Even with last week’s “The Stowaway” reaching all-time ratings lows, may it never be said that Fringe is afraid to take on a risky experiment or two.
Despite the series still not being officially renewed for a fourth season, TVLine reports that Fringe has continued with the casting notice posted last week by tapping Boardwalk Empire actress Emily Meade for the newest member of the team.
Meade will play an as-yet-unnamed FBI agent, “a wide-eyed and eager rookie who’s ready to face all of the challenges in front of her.” The character will debut in the rather forbodingly titled third season finale, “The Day We Died,” and will potentially recurr in the fourth season.
Despite last week’s numbers, Fringe has kept fairly consistent ratings since its well-publicized move to the infamous “Friday Night Death Slot,” owing largely in part to its dedicated fanbase and extensive promotion aimed at embracing the notoriously difficult timeslot.
No official word on Fringe‘s cancellation or renewal has emerged, despite unfounded rumors toward the former.
So what do you think? Would you be excited to see a new cast-member for season four, knock on wood? Do you think Fringe will join the ranks of TV Shows to Survive the Friday Night Death Slot? Grab your lab partner and share your best formulas in the comments below!