Fox Renews Glee for Season 5, Then Renews It Again for Season 6

By Tim Surette

Apr 19, 2013

One of the higher-profile television shows whose future has surprisingly remained up in the air—until today, anyway—is Fox's Glee. Despite being one of the network's most talked-about programs and making it rain with its side business of selling songs on iTunes (Fox says it's sold more than 53 million Glee songs online and another 13 million Glee albums), Glee entered mid-April without any official word of a renewal. Even the bumbling crime caper The Following got renewed.

Well, the question of Glee's future was answered in spectacular Ryan Murphy-esque fashion when Fox ordered a fifth season of the musical comedy. AND a sixth season. That's right, after pussyfooting about the decision for months, Fox suddenly decided the show was worth another 44 episodes. 

In all likelihood, the decision to renew was already made by Fox, and the delay in the announcement had more to do with the Glee team negotiating for a bigger pickup. And given the way the general public thinks Glee is tumbling down in quality, it's a risky move on Fox's part. But hey, ITUNES DOWNLOADS.

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  • spklvr12 Apr 25, 2013

    This show has a lot of potential to be great again, but it's in some SERIOUS need of direction story-wise. Not to mention they need to get their characters back in line. They are all over the place since the third season.

  • ADragonsDream Apr 23, 2013

    I'm fine with 2 more seasons.
    I loved season 1. since then, meh. I started enjoying the show a lot more when I realized that the age of the characters, their grade level, and the way they act (driving, having babies, taking over as teachers!) has absolutely no relationship to one another. The plot is is a mess and the characters have become sock puppets... however, the music is usually strong and even a bad episode can be counted on to have 2 or 3 absolute hysterical moments, more if Brittany is around and in focus.

  • bjguerrero123 Apr 23, 2013

    If half of you are really THAT PISSED and comment about how the show has gone to shit, then why post idiotic comments. My god, the comments I read from half of you make me want to set myself ablaze due to the how much stupidity I'm reading. If you're bashing on a show because YOUR SHOW doesn't get time or airtime or gets cancelled, well boo fucking shit. If Glee got cancelled, then we live with it and move on.

  • Dec1964 Apr 22, 2013

    I dont really watch "Glee" but it gets renewed & "Touch" is basically getting the axe. There is no logic in that at all.

  • Dec1964 Apr 22, 2013

    I Am Shocked "The Following" Got Renewed.

  • AdaHui Apr 22, 2013

    It's definitely going the way of the crapper. I basically just watch for the musical numbers....and Darren Criss.

  • zsandmann Apr 22, 2013

    I stopped watching when they ripped off Jonathan Coulton

  • KayWatkins Apr 21, 2013

    Wow! I gues I should have known better. Looks like I may just have to go ahead and let this go.

  • irehawk20 Apr 21, 2013

    Well Season 5 is important in order for this show to get 12 episodes to make it 100.

  • AshleyDykeman Apr 20, 2013

    I was done with the show ages ago, but I still watch it mostly for the occassional, once in ablue moon, exceptional episode. So I say give it a season 5 to wrap up everyone's storylines, but season 6 is pushing this show way further than it needs to be.

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