Kanal 5 buys the first 13 episodes

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s Kanal 5, owned by European broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1, has nabbed Swedish rights to J.J. Abrams’ produced series “Fringe.”

Kanal 5 has bought the first 13 episodes to air in the fall. The series, described as a mix of “Lost” and “The X-Files,” debuts in the U.S. on Fox in September.

Kanal 5 programmer Katarina Eriksson said: “This is a different genre for us, since we have a lot of series aimed at women, like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Desperate Housewives.’ ‘Fringe’ is more aimed at younger men. But this does not mean that we are going to change our mix, we see this as an addition.”

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