Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble

Fox has renewed Fringe for a second season, the network announced Monday.

The renewal isn't exactly a surprise. Fringe has consistently posted decent ratings, and Fox boasts that it's the No. 1 new series among the prized adults 18-to-49 demographic.

Other developments pointed to a renewal. In recent weeks, Star Trek vet Leonard Nimoy was cast as weird scientist Dr. William Bell, a character who will first appear in the season finale, but who is scheduled to recur in Season 2. Plus, network sources indicated that the series, unable to renew tax incentives in New York City for a second season, might relocate to Vancouver.

In a statement, series creator J.J. Abrams said, "Fringe continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers. We couldn't be more thrilled that Fringe will continue to freak people out for at least another season!"

Fringe airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET on Fox. The season finale is May 12.

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