Fringe fans get to watch one more season of the show that’s been on the cancellation/renewal bubble for each of its four seasons. Fox has confirmed the renewal of the show for a fifth and final 13 episode season.
Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company made the announcement: “Fringe is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas. Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve. The amazing work the producers, writers and the incredibly talented cast and crew have delivered the last four seasons has literally been out of this world. Although the end is bittersweet, it’s going to be a very exciting final chapter.”
Executive producer/co-creator J.J. Abrams added, “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. All of us at Bad Robot are forever indebted to our viewers and the amazingly supportive FOX network for allowing the adventures of Fringe Division to not only continue, but to resolve in a way that perfectly fits the show.”
Season 4 wraps up with a two-parter airing May 4 (9-10pm) and May 11th.