John Noble says the future of Fox’s quirky drama Fringe is secure and it’ll likely be renewed for a fourth season. The actor plays Walter Bishop on the series alongside Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv. His prediction Fringe will likely be renewed somewhat contradicts Joshua Jackson’s comments a few weeks ago saying fans would have to start campaigning now if they wanted to see Fringe renewed.
“We’ve not only maintained our viewership we’ve exceeded it. Based on those figures, I think we should be fairly safe. Unless Kevin breaks his word, and I don’t think he will.” – John Noble at the Emerald City Comicon.
The actor was referring to Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly who has previously stated Fringe would have to maintain its ratings if it was to be renewed. Fox moved Fringe from Thursday evenings to Friday evenings in January; to the widely hated ‘graveyard slot’. It’s fortunes on Friday evenings have been mixed; it started well with steady ratings before dropping but then ratings rose again. It is decidedly unclear if Fringe will be renewed or not.