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Fringe (2008–2013)

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A female FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

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Top Rated TV #208 | Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Olivia Dunham / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Peter Bishop (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Astrid Farnsworth / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Dr. Walter Bishop / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Phillip Broyles / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Nina Sharp / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2012)


The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist - who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science - and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern, and may be connected with a global company called Massive Dynamic. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Release Date:

9 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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16:9 HD
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Jasika Nicole has said in several interviews that the Alternate-Universe version of her character, Astrid, is on the Autism spectrum (or has high-functioning Asperger syndrome), which accounts for her statistical prowess and her disinclination to make eye contact with others. Nicole has said that her inspiration for the character comes from her own sister, who is also on the spectrum. See more »


Beginning in season one, establishing shots show the teams headquarters to be in a skyscraper which title cards identify as the "Boston Federal Building." However the building shown is actually Hancock Tower, a privately owned office building which is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Boston. The FBI is located in One Center Plaza which is across the street from Homeland Security office located in the John F. Kennedy Federal Building located downtown at Government Center. Both buildings are in direct proximity to Boston City Hall, a city courthouse, police station, local NBC/CW television station and immigration offices. See more »


Referenced in Bones: The Princess and the Pear (2009) See more »


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15 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch this show every week. If I can't be home I make sure it is DVR'd. I love the character Walter Bishop (John Noble). He is my favorite part of the show. I mainly watch it for him. I too didn't like it much in the beginning but then I got to know the characters and now I am addicted. It's the type of show that can keep you interested because every week it is something new but still with the ongoing storyline. (make sense?)I like all the characters and I have to disagree with other reviewers who say that these people can't act. Joshua is a very good and talented actor, he was on another hit TV show for many years (Dawson's Creek), so he's got to be doing something right. As for Anna Torv I think she is a good actress, I think that her storyline and character is why people think she is a bad actor. I don't like all the reality stuff on TV these days. I like being taken somewhere else and leaving reality behind for an hour a week. I have enough reality with my job and life and they are just coming up with dumb and dumber shows all the time. This show is good entertainment, which is what TV is suppose to be.

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