One of the disappointing aspects of the hiatus has been the lack of Fringe repeats on FOX. All that is about to change with FOX airing repeats of The Road Not Taken and There’s More Than One Of Everything on Thursday September 3rd and 10th respectively.
Or should that be Tweet-peats? In what is being billed as an unprecedented move, FOX are further embracing the social media juggernaut that is Twitter by live ‘tweeting’ during repeats of Fringe and Glum. Producers Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman and actors John Noble and Joshua Jackson will be providing commentary, answering fan questions and providing insights from their FOX approved twitter accounts (below), and via an on-screen scroll during the repeats.
Yes folks, Fringe is about to become Twitterized!
This isn’t a completely new concept, ABC’s “LOST” did something similar last season, although it wasn’t quite as interactive or as social media-powered as the Fringe version sounds.
Click the jump to read the official FOX press release explaining the Tweet-peats, as well as tidbits and pix from the Fringe Season 1 DVD party and news of the “Scream” Fringe award nommos..
HOW “TWEET” IT IS!
UNPRECEDENTED TWEET-PEATS OF “FRINGE” AND “GLEE” TO AIR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, ON FOX
Encore Broadcasts to Feature On-Screen Twitter Feeds by Cast and Producers
In a broadcast first, FOX is hosting two nights of on-screen Twitter updates with talent during special “tweet-peats” of FRINGE on Thursday, Sept. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and GLEE on Friday, Sept. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). During the episodes, viewers will have the opportunity to follow the cast and producers’ tweets – both online via Twitter and on-air via a lower-third scroll. They will provide commentary about the episode, answer fan questions, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets and offer exclusive insights on the upcoming season.
Fans should sign up now at http://www.twitter.com/ to follow the cast/producers (individual Twitter Usernames are noted below). Then on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, viewers can follow the FRINGE event at http://twitter.com/FRINGEonFOX. Viewers who would like to follow the cast of GLEE should join the event at http://twitter.com/GLEEonFOX on Friday, Sept. 4 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Fans have the chance to interact with the cast and producers by replying to any of their tweets. Also, fans should remember to use #FRINGE or #GLEE in their tweets so they can be easily found.
Cast and producers tweeting during the east and west coast broadcasts include:
From FRINGE (Thursday, Sept. 3, 9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT):
Participant Twitter Username User Profile Link
Jeff Pinkner, Executive Producer (ET/PT) @jpfringe http://twitter.com/jpfringe
J.H. Wyman, Executive Producer (ET/PT) @jwfringe http://twitter.com/jwfringe
Josh Jackson, “Peter Bishop” (ET) @peterbishop2 http://twitter.com/peterbishop2
John Noble, “Walter Bishop” (ET) @labdad1 http://twitter.com/labdad1
I’ll be honest, I’d much rather have an extra commentary on the DVD or an official weekly podcast to look forward to, ala “LOST”. That said, it’s good that they’re trying new things and this should make the repeats even more worthwhile. I guess we’ll see how it pans out.
Thanks to FlashWriter, Jessica and Fzero for the heads-up!
Meanwhile, in an alterverse not too dissimilar from our own, the Team Fringe were busy promoting the Season 1 DVD at a launch party in Vancouver earlier this week. TV Squad managed to get some post-worthy tidbits and snaps of the event (check the gallery below):
As Abrams, Orci and cast members discussed the show’s advances into its second season, one common thread ran through all of their comments.
“There are big things happening throughout the entire season,” series star Joshua Jackson said. “We’re six episodes into the new season — working on the seventh episode this week. And there’s already so many new elements in the show.”
“We (actors) see the new scripts on a week to week basis, so we have no idea what’s coming next. And I don’t think we want to know ahead of time. I still get that buzz when a new script comes in.”
Thanks to Walter for the heads-up!