Now in its fourth season, FOX’s “Fringe” is facing some ailing viewing numbers, and some publications have gone as far as to consider the show dead already: but the show’s dedicated fans are still holding high hopes for news of renewal, spurred especially by the optimistic tweets of the show’s executive producer, Joel Wyman.
“Nothing official, but Fox loves Fringe. That I can tell you. Their support is and always has been vast,” Wyman wrote on Twitter yesterday. He’s promised to bring news of renewal (or of cancellation) to his followers as soon as it becomes available – and he’s “feeling very positive” that he’ll have good news this week.
“We feel SO positive about a pick up because our fans make people listen,” he continued. Fan campaigns to keep the show running include one on Facebook which has amassed over 1,360 supporters so far. “They make people take notice. Have loud voices and are heard.”
The final three episodes of Fringe’s fourth season have yet to air, and the show is currently averaging a viewership of 3.08 million per episode. That’s down significantly from the third season’s average of 5.83 million per episode, after which only an extensive campaign by the show’s cast, crew, and fans convinced FOX to renew.