Fringe (2008 - 2013)


Fringe

90%

Avg Tomatometer

79%

Avg Audience Score

Series Info

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: Return of the King"), 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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Seasons

88%
Critics Consensus: Fringe overcomes a compressed episode count and humbled production values to deliver a moving and rousing conclusion to its fans.

2012, FOX, 13 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: A daring reset may baffle casual viewers, but those already enthralled by Fringe's knotty mythology will likely become even more invested.

2011, FOX, 22 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: With more mysteries to uncover and mind-bending plot devices, season three of Fringe further cements the show's status as one of the of the best science fictions shows on television.

2010, FOX, 22 episodes

81%
Critics Consensus: Fringe surpasses expectations in season two with stronger character development while maintaining its creepy sci-fi angle.

2009, FOX, 24 episodes

84%
Critics Consensus: Action-packed, suspenseful, and filled with intriguing twists, Fringe is a smart sci-fi series that's compelling enough to overcome its occasionally uneven plotting.

2008, FOX, 20 episodes