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Joshua Jackson Cast on JJ Abrams Show Fringe for Fox

Fringe Benefits: Joshua Jackson Cast on New JJ Abrams Show

Remember how excited we were when Joshua Jackson got a guest-starring role on Grey's Anatomy? Well, brace yourselves for this news: Soon, you'll be able to see him every single week.

Jackson — that's Pacey Witter to you, or at least to me — will play one of the leads in Fringe, the new series that JJ Abrams is producing for Fox. He'll play Peter Bishop, the estranged son of the brilliant but crazy research scientist — he's been described as Frankenstein meets Einstein — at the center of the show. The father role will be played by John Noble of The Lord of the Rings movies, and Australian actress Anna Torv will star as the third main character, an FBI agent who helps reunite father and son. Together, the three form an elite unit investigating paranormal mysteries.

Ghosts, Abrams, family drama, and Pacey? This is better than I could have hoped for! The show is currently filming its two-hour pilot with a rumored budget of $10 million, and it's already been given a series order for next season.

By the way, that Grey's stint only didn't happen because of the writers' strike. If the show goes back into production at the end of the strike — which is seeming more and more likely — will we get to see him after all? Cross your fingers!


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