'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.

  • Andrew Brower

    Best show on tv period.

  • Fringe Fan

    1. Buy the DVDs
    2. Rip to mp4 files for your iPad.
    3. Carry Fringe wherever you go.
    4. and enjoy

  • Bytecrawler

    I heard they actually filmed two endings for season 4 just in case it didn’t get renewed. I just hope both versions make it to the Season 4 (or 5) DVD so we can see the version in this universe where it was renewed and in Walternate’s universe where it wasn’t…

  • psychic

    Thank goodness for closure! Now we can see if Walter ever finds the perfect strawberry milkshake.

  • SEAN


  • Brian

    What a great show, I look forward to each episode.

  • Cherrice

    Thank God…was sitting on pins and needles waiting for find out.

  • jh

    fringe is the only good show on fox. everything else (especially idol/glee/new girl) sucks hard. touch has potential, but i doubt it will live up to keifer’s previous work……..

  • Erwk

    At least they’re giving J.J. and Orci time to work on a proper ending, unlike NBC did with My Name Is Earl or WGN did with Ugly Betty, I’m so glad.

  • General Broyles

    This show gives me my X-files fix I missed for so many years.
    Awesome creativity in the writing. Every episode, everytime starts in an amazing way.
    This last season will be just as awesome. Observers coming to town. W. bell on the lamb.
    I can’t freaking wait….. Haters gonna hate. But I got 13 more episodes, suck it…. Ha ha.

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  • joe

    Gunsmoke ran for over a decade. Why is there this trend to end Quality shows after 5 years? They should rethink ending Fringe after 5 years. It’s worth keeping.

    There’s a lot of profit to be made and a lot of entertainment to be had with that cast and crew. Perhaps it could be made into a movie like Star Trek. After all they ended Star Trek prematurely too. Perhaps they could also write books like Star Trek did after the series ended.

    It looks like season 5 will involve the observers versus Fringe. Why not have season five be the exciting conclusion of the observers rather than the whole series? Why not offer a season six, where a new enemy could be created with cliffhangers.


    So glad FRINGE has been renewed! What a wonderful surprise!

  • Jester Strause

    Thnx from Jester Strause: Towards Royal Bank of Scotland and Banco Santander, end of and era and Fraud!(Fringe)

  • Teresa Childress

    I am so Happy that Fringe is going to be on . Thank’s Fox

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