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Fox backs ‘Fringe,’ ‘Raising Hope’

RH_MOUNTAIN_A06_LYL1_CM_2[1].JPG It’s Fox Network’s day at the TCA and their presentation covers everything from the ratings champion “American Idol” to the untested big-budget series “Terra Nova.”

Here are a few highlights.

The subject of moving “Fringe” to Friday night concerns many critics. Fridays have become a place Fox has sent shows to die. Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co., stresses obituaries for “Fringe” should not be written yet. It’s a show the network is passionate about and the move is an effort to find a the solution for the network’s problems on Fridays.

A second season of “Raising Hope” has been ordered.

“Terra Nova,” a series about a family who travels to prehistoric Earth in an effort to save the human race, will debut with a two-night preview May 23-24.

Wild woman Mary Murphy will return to “So You Think You Can Dance” to join Nigel Lythgoe as resident judges. The search for the next group of contestants starts Feb. 2 in Salt Lake City. The closest audition will be Feb. 25 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

As for other networks trying to create clones of “Glee,” the Fox execs believe those efforts will just make “Glee” look better.

Reilly expects “Bones” and “House” next year but there are some negotiations to get through.

Responses to "Fox backs ‘Fringe,’ ‘Raising Hope’"

Kelly Howery says:

Fring has got to be the show out there, they should just leave it alone and let continue to grow as it has been !