World Series Game 6 Has Been Postponed, Fringe Could Be Next

Is Walternate opening rifts in the time-space continuum to derail Fringe's fourth season? The rainclouds over mid-America point to "yes." Crappy weather has forced Major League Baseball to postpone tonight's previously scheduled Game 6 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals, and the scheduling shuffle could knock Fringe out of its Friday slot.

With Fox moving the baseball match to tomorrow, repeats of Glee will air tonight, according to Entertainment Weekly. Someone please send me a picture of the die-hard Rangers fan who doesn't get this memo and tunes in to see Lance Berkman swing at a Neftali Feliz fastball, only to find some kid singing Lady Gaga. Seriously, I'll pay money for it.

Because the score is currently three games to two in favor of Texas winning the best-of-seven series, if Texas wins tomorrow, the ginger ale will flow and the World Series will be over. But if St. Louis wins tomorrow, it will force a Game 7, which would take place on Friday. And that would mean Fox would delay its Friday programming, which would include postponing a new episode of Fringe until next week. The result would be two weeks off in a row for a show that desperately needs the ratings to come back for a fifth season. Come on, baseball! We need to see Peter! Also potentially effected is whatever airs before Fringe, which I think is a show that features an angry British chef screaming at people.

NBC is also praying for a 3-HR performance from Rangers star Josh Hamilton, because it also has a heavy investment in this Friday. Chuck's final season and new series Grimm are both scheduled to debut, but if baseball is also on the air, that's a lot of eyeballs to potentially lose. On the plus side, though, people who wanted to see Fringe might opt to give the supernatural drama Grimm a shot instead.

I love baseball, I love Game 7s, and I love Fringe, so I'm going to win either way. How do you feel about this whole potential fiasco?


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Oct 29, 2011
guess NBC want peter to disappeared as well.....
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Oct 29, 2011
Fiasco, what fiasco. Watch 'em all and if any get postponed, get over it, you're not losing anything...
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Oct 28, 2011
Okay, people, how could anyone who saw last night's baseball game NOT find this sport engrossing? One of the most amazing late inning games of all time. I'll gladly miss Fringe for another week (just means it gets to last one more week in the spring) to cheer on the Redbirds for a big WS game 7 win.
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Oct 28, 2011
Fringe > Baseball... anyday...
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Oct 28, 2011
I hates baseball. ::pouts::
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Oct 28, 2011
Effin' great, the Rangers blew it. Now Fringe is postponed, grrrr. No big woop I can just watch a bunch of pro athletes burn through a ton of sunflower seeds while playing the biggest game of the season. The only pro sport that's so slow you can EAT while the game is proceeding. You'd never see that in the NFL or NBA.
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Oct 28, 2011
DId you all forget, Why did he mention, Fringe has to get his ratings up for a fifth season, he forgot too, J.J.Abrams said, Season 4 is the final season, there's no 5th season. And I don't think there should be because J.J's next Show Alcatraz going to start next year that's why fringe is ending, and Person of Interest is already Airing
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Oct 28, 2011
prove it



they've already said the story arch is 6 seasons
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Oct 28, 2011
Yeah, this reeks of gossip and rumor without any basis whatsoever.
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Oct 28, 2011
I'm not interested in baseball but I am interested in Chuck. Come to think of it, I think most of Chuck's audience aren't sports fans either.



You also make it seem as if people checking out Grimm would be a bad thing. Although if people want supernatural they would be watching Supernatural.
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Oct 28, 2011
Well, baseball used to have status. Then came free-agency. Now, I'm surprised when the players show up for a game WITHOUT their lawyers. Here's hoping for a downpour!!!
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Oct 28, 2011
Ok, so I'm not sure if this is just a canadian thing, 'cause over here we have retractable roofs on the stadiums ( in Toronto), so weather doesn't affect it :P

Its so sad too 'cause so many of my shows aren't airing this week already, I would hate to lose Fringe again.

On the upside, I like Chuck and I'm looking forward to Grimm...they don't stand up to Fringe, but at this point, I'll take what I can get :)
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Oct 28, 2011
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! FOX is doing to Fringe what they did to Firefly! Soon there will be too much space between episodes and people will forget about it and the show will get the axe. It's like some dumbass suits are somewhere thinking "Hmmm, well Fringe should have been canceled last year and just for fun let's think of ways to make the people forget and the ratings drop even more than they already have, like changing it to Friday the worst tv time slot. Oh yeah then we could put on a new reality show, or maybe a show about cops,doctors, or lawyers because we don't have enough of those" Ok people years back there was a show called Jericho that got canceled after S1, because of a certain scene fans sent jars and packages of nuts as a protest the cancellation, and it at least got a short second season to wrap up the story. So what can we Fringe fans do the protest? Walter loves twizzlers so maybe those, and storm the studios if we have to!
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Oct 27, 2011
i love sports but sports shouldnt air on channels were tv shows are on b/c it causes problems.i mean what the point of having espn and the sports like this baseball game dont even show.its kinda of annoying.anyway ill watch grimm live(new shows i give shots especailly a show that look good as this one).i watch fringe on demand now anyway(fringe have porblems when it time for eps to air so watching them on demand is the best way for me)and sn i barely watch it (i watch it online if im bored)
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Oct 27, 2011
Baseball? YUK! I miss Peter:(
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Oct 27, 2011
Hopefully Fringe will be back as scheduled with no post-pones. I want Fringe!
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Oct 27, 2011
Baseball is so boring on TV. The announcers lull me right to sleep. I want Fringe!
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Oct 27, 2011
Lance Berkman is on the Cardinals not the Rangers.
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Oct 27, 2011
Well I'm in STL so my mojo will be hoping for baseball on Friday. :D
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Oct 27, 2011
baseball is so boring, especially compared to Fringe.
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Oct 27, 2011
How about playing a game in the rain? Awwwwww, big brawny men might get a wee bit wet...
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Oct 27, 2011
Nolan Ryan said Rangers in six before the series started. Texas takes it tomorrow, and we all get to see Peter again.
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Oct 27, 2011
Unacceptable! I can't wait another week for Fringe!
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Oct 27, 2011
This has probably been said already, but I don't think the audiences for Chuck and baseball overlap. NBC is likely praying FOR a Game 7.
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Oct 27, 2011
I'm betting on Texas to get this over with,but if not i'll checkout Grimm.
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Oct 27, 2011
Also... I think Grimm looks awesome! But it's scifi on NBC and up against two already established scifi shows...... so I have a feeling Fox will can it early:(
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Oct 27, 2011
I don't think Grimm is a Fox show
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Oct 27, 2011
its not its an nbc show
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Oct 27, 2011
There is nothing that get me more pumped for some intelligent scifi then watching Gordon Ramsay scream and clean up kitchens!



I usually don't watch Fringe when it airs on Friday night because when you go to graduate school you are 'supposed' to study:( But I tune in and put the show on mute from 9-10 in order to help the ratings because I love it so much!

Baseball is slow and boring, but I'm a week behind on Fringe, so I won't be too upset if it doesn't air this Friday:P
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Oct 27, 2011
You, sir, are a good man.
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Oct 27, 2011
Today I learned, some people actually like baseball.
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Oct 27, 2011
No. NO. I'm not waiting two weeks for a new episode. GO TEXAS!
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Oct 27, 2011
im soo conflicted i love fringe but i also love the cardinals AND i love chuck

grrrrrrrrrrr
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Oct 27, 2011
I find it ridiculous how networks keep putting fantasy/sci-fi shows at the same time: Supernatural, Fringe, now Grimm. It doesn't take too much thinking to figure out that their target audience is the same and by airing them against each other they'll lose potential viewers. Well, I guess I'm not surprised by NBC, because they've proven themselves to have terrible judgement in general. But CW or Fox could certainly do something. In other words: if Fringe gets canceled I will hurt someone.
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Oct 27, 2011
If Fringe gets cancelled and you form an angry mob, I'll bring the torches and pitchforks.
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Oct 27, 2011
FO baseball!



Give me Fringe!
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Oct 27, 2011
no way! I want Fringe!
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Oct 27, 2011
Baseball is fine, if you actually go to the stadium to watch it.. on TV? I find it boring. Why does this air on Fox anyway? I thought this is why ESPN was created! I want my Fringe, dang it. So, go Texas!
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Oct 27, 2011
GO Rangers , GO !!!
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Oct 27, 2011
Baseball SUCKS ok...
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Oct 27, 2011
I'm Canadian and I like baseball. Despite the fact that I'd like to see a game 7, I do want to see the Rangers win, whether it's tomorrow or Friday. I hate Tony LaRussa.



I feel bad for non-sports-specific channels that have to air baseball, though. Rain delays are a bitch.
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Oct 27, 2011
Way to shoot down the mystique of the Canadian stereotype. Let me guess, you don't live in an igloo or travel by dogsled either.
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Oct 27, 2011
Despite my wishes, no, I do not live in an igloo or travel by dogsled.



I do, however, wear toques all year long and talk a little slow, eh.
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Oct 28, 2011
There's the self-deprecating Canadian humo(u)r I know and love.
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Oct 27, 2011
i don't get it. whats stereotypical about what he said?
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Oct 27, 2011
Nothing. That's the point.
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Oct 27, 2011
As many of you know I'm Canadian (I think I've said this on occasion), so the only time I watch Baseball in October is when a decent hockey game isn't on. I have not watched a single game of MLB Playoffs, BUT with the threat of having to wait another week for Fringe, I have just become a FANATICAL supporter of the Texas Rangers. LET'S GO RANGERS, DA NA NA NA NA NA CHARGE!!!!!!
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Oct 27, 2011
no, no, no f@ck no, no damn it. Worst news i've heard in a long while.
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Oct 27, 2011
I don't know about you. I want the Cardinals to win no matter what. If Fringe fans are diehard enough, they'll follow it wherever it goes.
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Oct 27, 2011
"Also potentially effected is whatever airs before Fringe, which I think is a show that features an angry British chef screaming at people.":))))) this was really funny:)
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Oct 27, 2011
Come on ! This week is already weak because a lot of shows are on hiatus or something. Please let me have my Fringe treat :'(
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Oct 27, 2011
Could somebody tell me who f*ck cares about Baseball???
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Oct 27, 2011
as far as I can see, just and only Americans.. and we, the rest of the world, though we don't give a single thing to the game, are born and raised with clichs of baseball, thanks to the endless number of movies and films you guys made.. so stop complaining, you raised this monster:))
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Oct 27, 2011
Why would you watch movies and films about a game you don't care about?
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Oct 27, 2011
Can't we ask St. Louis to throw the game? I'm sure they can have another go next year...
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Oct 27, 2011
F*CK BASEBALL.... Texas just better win tomorrow.... >(
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Oct 27, 2011
Damn you baseball. Let's all route for the Rangers tomorrow.
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Oct 27, 2011
With baseball, it's more of a chance than with other sports because, while I really only like tennis, I played baseball for years and can actually stand the world series. That being said, "Fringe" baby!!! But I can make do with "Chuck" and "Grimm" even if it is in a disappointed state.
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Oct 27, 2011
Texas FTW! I need my Fringe.
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Oct 27, 2011
Fox needs to figure out a better way to handle their schedule if they want to air the world series every year. The way it works now is just plain stupid. You have new shows premier, they air 3-4 episode, and then go off the air for 2 weeks. In what universe is this a good idea? In those 2 weeks new viewers go watch something else and maybe even decide x show on NBC is better (heh) than what Fox is airing during that hour.
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Oct 27, 2011
On which planet do they call something a world series when only one country plays in the series. The only series that I'm interested in is FRINGE.
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Oct 28, 2011
Ditto. Who cares about baseball? Bring on the FRINGE.
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Oct 27, 2011
The baseball is messing up my tv viewing left right and centre. Not happy! Why can't they have a separate sports channel?
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Oct 27, 2011
fracking baseball. get the hell out and stop ruining Fox's tv.. the only night this should be on is Saturday or Sunday
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Oct 27, 2011
sucks balls
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