'Fringe' News: A Departure and a Season 5 Spoiler
'Fringe' News: A Departure and a Season 5 Spoiler
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Fringe really is the TV gift that keeps on giving. Even though it's summer and there are no new episodes, the show has plenty of news and spoilers to fill the void. Keep reading to learn about a producer's departure and the title of the Fringe season 5 premiere.

WARNING: While most of what follows is merely news that should in no way decrease your enjoyment of Fringe, a few things in this article may just count as Fringe season 5 spoilers. I wouldn't advise continuing if such things offend you. Just saying...

Executive Producer Jeff Pinkner Is Leaving
TVGuide.com has reported that Jeff Pinkner, the executive producer of Fringe since season 2, will step down from his position prior to the upcoming season 5. Although there are not many details on the change, reports indicate that this move was Pinkner's choice and that he is leaving to pursue outside projects.

This does not mean major changes behind the scenes of Fringe. The show's other executive producer and showrunner, J.H. Wyman, will continue on in his role through the end of the series.

Fringe co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams released the following statement with regard to Pinkner's departure:

"We're so excited to begin work on a fifth season of Fringe and to be able to deliver the 13 final episodes to our passionate and devoted fans. For four years, J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner have worked tirelessly as a team to keep all the worlds in order on Fringe. We're thankful for the invaluable contributions Jeff has made to the show and of course wish him well and look forward to working together in the future. J.H. Wyman's importance to Fringe cannot be overstated, however, and I'm thrilled that he will continue as showrunner for the concluding chapters of our story. We can't wait for our fans to see what we have in store for them in the wild conclusion of Fringe."

J.H. Wyman will put his showrunning job on display at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, where he and the show's cast will appear in Hall H on Sunday, July 15.

Want to Know the Fringe Season 5 Premiere Title?
Good. Because you're about to find out. Just don't expect it to give you any hints about what's to come on Fringe.

J.H. Wyman teased fans this week with a photo of the Fringe season 5 premiere title page. Posted on the producer's Twitter feed, the title clearly reads as "Transilience Through Thought Unifier Model-11."

Yeah, I don't know what it means either.

But we'll find out when Fringe returns on Friday, September 28 at 9pm on FOX!

(Images courtesy of FOX)


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