Fringe Is Coming to Science Channel

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My daughter and I have been fans of Fringe since it debuted in the fall of 2008, and we are completely wrapped up in the show’s current, final season.

If you’ve never given the show a try, good news from the Science Channel (which could be making a habit of picking up quality science fiction programs): Fringe will begin airing on the network next Tuesday, November 20, with the original two-hour pilot and first episode. And over the weekend following Thanksgiving, November 23-24, Science Channel will show the entire first season in two half-day marathons.

Starting November 28, Fringe will air in three-hour blocks every Tuesday night, with introductions by John Noble, who plays Walter Bishop. (And we think he’s fantastic: He erases any thought of Denethor right from the start. Except maybe when he eats tomatoes.)

The show will be accompanied by an original short-form series, The Science of Fringe, which will feature scientists exploring ideas like time travel and parallel universes. Here’s an introduction from theoretical physicist Michio Kaku:

I’ll admit that when Fringe premiered, it took a bit to grow on me. But five seasons in, I think it stands with the best of The X-Files, to which it was initially compared, and from which it has easily distinguished itself.

Science Channel – @sciencechannel on Twitter – will air all five seasons of Fringe in 2012 and 2013, and I’m looking forward to taking the trip again.

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