'Fringe' Renewed For Final Season By Fox

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April 26th, 2012

via press release:



13 Episodes Ordered for 2012-2013 Season

Update: Fringe season 5 trailer now posted.

FOX has picked up FRINGE for a fifth and final 13-episode season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.


“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,” said Reilly “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.”


FRINGE co-creator and executive producer 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.”

“This pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans,” added FRINGE showrunners and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. “On behalf of the cast and crew, we applaud our fans and FOX for allowing us to imagine the impossibilities together for so long. Season Five is going to be a conclusive thrill ride for all of us.”


FRINGE’s compelling fourth season concludes with three all-new FRINGE Friday episodes in a row, counting down to the two-part season finale on Friday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Friday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In “Worlds Apart,” airing Friday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), team members on both sides, including Olivia (Anna Torv) and Peter (Joshua Jackson), continue to fight for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children.


Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, FRINGE is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman and Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman, Orci and Akiva Goldsman are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series’ showrunners. “Like” FRINGE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fringe. Follow the series on Twitter @fringeonfox and join the conversation at #Fringe.

  • Freyja

    In before the celebration begins for Fringe fans, happy they got their renewal for 13 episode closure.

    Now all we need is the CW to get on the ball lol

  • Lucas

    Anyone surprised by this renew is really, really naïve.

  • Wesley

    Aww yeah!

  • Kat

    Glad it’ll have a chance to wrap up properly. This show has always been one that for some reason I just can’t get into when it’s airing live, but then I’ll marathon an entire season when it comes out on DVD. Looking forward to it.

  • Alrighty Roo

    Finally, official confirmation of the worst kept secret in the industry.

  • ZigZag


  • MB

    The fourth season was an unexpected gift. But this is incredible. Thanks Warners and Fox.

  • dack70

    Go get em Fringe fans!! Hold nothing back! You deserve it!

  • Anti-Fringe

    Is an anticipating cancellation, Fringe is DEAD :)

  • Sam

    HA HA to all you nay sayers.

  • 1mars

    Happy for the Fringe fans, now what does that mean for the other unrenewed FOX shows? Any guesses?

  • therock

    JJ must have some dirt on Kevin Reilly

  • Justin

    This just made my day

  • Shailen

    Bloody brilliant.

  • DeeAgeaux

    Suck it haterz!

    Really glad they get a 13 episode arc to finish the series.

    I was hopeful when Fringe got significant air time during Fox 25th Celebration show.

  • Teag

    No FRICKING way

  • Jon12229929

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Fringe very lucky to get renewed :(

  • mary


  • John A

    In your face haters. Especally RSH.

  • therock

    So Fringe is officially canceled and renewed :)

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