Originally Posted by chestnu1
I guess renewal comes down to three factors 1. What happens with Terra Nova and Alcatraz unfortunately one or both of these shows will probably need to go. 2. The licencing fee has to be brought down by WB to make the show more profitable. 3. Hope the development slate for next season for fox lacks decent 1 hour dramas.
Listen I don't want to get my hopes up on fringe getting a season 5 but at least with house ending it is slightly more possible then it was a week ago. And if it does get a season 5 I think it will be 13 episodes max to get the series to 100 episodes for syndication.
Agree with all of this, except I don't think Alcatraz or Terra Nova are in the running for Fringe's slot. They are in the running for Monday only, and with House cancelled, it's a three-way fight between them and Touch, with perhaps one of these series getting a mid-season premiere in the unlikely event that all three are worth renewal. Alcatraz got killed last week against The Voice, so it may end up bleeding out and getting cancelled, but as it stands I think Touch and Alcatraz will be the new Monday series and Terra Nova, which is expensive but lacks either good ratings or good critical reception, will get cancelled.
If any show is going to supplant Fringe, I've come to the conclusion that it's Bones. Bones has been moved before and has durable viewership. It's reaching the end of life and probably only has a few seasons left.
But it probably would pull in better ratings than Fringe.