Gotham Star Confirms Truncated Season 5 Episode Order!

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Gotham is returning for Season 5 at Fox. 

That much has been known for a few weeks now, but fans were left in the dark about how many episodes to expect in the final season. 

Until now. 

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Series star Camren Bicondova, who plays Selina on the Batman prequel series addressed the series' future during an Instagram Live broadcast. 

During the broadcast, she confirmed that Gotham Season 5 will span just 10 episodes, and that will bring the total episode count for the show to 98 episodes. 

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When the show was renewed, there were reports that Warner Bros. TV wanted to get it to the 100 episode mark, but it appears the show will end two episodes shy of that number.

In addition, Bicondova also suggested that Fox will air the final episodes from January 2019, so fans have a long wait in store for the final episodes. 

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Gotham was moved to Thursdays for Season 4 during the 2017-18 season, and it sent the show downwards in the ratings. 

Ultimately, it averaged 2.6 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic. The figures were down almost 30 percent in the demo year-to-year. 

It still secured healthy gains when DVR viewing was factored in, but with Fox giving up Thursday nights in the fall to Thursday Night Football, Gotham was walking a fine line and was widely expected to be canceled. 

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It's great that the fans will get a ten-episode wrap-up, but Gotham has a lot of characters to service. It's difficult to imagine a satisfying conclusion for all of the wonderful characters with a slim episode order. 

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Alas, we'll have to wait until the show returns to find out just how well the final episodes go down, but hopefully we don't get deaths thrown in just because of time constraints. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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