Why is Fringe premiering on a Monday?

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  1. Jan 2, 2010 #1 of 23
    tivogurl

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    Is it changing its regular timeslot?
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 #2 of 23
    matt@thehickmans

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    There is a new Fringe on the Thursday after. So The Monday showing might not be more than temporary.

    Fringe has been taking a ratings hit on Thursdays. It could be that Fox wants to test its appeal a bit better by putting it on its old night again.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 #3 of 23
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    They're ostensibly trying to attract new viewers to Fringe, by giving it a coveted House lead-in.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    And this is a kind of weird episode...it's from last season, but for unknown reasons was never shown.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 #5 of 23
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    I think in my area it is a Tuesday and Thursday package. Really makes it hard to set up for these new episodes.

    Which will be the regular slot for the four episodes to air until they go off the air until April 1?

    Will these count as two of the four to be shown, or is it four in their regular time spot?

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  6. Jan 3, 2010 #6 of 23
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    It depends on what you mean by "Will these count?" There are 22 episodes in Season 2. We've seen 10. The January 11 episode is a Season 1 episode. So after that, we've got 12 Season 2 episodes to look forward to, including the four to be broadcast between January 14 and February 4.

    My best guess for the plan for the rest of the season is:
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    1/11/2010	9:00 PM		1	21
    1/7/2010	9:00 PM		2	10
    1/14/2010	9:00 PM		2	11
    1/21/2010	9:00 PM		2	12
    1/28/2010	9:00 PM		2	13
    2/4/2010	9:00 PM		2	14
    4/1/2010	9:00 PM		2	15
    4/8/2010	9:00 PM		2	16
    4/15/2010	9:00 PM		2	17
    4/22/2010	9:00 PM		2	18
    4/29/2010	9:00 PM		2	19
    5/6/2010	9:00 PM		2	20
    5/13/2010	9:00 PM		2	21
    5/20/2010	9:00 PM		2	22
    Just a guess.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2010 #7 of 23
    lew

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    I think the 1/11 episdoe counts as a season 2 episode, since that's when will air.

    Previously (other shows) episodes carried over to the next season counted against the total episode count for the season when it aired.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, no, not really. The episode was part of the Season 1 order, and was paid for out of the Season 1 budget. It had nothing to do with the Season 2 order. My bet is we'll see 23 episodes this season (the 22 Season 2 episodes plus this one).

    It will, however, be on the Season 2 DVD set (since it's already not been on the Season 1 set).
     
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    You can choose to count it any way you wish, but what's important from the standpoint of the question asked, I suspect, is how the network and production company count it. According to thefutoncritic.com, Fox placed an order for 22 episodes for Season 2, and there is no reason to believe this episode, which by all indications was part of last year's order, would be accepted again as part of this year's order. I'm not saying you're absolutely wrong, but the most likely interpretation of all the available data would indicate that this episode will not "count" towards the order of episodes for Season 2.
     
  10. Hercules67

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    My guess is they are trying to destroy "Heroes" and attract new viewership,

    but no, they are not changing time slots, I hope.

    And since I have given-up on "Heroes" and with "24" coming-up on Mondays, you won't see "Fringe" on Mondays.
     
  11. lew

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    According to wikipedia (not always accurate) Fox reduced the first season order from 22 to 20. That suggests the episode might count against this seasons 22.
     
  12. Bierboy

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    Does anyone watch Heroes anymore? :rolleyes:
     
  13. E94Allen

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    Me and my wife still watch Heroes. I like latest season better than one before that but I still like 1st and 2nd season best.
     
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    Same here. My wife and I are still watching Heroes. This season is pretty good. Better than a lot of other shows.

    To all of the posters above, I really appreciate all of the information about Fringe. I didn't realize that this season 1 episode was coming up. Hopefully the viewership will increase due to the House lead-in. I really like the show and don't want Fox to cancel it.
     
  15. Syzygy

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    Still watching Heroes here too (as well as Fringe).
     
  16. packerfan

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    So what was the name of the episode that was on tonight? My dvr didn't catch it and I'm trying to find it on hulu.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's not tonight, it's next Monday.

    By the way, the episode number in the Guide Data is 121, so it looks like they're treating it officially as a season 1 episode.
     
  18. lew

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    It's going to be weird seeing
    a character who died early this season in a new episode with no explanation.
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    Unless they have some kind of new teaser/lead-in...
     
  20. Bierboy

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    That's ironic, since I gave up after a few episodes into this season...
     

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