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OCT
4
2 YEARS

Jill Scott to Guest Star on 'Fringe's' Final Season

The singer-actress has been cast in an "intuitive" and "oracle-like" role.

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Jill Scott

Jill Scott is heading to the mindbending world of Fringe.

The singer-actress will guest star in one episode of the fifth and final season of the Fox sci-fi drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Scott will play Simone, an incredibly intuitive woman and an oracle-like person, who assists Olivia (Anna Torv).

She will begin filming her episode, which is scheduled to air later this year, next week.

Grammy winner Scott previously starred in HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, had a guest stint on Law & Order: SVU and appeared in Why Did I Get Married Too?. She will next appear in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias redo and is filming Fox Searchlight's Baggage Claim opposite Paula Patton and preparing for a new Woody Allen project.

EW first reported the news.

Fringe airs 9 p.m. Fridays on Fox.

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