'Glee' Renewed by FOX for Seasons Five and Six

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April 19th, 2013

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FOX has ordered two more seasons of the genre-defying musical sensation GLEE, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.


“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 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.”
“GLEE has been a signature series for the studio since its launch four years ago and we couldn’t be happier that FOX has ordered two more seasons,” commented Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “Ryan, Brad, Ian and Dante have created something that is far larger than a television show; it’s a global entertainment brand which continues to touch millions around the world. From its chart-topping musical numbers to its inventive storytelling and rich, complex characters, GLEE rewrote the rules of what network television could be, and we are enormously proud to be the studio behind it.”
“I am very grateful to Kevin, Dana and Gary for their incredible support of this series from the beginning,” added Murphy. “But I also want to thank our loyal audience, whose passion and enthusiasm continue to amaze and inspire us.”


Over the past four seasons, GLEE has built a loyal fan base of “Gleeks”; made tracksuits, musicals and outcasts cool again; attracted A-list guest stars from Kate Hudson and Katey Sagal to Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow; covered music from Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Stevie Wonder; and received prestigious awards and nominations, from the Golden Globes to the Writers Guild. This hit series and its extraordinary characters have become an indelible part of pop culture and will continue entertaining fans through 2015.


Last month, the series reached its milestone 500th performance with a rendition of the anthem, “Shout.” GLEE music continues to shatter records with more than 53 million GLEE tracks digitally downloaded and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide. GLEE albums have garnered two platinum albums (sales in excess of 1 million units) and five gold albums (sales in excess of 500,000 units). Also, the GLEE cast holds the record for most singles to ever enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart (203 tracks to date), surpassing records previously held by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and James Brown.


This season, originals of GLEE are averaging a 3.6/10 among Adults 18-49 and 8.7 million Total Viewers. GLEE is a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49, a Top 10 show overall among Adults 18-34 and the No. 1 show overall on broadcast television among Teens (tied with FAMILY GUY).


Now in its fourth season, GLEE has made an effortless transition to college with Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) attending NYADA, while the new kids of McKinley continue to strive for a glee club win at Regionals.


In the next all-new episode of GLEE, “Lights Out,” airing Thursday, April 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Will (Matthew Morrison) and Finn (Cory Monteith) enlist the members of New Directions to “unplug” and perform acoustic numbers, after the power goes out at McKinley High School. Meanwhile, Isabelle Wright (guest star Sarah Jessica Parker) asks Kurt to volunteer at the Vogue.com charity event, with Rachel and Santana (Naya Rivera) in tow.


GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. “Like” GLEE on Facebook and download the Facebook Fan Page app at www.facebook.com/Glee. Follow the series on Twitter @GLEEonFOX and join the discussion at #glee.

  • Quadrey

    As long as it is high in the ratings and bringing that $ bread its gonna live on !
    People be hating, ;)

  • Daw Johnson

    What is this “move to Fridays” thing? Why would FOX move a show that skews well with TEENS and 18-34s to Friday?

  • Matt

    First three season was great but I didn’t like the last season. I missed the old characters. Espeacially, Quinn Fabray. I hope we see them more.

  • Brad

    Two words – Drew Carey

    This show will be limping by next year and the sixth season will be shuffled.

    Unless this airs next to AI the show gets lousy ratings.

  • Pavelsauce

    I’m surprised Fox renewed Glee for two seasons. This is really good news. :)

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  • Nick

    It took long enough. Surprised with season 6 though.

  • Jen

    oh great. that means two more years of Fox trying to promote this useless show by taking up space at comic-con!

  • Lisa

    Wow, I can’t believe people still watch this. It hasn’t been good since the first 13 episodes of season 1. I feel bad for gleeks sticking it out 2 more seasons in hoping that this show will get better. Guess those 2nd rated remakes and mash ups make enough money to justify the renewel. That big cast has got to cost a lot of money. Especially the veterns they have to keep happy to stay on the sinking ship.

  • John A

    Im shocked about a 6th season. I guess that what took it that bit longer to negotiate contracts. Lol i dont watch it but funny to see the hater comments.

  • Colin

    Yay!!! So happy! Love this show!

  • theCroup

    Not surprised at all. Audience skews very young (which is rare) and ratings are good for Fox.

  • Steve

    When you look at the ratings for everything non animated or football on Fox, its pretty clear that a renewed Glee should have been a shock to absolutely nobody.

  • Tina

    I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, the show hasn’t been good in forever and I kind of hoped for cancellation so I wouldn’t feel compelled to watch lol. On the other, the wailing and gnashing of teeth from anti-fans amuses me, so yay!

  • Ali

    I am pretty sure the show is dirt cheap to make then. I have no idea what they have in store in terms of storylines though because this season has SUCKED!

    I’d rather they focused on the NYADA crowd and completely ignore the high school even though that’s where the glee club is.

  • Jamie04

    Yay Glee! There was rumor of a multi-season renewal back in January and I was certainly hoping this would happen. So happy for all involved with this wonderful show! (All you haters can go away now!)

  • dantas

    So that’s why contract renewals were taking so long. Sweet. Just sweet. :)

    Though I can’t see season 6 premiering above 2.0. Maybe not even a 1.5 for that matter

  • ron

    The 6 season is teh alst one of course they do that already so ryan have the time to start writing a propper ending! IM HAPPY ABOUT IT!

  • coonio

    wow didn’t see that coming. Wasn’t ther rumours last week about canceling Glee?

  • Dani

    Absolutely thrilled :) I just posted in the Thursday ratings thread that season 5 was a lock, but I could see it ending after that. So happy I’m wrong! Glad this has finally been announced, and for 2 seasons too! This should stop all those ‘they’re taking so long because it’s getting cancelled’ and ‘it’ll be renewed but only for a 13 episode final season 5′ comments that continually float round this site.

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