December 17th, 2010
03:15 PM ET
The video starts with words of doom and gloom from Collider.com, claiming that "a Friday air date is usually the beginning of the end for any series."
And then, almost acting as TV coroners, more pronouncements from bloggers flash on the screen, proclaiming a surefire death for Fox's cult series "Fringe."
This new Fox promo for the show - which, if you can't already tell is jumping from Thursday to Friday in the new year - pokes fun at the long-held belief that many shows can't survive on Friday (especially on the post-"X-Files" Fox, where "genre" shows like "Firefly," "Dark Angel," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Wonderfalls" met an early demise).
The promo claims that "Fringe" plans to "re-animate" Fridays, and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman are upbeat about the move, as well.
Like many similar shows, "Fringe" is quite popular on DVRs, they pointed out to reporters. "[O]ur fans, they're watching the show. They're just telling us, 'We didn't want to watch it on Thursdays. We'll tell you when we want to watch it through the DVR.'"
"Fringe" fans: Do you think the move to Fridays is a good thing, or are you with the TV bloggers on this one? Share your opinion below.
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