Fox Renews ‘Fringe’ For Fifth Season

The mind-bending sci-fi series will return with a 13 episode final season.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

"Fringe" may not have the ratings it deserves, but it will get something some TV shows can only dream of: a real ending.

Fox has officially renewed "Fringe" for a fifth season of 13 episodes; which will also be the final season. The 13 episodes will bring "Fringe's" total to 100 episodes and give it a better opportunity to find new fans in syndication. Back in January, the future of "Fringe" seemed in doubt when Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly made a point of singling the show out for losing "a lot of money" on Friday nights; which is typically referred to as "the Friday Night Death Slot."

Financial terms of the deal were not announced, but it's rumored that Warner Bros TV made an arrangement with Fox that takes some of the financial burden away from the network and onto the studio. The renewal deal was reportedly in the works for several months before closing within the past few weeks.

“We are thrilled and beyond grateful that Fox – and our fans – have made the impossible possible: Fringe will continue into a fifth season that will allow the series to conclude in a wild and thrilling way," said "Fringe" co-creator JJ Abrams.

"Fringe" season five will premiere this fall. And the "Fringe" team has already put together a teaser trailer for the final season:



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