The fate of mankind, at least in the Fringe universe, will be settled tonight with the show’s series finale. During its five season run the program, praised for its complex narrative, has enjoyed a loyal following.
Anna Torv, who believes the show has had “a really wonderful full life,” says that it’s perfect time to end Fringe. The actress teased that tonight’s episode may have something special in store for its most devoted fanbase. Click on the media bar below to hear Anna Torv:
“The truth is everybody won’t be satisfied,” said Joshua Jackson. “That’s impossible, and I hope for that for the people who enjoy it I hope we got it right. For the people who have stuck with us for the five years. I hope the people turn off the TV and are a little sad that our show’s over, but are pretty happy with the way it ended. That’s perfect, that’s exactly what we wanted to do and I hope for the people who are less satisfied that as they have a chance to maybe go out and talk to the rest of the Fringe community or have a second to sit back and digest that it feels right, and then my third real hope is that in this modern world, just because we are done with Fringe, it doesn’t mean that you guys have to be done with Fringe. I have a funny feeling that Fringe will live on.”
Click on the media bar to hear Joshua Jackson talks about his hope for the two hour finale, which airs tonight on Fox at 8 pm et/pt:
The Fall TV season is upon us, and FOX continues to give viewers highly entertaining and dependable programming, thanks to the return of Bones and the intricately plotted Fringe. The Office’s Mindy Kaling is front and center with her new sitcom The Mindy Project and one of Alfred Hitchcock’s leading ladies (Tippi Hedren) pops up on Raising Hope(along with daughter Melanie Griffith). It should be another solid year for the network, even though Houseis history. Here’s a look at some of the shows you can look forward to:
Bones (September 17th, 8/7 central) – It’s hard to find a twosome who have better chemistry on television than Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, and their back and forth banter is what makes Bones an engaging show as it enters its eighth season. This season may be a bit darker, as Bones (Deschanel) is the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
David Boreanaz, who plays FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, says it’s been a pleasure to work with Emily Deschanel. (Click on the media bar below to hear David Boreanaz).
The Mob Doctor (September 17th, 9/8 central) – Any show which has the potential to mix the Goodfellas and Grey’s Anatomy is worth of a look, but who knows if that’s the intent behind The Mob Doctor, a Chicago set drama centering on a doctor (Jordana Spiro) torn between two worlds. Spiro gives us the details on her character Grace Devlin. (Click on the media bar below to hear Spiro).
Ben and Kate (September 25th, 8:30/7:30 central) – Although Nat Faxon worked on FOX’s short-lived animated series Allen Gregoryand received an Oscar nomination as a co-writer on The Descendants, his visibility will dramatically increase this year as a cast member on Ben and Kate. The show focuses on the loving yet eccentric bond between siblings (Dakota Johnson, Nat Faxon). Co-star Dakota Johnson, whose father is Miami Vice star Don Johnson, talks about the premise of the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Dakota Johnson).
The Mindy Project (September 25th, 9:30/8:30 central) – Mindy Kaling is hilarious in The Office, but can she carry her own sitcom? Created and co-written by Kaling, the sitcom is hoping to reach similar heights to last year’s New Girl, the FOX sitcom that turned Zooey Deschanel into a TV darling.
The Mindy Project, although filled with snarky and off the cuff humor, originated from an extremely personal place, as the program is inspired by Kaling’s late mother. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mindy Kaling)
Fringe (September 28th, 9/8 central) – One of television’s most complex shows comes to a close, as Fringe ends its run after five seasons. The brainchild of J.J. Abrams and screenwriters/TV producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the show has built a steady and devoted fan base over the years.
As for the new season – it is now 2036 as the Fringe team (Jasika Nicole, Joshua Jackson, Georgina Haig) are searching for Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv). Series regular Joshua Jackson, who plays Peter Bishop on the show, is highly content with the program’s finale. (Click on the media bar below to hear Joshua Jackson)
The Simpsons (September 30th, 8/7 central) – Television’s most beloved family continue their Springfield adventures at the end of this month, and the most refreshing aspect of the iconic show lies in its continued excellence. Dan Castellaneta, who has carved out a solid career as the voice of Homer Simpson, is extremely proud of The Simpsons’ success. (Click on the media bar below to hear Dan Castellaneta)
Family Guy (September 30th, 9/8 central) – Seth McFarlane had a memorable summer thanks to the monumental success of Ted, and now he’s back to oversee and voice Family Guy. Although the program’s acerbic humor is inspired by McFarlane’s own comedic sensibilities, he credits his writing staff for keeping Family Guy a first rate show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Seth McFarlane)
Raising Hope (October 2nd, 8/7 central) – Raising Hope is back for its third season, and the show will feature guest starring roles for actress Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and daughter Melanie Griffith (Working Girl). The Raising Hope cast features talented veteran actress Martha Plimpton, who also starred in the films The Mosquito Coast and Running on Empty. Plimpton credits Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia for the show’s off the wall and engaging humor. (Click on the media bar below to hear Martha Plimpton)
The FOX sci-fi series Fringe is entering its fifth and final season. When it was announced that the series was going to conclude after this season, not only was the loyal fan base of the series happy to hear the show will have a finale and true ending, the cast of the show was just as happy.
Fringe star Anna Torv, who plays Olivia Dunham, told us she and the cast are happy and grateful to have a great ending to the show.
Fringereturns for its fifth and final season September 28 on FOX.
The FOX series Fringe, praised for its complexity and unpredictability, has garnered a loyal fan-base over the years. Although there were rumors of a cancellation, the show is returning for a fifth and final season, as fans will be treated to 13 more episodes of the Fringe universe.
At the center of this narrative is actress Anna Torv, who plays Olivia Dunham on the series. The actress admits that at the show’s inception she had no idea how Fringe would actually turn out.
The Fringe season premiere airs September 28 on FOX
Fringe returns with fresh episodes on its new Friday night position (9:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX).
Fridays on FOX has sort of been like the elephant’s graveyard. Remember Firefly or Dollhouse?
Well, the network tells us moving Fringe to the kiss-of-death slot will be great because diehard fans will follow the sci-fi thriller to Fridays. We hope so.
The episodes have been as interesting as ever, albeit confusing at times. And the ratings have slid since its move to Thursday nights. Still, we love the characters particularly Walter Bishop (John Noble), the drug addled scientist with a penchant for red licorice.
And it appears Fringe is jumping back into action with a dramatic episode starring Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), as one of Walter’s musical idols. Tonight’s show is named, ironically, Firefly.
Still, judging from the clip FOX has provided, it looks every bit as quirky as we’ve come to expect from the series. And as one of those enthusiastic sci-fi followers I’ll be making the switch with Fringe.
Click onto the video for a quick scene between John Noble and Christopher Lloyd on Fringe.