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'Glee' shock: Renewed for two more seasons!
Glee is renewed. Not just for a fifth season, but also for a sixth.
That’s right, Fox is bringing back the musical dramedy for two more seasons.
So much for all that hand-wringing about whether the show would continue. Fox will have Glee on through 2015 — at least.
“Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” said Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly. “Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show – and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.” Co-creator Ryan Murphy thanked the network and studio along with “our loyal audience, whose passion and enthusiasm continue to amaze and inspire us.”
So does this mean Glee will be six and done? Not necessarily. Though the sixth season could very well end up being the last round, Fox isn’t calling it that and will likely wait at least a year before making that decision.
This season, Glee is averaging 8.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 on Thursday nights when including seven days of DVR data. Next week’s episode features guest star Sarah Jessica Parker.
“They have a great storyline coming up,” Chris enthused about “Glee’s” writers. “Another character comes in the picture named Sebastian (Grant Gustin) who wants to steal Blaine away from Kurt. When I first read it, I was a little disappointed because I was like, ‘Why does nobody love me?’ But, you get to see Kurt in a very territorial light, which is a lot of fun for me. I’m just happy that there’s finally some conflict with them, because they’ve been in a puppy-dog love state for a while.” On the scene in which Kurt surprises Blaine with a bunch of roses (preceding the “West Side Story” casting announcement that Kurt lost the Tony role to Blaine), Kurt admitted with a smile, “When I read the script, the very competitive theater kid in me thought, ‘Oh, those flowers are poisoned! Kurt is poisoning Blaine. He wants the role that bad. But, no, it was Kurt’s gesture saying, ‘The role is yours and you deserve it.’” “Darren is great,” Chris said of the Filipino-American actor. “He takes everything very seriously. Darren is always so enthusiastic on the set about everything.” Chris added, “I can’t tell you how many girls are mad at me that I’m with Darren Criss on TV. Gosh, the hate letters!”—Entertainment Enquirer
E! Online: Glee-Dux
Cue This Song: We have literally told you everything we can without spoiling everything for next week’s episode “The First Time.” So we just want to take this time to say…buckle up and prepare for an episode that will surely make many couple fandoms implode, explode and simply just plode. (Is plode a real thing? After next week’s episode, it will be.)
Oh God, she linked Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”
'Glee's' Ryan Murphy Prepping Potential Cliffhanger, Location Changes for Season 5
And while another graduation would appear to be on the table for characters including Blaine (Darren Criss), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), Artie (Kevin McHale) and Brittany (Heather Morris), Murphy says that may not be the case.
“We’re doing some weird s—- on the show, just wait,” he said with a smile. “I don’t want to do what we’ve done every year; I want to do something different.”
Pressed for details on if Finn could wind up in New York and what Blaine’s future might look like, Murphy remained tight-lipped and noted that it was his job as a showrunner to provide obstacles for everyone on the series. “I like conflict and I think great romances are about creating obstacles and coming together and conquering those obstacles,” he said. “My job, much to the outrage of some fan groups, is to build obstacles and then by the end of the series — when ever that is — hopefully have a tremendous happy ending for everybody. The show is about including everybody.”
It’s Official: Oxygen Renews ‘The Glee Project’ For Second Season
Oxygen this morning officially announced that it is proceeding with a second season of reality series The Glee Project by launching the casting process for a second cycle. Beginning in November, Oxygen will hold a multiple city open casting call tour including New York, Chicago and Nashville. After a shaky ratings start, The Glee Project grew into a critical and commercial hit for Oxygen by the end of its freshman run. The series, executive produced by Glee‘s Ryan Murphy, was conceived to complement Oxygen’s 2010 deal for the off-network right to Glee.
'Glee' Matthew Morrison Q&A: 'The election will get really heated'
We know. We’re hurting too. How can we survive until November with no new episodes of Glee? Well, the lovely chaps at Sky have a way to ease your pain - they’re going to broadcast Matthew Morrison’s recent London concert tonight (Thursday) to fill the Glee gap!
To celebrate the rather excellent news, we gave Matthew a ring to chat about Glee and the gig.
Read on to find out what he had to say about not being a fan of Glee’s second season, Will getting badass, the Emma situation, what’s going on with Sue, his “feud” with Jonah Hill and much more…