'Gotham' Is Renewed for Fifth and Final Season by FOX

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He captioned the post in part: 'I am so overjoyed that we will have the opportunity to finish the story the first four seasons of gotham have begun to tell'.

THR sources say that the season is expected to be shorter than a full 22 episodes, likely coming in around 13, the number the show needs in order to reach 100 episodes and syndication.

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.

FOX has announced this afternoon that their "Batman" prequel series, "Gotham", has been renewed for a fifth and final season, the news of which comes just a few hours after the network also renewed "Lethal Weapon" for another season.

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The decision to bring the series back for a final season is somewhat surprising, as the show has been averaging a 0.8 in the all-important 18-49 demo rating and just 2.62 million total viewers.

One of the pressing issues is that networks are looking for more in-house content, especially over at FOX in light of the Disney and 20th Century FOX merger. Lucifer would make a flawless addition to the new service, as would Gotham, should showrunners look to continue the story beyond season 5. Moreover, FOX confirms this final season will revolve around Bruce Wayne's transformation into Batman.

Producers of Gotham are prepared to wrap everything up in the fifth and final season of Gotham, but the story is only truly beginning.

Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cameron Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.

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