‘Fringe’ star John Noble says Friday night move a ‘blessing in disguise’

Dec. 03, 2010 | 1:31 p.m.

john noble of fringe Fringe star John Noble says Friday night move a blessing in disguiseIs “Fringe” on the edge? The weird-science series  is a favorite here at Hero Complex and, like many other observers, we had a ripple of panic when Fox announced a few weeks ago that the series would shift to Friday — sci-fi shows like “Dollhouse,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Firefly” all walked the plank and one of their final steps was being moved to Friday night. But we got an e-mail from the show’s mad-genius scene-stealer, John Noble, and he was upbeat about the notion of sidestepping Thursday’s tough primetime competition — namely “Grey’s Anatomy” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” — and he’s also mighty confident in the work being doing right now on the set in Vancouver.

“It was an interesting decision by Fox. We are creating some very exciting episodes, I think — we are making some great TV. The prevailing feeling is that moving to Friday nights may be a blessing in disguise. Less interruptions, and less big-time competition. Friday night may present a challenge, but our self-belief and commitment are sky high. Time will tell.”

Of course, Fox had a signature success in 1990s with “The X-Files,” another strange-and-spooky FBI show with a complex mythology. That show carved out a core following on Friday nights (although its strongest ratings came after a switch to Sunday) long before DVRs. So the truth — and the fans — are out there.

— Geoff Boucher


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8 Responses to ‘Fringe’ star John Noble says Friday night move a ‘blessing in disguise’

  1. Rick says:

    I love this man. I love this show. I'll be with it until the last dog dies. I know many, many of the show's fans feel the same.

  2. normandy says:

    the best show on TV right now!

  3. Will says:

    Friday Night? Why?

  4. Joe says:

    A superb show! And John Noble deserves an Emmy.

  5. mehdi says:

    excellent. i can not wait to see the next episode

  6. Fringe is easily one of the best shows on network television. Last season lost sight of the bigger picture. This season returned to the overarching storyline that made the first season so compelling. Great twists, suspense and humor. Please, Fox, don’t break my heart again. It’s still healing from losing TSCC.

  7. steve says:

    If ”Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Firefly fans are the target audience, I am one of them! Fringe is must see TV at our house.

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