Holy crapballs no matter what universe you live in! Fox has renewed Fringe for a fifth and final season, giving the creators of the cult sci-fi favorite an appropriate send-off. As I
assumed wildly guessed it would, Fox has ordered 13 more episodes for the show's final chapter.
Can we please, please all give Fox a huge hug right now? I'm pretty staggered by what that network has done with this show, keeping it on the air when others would have sent it packing a long time ago. A 13-episode final season was pretty much an optimal solution. The ratings just aren't there (or anywhere), so extending Season 5 to 22 episodes simply didn't make financial sense. Fox seems to be as big of a fan of Fringe as we are, and the shortened fifth season will give showrunners Jeff Pinkman and J.H. Wyman the time to tell the story they always wanted to. I'm so happy right now I could turn into a mutant porcupine man.
I expect that Fringe will stay put on Fridays for obvious reasons. And if I had to guess, I'd wager that it'll start in the fall and end right before winter break, allowing another midseason entry to take over its place in 2013.
But clearly this news wasn't kept secret from everyone. Fox has already released an official Season 5 teaser! Obviously there's no new footage, but it quite nicely sums up what Fringe is all about in one minute. Fantastic!
And yep, that trailer confirms that it will be a fall launch!
Let's all celebrate in the comments, shall we?
Follow TV.com writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom