Fringe premieres on CTV and A on September 9 2008

This fall’s most-anticipated new series is getting a super-simulcast series premiere in Canada. CTV announced today it will simulcast the series premiere of Fringe together with ‘A’, creating a one-time-only super-simulcast for the big buzz sci-fi series. From Emmy Award-winning producer J.J. Abrams (Lost), and starring B.C. native Joshua Jackson (Bobby, Dawson’s Creek), Fringe makes its television debut on Tuesday, September 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, ‘A’ and in Alberta on ACCESS (simulcast with FOX; visit CTV.ca/Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). This one-time promotional stunt is designed to deliver the biggest exposure possible for the series premiere. Following its debut, Fringe settles into its regular ‘A’ time-slot on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 16.

From J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the team behind Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III and Alias, comes the most-anticipated series of the fall. Variety magazine says Fringe “mixes elements of The X-Files and Altered States” in its exploration of the blurring line between what is possible and impossible.

When an international flight lands at Boston’s Logan Airport with everyone on board dead, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv, Mistresses) is called in to investigate as part of an inter-agency task force. When Olivia’s investigation leads to multi-billion dollar corporation Massive Dynamic and its manipulative corporate executive, Nina Sharp (Blair Brown, The American Experience), Olivia, along with Department of Homeland Security Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick, Lost) and FBI Agents Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo, The Black Donnelly’s) and Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole, Take the Lead), discover that what happened on Flight 627 is only a small piece of a larger, more shocking truth.

In the super-simulcast series premiere (Tuesday, September 9 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and ‘A’), after Special Agent Olivia Dunham’s partner, John Scott (Mark Valley, Boston Legal), is nearly killed during the investigation of a plane with everyone on board dead, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help. This leads her to Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble, Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasures of Fiji), our generation’s Einstein. There’s only one catch: he’s been institutionalized for the last 17 years, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son Peter (Joshua Jackson, Bobby, Dawson’s Creek) in to help. Under Special Agent Phillip Broyles, the trio work to discover the shocking truth behind “fringe science.”

Fringe settles into its regular time slot, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 16, exclusively on ‘A’.

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