'Fringe' says goodbye: Has FOX regained respect from genre fans?

Year after year, "Fringe" fans have rallied behind the show -- and one of them has been FOX President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly. In January, Reilly told the press that "Fringe" has lost money for the network -- and yet, he renewed it for a thirteen-episode fifth and final season this year. At Comic-Con last week, Showrunner Joel Wyman expressed gratitude to Reilly and FOX for supporting the show despite its less-than-ideal Nielsen data. Indeed, it's rare for a series to get a "final season" to wrap up its stories, and the entire "Fringe" team (as well as the fans) appreciate the opportunity to bow out gracefully.On Monday, Reilly noted that he hopes the network's support of "Fringe" helps shift attitudes about FOX among the genre fans. After canceling series like "Firefly," "Dollhouse," And "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," FOX has developed a negative reputation among genre fans."Fringe has had a particular fanbase," Reilly says....



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