According to The Futon Critic website, FOX will be give Fringe a huge boost by airing an “original episode” on Monday Jan 11th, following House. That’s 3 days before the show is due to return from its “winter hiatus” on January 14th. The details are still a bit sketchy, but we’re assuming that this “original episode” will be the unaired stand-alone that was filmed towards the back-end of last season.
More after the break.
Could this be the “original episode” in question?:
Bear in mind, at this stage we’re only speculating on which original episode FOX will air, FOX are yet to confirm the episode they plan to show. That said, the trailer above is the only episode we know of that would seem to make sense, as we can’t see them airing episode 2.11 on Jan 11th and episode 2.12 on Jan 14th. But they could surprise us!
Another interesting aspect is that Fringe will be going up against new competition, albeit for one night only:
Said pair will face off against the time period premieres of “Chuck” and “Heroes” on NBC as well as fresh installments of CBS’s comedies and week two of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” on ABC.
[source: futon critic]
This will be interesting as FOX might use the ratings to gauge how well the show does away from the Thursday time-slot. And then there’s the potential face-off with Heroes. As I said, this will be very interesting.
We’ll update with more official information as and when we get, but at the moment we’re looking at the following schedule (may be subject to alteration):
- Next Fringe episode: “Original Episode” – Jan 11th.
- Episode 2.11 to 2.14: Jan 14th through to Feb 4th, before the mid-season hiatus.
- Fringe returns from mid-season hiatus: April 1st (seriously).