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'Fringe' Tweet-a-Long

Interactive TV takes another step forward with Fox's announcement of "tweet-peats."  To gear up for the new fall season, Fox will air the season 1 finale of Fringe while cast and crew live-tweet during the show.  Like a silent commentary track, the tweets will appear as a lower-third scroll through the episode.  Fans can ask questions, and the producers will offer behind-the-scenes commentary.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the event will take place on Thursday, September 3rd at 9:00 PM ET/PT – they'll live-tweet for both time zones.  Follow @FRINGEonFOX for all the festivities, and if you have a question, Fox asks you use #fringe.  Executive producer Jeff Pinkner (@jpfringe) and executive producer J.H. Wyman (@jwfringe) will be on for both the east coast and west coast feeds.  Stars Josh Jackson (@peterbishop2) and John Noble (@labdad1) will only be available for the east coast airing.

Fox will be giving Glee the same treatment the following night.  This could become an interesting trend – but with repeats only.  ABC did something similar last season with Lost, re-airing that week's episode with pop-up Cliffs Notes, and it seemed to do well for them.