No joke: Gotham renewed for final season by Fox

No joke: Gotham renewed for final season by Fox

Focusing on Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) ultimate transformation into the Dark Knight himself, the season will consist of just 13 episodes, bringing the total to 100 and allowing the show to reach syndication.

An episode count for Gotham Season 5 has not yet been determined, but it's possible this upcoming season could consist of only 13 episodes as opposed to the traditional 22.

Fox has its upfront presentation to advertisers on Monday, an annual event that's traditionally a deadline for deciding whether to renew or cancel shows.

The decision to axe Gotham comes without surprise since the televisions series has been on a continuous decline since the second season. However, in an interview with ComicBook.com, Danny Cannon, who serves as the show's executive producer, hinted that season five would serve as a soft reboot for the series. Assuming it stays on Thursday nights, we're going to pencil the Gotham season 5 premiere in for late September.

As reported by Screen Rant, the higher-ups at a Warner Bros. requested that the character of The Joker remain on the big screen and in the films of the DC Extended Universe. The DC Comics-inspired drama series will be back for a fifth season.

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Gotham scored a last-minute renewal from Fox on Sunday.

Batman fans are rejoicing everywhere following news that Fox has renewed Gotham for a fifth season that will air on the network in 2019.

Aided by lead-out The Orville, Gotham had a fairly decent fall considering its move to Thursdays, improving the time slot from last season and keeping its head above water.

Fox have been pretty brutal over the weekend, cutting a number of shows from their schedule including "The Last Man On Earth", and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

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