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One of the longest running holovid series produced, Fringers focuses on the lives of colonists on the Free Worlds League's Periphery edge. [1]


Produced by Irian Entertainments with its first episode broadcast in 2874, The Fringers features an near constantly changing cast who portray the ups and (much more frequently) downs of its ever-shifting inhabitants on the borders. Ironically, the show is popular across the League for the often dire prospects and fates of its characters, appealing to many viewers for portraying people whose lives are consistently worse than their own.[1]

Broadcast across the League each week, Fringers had reached the amazing milestone of ten-thousand episodes by 3067 and was due to reach its bicentennial on air by 3074.[1]


  • One possible course of action to improve the morale of the crew of the Argo (in the BattleTech video game from Harebrained Schemes) has the player character show the latest episode of the show on the ship's biggest Holovid screen set up in the mess. The game that starts in 3025 indicates the show has recently passed 150 seasons, and has a constantly rotating cast.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handbook: House Marik, pp. 139-140 "Economics - Services - Irian Media Interstellar (IMI)"