I like the show Fringe. I haven’t really watched the last season, but I like it. It’s like the X-Files but better. More science-y, more funny (Walter Bishop is the funniest cooky Doctor on television) and totally ridiculous. It’s great. However, because of un-committed fans like the myself FOX moved it from it’s Thursday 9 p.m. time to Friday, known in TV land as the death slot. At first, it didn’t seem the change affected much, but alas ratings are falling. And now with Supernatural kicking back up again, which shares the same time slot, it’s leaving some fans divided. Basically, Fringe is fucked. Joshua Jackson, who plays Peter Bishop, agrees. However, he’s asking the fans to rally and support the show if they want another season. Here’s what Jackson had to say via Slice of SciFi:
“I’m a positive person in general, but we really need our Fringe fans to tune in and watch us on Fridays,” Jackson tells EW. “We did good when we first moved, but last week we did not have a good week, ratings wise. It is going to take the people that like the show to watch the show and start the campaign and show their support if they want to see us stick around for another season.”
To give fans a reason to tune in, Jackson mentioned his character’s impending daddyhood and what’s in store for the rest of the current season;
“Apparently I’m gonna be a dad,” he says. “And it is like the most extreme long-distance relationship, which I am pretty good at as it turns out in real life. My baby mama is in another universe. I think he has to find out, but I don’t know exactly how we’re gonna work that out yet. I have not see the finale script yet or anything. The whole other universe thing and the machine and the war of the two worlds is obviously the end of this season. But you would think they can’t just let the baby thing fall away.”
Fringe is definitely worth saving. It’s arguably one of the best sci-fi shows on today! It comes down to demand. If we, the fans, don’t come to the rescue it’s gonna get axed. Of course, the fans are there. They just aren’t watching in the traditional ways in which studios measure viewership. Audience’s today are watching 15 minutes delayed to three days or more. Some watch online (Hulu, Fox, Itunes) and others watch it on DVD/Blu-Ray and some wait until its canceled to even start. These types of viewership to not get factored. Regardless, until that changes we have the power to save this show. We need to turn in on Friday nights. I’m gonna do my part. How about you?