By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated July 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM EDT

Production on the fifth and final season of Fringe has been delayed as star John Noble receives medical treatment. The actor, who was absent from the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier this week, is being treated for an unspecified sleeping disorder.

Production is expected to resume on Aug. 7, and the delay will reportedly not affect the show’s premiere date.

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