Preview: Fringe

Joshua Jackson stars in the new JJ Abrams show

We’ve been concentrating a lot on the new Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku project at FOX, Dollhouse. But FOX also has a new show in the works from god J.J. Abrams. It’s called Fringe and is sort of an FBI investigation show, revolving around mystery and science.

Hercules at AICN put it best: “What if somebody at ABC said, ?Y?know, David Lynch is a fucking genius. Maybe we should give his show a year in a decent timeslot and see what happens.?

What if someone at Fox said, ?Y?know, what would happen if Scully started remembering all the crazy shit she saw in the previous episode every week??

What if somebody at ABC said, ?Y?know, J.J., instead of exploring Sydney?s relationship with her boring fucking half-sister for two seasons, how about digging a little deeper into this Milo Rambaldi business??

Press Release: From J.J. Abrams (?Lost?), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the team behind ?Star Trek,? ?Mission: Impossible III? and ?Alias,? comes a new drama that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality.

When an international flight lands at Boston?s Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (newcomer Anna Torv) is called in to investigate. After her partner, Special Agent John Scott (Mark Valley, ?Boston Legal?), is nearly killed during the investigation, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to DR. Walter Bishop (John Noble, ?Lord of the Rings?), our generation?s Einstein. There?s only one catch: he?s been institutionalized for the last 20 years, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son Peter (Joshua Jackson, ?Dawson?s Creek?) in to help.

When Olivia?s investigation leads her to manipulative corporate executive Nina Sharp (Blair Brown, ?Altered States?), our unlikely trio along with fellow FBI Agents Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick, ?The Wire?), Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo, ?Oz?) and Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole, ?Law & Order: Criminal Intent?) will discover that what happened on Flight 627 is only a small piece of a larger, more shocking truth.

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