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Don’t Worry for Fringe, and Other Notes From Fox’s TCA Session

It's been four months since Fox euthanized Lone Star, but the nation's TV reporters haven't gotten over it yet. They spent several minutes peppering Fox bosses Peter Rice and Kevin Reilly with questions about why the show didn't work and what, if anything, they learned from said failure. Rice was succinct in answering: "Not enough people showed up to watch. We were very disappointed. It failed." Reilly promised Fox would continue making risky shows, saying it was "baked into the DNA" of the network and that he doesn't "believe all the great shows are on cable." And what about Fringe, another Fox show that seems on the bubble between continued life and cancellation?

"I beg you not to write [its] eulogy prematurely," Reilly told reporters, saying the network hasn't given up on the show despite its relocation to the Friday-night death slot. Reilly also got an obligatory question about Running Wilde, with one reporter asking him to comment on creator Mitch Hurwitz's assertions that the network meddled too much in production. "I think I watered down Mitch's vision," Reilly deadpanned, before saying that Wilde simply didn't find its legs soon enough. "The show was slow to find itself," he said. "There was funny stuff. But too little, too late."

"I beg you not to write [its] eulogy prematurely," Reilly told reporters, saying the network hasn't given up on the show despite its relocation to the Friday-night death slot. Reilly also got an obligatory question about Running Wilde, with one reporter asking him to comment on creator Mitch Hurwitz's assertions that the network meddled too much in production. "I think I watered down Mitch's vision," Reilly deadpanned, before saying that Wilde simply didn't find its legs soon enough. "The show was slow to find itself," he said. "There was funny stuff. But too little, too late."