Watch for that interview here later today. "Fringe" wraps up its first season on May 12, when Nimoy, known as Mr. Spock to "Star Trek" fans, joins the cast as William Bell, the man who runs the powerful corporation Massive Dynamics and used to be Walter Bishop's (John Noble) lab partner. I believe he was behind Walter being committed. In this Tuesday's new episode, Olivia (Anna Torve) experiences waking dreams and we learn more about Peter's (Josh Jackson) past.
"'Fringe' continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers," Abrams adds. "Fringe," which stars stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole, has two more episodes remaining this season, as the show digs deeper in the Z.F.T. Manifesto and the dark secrets of William Bell and Massive Dynamic.
Star Trek's Nimoy is slated to be around for an episode or two (hopefully more) next season as Massive Dynamic founder William Bell.
In recent weeks, Star Trek vet Leonard Nimoy was cast as weird scientist Dr. William Bell, a character who will first appear in the season finale, but who is scheduled to recur in Season 2.
The season finale of Fringe will air May 12 on Fox, and will feature gust star (and former Star Trek -ker) Leonard Nimoy as "a pivotal person of interest."
If that doesn't guarantee you a renewal, then I don't know what will. Aside from the show's great cast, its quirky sense of humor, and its compelling mysteries, there are two reasons I'll stick with Fringe through season two: Producer J.J. Abrams and Leonard Nimoy.
Ranked as the most popular new TV show among adults 18-49, Fringe ends Season 1 on May 12 with a guest turn from Leonard Nimoy.
Fox has given an early second-season order to frosh thriller "Fringe." Show, which wraps its first season on May 12, regularly wins its Tuesday night slot among top demos and rates as this season's No. 1 new skein among adults 18-49.
FOX stole some of NBC's Infronts thunder on Monday (May 4) by announcing the renewal of one of its key bubble shows. "Fringe," which stands as the season's top-rated new show in the key 18-49 demographic (thanks in no small part to "House" and "American Idol," its two lead-ins), has been picked up for a second season.
Airlock Alpha has learned that Fox officially renewed "Fringe" for a second season on Monday. The show is set in Boston, but filmed its pilot in Toronto, and later episodes in New York. "Fringe" is expected to move to Vancouver, B.C., this summer.
The show's producers had announced in February that a second season would move production from New York to Vancouver. The X-Files -ish series reportedly spent $4 million U.S. an epside during its New York tenure. Fringe follows an unorthodox team of investigators that includes among its cast Vancouver-raised actor Joshua Jackson, who finally gets a chance to work close to home.
While new shows are rarely picked up for multiple seasons at a time, Reilly seems optimistic. "J.J. and the whole Bad Robot team have been phenomenal partners, and we look forward to years of making great television with them."
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox television network has renewed J.J. Abrams' thriller "Fringe" for a full 22-episode second season.
U.S. network FOX has renewed J.J. Abrams' thriller Fringe for a full 22-episode second season, which means yet another entry in the busy B.C. production scene.
Fox Broadcasting announced Monday that it will bring back director-producer J.J. Abrams' sci-fi series for a second season.
"We couldn't be more thrilled that 'Fringe' will continue to freak people out for at least another season," said series co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams (whose name you may recognize from "Lost").
In a statement, series creator J.J. Abrams said, " Fringe continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers.
Series co-creator and executive producer Abrams said that "Fringe" "continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers.
"We couldn'''t be more thrilled that Fringe will continue to freak people out for at least another season," said Abrams, whose Star Trek movie debuts May 8, in a press release.
Nimoy's return to television is reason enough to tune in. Abrams might not be running this show directly, but I trust his team (including Star Trek movie writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) and his vision for the show.
With only two episodes left, viewers can expect Peter (Joshua Jackson) to reveal a secret that yields unexpected results in a disturbing case, Olivia (Anna Torv) to have more "awake dreams," Walter (John Noble) to share key information about the mysterious ZFT manifesto and Leonard Nimoy (Spock, "Star Trek") to guest star as a pivotal person of interest.
Happy news for fans of Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson : Fox has renewed " Fringe" for a full second season. 
The big reason for the renewal: Fox noted that "Fringe" is the No. 1 new series in the 18-to-49 age group. CBS' " The Mentalist,"
which also airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, is the biggest new hit this season in total viewers.
The renewal isn't exactly a surprise. Fringe has consistently posted decent ratings, and Fox boasts that it's the No. 1 new series among the prized adults 18-to-49 demographic. Other developments pointed to a renewal.
Speaking of renewals, Fox has picked up "Fringe" for a second season just in time for its season finale and a visit from Mr. Spock.
In a press release today it was announced that Fringe
has indeed been picked up for a second season.
As the season finale of Fringe rapidly approaches, there's finally some good news for fans who've been dreading a Fringe -free existence.
THE SKINNY : This is the kind of news we like to hear when we wake up in the morning - Fox's science-fiction hit FRINGE has been given an official greenlight for Season Two.
Given the show's status as one of the season's few success stories -- it draws a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and about 10 million viewers overall --the renewal falls into the no-brainer category. The show's producers have talked openly of their plans for next season, including a potential romantic liaison between Olivia (Anna Torv) and Peter (Joshua Jackson). FOX will announce its full lineup for 2009-10 at its upfront presentation on Monday, May 18.
Images from the second day of the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 21, 2009. (Source: www.nabshow.com
.) Fox Business Network begins broadcasting from its new high-tech Studio G, overlooking Manhattan from the 3rd floor of News Corp. headquarters, on April 20.''
Plus, network sources indicated that the series, unable to renew tax incentives in New York City for a second season, might relocate to Vancouver.
Helped by a strong lead-in from "House" in the fall and "American Idol" during the spring, "Fringe" is the No. 1 rated new series among the adult demographic.
"Fringe" was the genre's second most-watched network series through the middle of April behind only "Eleventh Hour" on CBS, which is expected to be canceled. It airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
'Questions will be answered when the first season of Fringe wraps up with two all-new episodes.