'Fringe' picked up for third season

Fox also bullish on 'Lie to Me,' 'Human Target'

Fox has renewed "Fringe" for a third season.

The drama, from Warner Bros. TV and Bad Robot, has helped give Fox a foothold on ultra-competitive Thursday nights this season though suffered some ratings decline going into such a tough time period.

Fox's Kevin Reilly indicated the Thursday night drama was likely to return during his Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter last week.

Reilly also said the network is bullish on "Lie to Me" and "Human Target" getting a renewal, though the network will probably want to see more weeks of ratings on both before making a decision.