Joshua Jackson says Fringe fans need to campaign now to save series
Fringe actor Joshua Jackson has said that fans of Fox’s Fringe need to start campaigning now to save the series from cancellation.
Fringe actor Joshua Jackson has said that fans of Fox’s Fringe need to start campaigning now to save the series from cancellation. The quirky cult drama moved to Friday evenings in January, to the so-called “graveyard” slot, following disappointing ratings in its Thursday evening slot. Many fans and critics said it was a sure sign that Fringe would be cancelled but ratings for the first two episodes held up – they have since began to fall though. Now Joshua Jackson has urged fans to start campaigning now to save it.
“I’m a positive person in general, but we really need our Fringe fans to tune in and watch us on Fridays…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.” – Joshua Jackson speaking to Entertainment Weekly
The most recent episode of Fringe (last Friday’s) saw ratings drop below the 4 million mark. Fox had previously indicated it would renew the series if its ratings remained steady in Friday evenings. The big drop below 4 million puts the drama in the danger zone as far as cancellation is concerned. While some are quick to point out it picks up gains in terms of DVR figures they generally are not taken into consideration when broadcasters make renewal/cancellation decisions.