THE SCIENCE CHANNEL! Yes, our latest favorite venue for Firefly has now picked up our favorite current show, Fringe! When Fox gave the green light for 13 final episodes, it was at least partially because those final 13 would take the Fringe total episode count to 100, the magic number required to secure a sale into syndication.
Variety spilled the beans on the pickup, reporting that the deal is not an exclusive one, but will allow for a subscription video on demand company to purchase those rights. The usual suspects are Netflix and Hulu Plus, but word is that video sales giant Amazon is working this one pretty hard in a bid to establish itself in that marketplace.
Science is a great place for Fringe, not only because of how well the names work together – “Fringe” refers to the term “fringe science” after all – but because it has built a loyal sci-fi fan following with its Firefly marathons, as well as the fact that John Noble narrates their creepy science show Dark Matters. Well done, Science, we raise our strawberry milkshakes in salute to you!
Fringe, starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble, will return for its fifth and final season this fall on Fridays at 9/8c on Fox.