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Fringe Oral History: The Road to the Series Finale

Fringe

In the final part of our farewell to Fringe, producers and cast discuss the episode that took Fox's sci-fi series in an entirely new direction: into the future. The series has always been known for its offbeat 19th episode, but its final one took the viewers on an adventure to Observer-occupied 2036, in which Peter, Astrid and Walter were freed from amber by Peter and Olivia's grown-up daughter Etta. In the race to the series finale, what's left of the team will attempt to reset time in hopes of ridding the world of Observers... read more

Fringe Oral History: How the Series Changed Forever with One Sacrificial Act

Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv

In the third part of our farewell to Fringe, producers and cast discuss the most polarizing story line of the series: The Season 3 cliff-hanger featured a scene in which Peter Bishop, who we had come to know and love over three seasons, mysteriously vanished into thin air. The Observers then explained that he had, in fact, never existed. (Come again?) This controversial creative move ended a season that included Fringe's foreboding move to the Friday "death slot." Still, the show soldiered on for another two seasons, much to the credit of its passionate fan base... read more

Fringe Oral History: Dual Universes Open Up a New World Of Possibility

Fringe

In the second part of our farewell to Fringe, producers and cast discuss the introduction of the parallel universe, which opened up the world of Fox's sci-fi drama to new and exciting possibilities, including a new set of characters with names like Walternate and Bolivia that fans would — gasp! — actually come to love in the end... read more

Fringe Oral History: Building the World of "Science Fact"

Fringe

A mad scientist, his genius prodigal son and a noble FBI agent compose the surrogate family at the core of Fox's supernatural drama Fringe that, under the direction of sci-fi kingpin J.J. Abrams (Lost), struggled through five low-rated seasons of endlessly fascinating twists and turns that, quite literally, attempted to tell the story of the universe, er, universes. It will all come to an auspicious end Friday at 8/7c, in what devotees hope will be a satisfying ending to the little series that could... read more

Fringe Temporarily Shuts Down Production As John Noble Seeks Treatment for Sleep Disorder

John Noble

Fringe has temporarily shut down production for two weeks as star John Noble seeks treatment for a sleep disorder.

Fringe's final season will pay off big for longtime fans

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, production was originally only suspended for... read more

Exclusive Fringe Shocker: Executive Producer Jeff Pinkner Exits Series

Fringe, Jeff Pinkner

Fringe is gearing up for its fifth and final season, but it will do so without one of its head honchos.

TVGuide.com has learned exclusively that Jeff Pinkner, an executive producer who has run the Fox series alongside J.H. Wyman since Season 2, has stepped down. Sources tell us it was... read more

Fringe Spoiler-thon: 5 Things to Know About the Observer-Centric Episode

Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson

Olivia has been kidnapped. Peter still hasn't found a way home. And David Robert Jones is running amok in both universes.

These are just a few of the problems the Fringe crew faces in this week's new episode, "The End of All Things" — which also happens to be the final episode for nearly a month. As Peter (Joshua Jackson) attempts to recover his lost love — new timeline Olivia (Anna Torv), to be clear — he'll come face-to-face with the man who once saved his life: the mysterious Observer known as September (Michael Cerveris), who will offer up a wealth of answers as to who the Observers truly are. Here are five teases from Friday's episode to whet your appetite: read more

Ask Matt: Falling Skies, the End of Housewives and Eureka and More!

Noah Wyle

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I just finished watching the season finale of Falling Skies and I am very happy the show got renewed for another season. I just hate that we have to wait until next summer before the show comes back on again. I have seen where people have described the show as boring. Did you think it was boring? I found it interesting and suspenseful that the audience did not know any more than the characters did about what was going on in their world. When we saw ...
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Mega Buzz: Housewives' Divorce, Five-0's Sting Op, and a New Mad Boy?

Felicity Huffman, Grace Park, Kiernan Shipka

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

What's coming up for Tom and Lynette when Desperate Housewives returns? — Haley
NATALIE:
Ever see The War of the Roses? It'll be kind of like that, except instead of dishes, they'll break their children.

Got any new info on Hawaii Five-0's new season? — Jared
ADAM:
Kono, the team's go-to bad guy lure, will catch the eye of a former crooked cop who's now a sleazy crime boss. Infiltrating his ranks won't be easy — nor will... read more

Fringe: 8 Steps to Navigating the Alternative Universe

Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble

For the Fringe team, meeting their alternate selves in the series' second season finale was only the beginning. The tug-of-war between this world and the other world will be even further explored as Season 3 deals with the themes of duality, duplicity and the road not taken. "We want to see how our universe would have evolved had different choices been made along the way," executive producer J.H. Wyman said at the series' Comic-Con panel Saturday.  "People are really interested in possibilities and choices that you've made or could have made that would take your life in a very different direction." So now that viewers will be spending more time in the alternate universe, we thought we'd make a handy guide to navigating that world with clues and teases from the cast.

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