Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

FOX Renews Gotham For Fifth, Final Season

FOX Renews Gotham For Fifth, Final Season

Gotham has had 22 episodes every year, but given how narrowly it was renewed, and for a final season, a shorter run would not surprise.

As for how we want to see Gotham end, of course it would be great to actually hear the word "Batman" spoken - or to see potentially a few more villains we haven't had a chance to meet just yet. Gotham was the last remaining series on the current lineup that FOX hadn't made any decisions on until Sunday.

Produced by Warner Bros. Here's what the producers had to say about the upcoming season. The FOX series (which began as a James Gordon prequel show but quickly morphed into basically Baby Batman) has been renewed for a fifth and final season, ensuring the showrunners will be able to wrap this story up in a conclusive manner.

It probably makes sense to do a time jump, especially considering Bruce Wayne is still a teenager.


Averaging a 0.8 demo rating and 2.62 million total viewers this season (in Live+Same Day numbers), Gotham ranks next-to-last in both measures among all Fox dramas (besting only the recently cancelled The Exorcist).

This last season, the character of "The Joker" was introduced to the fans of Gotham, but without ever saying that name.

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.

In the meantime, we get to keep guessing and asking questions because at least we know Gotham is coming back for another season. While the show's first season was greeted with a lukewarm critical reception, later seasons were embraced by fans and critics alike.

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