Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and produced by Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot Productions which follows the exploits of FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, scientist Walter Bishop and his son Peter as they investigate aspects of fringe science including telepathy, levitation, invisibility, reanimation and genetic mutation.
The series aired in the USA on FOX from 9 September, 2008 to 18 January, 2013. There are 100 hour-long episodes in five seasons.
Fringe premiered in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) on Thursday 8 January 2009, at 21h30. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel, beginning with Season 2, and on TopTV's Fox FX channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on Fox FX on Tuesday 9 August 2011, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 23 episodes in the second season.
Fringe returns for a second thrilling season that will continue to explore the unexplained phenomena and terrifying occurrences linked throughout the world - known simply as "The Pattern" - in pursuit of a larger, more shocking truth.
Set in Boston, the FBI's Fringe Division formed when Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) enlisted the help of institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his son, Peter (Joshua Jackson), to save her partner and lover from a mind-bending death.
Through unconventional and unorthodox methods, the Fringe team imagines and tests the impossibilities while investigating unbelievable events, macabre crimes, and mystifying cases involving pyrokinesis, neuroscience, cryonics, genetic engineering, astral projection, and other fantastical theories.
When the unimaginable happens, it's their job to stop it.
Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) guides the group, while by-the-book Agent Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo) and Junior Agent Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole) provide support and depth to the team.
Underscoring the unfolding mysteries, enigmatic Massive Dynamic executive Nina Sharp (Blair Brown) asserts that the advancement of technology is changing the world of science, and conversely, the science of the world.
Note: Seasons 1, 4 and 5 did not air on M-Net Series. Transmissions on M-Net simulcast in HD.
Season 1 (20 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 8 Jan 2009 | Finale: 21 May 2009 | Thu, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 28 Sep 2010 | Finale: 8 Feb 2011 | Tue, 20h30
Season 2 (23 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 28 Jan 2010 | Finale: 1 Jul 2010 | Thu, 21h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 4 Jul 2010 | Finale: 28 Nov 2010 | Sun, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 9 Aug 2011 | Finale: 10 Jan 2012 | Tue, 20h30
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 6 Jan 2011 | Finale: 2 Jun 2011 | Thu, 21h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 22 May 2011 | Finale: 16 Oct 2011 | Sun, 22h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 16 Oct 2012 | Finale: 2 Apr 2013 | Tue, 20h30
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 30 Aug 2012 | Finale: 17 Jan 2013 | Thu, 21h30
Season 5 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 12 Sep 2013 | Finale: 5 Dec 2013 | Thu, 21h30