When you have JJ Abrams behind the curtain, there is a strong chance that whatever project you have has some legs. The rule holds true for Fringe, which premiered to disappointing ratings. I believe the common complaint heard on the first episode went something like, "Slow." Bouncing back, Fringe's second week saw 10.7 million viewers. It has since ranked number one among all new shows in the 18-49 demographic.
What does this success mean? Well, an entire season for one.
Fox Buys More Fringe
Seeing where the money is, Fox is cashing in on Fringe by making a full-season order.
Sticking to Abrams' formula of "The Mystery Box", Fringe revolves around an FBI agent (Anna Torv) who partners with an eccentric doctor (John Noble) and his son (Joshua Jackson) to track unusual, disturbing events happening around the globe.