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'Fringe' - Essential Information

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'Fringe' - Essential Information
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What 'Fringe' Is About:

FBI agent Olivia Dunham finds herself in the midst of a series of terrifying and unexplained events. Desperate for help she turns to fringe scientist Walter Bishop and his son, Peter, in an attempt to discover whether super-advanced technology is being used to experiment on humanity. Their work reveals science hidden from the ordinary world, including a gateway to an alternate Earth.
•  Episode Guide

Status of 'Fringe':

Fringe is currently in production. It airs on Fox. Premiered: Sep 9, 2008. For current showtimes see Show Listings.
•  'Fringe' Renewed for Season 4
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•  Guest Roles for Nimoy and Vernon
•  What to Expect from 'Fringe'

Origins:

Fringe was created by successful producer J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias) with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (both of whom worked with Abrams on Mission Impossible and Star Trek). Abrams has said that the inspiration for Fringe came from a range of sources, including Michael Crichton, The X-Files, Altered States, and The Twilight Zone. The show runner is Jeff Pinker, a veteran of Alias and Lost.
•  Image Gallery: 'Fringe' Season 3 Premiere
•  Image Gallery: "Over There" (Season 2 Finale)
•  Image Gallery: 'Fringe' Season 2 Finale
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Key 'Fringe' Characters:

The key personal relationship is between Olivia (Anna Torv), Peter (Joshua Jackson), and Walter (John Noble), who has the scientific knowledge and history to solve the crises confronting them.
•  Cast and Characters

Flavor of 'Fringe':

Fringe is designed to bring the viewer into frightening situations through accessible characters; this leaves open the opportunity for comedy and romance even in the context of gruesome death and destruction. The tone reaches for the eeriness of The X-Files but its lab-based scientific forensics pulls it back from Mulder and Scully's lonely field work, tilting it a bit toward a paranormal CSI.
•  Review: Series Premiere of 'Fringe'

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