no surprises here:
via FOX press release:
FOX PICKS UP SECOND SEASON OF "FRINGE"
No. 1 New Series Among Adults 18-49 Renewed for Full Season
Season Finale Guest-Starring Leonard Nimoy Airs
Tuesday, May 12, on FOX
FOX has renewed FRINGE, the No. 1 new series among Adults 18-49, with a full second season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.
"FRINGE proved to be a notable addition to our schedule all season and it really has fans buzzing as it builds to a fantastic season finale," said Reilly. "J.J. and the whole Bad Robot team have been phenomenal partners, and we look forward to years of making great television with them."
"FRINGE continues to gain momentum, creatively and with viewers," said J.J. Abrams, series co-creator and executive producer. "We couldn't be more thrilled that FRINGE will continue to freak people out for at least another season!"
FRINGE has captivated audiences this season, winning its Tuesday time period weekly among key demographics and ranks as the No. 1 new series in primetime among Adults 18-49.
Questions will be answered when the first season of FRINGE wraps up with two all-new episodes. First, on Tuesday, May 5 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT), Olivia experiences "awake dreams," Walter divulges key information about the Z.F.T. manifesto and Peter reveals a secret that yields unexpected results in a disturbing case. In the climactic finale airing Tuesday, May 12 (9:04-10:00 PM ET/PT), discoveries are made, loyalties are tested, otherworldly origins are discovered and guest star Leonard Nimoy debuts as a pivotal person of interest.
Created by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, FRINGE stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Jeff Pinkner, Bryan Burk and J.H. Wyman serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman and Orci are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series' showrunners.