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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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johnnykcanada johnnykcanada 7 years
First pic of Joshua Jackson on the set of Fringe is at
rosey rosey 8 years
I'm excited to see Josh on TV again, but the premise of the show sounds ridiculous and it's on Fox, goodness knows it probably won't last long. Boo.
emalove emalove 8 years
I love this guy!
berrymix berrymix 8 years
Pacey forever! I can't wait to see him on TV again.
Robyn-Tang Robyn-Tang 8 years
Hooray! It's going to be so great to see him back on screen again. I'm actually watching Dawson's Creek on DVD at the moment and oh, cant get enough of Pacey!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Excited I miss seeing him on tv.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 8 years
YAY! I am SO EXCITED! Please please please let the Greys thing happen too!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm so excited that he's got a new project. now he and diane can really have something to celebrate about. i love to see them together - but it's always to promote her work! i still want to see him on grey's - hopefully that will happen!
anabj anabj 8 years
i love joshua and i am so happy that we are going to see him in a new serie!
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I'm just excited about a new JJ Abrams series, and it sounds fantastic!
aducale aducale 8 years
The more Pacey on my TV the better!!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I think Grey's is a better fit, but I'll watch anything Josh is in. Yaayyyyyyy!!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
SHUT UP! this is awesome.
laceykk23 laceykk23 8 years
i think he will still be on grey's. i heard that shonda still wants him on the show and will get him once the strike is over. but i dont know how it will work now with this going on. either way i will be happy, i LOVE josh!!!
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
JJ ANNNNND Pacey Whitter? I'm so in!
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
I don't know how JJ Abrams does it all!
lesley1216 lesley1216 8 years
He'll always be pacey witter to me...but I can't wait to hear more about this new show from J.J. Abrams!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I also want to see him on Grey's--it needs the boost! But two shows would be great too!
liz26111 liz26111 8 years
I love Pacey. But I want to see him on Grey's. I am not a JJ fan, nor am I a fan of this type of show. So Grey's works better for me but I might give it a try just for Pacey.
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