Like every other sci-fi fan who suffered as Friday night spelled doom for great Fox shows like "Firefly," "Dollhouse" and "Sarah Connor Chronicles," I was petrified (in amber) that "Fringe's" move to the universally accepted "death slot" was pretty much line one in the show's eulogy.
But then I took a step back and realized what perfect sense this makes.
In its Thursday night timeslot, their five to seven million viewers were piss poor compared to "Grey's" 13 million. But on a Friday, Fox could potentially win the night with those numbers.
Tonight's episode is ironically titled "The Firefly" -- not the best omen considering one of Fox's aforementioned axed shows -- but if anyone can eradicate that albatross, it's Christopher Lloyd. The cult icon guest stars in the ep as one of Walter's musical idols, who factors into the week's case.
Below are four sneak peeks from "The Firefly" that showcase four of the reasons -- comedy! romance! drama! action! -- why "Fringe" was selected as one of PopWrap's Best 2010 TV Shows and is absolutely TV worth staying home for.
Then stick around for an interview with "Fringe" executive producers Jeff Pinkner & J.H. Wyman that not only eliminates any last traces of Friday night doubt, but also contains the very exciting reveal that they are working off of a seven season plan!
"Fringe" movies to Fridays tonight at 9pm on Fox