Earlier this year, Fox Broadcasting President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly made it sound like Fringe might be done after its fourth season. But in a surprising announcement, Fox has announced that they have picked up Fringe for a fifth and final season. The final season will be a thirteen episode run. Hats off to Kevin Reilly for bringing the series back (and avoiding the flood of letters he would have received had Fringe ended abruptly). "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," said Reilly "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." Well said Mr. Reilly. It's good to see a network do right by the fans. Fox is definitely earning some brownie points for this move. Now, here's what Fringe co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams had to say. "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," said Abrams. "This pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans," added Fringe showrunners and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. "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." The fourth season of Fringe concludes with three all-new Fringe Friday episodes in a row, counting down to the two-part season finale on Friday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Friday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).