Gotham renewed by FOX for an abbreviated fifth and final season

Gotham Season 5 Will be the Series Last

Gotham Season 5 Will be the Series Last

The decision came at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, mere hours before the FOX upfronts in NY on Monday and a few short days before the epic season 4 finale that will lead directly into season 5. The milestone for syndication has actually been lowered to 88-episodes in recent years, meaning Gotham would technically have already hit that mark at the conclusion of its current season.

Gotham was a strong ratings performer in its first season, but it has been falling since, averaging a 1.4 rating in the key 18 to 49 demo in its fifth season, compared to a 1.9 in its fourth.

Gotham is getting a heroic send-off. Since then, they have loved the twists and turns that Gotham has taken and feared for its survival as other popular series have recently received news of their cancellation.

"The fifth and final season will wrap up this unique origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, which revealed an entirely new chapter that has never been told", Fox says.

According to Entertainment Weekly, that same fate will not be coming for Gotham and fans at least know to be prepared for the fifth season to be its final one. The final season will focus on Bruce Wayne's transformation into the caped crusader. For now, fans can rest easy knowing producers will have the chance to properly conclude the story they've been telling over these past four seasons. Indeed, syndication can be a lucrative venture, and no doubt Warner Bros.

That the Peter Roth-run indie studio achieved the Gotham renewal and a third-season pickup for Lethal Weapon after the studio fired star Clayne Crawford should be seen a big win.

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