FringeNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 100 (hour)
Seasons: Five

TV show dates: September 9, 2008 — January 18, 2013
Series status: Ended

Performers include: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, Mark Valley, John Noble, and Michael Cerveris.

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TV show description:
This sci-fi drama, created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias, Felicity), begins at Logan Airport in Boston. Flight 627 from Hamburg, Germany, has just arrived after having flown through an electrical storm. When FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and her partner John Smith (Mark Valley) are summoned to the airport, co-worker Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo) informs them that the flight has landed via autopilot. Everyone onboard is dead and their organs seem to have melted.

Homeland Security Chief Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) immediately suspects terrorism and wants Olivia and John to investigate two Middleastern men who’d been seen at the airport handing a Caucasian man a suitcase. While investigating a storage facility, an explosion occurs, sending John to the hospital with symptoms similar to those from flight 627. Olivia researches John’s condition in order save him and recovers the name of a former government researcher of fringe science, Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble).

Dr. Bishop’s been institutionalized for the past 17 years after an experiment in his lab caused a lab assistant’s death. With the help of his estranged son, Peter (Joshua Jackson), she recruits Dr. Bishop to help her solve the current flesh eating phenomenon. Their examination into the epidemic leads them to Massive Dynamic, a multi-billion dollar corporation. The mysterious Nina Sharp (Blair Brown) is the executive director of the company’s fringe division and stonewalls outside inquiries.

Under the auspices of Broyles, Olivia, Dr. Bishop, Peter, and lab assistant Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole) soon discover that what happened on a runway at Logan Airport is part of a much bigger mystery. While trying to piece together what is going on, the team encounters additional strange occurrences like genetic mutations, rapid aging, levitation, reanimation, and telepathy.

Series Finale:     
Episode #100 — “An Enemy of Fate”
Click here to read a detailed recap of the last episode.
First aired: January 18, 2013


What do you think? Do you like the Fringe TV series? Did you like the last episode? Do you think it should have lasted more than five seasons?

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  1. Gw says

    saw this show on Netflix … just finished all five seasons ( 100 shows ) … great show … great story … great cast of characters … would love to see Walter Bishop find a way back home … Bring back FRINGE !!

  2. rodney says

    Just started watching it on Netflix 2 months ago. I can’t understand how or why they cancelled that show. Absolutely brilliant series, characters, and story lines, it was suspenseful and action packed. What more does a show need!? Could / should have had 3-4 more seasons easily.

  3. victoria says

    Like X Files, I Did not discover this show, for long time, already cancelled. Too, too bad, so good, great ,excellent show, should have lasted 9 years, like X Files.

  4. Janessa says

    I got hooked on fringe on netflix, now I’m hooked the way I been watching the seasons I will surely will miss it when I watch the last season , I’m sadden to hear they cancel the show, I was really looking forward to watching more, It makes you think of the imaginable and in love with all the main characters but especially Olivia Dunham she rocks the show!!!

  5. says

    I ran across the TV series Fringe on Netflix. It hooked me from the first episode. The characters, Olivia, Peter, Dr. Bishop, and Broyles, are amazingly real and absolutely believeable, given the storyline. I went through all 5 seasons in a matter of weeks, and am revisiting a few. The finale was good but I would like the series brought back to life. After all everything is possible in Fringe.

  6. Robert says

    Should have not been cancelled. Get a good show, that has great drama with high intelligence, and it gets thrown away with something ~dumbed down~to take its place……ugh!

  7. Wendy says

    i loved this show. the characters were great, the special effects were wonderful and it was quality programming. It shouldn’t have been cancelled.

  8. Amaris says

    First time I’m addicted to such a good show !!! I’m surprised it was cancelled ? Such a disappointment , first show that puts my mind to think ! Quality show compared to these so called “shows we have now “

  9. Rhoda says

    This show should have NEVER been canceled. They leave on some crazy comedy that isn’t really funny. Then take off a show that is really good, and could have lasted as long as “Lost” or maybe longer. Please bring it back with the original cast, including Nina Sharp. Now the Observers are gone. I would love it if you would.


  10. Jesse white says

    Bring this show back it deserves it it didn’t get that many views but it was one on the last great sci-if shows.

  11. Nicole says

    Just started watching Fringe on Netflix and now I’m hooked. Why did they cancel this? They need to bring it back! I am not into all these reality shows. I love this show…puts my imagination to work. Love Walter Bishop!!! Please bring back Fringe!!!!

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