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JJ Abrams 'hopeful that Fringe will continue'

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JJ Abrams has revealed that Fringe could still return for a fifth season.

The sci-fi drama's future was called into question earlier this month when Fox chief Kevin Reilly confirmed that the show is losing money for Fox on Friday nights.

Fringe
Sky 1, Fox, Olivia Dunham, Anna Torv, Peter Bishop, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Dr. Walter Bishop / Walternate
Agent Phillip Broyles / Colonel Phillip Broyles, Lance Reddick, Nina Sharp, Blair Brown,Jasika Nicole, Agent Astrid Farnsworth

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However, Warner Bros and Fox are now negotiating to reduce the show's licence fee, according to TVLine.

The potential new deal would drastically lower the amount that the studio charges the network for each episode.

"We remain hopeful that Fringe will be able to continue," said series co-creator JJ Abrams.

A fifth season of Fringe would benefit Warner Bros, since it would likely see the show hit the 100-episode mark needed for syndication.

Fringe S04E09: 'Enemy Of My Enemy'

© Fox / Liane Hentscher



Joshua Jackson, who plays Peter Bishop, recently admitted that he is concerned about the future of Fringe.

"The most important thing to me about Fringe is that it finishes properly," he said. "Because you can't bring people along a journey like that for all those years and then just cut it off. It sucks.

"That would really bum me out at the end of what's been a pretty cool experience, to not have the finish."

Fringe continues on Fridays at 9/8c on Fox. Sky1 airs the show in the UK.

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Watch a clip from the most recent Fringe below:

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