season and keep it part of the Fox family."

Despite hitting a series low in the 18 to 49 demographic on Friday, Fringe has been averaging 4.34 million viewers this season.

 Fringe airs Fridays at 9/8c on Fox.