Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on the NCIS: LA/Five-0 Crossover, House, Fringe, Modern Family & More
Matt Webb Mitovich
Now that we are for sure getting a fifth (albeit final) season, here’s one face you might see pop up in the show’s forever twisty universe: Robin Williams. TV’s erstwhile Mork, who after a long string of big screen outings has in recent years guested on Law & Order: SVU, Louie and, coming up, Wilfred, says Fox’s sci-fi series is at the top of his list to visit next. “My god, Fringe would be amazing,” he told me at the Comedy Awards, where he was honored as a Stand-Up Icon. (Williams also is high on Homeland, though frankly we can only see his bearded self playing Mandy Patinkin’s twin brother.) In fact, the funny man is game to join a TV series on a full-time basis. “F—in’ A, yeah, I’d do it — if it was fun,” he said.
See Matt's entire tvline.com post here.
THE FRINGE TEAM FACES A CATASTROPHIC EVENT
ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE”
FRIDAY, MAY 11, ON FOX
In the climactic conclusion of the Season Four finale, the Fringe team is pushed to their breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone in the all-new “Brave New World, Part 2 of 2” episode of FRINGE airing Friday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-422) (TV-14 L, V)
by Kristin Dos Santos
BarstowFrank: Anything on Fringe? Please tell me it's coming back next year!!!
No word yet on a new-season pickup (we'd be happy if it continued until 2036), but star Joshua Jackson told us that "someone huge" is returning on the May 11 finale. Any guesses?
Read Kristin's entire article here.
by: Kevin Fitzpatrick Yesterday
Since it seems like FOX remains content to make us wait until the end of the universe for news on a renewal for a fifth season of ‘Fringe,’ our efforts are best spent looking toward the current run of episodes. And after the trippy time-travel that was “Letters of Transit,” just what’s going to unfold in the final episodes of ‘Fringe’s fourth season?
Look no further! Amidst a mass of other May Sweeps spoilers of its most popular programs, FOX has doled out telling episode descriptions of the final three ‘Fringe’ episodes of the season! Sadly, none of them seem to hearken back to the admittedly left-field, but ultimately awesome future story glimpsed in last Friday’s “Letters of Transit,” though it looks like Olivia, Astrid, Lincoln, Broyles and the Bishops are moving full steam ahead in their battle to prevent David Robert Jones (‘Mad Men‘s Jared Harris) from collapsing both universes. Check it out below!
From the official FOX description:
“April 27: “Worlds Apart”
The teams on both sides, including Olivia and Peter, continue to fight for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children.
May 4: “Brave New World, Part 1 of 2″ (Season Finale, Part 1)
In the first of a thrilling two-part season finale, a mysterious Fringe event causing people to spontaneously combust forces Walter to revisit his painful past, while the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones (guest star Jared Harris) to save the world, or worlds.
May 11: “Brave New World, Part 2 of 2″ (Season Finale, Part 2)
In the climactic conclusion of the Season 4 finale, the Fringe team is pushed to their breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone.
See the entire screencrush.com article here.
by Sheldon A. Wiebe on April 19, 2012
The year is 2036 and the Observers have taken over – but there is a resistance. That’s the basic setup for Fringe’s [Fox, Fridays, 10/9C] annual ‘out there’ episode [remember the previous animated, or musical 19th episodes], Letters of Transit [check out the cast teasing the episode above, and follow the jump to my review].
Letters of Transit takes its title from a key element of the film Casablanca – and there actually are similar documents in this strangest episode of Fringe’s fourth season.
The world has been taken over by the Observers, who do not take kindly to those who might wish to resist their rule – but resist, some brave humans do. There is a special police force to deal with ‘native’ actions against the Observers, but a remnant of Fringe division still exists to police ‘native on native’ violence.
A young Fringe agent named Etta [Georgina Haig] and an older agent named Simon Foster [Henry Ian Cusick] seem to be the most effective members of the resistance – and she has discovered something that could turn the tide against the Observers. Unfortunately, time – and some forms of technology – are not on their side.
Oddly enough, there’s not really much more I can say about the events of Letters of Transit without giving up at least a few juicy spoilers – except to say that we see some different versions of Broyles [Lance Reddick] and Nina Sharp [Blair Brown] as well as a more familiar Peter [Joshua Jackson]and Astrid [Jasika Nicole] and yet another version of Walter [John Noble].
All you really need to know, beyond that, is that Letters of Transit is as twisted and out there as previous 19th episodes in the series’ run – and concludes with a revelation that counts as one of the most major in the show’s four season run, to date.
See the entire eclipsemagazine.com post here.
By fringeobsessed 4/18/2012 10:45:00 AM Categories: Fringe, Interviews, John Noble, Joshua Jackson, Season 4, Spoilers
Ausiello: I thought for sure today was the day we’d hear something. I’m pretty sure a decision to bring the show back for a fifth and final season has been made, with the two sides just trying to make the numbers work. But I’d be lying if I said the delay isn’t worrisome. In the meantime, we asked John Noble at last week’s opening of the Beverly Hills Paley Center’s “Television: Out of the Box” exhibit if any of the May 11 season finale would take place in the Alt Universe, and he said, “Not in the actual final episode, but you’ll see a lot of it in the one before.” We also presented Josh Jackson with the theory that Olivia being fated to die will tie in with the mysterious Mr. X seen in last year’s animated episode. His response? “That’s a good theory. You’re close, actually. Not all the way there, but you’re close.”
Read Ausiello's entire TVLine post here.
WALTER REVISITS HIS PAINFUL PAST
ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE”
FRIDAY, MAY 4, ON FOX
A mysterious Fringe event causing people to spontaneously combust forces Walter to revisit his painful past while the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones to save the world, or worlds, in the all-new “Brave New World, Part 1 of 2” episode of FRINGE airing Friday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-421) (TV-14 D, L, V)
CORTEXIPHAN KIDS SURFACE
ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE”
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, ON FOX
The teams on both sides fight on for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children in the all-new “Worlds Apart” episode of FRINGE airing Friday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-420) (TV-14 V)
THE FRINGE TEAM GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE
ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE”
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, ON FOX
The FRINGE tradition of a mind-bending 19th episode continues as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle in the all-new “Letters of Transit” episode of FRINGE airing Friday, April 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-419) (TV-14 L, V)
Cast: Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham; Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop; John Noble as Walter Bishop; Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles; Blair Brown as Nina Sharp; Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth; Seth Gabel as Lincoln Lee
Fringe's Top-Secret, Twisty Episode 19: What Do the First Photos Reveal?
Matt Webb Mitovich
OK, so now there is this.
While the very real future of Fox’s Fringe still hangs in the balance, the network has let slip with a handful of episodic photos from the annually “out there” Episode 19, which this time around is titled “Letters of Transit.”
The title is of course a nod to the (fictional) documents that drive the narrative of the 1942 cinematic classic Casablanca, papers that ostensibly allow a person to travel freely and without question during World War II. And per Fox’s official synopsis, “the story jumps ahead to 2036 when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.”
Read Matt's entire TVLine post here.
By fringeobsessed 4/13/2012 10:15:00 AM Categories: Fringe, Interviews, John Noble, Joshua Jackson, Season 4, Spoilers
Exclusive: Fringe Stars Talk Finale ('We Shot Two Endings'), Drop Clue About Season 5 Storyline
Matt Webb Mitovich
Fox’s Fringe, which for four years now has traded in dual universes, doppelgängers and shape-shifting body doubles, is fittingly prepping alt versions of its Season 4 finale, as Fox and Warner Bros. TV continue to negotiate the possibility of a Season 5.
“We’ve shot two [endings],” John Noble told TVLine at the opening of the Beverly Hills Paley Center’s “Television: Out of the Box” exhibit, which was created in conjunction with Warner Bros. TV.
Noble says many “big questions” will be answered in the season finale airing May 11 — including the matter of Olivia being fated to die (and whether the animated episode’s “Mr. X” figures into it) and Walter shouldering the burden of responsibility for the warring universes. Viewers also can expect a surprise on the villainy front (David Robert Jones plays “a very big part, but not as big as you think,” Noble teased. “There’s something bigger.”)
But as Joshua Jackson told us Thursday night, “The writers have given themselves a device by which we can tell a fifth-season story without having to leave this season’s story open.”
Read Matt's entire, spoilery TVLine post here.
FRINGE: Lance Reddick Teases Things Come to a Head With Alt-Broyles and David Robert Jones
April 12, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
It’s been months since FRINGE viewers were first clued into the fact that alt-Broyles is working with David Robert Jones, but in the aftermath of alt-Lincoln’s death, things are about to come to a head.
I sat down with Lance Reddick (Broyles) last week on the FRINGE set to talk about what’s to come from him in “The Consultant,” how much he’s known of what his character is up to, and whether fans should be bracing for his alt-persona to meet another tragic end. (And as a minor spoiler alert, he does rule out one possibility of what is going on with alt-Broyles during our interview.)
Check our Marisa's entire Give Me My Remote article here.
Here's a very interesting video of GiveMeMyRemote's Marisa Rofman interviewing Anna Torv recently. The topic is FauxLivia, her interactions with Blue Linc versus Red Linc, and how she relates to our Walter.
There are tiny spoilers in the beginning.