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.