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Comic-Con 2011: Who Else Auditioned to Play Peter on 'Fringe'? (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 23rd 2011 9:00PM
Fringe, Joshua JacksonDon't you just love hearing stories about the people who were almost cast for huge movie and TV roles? You know like Dana Delany was almost Carrie Bradshaw on 'Sex and the City,' and Matthew Broderick was nearly known as 'Family Ties'' Alex P. Keaton instead of Michael J. Fox.

Well, here's one I hadn't heard: There were about 12 other big names in line to play Peter Bishop on 'Fringe,' as Fox tried to "recast Peter" with Joshua Jackson M.I.A.

Don't believe me? Just take a look at this hysterical video they showed today at Comic-Con, featuring a few former 'Lost' stars (and the 'Lost' boss), a puppet-toting Paul Scheer, someone in our favorite 'Community' (nice stache, Pudi) and, of course, J.J. Abrams regular Greg Grunberg.

Also no spoof video about Jackson would be complete without some 'Dawson's Creek' jokes.

But be sure to watch until the very end to see a super 'Fringe' teaser with a very Observer-like Jackson robotically asking for direction. Spooky!

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OMG, this is hysterical! And it's a brilliant way to take the pressure and nervousness off the fans WRT what the heck is going to happen with/to Peter! I feel better now - can't wait for the show to return. Thanks for that. :-D

July 24 2011 at 10:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melanie Egan

What in the what what? The Observer thing freaks me OUT. lol

July 24 2011 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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