Glee Renewed For Two More Seasons
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.19.2013
The show will be around through season six...
FOX has renewed Glee for a fifth and sixth season. FOX announced on Friday that the show, which wraps its fourth season May 9th, will be back through the 2014-2015 season. There had been questions about the show's conspicuous lack of renewal up to this point and the Oxygen reality series The Glee Project had not been officially renewed either, but today's news kills all speculation about the show's future.
FOX Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly noted in the announcement, "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. 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."
The show is no longer the ratings phenomenon that it was in its first season but remains a consistant performer for FOX in the 9 PM Thursday slot, where it has been able to tackle more mature themes. The fourth season has averaged a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.7 million viewers, ranking in the top 10 comedies on TV in overall viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. Music sales also bolster the show's profit margin, with the songs from each show being available after the episode airs.