Fringe has been renewed. Fox Network’s Fringe has been renewed for Season 5, the final season of Fringe. Fringe: Season 5 happening is do to the fans, J.J. Abrams‘ name (and what he brings to the table), and compromise (translation: money). “Warner Bros. has agreed to reduce the amount that Fox pays the studio for each episode of the show…What makes Warner Bros. so willing to negotiate down their asking price? With Fox renewing Fringe for a 13-episode final season, the series will pass the 100-episode syndication mark (meaning: more money for Warner Bros.).”
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Fox president Kevin Reily had this to say about the renewal of Fringe for its fifth season:
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.
There were two ending written for the series in case this was its last season. With Fringe returning next fall for its final season,
the highly anticipated Fringe season 4 finale will be edited to include the additional footage which leads the story into the next season. Originally created with two endings that would either be added or left off depending on renewal, the May 11th finale will serve to wrap up many of the series storylines – but not all of them.
On the direction the show will take next season, Fringe episode Letters of Transit (reviewed here: TV Review: Fringe: Season 4, Episode 19: Letters of Transit) and Joshua Jackson‘s comments serve as indicators:
the battle between the Fringe team and the Observers in the year 2036 is the key. “If you watch [Letters of Transit], you’ll have an understanding of where they want to take the series,” Jackson says.
That is unfortunate.
I thought the first three season of Fringe were great and the fourth season was lackluster except for a few standout episodes. I loved the show and I am looking forward to its final season. Are you?
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