Good news “Fringe” fans, FOX has confirmed the show will be back for fifth and final (13 episode) season next year.
This comes as a bit of shock to most seeing as back in January Fox president Kevin Reilly wasn’t too keen on saving the show due to low ratings saying ”We lose a lot of money on the show, at that rating, on Friday night, its impossible to make money. We’re not in the business of losing money.”
“Fringe is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas,” Reilly said in a statement Thursday. “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.”
This news comes just a few weeks before FOX’s official network upfront presentation on May 14th.
To see what is in store for the final season, check out the new trailer below.
Our 2012 TV Renewal Guide has been updated with this news.