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There Will Be One Final Season of Fringe

FRINGE: Astrid (Jasika Nicole, L), Peter (Josh Jackson, C) and Walter (John Noble, R) look for clues from a surveillance chip in the all-new" "The End Of All Things" episode of FRINGE airing Friday, Feb. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fans of Fringe, fear not: There will be another season of the show, and there will be closure. Fox just announced that it has ordered a fifth and final thirteen-episode season of the J.J. Abrams thriller for this fall — check out the trailer here — which means the show will end with its 100th episode. The renewal isn't a complete shocker: While Fringe only averages a few million viewers on Friday, it's one of the most heavily time-shifted shows on TV, regularly increasing its audience by more than 60 percent once DVR viewing is tallied.  

Photo: Liane Hentscher/FOX