Life After Fringe

[Update: For my review of season 5, and the finale An Enemy of Fate, go here.]

No matter what happens to Peter, Walter, and Olivia in the final season of Fringe, producer J.J. Abrams and showrunner J.H. Wyman will remain at FOX for at least a pilot episode longer. They've successfully pitched a new series to the network, described thusly:
[The untitled series is] an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.
Yes, that is a very vague description. And yes, on the surface it does sound an awful lot like Caves of Steel by Issac Asimov. And no, I don't have a third thing.

But I do have to applaud FOX, as I've said before. Despite Fringe never bringing in a huge audience, they kept the show on air for five years, and have now turned around and said to the people involved "good job, lets try it again." There was a time (the past mostly, extending up to nowish) where I have given FOX a hard time for their treatment of science fiction series (one series more then others), but I also have to admit they are the only one of the major American networks to give science fiction any sort of chance. NBC dabbles, and ABC likes to think LOST made it special, but FOX is the only network to consistently order multiple sci-fi based series nearly every year.

And then cancel them (see, there I go again).

Via Deadline.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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