Woohoo! Fox Renews Fringe for Season 5


YES!


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?


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Makes up somewhat for canceling Tera Nova.
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OMG Yesssssss! im so happpy !! :)

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Don't take fringe off the air everybody i know plus myself love the show.
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I loooooove Fringe. Thank you Fox.
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Once again the *lovely* people at FOX have decided to be *gracious* enough to let an amazing, totally original, awesome show have some time to finish things up instead of just telling fans they're SOL. It's nice to have a season 5, but I wish there was a complete season 5 and a season 6, and a season 7, etc. Have much more to say on this topic, but believe I have already expressed it in several other comments on articles relating to FOX.
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I am so glad, first NBC after canceling "Chuck" not once, not twice, but three times: all after seasons 2, season 3 was supposed to have only 13, got an extra 6. Season 4 also only got 13 episodes, than they got an extra 11. Season 4 seemed like that was going to be it, the ratings were up but not satisfactory enough but the fans and the producers fought hard and NBC caved on a 13 episode final fifth season

Now Fox is doing the same thing for Fringe. I read last year that when ratings really began to drop during season 3, it was on the most likely canceled list. But lo and behold it turned out that there are SOME people at FOX with more than half a brain, many execs truly supported it, and so we got S4. A while back it was a repeat of season 3, but it seems that somebody is still there and here we got SEASON 5!

I just read Netflix is considering reviving Jericho, Arrested development. And Directv revived TWO seasons for the canceled FX show "Damages" as well as another show I can't remember. So maybe it seems that there are finally some smart network people who support these classic shows
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Nina the Silver Fox! I vote Grey the rest of the Way
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thank god one show that can end properly
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very very happy!
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A toda madre!!!
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I haven't liked a sci-fi series soo much since The X Files and naturally I'm still sad to hear about cancelation.I am thankfull for giving it another 13 ep. and I am looking forward to see if there will be anything better in it's place.
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Incredible news! I was starting to lose hope but Fox has made the right decision for once! YAYYYYYYY!
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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Fringe and Game of Thrones - the two best shows on tv - and both renewed for next year! Woo-hoo! Time to do the snoopy dance!
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I will own and re-watch every episode. They will have my money. And FOX will have my thanks.
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YAY FOR FRINGE! It's bittersweet because I will seriously miss these characters, but at the same time, it's much better this way. Now there is time to finish the story, in a hopefully epic and satisfying way.
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I think we should start a campaign: Can John Noble get his EMMY NOW?
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Just this one? They owe him about four.
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Four... so far. Noble deserves it more than any actor out there - his portrayal of both Walter and Walternate have been nothing short of spectacular!
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I think he deserves something MUCH better.. the Emmys don't know what they're talking about if they can't acknowledge a great performance when they see it such as John Noble's.
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If the show ends without John Noble getting at least an Emmy nomination then we'll know for sure that we somehow ended up in the wrong universe.
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woohoo, but i'll be sad when it'll be over! :-(
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YAY!! Thank you FOX! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Now if we could only get you to change your mind about Terra Nova...
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If anything I think that cancelling Terra Nova helped to keep Fringe on air. Really, Terra Nova was a real waste of money!
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yuk...... putting Fringe and Terra Nova in the same paragraph? Fringe is high quality, with a brilliant cast and crew. Terra Nova was trash, just a good premise that was told through weak and illogical storylines.



I fully support Fox cancelling Terra Nova. I think it is important to keep space for the quality shows. They kept Fringe, which proves that, sometimes, quality wins.
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Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe. I wonder what the next great Science Fiction show will be?
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Considering Fringe low rating I don't think we'll get much more sci-fi on TV. I'd love to be proven wrong though!



Maybe we can get a new Star Trek TV series?
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I agree
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Fringe had great ratings until they got moved to friday.
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Thanks FOX!



This doesn't make up for cancelling Firefly, but it'll get you off my enemies list. Maybe one day we can be friends...
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i loved firefly.
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I'm still pissed at Fox for cancelling Human Target... though the renewal of Fringe does make up for itbut only in part. I am thankful for more Fringe.
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Best news ever! 22 episodes would've been better but 13's better than none. I can't understand why this fantastic show isn't doing well in terms of ratings. The bizarre fact that more people don't watch this show itself deserves to be a Fringe case.
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I would have preferred 22 episodes but I'll take 13. I think the future storyline is going to be the main focus in season 5.
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Thank you Fox. You made the right choice and you will see it.
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Congrats FOX!!! You've done the right thing. Fringe will get a final season, everyone celebrate!!! This is FOX who kept a good show finally and allowed it to have a final season. I'm so so so so so shocked right now..
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The best sci fi show in a very very long time!! surely it deserved one last season!! Im very happy about this!! thanks FOX
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I don't think this would have happened if Terra Nova, Alcatraz or Touch got traction Even one of those shows catching on would have probably killed a 5th season for Fringe. I'm not used to thanking Fox but kudos on giving Fringe breathing room and recognizing an opportunity to give a quality show a final season. Of course opportunity from Fox's perspective means DVD and download sales of a 5th season of Fringe probably a better bet than 2 seasons of any of the three aforementioned failing shows.
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YES! :D Best news I've heard in a long time! :D
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Oh Thank you Fox execs! I just got chills watching that promo. And I just read this story, so I was really hating the end of Fridays episode. A shortnened but final season to wrap up one of the greatest shows of all time. Thank you, whatever universe!
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I never thought we would see 5th season

thank you FOX for renewing Fringe for another season to wrap the story up

You know, FOX, after all these years I think I can finally forgive you for canceling Firefly!
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Well with all the talk about bad ratings and Fox actually losing money on the show I am surprised that they did grant Fringe a 13 episode send-of-season.



So thank you very much, FOX, for this unexpected pleasent surprise. With all those great shows cut off without a proper wrap-up in the last years on various networks I have to say kudos to FOX for not leaving their viewers hanging in the air here.



I have become very reluctant to give new shows a try for the fear of being cut off in the middle of the story so I REALLY do appreciate it that FOX doesn't just pull the plug here. I hope more networks will follow that example in the future.
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So that means Fringe will have exactly 100 episodes , cool !
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Bittersweet article! Sooo happy but only 13 episodes for season finale??? I want more.. Sigh.
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Why don't more Americans watch great TV like Fringe & Awake ?

Thank you Fox, I'm gonna buy the bluray boxset as a reward. NBC I hope you're listening too!
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We do, we really do, but it's these bull shit so called Nielson boxes that supposedly people have in their homes, tell the ratings



(Speaking of which, has anyone ever had or even known somebody with a Nielson box? somebody asked that on another page I just thought it was worth repeating)



So the millions of us that are watching don't count cuz we don't have the imaginary box. Well you're obviously not American, let me ask you does Awake remind you a little bit of the British show "Life on Mars"?
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Made my day just now! Super Happy!!!! :)
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awesome!!!!!! i'm so happy fox made a really good choice, because this is the best show ever!!!!!!! brilliant cast and writers what more can you ask?
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Super happy right now!
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YEAH CLOUD!!!!!!
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Yes, good point. All the cast have been great, but two things stand out for me. John Nobles on-going brilliant performance, and Anna Torv's portrayel of the two Olivias.



I also think Joshua Jackson plays the caring, distant, smart, tough guy very well. And you can really believe Peter could be Walter's son.
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Can John Noble get his EMMY? PLEASE? (WALTER BISHOP) whos better than that?
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Hurray for Fringe! I found out the news while out at dinner and literally squealed my head off much to the incomprehension of other non-Fringies-restaurant-goers. So glad to find others who share the joy as much as I do. 13 more episodes - 13 more moments with Joshua Jackson. Fox has a heart!
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Oh joy... I reiterate what fernkelsey said under here, its fantastic news and I'm wildly happy... but God the pain I'm going to feel when the last season starts and I know it's going to end :-(

but for the moment I'm going to enjoy every second! Thank you Fox!
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When I found out the news a few hours ago it was as if a friend had announced their marriage plans or the birth of a new baby....only better! I actually shed a tear and got shivers. So very pleased. I love this show :)
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I wish SyFy had the courtesy to renew Stargate Universe for a 3rd season like Fox did to Fringe
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Brilliant (and massively uexpected imo) news, obvious that the reason it got 13 episodes was to get it to 100 episodes overall, pity that more people didn't watch it because then we wouldn't have had to put up with this on-off saga every year.
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After so many years hating Fox, I'll give it a break now!
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Made my day!
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THANK YOU FOX!
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All shows getting a 2nd season should be closed out properly IMO. You'd think that networks (and their ADVERTI$ER$) would might figure this out eventually, but meanwhile, us fans will probably have to rally on the internet in order to see our fav shows closed out properly.



So thank you Fox, for doing the right thing.
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