Fringe may be deep in the throes of its fifth and final season, but the series finale on January 18, 2013 won’t be the last television appearance of the sci-fi police procedural. Science Channel is picking up the fan favorite in syndication, and is set to kick off this newfound relationship with an epic Thanksgiving Week Marathon. So when that moment on Turkey Day rolls around when all those family members you only see once a year go around the table and say what they’re thankful for, you can tell them that you don’t have time, that you need to go watch reruns of Fringe. Happy holidays indeed.
Over the past five years, Fringe has consistently been one of the best, most inventive shows on television. It’s certainly going to be missed when the run finally comes to an end. Thankfully we still have seven more new episodes to get through before that fateful day.
The Science Channel run kicks off with a two-hour bit on Tuesday, November 20th. It picks up again later that week with two days of proper marathons. Friday, November 24th, the episodes begin at 10:30 in the morning, running until 11:00 that night. What a way to work through that post-gorging sleepiness. Saturday, November 25th, you can pick up the trail once more at 11:30 AM, and go until 11:00 PM. You won’t need to get up off the couch except to pee or pick at some holiday leftovers.
After this gung-ho introduction, Science will air a pair of episodes back-to-back each Tuesday at 8:00 PM. To sweeten the deal, Dr. Walter Bishop himself, actor John Noble, will introduce each of these two-fers.
And if that still isn’t enough to satiate your hunger for all things Fringe, the network is working on a new show called The Science of Fringe. As you probably inferred from the title, this program will delve into the mysteries presented in Fringe episodes. There is sure to be time travel, worm holes, dimension jumping, and maybe even a crazy creature or two, among the topics explored.