'Fringe' to Premiere on Science Channel on Tuesday, November 20

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November 12th, 2012

via press release:

--Science Channel Unveils Three Hours of FRINGE Every Tuesday Night, Beginning
November 20 at 8 PM ET/PT--
--Special Post-Thanksgiving Marathon Event Featuring the Complete First Season Airs Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24--


(Silver Spring, Md.) – Science Channel invites viewers to join FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, eccentric scientist Dr. Walter Bishop and his estranged son Peter as they investigate the universe of the paranormal and science of the unexplained on the breakthrough seriesFRINGE. Beginning Thanksgiving Week, the critically-acclaimed franchise returns to its very beginning with an expanded examination of actual fringe science that only Science Channel can provide.


Science Channel is airing all five seasons of FRINGE in 2012 and 2013, starting with the network premiere of the two-hour pilot and first episode on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8-11 PM (ET/PT). To celebrate the premiere, Science Channel is continuing season one ofFRINGE with daylong marathons on Friday, November 23 from 10:30 AM – 11 PM (ET/PT) and Saturday, November 24 from 11:30 AM – 11 PM (ET/PT). Following the marathon, FRINGE will air regularly every Tuesday night from 8-11 PM (ET/PT) beginning onTuesday, November 27 with season two.


Featuring leading experts such as Dr. Michio Kaku, Science Channel will examine phenomena such as time travel, dream sharing and parallel universes with the short-form series, “Science of Fringe”. Also, every Tuesday night Science Channel airings of FRINGE will begin with a special appearance by series star John Noble, who will set the stage for the back-to-back-to-back episodes.


“Viewers tuning into FRINGE on Science Channel will see one of television’s smartest and most addictive series in a more thought-provoking format than ever before,” said Debbie Adler Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Science Channel. “Audiences will find all of the action and riveting drama associated with this pop culture sensation, along with a deeper dive into the mind-blowing science that provides the foundation for the series.”
FRINGE explores the ever-blurring line between scientific concepts and reality, where hybrid beings tear through sewers, thieves walk through walls and portals open to parallel universes. Unable to police a world in which science has advanced beyond our wildest dreams–and nightmares–Olivia Dunham (series star Anna Torv) seeks help from Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his jack-of-all-trades son, Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson). Under the direction of Special Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) and assisted by Agents Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole), Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo) and Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel), the Fringe Team investigates unusual incidents that defy human logic and unimaginable events that threaten our very existence on a universal scale.


Fringe is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The creative team behind the series includes executive producers J.J. Abrams (Lost, the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible movies), Jeff Pinkner (Alias, Lost), J.H. Wyman (The Mexican, Keen Eddie), Bryan Burk (Lost, Alias, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Joe Chappelle (The Wire) and consulting producers Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers), Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers) and Akiva Goldsman (The Da Vinci Code).


For Science Channel, Debbie Adler Myers is general manager and executive vice president, Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production and Dexter Cole is vice president of programming.


About Science Channel:
Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of "how" and "why not." The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 74 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com,facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.


About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 200 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 140 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, includingHowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
  • Matt

    Interested….will you be reporting ratings?

  • Dan S

    I think I get Science Channel in HD but now I have to figure out what the channel number is.

  • cortexifan

    Am so there. Upgraded my cable packet so I could watch Fringe there and also Dark Matters, narrated by John Noble.

  • Tyson

    TVBTN doesn’t report on syndicated shows beyond the top 25 each week or the cable top 100 six days a week. If Fringe reruns don’t make the lists–and someone with special access doesn’t report the numbers, you won’t hear about Fringe.

  • AniMatsuri

    1st Firefly and now Fringe? What’s next? Re-runs of Star Trek and Babylon 5? If this keeps up, the Science channel will start to look more like the Sci-Fi channel of old.

  • Nancy Mahews

    I’m excited about this. I’ve always been curious about this show, but by the time I found out about it and tuned it in, I was already lost becuase it was in thrid season some time. (I got into Chuck at end of 2nd season but was able to catch up, Fringe just confused me. Maybe I can start from the beginning and really get into it.

    Thank you Science channel.

  • carigis

    now Im gonna have to watch all five seasons again… sweet

  • david

    Nancy like you i have wanted to watch this show for awhile but i did not want to join it in the middle of the series. I will be watching it on this channel.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

  • AppleStinx

    Anthony Parello (AP076) asked: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

    Technically it does. Just set a sound-recording device in the area to find out. :wink:

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