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“Fringe”: Final season to end with two-hour finale Jan. 18

Melissa Hayer Published: November 5, 2012

 

The fifth and final season of the Fox sci-fi drama “Fringe” will end with a two-hour, two-episode event at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 and includes the show’s 100th episode.

Reflections on the show’s run by a couple of the main creative forces behind “Fringe” were shared in a news release:

Co-Creator and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams  said:” “It has been an absolute honor to have been a part of the weird and wonderful world of ‘Fringe.’ I will always owe the cast and crew for pouring their hearts and souls into every dimension of this series. Creating the show with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman was a joy, but watching it evolve over the years into such an imaginative, insane and heartbreaking ride is nothing less than a thrill. I am grateful to our blessed fans, and to Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice and everyone at the glorious Fox network for allowing ‘Fringe’ to reach its bittersweet conclusion.”

Executive producer and showrunner J.H. Wyman said, “Above all else, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to personally thank everyone involved with ‘Fringe.’ From the most amazing fans, to our incredible cast, writers and crew, and our wonderful partners at Fox and Warner Bros. – we would not be here without you. It simply cannot be overstated how grateful I am for the ongoing and unconditional support we have received over the past five seasons. It has been both mind-blowing and humbling. I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, and to be able to tell this story about a family – a family that, through everything, fought together for survival – has been a highlight of my career. As we approach the final chapter, I can hardly believe it, and I’m just truly thankful for this unparalleled experience.”

“Fringe” airs at 8 p.m. Fridays on Fox.

Details on “Fringe,” provided by Fox, are as follows:

Throughout “Fringe’s” thrilling five seasons, the series has followed Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, Peter (Joshua Jackson) as the Fringe team explored mysterious occurrences linked between parallel universes, doppelgängers, Observers and unimaginable threats. The unlikely trio supervised by Special Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) and assisted by Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole) – often led them to science and technological corporation Massive Dynamic, founded by William Bell (guest star Leonard Nimoy), and its enigmatic chief executive, Nina Sharp (Blair Brown).

The fifth and final flash-forward season of “Fringe” is set in 2036, when the “Observers” have become ruthless rulers of a dystopian society. As the battle for the world’s future continues to unfold, the Fringe team is in the midst of making its final stand to save humanity.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, “Fringe” is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk and J.H. Wyman serve as executive producers, while Akiva Goldsman is a consulting producer. “Like” “Fringe” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Fringe . Follow the series on Twitter @FRINGEonFOX and join the discussion at #fringe.

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