In spite the low ratings, Fox has renewed the fans’ favorite show to a fifth and final season.
After some painful waiting, Fox has finally said the final word. Fringe was not doing well on Friday’s nights, with an average of 4 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in the adult demo, including DVR, but with all the support the fans did it. The show is getting renewed for a fifth season with 13 episodes. The producers were optimistic about the renewal, but had even shot two different endings, just in case the deal didn’t come through.
Here’s what Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly said:
“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.”
Fringe co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams and showrunners and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman said some great words about the renewal, thanking Fox and the fans:
“We are thrilled and beyond grateful that Fox – and our fans – have made the impossible possible: Fringe will continue into a fifth season that 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.”
“This pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans. On behalf of the cast and crew, we applaud our fans and Fox for allowing us to imagine the impossibilities together for so long. Season Five is going to be a conclusive thrill ride for all of us.”
Fox also released a season 5 trailer, that you can watch below.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6JyPziKVpA]
As a fan, I am super excited about this, but also a little sad. It’s going to end. I don’t think I’m ready for that, but hopefully I will be when the day comes. And it will have a decent ending, which is, alone, a reason to party. What about you? What did you think about the pickup?