Fox has announced it is ordering one final season of Fringe for the fall.

According to Variety, the fifth and final season will be 13 episodes, and will continue to air at 9:00 PM on Fridays.

“Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve,” said Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly.

While the 13 episode run may seem a bit short, it does create enough shows for Warner Bros. to market the sci-fi series for syndication.

“Fringe” has averaged a 1.9/6 among adults 18-49 and 4.6 million total viewers. Adding to its value: The series has the highest lift among primetime broadcast series in post-sameday DVR viewing, with an average 67% gain.

I haven’t watched the series since the middle of season two, so I don’t know if this is good news or not, but considering the alternate universe theme, it might be something to pick up on iTunes.

via Variety


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  1. Great, great series. I’m glad to see they are getting another season, but sad to see it go. I thought it was going to be a lot like X-Files but the Sci-Fi side of the show is on a completely different level.

  2. Matthew Dickens on

    Um, I am not too thrilled with this. I like this show. I only hope that J.J. Abrams has a better ending in store than he did for Lost.

  3. Well..

    While I’m sad to see it go I’m glad they are being allowed to give us a final season. I’m sure I don’t have to vent to anyone here what Fox “usually” does with Sifi shows soo…. thankfully we’ll get a conclusion and hopefully it’ll do what is such an absolutely amazing show justice.

  4. I have very much enjoyed Fringe. Its sad to see a good show get cancelled but thats what usually happens to programs that don’t automatically dumb down the viewers. The one-shot DC “Beyond the Fringe” comic was a cool read, perhaps if we’re lucky DC could start an ongoing, or at least a mini-series. I’d add it to my (already 120$ a week) pull list.

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