The fans of J.J. Abrams quirky sci fi show, Fringe, are breathing a sigh of relief.
Fringe was on the verge of being canceled after Season 4. A miraculous decision by the FOX Network to bring Fringe for a Season 5 that will have 13 episodes. (According to EW)
The cast and crew had to shot two ending to Season 4 because of the cancellation possibilities. There are so many loose ends that it would have been impossible to tie them all up in the last episode. This show has been a fan favorite but never pulled in the ratings of Abrams hit show LOST.
Fringe averaged a mere 4 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in the adult demo, including DVR. Compare that to a first-year show that Fox cancelled — Terra Nova — which averaged 10.1 million viewers and a 3.6 adult demo rating. Likewise another Fox first-year series, Alcatraz, which like Fringe is also produced by J.J. Abrams, performed better than the Friday night show, yet is considered unlikely to receive a second year.
“Fringe is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas,” said Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly. “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.” (EW)
Check out the Trailer for Season 5. It was just renewed and they already have trailer for it on Youtube.