'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.

  • K-FedFRINGE5th!!!

    THIS IS AMAZING!!! I literally just jumped up and down and shouted and ran around my apartment like a lunatic. BEST NEWS EVER!!! All of these months of worrying have finally paid off. I can…finally…relax… :D

  • jamandas

    I am so Happy Just Love Fringe! Fox you Rock!

  • Matt

    Oh man. Huff and puff all you want, Fringe is renewed. Cue the “It will be pulled!” “It’s ratings will drop to pathetic(er) levels!” “Fox made a huge mistake!” “It will never find an audience in syndication.”

    It’s renewed and I’m on Cloud Nine.

  • Jay S.


    Dollhouse is close, but Fringe was brought back even after dipping below a 1.0…that has to earn the “lowest rated renewal” prize.

  • fringefan

    suck it haterz :)

  • Michael


  • DenverDean

    And TBTN traffic will suffer as a result of renewal and cancellation of FRINGE – in one fell swoop. Congrats to FRINGE fans!

  • hello

    I am so happy right now

  • Jinjeon

    Now CW needs to renew Ringer and NBC Harry’s Law and Bill Gorman is gonna eat crow. lol

  • MKC

    YAY! So happy that the show will get the conclusion it deserves!

  • Xerophytes

    This calls for a Bingo Excuse for those “haters”.

  • therock

    with SMG pregnant it is even more likely Ringer is canceled

  • Minimme


  • Tom

    See, now this counts as my surprise of the season.

    I never would have thought that the extra syndication income outweighed WB giving another season away to Fox.

    (I’m not really sure what this does to the rules, aside from adding a slight ‘In Season 4′ syndication boost to go with ‘In Season 3’s major boost.

  • Ryan

    Season 5 will definitely be one for the books if it is anything like 4×19!!!! THANKS FOX! and WB for their next to nothing license fee!!!

  • dack70

    If Fringe is renewed, I’m sure haters will trumpet a variety of reasons why it happened, here are some reasons that will have had nothing to do with it:

    – Fox must want to lose money
    – WB must have given the show away for free
    – Fox must not have any good pilots
    – JJ Abrams must have bribed Fox
    – Fox hates the haters

    Well, maybe that last one could be true. :)

  • ron

    Fringe is thats eries that after The Xfiles gave everyone that litle mystery and weirdnees we need!

    Thank u for make this years enjoyable! Last season here we go!

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  • Ultima

    You never know. The Kevin Bacon show ‘Masterminds’ which looks like a likely pick-up only has Bacon for 15 episodes at the most. The could air Fringe in the Fall and then air ‘Masterminds’ mid-season after Fringe ends.

    FOX has ~30 hours available on Monday-Thursday for dramas in the fall. Bones and Glee are going to be on the schedule. That means that for Fringe to get a non-Friday time slot, it would be at the expense of FOX premiering a new drama. That will not happen. Thinking otherwise is asinine.

  • Victor Hugo

    I`m so Glad \o/

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