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'Fringe' EPs tease Peter's surprising revelation, what's to come

The tricky situation for any fan of a bubble show is how to process the sometimes negative news but also enjoy the story that’s unfolding. That’s the position Fringe fans have found themselves in for a while now. And this week, the news got slightly grimmer.

As EW reported, Fox’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly, asked at the Television Critics Association press tour of Fringe‘s renewal chances, said the network was “not in the business of losing money.” (Read Joshua Jackson’s reaction here.) Luckily, Jeff Pinkner and Joel Wyman, the show’s executive producers, had no problem talking about the show with enthusiasm — however uncertain its future might be — with EW last week. READ FULL STORY

Joshua Jackson reacts to Fox's 'Fringe' warning

There may be infinite parallel universes, but there’s probably not one where Joshua Jackson was happy about Fox chief Kevin Reilly’s statements about Fringe yesterday.

For those who missed the bombshell, the Fox chief declared “we lose a lot of money on the show. But with that rating on that night it’s almost impossible for us to make money on it. We’re not in the business of losing money. We need to figure out if there’s a [deal with studio Warner Bros. that] will make sense or will this be it.”

At the network’s party on Sunday night, the actor wasn’t amused by the comments. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' Friday: John Noble preps fans for next week's return -- VIDEO

The fourth season of Fringe was just hitting its creative stride in November when the network decided to give the acclaimed yet perpetually ratings-challenged sci-fi saga an extended holiday break. Actually, the story of a timeline reboot that left Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) eradicated from history (but not existence) had barely even begun when “Wallflower” — the season’s seventh episode — took the show into the break with the shocking revelation that Massive Dynamic honcho Nina Sharp (Blair Brown) has been secretly dosing Agent Dunham (Anna Torv) with migraine-inducing mystery drugs.

The drama returns on Jan. 13 with an episode entitled “Back To Where You’ve Never Been” that will take our heroes to the “over there” world (Finally! The return of Walternate!) and brings back a villain Fringe fans have been craving to see since his memorable season 1 appearances: David Robert Jones, played by Jared Harris, the Mad Men star fresh off his much-praised turn as Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. (You can see a promo for the January episodes here.)

Fox has produced a five-minute recap video narrated by star John Noble — part of its “Fringe: Past + Present + Future” series, highly recommended for newbies — that does a really great job of summarizing the season-to-date story, plus gives you a tidbit from an upcoming episode that sets up the matter at hand: Can Peter find a way to get back to his own timeline? Check it out if you’re foggy on your Fringe — or if you just want to get fan’d up for the show’s return next week. Watch it below or here. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Castle,' 'The Secret Circle,' 'The Vampire Diaries': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Friday, all!

What a week it’s been. If you, like me, are suffering from this strange, post-holiday walking coma, then hopefully this week’s column puts a little skip back into your step.

Thanks to everyone who has been answering the call for questions. (Remember, no question is stupid! Unless it is. Kidding!) So keep it up! spoilerroom@ew.com

Oh, and I just figured out how to make one of these nifty Twitter buttons! (Don’t tease — I know I’m ridiculously late to the cool button party.)

‘FRINGE’ BOSSES ANSWER YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS! READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Justified,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Welcome back, friends! Hope the holidays were as fattening for you as they were for me.

As winter hiatus comes to a close, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. (Although, I hope you still enjoyed the special Once Upon a Time edition of Spoiler Room that was served up last week!) And this week, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, I hope. If not, there’s a simple way to solve that: Hit me up! E-mail SpoilerRoom@ew.com or Tweet me @EWSandraG. And if you don’t see your question, keep trying! (I do read them all!)

Enjoy, and it’s truly lovely to be back in the swing of things! (Side note: Anyone else sort of love what’s going on in this week’s Spoiler Room blend? Now that’s a trio!)

‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES': STEFAN CHANNELS… JACK BAUER AND CHUCK NORRIS?
The year 2011 hasn’t been the easiest for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Co., on The Vampire Diaries, and, as Julie Plec told Mandi Bierly, the first new episode of the season doesn’t do much to indicate changing winds in 2012. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Nikita,' and 'Suburgatory' stars dish in the Spoiler Room: Video Edition!

Roomies, today is an exciting day, and not just because I got the next episode of American Horror Story in the mail. I’m happy as a clam to present to you Spoiler Room’s new video venture that will bring you the best teasy bit straight from the people we watch (and dream about — Just me? Okay.) every week. (Note: Not to worry, you’ll still get your regular Spoiler Room column on Fridays. This is extra credit!) In this first edition, Fringe‘s Anna Torv, Nikita‘s Maggie Q, and Suburgatory star Jane Levy take your questions and/or dish on what’s coming up on their shows.

As always, make sure you’re sending me your burning questions via e-mail (spoilerroom@ew.com) and Twitter (@EWSandraG). And stay tuned for details on how you can submit your question via video and be included on future installments of this new bi-monthly series.

Oh, and don’t be shy about sending me your general thoughts on the video and how you might want to get involved. But please be gentle — there’s nothing I can do about the stupid, overly enthusiastic faces I make. It just happens. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' star Joshua Jackson on his big return and the timeline reboot: 'There's a huge, huge risk.'

During the first three episodes of Fringe’s current season, Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop was a passing blip, a fleeting reflection, and a brief sound effect, sometimes all in the same episode. This is what happens when your character gets dislodged from the space-time continuum after activating a machine designed to save two parallel universes by rebooting their histories but also somehow negates your own existence. In the last episode, which aired three weeks ago (damn you, Most Exciting World Series In Years!), Jackson finally got to play Peter in the flesh again, but briefly, as the character finally returned to a world that has been defined by — but oblivious to — his absence. Tonight’s episode (Fox, 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT) gives us a whole lotta Peter, as the younger Bishop boy tries to reconnect with Walter Bishop, the father who can’t remember him, in hopes of figuring out how he got control-alt-deleted from the new timeline. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' mocks World Series delay -- VIDEO

Fox may be forcing fans to wait yet another week for the return of Fringe so they can air Game 7, but that doesn’t mean they don’t hear your cries. Here’s a little video treat the network cooked up after their cliffhanger trick. (NBC’s Chuck, which will air tonight, has a video too, and that one is here). Here’s the Fringe clip: “What happened, Fox?” READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Suburgatory,' 'Once Upon a Time': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Go Rangers!

Just kidding. Last night was actually the most baseball I’ve watched since the last time I watched a repeat of A League of Their Own on TBS, so don’t take that declaration too seriously. I don’t care who wins — either way, we don’t get Fringe tonight. Pfft.

That said, I have some scoop today that will hopefully satisfy your need for one more week — or make the delay even more painful. I can’t decide which is more truthful, but let’s try to see the sunny side of things.

In other news, enjoy spoils and teases from a ton of other shows below! If you don’t see a show you like, send me an e-mail with your request: spoilerroom@ew.com. (I read and appreciate them all!) Twitter also works: @EWSandraG. I also try to comb comments, but I sometimes miss those. To make sure they reach my eyes, use the two previously mentioned methods. Don’t be shy!

See y’all next week!

‘FRINGE': WHAT YOU WON’T SEE TONIGHT
As great as last night’s Game 6 was, it was hard to ignore the collective sigh among Fringe fans on news that Game 7 would result in a one-week delay of the new Fringe episode. And I’m right there with you — that sucks. Luckily, before I even knew the outcome of the game, I’d planned a healthy serving of dish for you. READ FULL STORY

Favorite returning TV shows in trouble

After we analyzed which new fall shows were in ratings jeopardy, readers keep asking: What about the returning shows? Fringe? Community? House? Gossip Girl? Your wish for additional stress, granted: Here are some veteran series that returned weak in the ratings this fall and could be in danger when networks make their renewal decisions next year: READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' preview: What to expect now that Joshua Jackson is back -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Last week’s episode of Fox’s Fringe — the fourth of the sci-fi drama’s fourth season — saw the return of Joshua Jackson’s character Peter Bishop, MIA since last May’s season finale. After a time-travel adventure that culminated with a reboot of history, Peter was forgotten by those who knew him as an adult, because in the new version of time, he had died when he was a child, not just in one world, but on two parallel Earths. (The show makes this easier to understand than the previous sentence might suggest.) Yet Peter’s essence endured somewhere on the ethereal plane, and more, his spirit was trying to break back into the realm of flesh and bone, brick, and mortar. He accomplished the mission last week, splashing down like an astronaut falling to Earth. Or rather a naked astronaut. Because he was naked.

Yet Peter’s return to a more conventional semblance of human existence brings with it some unconventional problems — like the fact that the timeline is alien to him and no one “remembers” him. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe': Anna Torv on Peter, Olivia's relationship with Lincoln -- VIDEO

Fringe star Anna Torv was largely coy when talking about Peter’s return to the show after having turned the Fringe-verse upside down by being absent for most the season so far. (Save small appearances in shiny surfaces.) But she had much more to say when talking about Lincoln Lee’s addition to the team and his budding friendship (and possibly more!) with Olivia.

“The Olivia we meet and know has known about Fringe Division and had all this time to get used to it and work out that this is her life,” she says. This is a far cry from when Olivia met Peter following the death of her fiance, John. As a result, says Torv, “when Lincoln comes in, she’s a little more open to him [than she was with Peter] and working with someone again.”

But will this ease lead to something more — as some fans have speculated? “I don’t know if that’s going to end up being romantic or not at the moment,” she says.

For more on EW’s chat with Torv, watch the video below! READ FULL STORY

'Fringe': John Noble on Walter's excursion outside. Plus, behind the scenes of one of TV's most elaborate sets -- VIDEO

Fringe fans can attest that the show has been creatively soaring this season. And this week’s episode is no exception, John Noble told EW last week during a set visit.

“I love that episode,” he told reporters, explaining that while Walter fears the world outside the lab, he’s more worried about going back to St. Claire’s mental institution if he’s deemed “too unstable and unnecessary.” He explained: “The episode where he does go out is to prove a point. It’s to say, ‘Look, I’m alright’ — whether he is or not, you’ll have to wait and see.”

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