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Fox Hopeful Gotham Will Be Renewed For Season 5

The future is looking bright for the dark streets of Gotham. The Fox series has recently returned from its winter break to offer the second part of its fourth season, and already it looks as if the series might be heading towards a Season 5 renewal.

At the Innovative TV Conference in Jerusalem, Fox chairman Gary Newman revealed to Deadline that he remains hopeful the Batman-centric television show will return for a fifth season. "We asked a lot of it this year moving to Thursday nights and I thought it did a pretty good job of opening up that night for us," Newman said. "I feel like Gotham should have a place in our schedule."

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Of course, this will all have to depend on the network's scheduling for the fall. " Thursday is not available in the fall, so where do we use it?" the Fox chairman continued, confirming that Gotham would have to move from its current timeslot if it were renewed. The series may not be shattering ratings records, but its audience is steady and it has found a fan-following. "Hopefully there’s more years of Gotham," Newman concluded.

With Bruce Wayne moving ever closer towards his destiny as the caped crusader on the series, a hypothetical fifth season could be where we see the young billionaire put on the cape and cowl -- something many fans have been waiting to see.

Official news of the series' renewal (or cancellation) should be made before the end of May.

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Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cameron Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.

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