'Gotham' Is Renewed for Fifth and Final Season by FOX
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The new season will be having 13 episodes and focusing on 'Bruce Wayne's transformation into the caped crusader.'

AceShowbiz - Well, it's both good news and bad news for Batman fans. After months of being in limbo, "Gotham" has finally been renewed for another season by FOX. However, the upcoming season 5 will mark the final season of the Batman prequel series.

The new season will be having 13 episodes, bringing the total episodes of "Gotham" to 100 episodes. With the series reaching the milestone, it can now be sold in syndication as Warners fights hard for one final pickup amid FOX's changing creative direction.

"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," the network says in announcing the season 5 renewal. FOX also adds that the final season " will focus on Bruce Wayne's transformation into the caped crusader."

Many expected the show to be one of the goners, while some fans assumed that the show would be moved to DC's streaming service. "Gotham" averages 3.7 million viewers and 1.2 in the 18-49 demo.

Produced by Warner Bros. TV, "Gotham" is executive produced by Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. It stars David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin and Erin Richards as Barbara Kean. Also starring on the DC comic-related series are Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Drew Powell, Alexander Siddig and Crystal Reed.

The announcement comes in the wake of FOX canceling a slew of its shows. Among shows which were axed by the network were fan-favorite "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "Last Man on Earth" and "The Mick".

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