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Fox's 'Fringe' gets full-season order

October 1, 2008 |  7:43 pm


Fox is filling up on its J.J. Abrams sci-fi series "Fringe," ordering up a full season of the Tuesday night drama.

The show opened modestly Sept. 9 (3.2 rating/9 share in adults 18-49, 9.13 million viewers overall) but has since grown its audience to an average 10.7 million viewers. To date, "Fringe" ranks as the No. 1 new fall show in the 18-49 demo.

It's the second show after "90210" to get a full-season greenlight this season.

"Fringe" follows an FBI agent, an oddball scientist and his son as they track unexplained phenomena around the world. Abrams exec produces with Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Jeff Pinkner and Bryan Burk. Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson star.

--Denise Martin

Photo: John Noble, left, and Joshua Jackson of "Fringe." Credit: Fox