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It really is the beginning of the end.

Three weeks shy of the fifth and final season premiere of Fringe, executive producer J.H. Wyman revealed on Twitter Thursday that the series finale will air Friday, Feb. 1. Fox declined to confirm the date of the finale, which will be written and directed by Wyman.

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In July, Fox boss Kevin Reilly told reporters the series' swan song would air in January. "There's probably going to be a few interruptions, but not many," he said at the network's Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "Just the holidays. [The series] will end in January."The fifth season takes place in 2036 — where the Observers have enslaved humanity — as teased in last season's 19th episode, in which an FBI agent named Etta (Georgina Haig) attempted to free the ambered Fringe Division so they could save the Earth. It turned out, Etta was actually the grown-up daughter of Peter (Joshua Jackson

) and Olivia (Anna Torv)!Will the Fringe Division be able to save humanity? Find out when the final season kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c on Fox.