Thursday, March 17, 2011

The FRINGE "Death Slot" Promo

So, apparently I've been living under a rock...

One of my favorite shows currently airing on network television is FRINGE. When the show premiered three years ago, it had a nice little Tuesday night timeslot. It was doing really well in that time slot and had a successful first season. Then the geniuses at FOX decided that they wanted to compete with the Thursday night comedies on NBC and the ratings juggernaut that is Grey's Anatomy on ABC, so they moved my beloved show to Thursday night (and later wondered why oh why the ratings slipped so badly for season two even though everyone agreed the storylines and character development were far superior to season one - hmmm). Remember - these are the same people who cancelled Arrested Development.

Then comes season three... Halfway through the season FRINGE was moved to yet another new timeslot - Fridays at 9:00 - also known as "The Timeslot Where Shows Go To Die" or "The Death Slot". Several critics have been defending the show and have written countless articles stating that FOX is killing one of TV's current treasures by moving FRINGE to Friday nights.

So FOX fired back with the promo below. While I totally disagree with the network's decision to move the show in the first place (come to think of it, I disagree with most things FOX-related), I have to admit that this is a pretty cool promo. I can't believe I hadn't seen it until now.

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