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John Noble On The End Of 'Fringe': 'I Couldn't Have Imagined A Better Finale'

1/18/2013 9:15am EST
John Noble
Tonight FOX says goodbye to its cult hit Fringe, after five seasons of mind-bending, multi-universe sci-fi adventure. Before the end, the incredibly talented Mr. John Noble - who plays Fringe's 'mad scientist' Walter Bishop - recently sat down with BFTV to discuss what he loved most about the show and what it was like for him to leave behind a role he's inhabited for so long.

"Doing something of this nature was new to me," explained the Australian-born actor. "I’d never done anything that required a five-year commitment. To build a show that seems to have kept the imagination of the world ...

'Fringe' Production Halted Due To John Noble's Sleep Disorder

7/26/2012 1:40pm EDT
John Noble
Production on hit U.S. TV show Fringe has been halted as actor John Noble battles a sleep disorder, according to reports.

Filming on the fifth season on the cult drama ground to a halt earlier this week, prompting speculation about the reasons for the delay.
The Hollywood Reporter suggests TV bosses decided to halt the shoot to allow actor John Noble, 63, time to seek treatment for a sleep disorder.

Filming on the Fox series is expected to resume on August 7.

Executive producer Joel Wyman eluded to a possible health problem concerning Noble when he explained the star's absence from a Tel...

John Noble To Examine Disturbing Stories On 'Dark Matters'

8/6/2011 11:30am EDT
John Noble
"Fringe" star John Noble has signed up to play out a number of "outlandish" science experiments on a new TV show.

Noble has teamed up with the Science Channel to host "Dark Matters," a series that will explore some of the most bizarre, real-life research studies ever conducted.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, "The stories we share in Dark Matters are as outlandish as a great sci-fi script or as disturbing as a classic horror tale - the only difference is that they're all true. The series offers a glimpse into the dark side of science, as well as human nature."

Some topics to be tackled in...

Hundreds Of Fans Attend 'Middle-Earth Midnight Madness' For 'Lord Of The Rings'

6/29/2011 9:48am EDT
Lord of the Rings extended edition
"The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition" is finally out on Blu-ray! Warner Bros. hosted a launch event Monday night at the Best Buy in Los Angeles.

Fans from all over the country (and possibly worldwide) arrived for the festivities, some dressed as their favorite Middle-earth characters.

Actors John Noble and Sala Baker attended the event, which included a fireworks/laser show, costume contest and more.

The quest is over. Get all three extended versions in dazzling 1080p and DTS HD-MA 6.1 Audio. This deluxe 15-Disc set includes nine special features DVDs with over 26 hours of spellbi...

'Mad Men' Wins 3 Awards At Critics' Choice Television Awards; See All Winners

6/21/2011 8:39am EDT
Jon Hamm
Hit TV show "Mad Men" was the toast of the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards in California on Monday, scooping three top honors.

The series won the Best Drama prize at the Beverly Hills ceremony, while its star Jon Hamm took home the Best Actor in a Drama award. Christina Hendricks rounded out their trio of honors by winning Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.

Best Actress in a Drama went to Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife" and John Noble won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his turn in "Fringe."

Tina Fey was also celebrating at the event after claiming the Best Actre...

'Fringe' Finale: Guess Who Never Existed?

5/7/2011 7:52am EDT
Joshua Jackson | Photo Credits: Liane Hentscher/FOX
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Friday's Fringe finale. Read at your own risk.]

As if the Fringe universe wasn't confusing enough, the finale left us with an unexpected surprise: Peter...

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Fringe Exclusive: Producers Dissect Baby Bombshell

2/12/2011 11:00am EST
Anna Torv  | Photo Credits: Liane Hentscher/Fox
After much speculation, the truth was revealed in Friday night's episode of Fringe: The other Olivia (Anna Torv) is pregnant with Peter's baby.

As if the two universes couldn't be more complicated, the producers of the Fox series tell exclusively that there will be much larger things to come. Will Walternate (John Noble) use Bolivia's baby to lure Peter (Joshua Jackson) back to the alternate universe? The sinister answer may surprise you.

Fringe: Is Alt-Olivia pregnant? Why make Bolivia pregnant? Was this your way of humanizing the other universe?
J.H. Wyman: Yes...

Exclusive First Look Video: Fringe's 'Vicious, Vicious' Triangle Heats Up

2/9/2011 4:31pm EST
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson | Photo Credits: Liane Hentscher/Fox
In a perfect world, it would be all about Peter and Olivia. But in Fringe's alternate universe, there's that damn Fauxlivia to worry about, too. And with young Mr. Bishop still harboring the warm-and-fuzzies for his Mata Hari from the other side, not to mention a pileup of major revelations that come out in this week's episode (Friday, 9/8c on Fox), things just can't be black or white... or in the show's multiverse color scheme, red or blue.

Who should our hero pick, Liv or the liar? In the exclusive video after the jump, the cast discusses TV's trickiest threesome, Peter's, um, bedroom ab...

Check Out 'Fringe: The Complete Second Season' Now On DVD

9/20/2010 7:00am EDT
"Fringe" returns for a second thrilling season and continues 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 t...

Fashion Flop: Anna Torv At The Teen Choice Awards

8/10/2010 2:33pm EDT
Anna Torv
Why does a sexy woman like Anna Torv torture us with such a bland fashion choice? The "Fringe" actress opted for black shorts and a jungle print blouse at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. We think it's unflattering and unattractive. What do you think?

Anna recently separated from her husband, Former "Fringe" co-star Mark Valley, after just a year of marriage. The couple met while filming the first season of the hit J.J. Abrams show. The two played FBI partners who hid the affair they were having from their bosses at the FBI before Valley's character was killed off early in the series.

The ac...

Cast & Crew Of 'Fringe' & 'Glee' To Twitter During Episodes

8/31/2009 12:25pm EDT
Fox will air encore presentations of Fringe and Glee this week accompanied by messages from cast and producers via twitter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Viewers will be able to to follow Twitter message online or on-air. The messages will reveal behind-the-scenes details and answer fan questions.

Fox will air last season's penultimate episode of "Fringe" on Thursday at 9 p.m. Producers and stars Joshua Jackson and John Noble will be twittering. On Friday at 9 p.m. Fox will reair the "Glee" pilot. Cast members Kevin McHale and Lea Michele, among others, will be twittering.


'Fringe' Panel At Comic-Con Gives Season Two Insight To Fans

7/28/2009 11:41am EDT
At last year's San Diego Comic-Con, science fiction fans were spoiled with previews into a new FOX show titled "Fringe." Headed by fan favorite J.J. Abrams and compared to "X-Files," the show starred Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, and John Noble. After a very positive first season, the show is returning in the fall for its second, so this time the "Fringe" actors and writers were welcomed to Comic-Con as successful stars. I was lucky enough to check out the panel on Saturday in a room completely packed full with diehard fans.

All the major actors and the production staff were there and excit...

TV Honorees That Should Get Their First Shot At Emmy Nominations

6/10/2009 12:02pm EDT
Aaron Paul
Yesterday, we went over the Emmy nominees who have overstayed their welcome. Those perennial TV honorees that simply don't deserve the recognition they once did or, in some cases, never did at all.

So if they're out, who's in? Surely, there can't be too many nominees waiting in the wings. After all, television professionals choose these awards; they can't possibly leave out any substantial number of qualified candidates in favor of perennial duds.

Unfortunately, that's the way it is. Voters simply don't like to change their ways with regards to voting. It almost seems that a ...

Anna Torv Talks About 'Fringe' Season Finale

5/4/2009 9:49am EDT
Anna Torv
As the television season approaches its end, fans can get ready for big finales for their favorite shows. How will Jack Bauer save the day this time? How desperate will the Housewives get? Fringe has started laying the groundwork for an interdimensional war and star Anna Torv needs to know who she's fighting.

"I want to know about that because it seems like Olivia's kind of interlinked to that, "Torv said. "We keep getting more and more little bits and pieces of information. In the next couple of episodes, David Robert Jones comes back, Harris comes back. It's a J.J. show so every time...

Leonard Nimoy Joining Cast Of 'Fringe'

4/8/2009 4:23pm EDT
Leonard Nimoy
Science fiction icon Leonard Nimoy will be joining the cast of Fox's hit sci-fi drama Fringe, reports Entertainment Weekly ( The Star Trek star has been tapped by J.J. Abrams to play former lab partner of Walter Bishop (John Noble), William Bell, as in the William Bell who created the show's mysterious corporation Massive Dynamic.

Abrams told EW reporter Michael Ausiello that having Nimoy join Fringe is a "mind-blowing honor".

Nimoy is set to reprise his role as Spock in Abrams' upcoming Star Trek series "reboot", in theaters May 8th; and he'll make his first appearance o...

Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 2)

3/19/2009 1:02pm EDT
Number One Seed Brad Pitt
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...

'Fringe' Episode Preview: "The Cure"

10/21/2008 6:50pm EDT
This week on Fringe: After weeks of being reported missing, a woman with a rare disease resurfaces in suburban Massachusetts and inexplicably causes excruciating pain and subsequent death to those she encounters. As the gruesome scene is investigated, dangerous levels of radiation are detected, and unusual circumstances surrounding the case point to illegal human drug trials and possibly something even more sinister. Meanwhile, Walter obsesses about cotton candy, Peter strikes a bargain with Nina Sharp and a startling piece of Olivia's past is revealed in the all-new "The Cure" episode of F...

'Fringe': Did It Live Up To The Hype?

9/10/2008 11:35am EDT
Last night J.J. Abrams' eagerly anticipated show Fringe premiered on FOX. Did it live up to the hype? Warning: spoilers ahead, so you may want to skip this if you haven't seen the episode.

An airplane lands at Boston's Logan Airport where the crew and passengers are mysteriously killed. FBI special agents Olivie Dunham (Anna Torv) and her partner John Scott (Mark Valley) are called in to investigate. During the investigation John is hit by an explosion following a suspect and is infected by the same substance that killed the plane's passengers, leaving him in a weird state that turns...

TV Spotlight: 'Fringe' Creator JJ Abrams

9/8/2008 9:39am EDT
Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams is a man of many talents. He's a writer, actor, director, producer, composer, and creator. He was raised in Los Angeles by his father Gerald, another television producer, and got his first job when he was only 15 writing music for a movie titled "Nightbeast."

As a senior in college, he wrote a film script with a friend of his which eventually turned into a full length featured titled "Taking Care of Business." He had a hand in writing "Regarding Henry" with Harrison Ford, "Forever Young" with Mel Gibson, and big movie blockbuster "Armageddon." He produced ...

Fall TV Preview: 'Fringe' & 'Dollhouse'

8/1/2008 8:58am EDT
Two of the most hyped up new shows on the FOX network were previewed on Saturday, July 26, the third day of the San Diego Comic Con, and there was a slow flagging sense of energy by the time "Fringe" began its panel. It was one of the later panels of the day, preempted by the overwhelming enthusiasm for "Dollhouse," "Chuck," and "Battlestar Galactica."

It could have been exhaustion setting in which made the audience thinner for "Fringe," or the lukewarm reports coming from early viewing of the pilot. In attendance was J.J. Abrams, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Bryan Burke, Je...

Fox Announces Primetime Slate For 2008-09 Season

5/15/2008 12:52pm EDT
Joshua Jackson
Fox Broadcasting Company today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2008-2009 television season. The new event drama premiering this fall is "Fringe," a fantastical thriller from acclaimed writer/producer J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Joshua Jackson, John Noble and newcomer Anna Torv star as an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

The new comedy slated for fall is "Do Not Disturb" (working t...