‘Fringe’ Renewed for Fifth and Last Season

Co-creator J.J. Abrams says the low-rated but fan-cherished sci-fi series will "conclude in a wild and thrilling way"

"Fringe" might not be raking in the ratings that Fox might have hoped for, but it has its loyal fans, and the network has decided to give them another season of the show.

Fox has renewed the sci-fi series for a fifth — and last — season with a 13-episode order.

“'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,” Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, said of the renewal.

“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," he said. "Although the end is bittersweet, it’s going to be a very exciting final chapter.”

Series co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams added that the fifth season "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.”


Watch a trailer for the fifth season in the video.