J.J. Abrams just sold a pilot script to Fox for a show that sounds almost exactly like X-Files. A young female FBI agent, faced with unexplained phenomena, must recruit the aid of a scientist who's been institutionalized for his wacky theories. Fox hopes Fringe will help it recapture the glory of its Mulder-and-Scully days. The biggest mystery, however: When does J.J. Abrams sleep?
Abrams is also producing a new show for ABC, about a notary who gets involved in her clients' lives. He's also producing his as-yet-unnamed monster movie, due out in January 2008. According to IMDB, he's also directing a drama for HBO about the lives of cancer patients. And then there's Star Trek. J.J. Abrams isn't a man, he's a cottage industry.
Fox Flocks To Sci-Fi Project Fringe [Reuters]