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

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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It's definitely going the way of the crapper. I basically just watch for the musical numbers....and Darren Criss.
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I stopped watching when they ripped off Jonathan Coulton
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Wow! I gues I should have known better. Looks like I may just have to go ahead and let this go.
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Well Season 5 is important in order for this show to get 12 episodes to make it 100.
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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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Surprised next season isn't the last. Season 6 certainly is.
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Kill it with fire! Gave up at end of season 2.
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whatever gives me more Matthew Morrison and Jayma Mays on the tv screem- I'm in :)
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Considering that they never are... lol
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My thoughts exactly!
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I think The New York plot needs there own show.
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i wish they give racheal and kurt there own show i only watch glle so i can see them now the new kids or ok but love the hole new york part of the show
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With all the money it's making on music sales they'd be stupid not to renew. It's a cash cow.
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great decision to renew THE FOLLOWING bad decision on GLEE
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WHO WANTS TWO MORE SEASONS OF GLEE? even one more season of glee is unimaginable. the plot is incomprehensible, the characters have become such caricatures you actually feel bad for the actors portraying them, and their actors are so far removed from being high schoolers or just out of high schoolers they;re having babies of their own or going to rehab. one season would be bad enough, but what were they smoking that they got it renewed for two more seasons?!
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Dang it!
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I was starting to think they're going to cancel it but instead they renew it for two seasons???
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Glee is my guilty pleasure :)
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Two seasons together is indeed a bit risky. It's also going to depend on the structure they will decide for season 5, it seems to me that the experiment of this season with two independent locations was a mixed bag.
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Quit watching this dumb show a few episodes before the finale of season 1. Couldn't take any more!
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Oh goody, the asshats that run the show can continue their streak of ripping off people's work, and insulting those who tell them they don't want their music played on the show!

They keep this glorified karaoke show around why? It's as bad as American Idol, a waste of a perfectly good time slot, could've saved Fringe and tossed this monstrosity to Friday nights. At least the bumbling schmucks on The Following are vastly more enjoyable to watch than this $#!+.
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Couldn't agree more this show is absolute slime what a fucking disgrace it is
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Also I should mention they had an episode where a down syndrome girl was a shooter! Not even Family Guy would try something like that! It makes the down syndrome episode on Family Guy look like The Simpsons!!
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Both your comment and Avoozl2's comment deserve to be tossed away showing obvious negligence and respect for a show. As for you bobobo96, let me rephrase you. You sir, and your comment are absolute slim and a fucking disgrace. Show respect, even if you don't like it. Your ignorance pisses me off. And don't you dare label me as a "Glee" person because I'm only calling you out for your ignorance.
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Really so it's okay for them to rip off other peoes music and not give them credit? The shows a pile of plagiaristic shit and anyone who condones thievery is as well.
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They better get a whole new writing staff because the past two seasons have been absolutely terrible. The only thing worth watching this show for now are the musical numbers. Other then that Glee has done nothing for me since season 1
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I must not be the general public. While I miss the consistency with which we saw most of the old cast the new additions have managed to work themselves into a favorable position in my book. now if they ever deprive me of britney's dancing it may be another story but at least kitty has some skills too.
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Glee is one of the most annoying dumb shows out there but I have to admit - I've seen every episode and I keep watching it. I seriously don't even like it but somehow I do. I don't even like singing, dancing and high-school-love-triangle-drama things. I watch sci-fi. But darn it I still watch Glee...And if I'm being honest, I'll probably watch every episode of seasons 5 and 6. And I won't like it. I guess it's a guilty-pleasure that's not even a pleasure...
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I understand your feelings, but I at least like singing... how do you do it? XD
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lol me too
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Glee has potential. I will be the first to tell you it's dumb and has no continuity, but in the end it's an enjoyable show, the humor is great and some of the issues they tackle are really relevant. I think they can have a really enjoyable 6th season, but they have to really focus and work on the storylines and not just leave them hanging or end them stupidly like they sometimes do. They have to stop believing that they can get away with ridiculous things because 'It's Glee'. But I've been watching it regularly and I would like to see more.
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I'm a fan of Glee even though its the most hated show just because it has singing and dancing. But if Rachel, Kurt and characters from season 1 and 2 are gone, then I'm not watching the show. I know a lot of people like the Newbies, but they are nothing compared to the glee club from season 2. I hope they focus more on the old characters instead of these wannabes. Also it would be nice if Ryan Murphy relinquishes all his power and move on towards his other shows before he self-destructs it like Popular.
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I think it's so hated because of its inconsistency, the musical numbers are the only things keeping it together in my opinion!
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No, its one of the most hated shows on television in a long time because they're a bunch of slimy plagiarists who rip off other peoples music for their own, and Ryan Murphy's an arrogant bitch who bashes other people cause they don't want their good music disgraced on his cesspool cast of stereotypes.
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If they change their minds next year, well... Remember Farscape? They thought they had two years too. *shrug* Just saying - and no, I'm not comparing the two shows.
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I quit hate watching halfway through season 3 and am so glad I did.
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Really if it goes any more than 6 seasons it might be too much. I can't hate watch for that long.
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I've always pictured Ryan Murphy's place of residence as Pee Wee's Playhouse. Right now the image of him going "HEH-HEH!" and dancing in victory with Chairry and Globey is too much. Can't anyone take this nut down a peg?
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I'd settle for just two more seasons of Brittany S. Pierce and Lord Tubbington. Fondue For 2 FTW.
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Just make a spinoff where she and Jane Lynch share an apartment and cancel the original show already.
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wow. renewed for 2 more seasons? that's actually surprising. I really enjoyed season 1, 2 was ok, but it and 3 have gradually gone downhill. the only saving grace of this season has been the New York storylines and I wish they'd do away with McKinley scenes all together after the originals graduate and just have them go to New York and focus solely on that side of the show... but this to me means they'll repeat season 1-3 and lose regionals this year, lose nationals next year, and then win nationals the year after that. I'm glad it got another season, I'd much rather shows end than just be cancelled leaving things unresolved.. but two is a bit optimistic as the poll says.
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great !

Question : Is Jane Lynch fired or not?
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No she was on Broadway.
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Geez , at least end it while the cast are younger , innocent group of people looking to be fame . Now it is obvious , they will end up all as Fame Freaks and Bitches !
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There must be a LOT of dick sucking going on between Glee and Fox.
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2 seasons is a bit surprising, maybe they negotiated 2 year contracts? Large parts of this season have been poor but I think all the issues are easily fixable moving forward. Besides the show wouldn't have seemed complete without six seasons. I wonder if they'll go to seven - that would probably mean another cast reboot...
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Fix it or Kill it Ryan. Get your shit together and get some better writers while you're at it. Ugh, just leaves a bad taste in my mouth..... this will be on longer than Breaking Bad. Wtf is going on networks!
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If the show tanks in the ratings during the beginning of next season, I will laugh my butt off.

I guess this renewal means that the second generation of Glee members will not be successful in the regionals this year. Then in season five they will make it past the regionals but fail in the nationals, and in season six they will finally go all the way and win the nationals.
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What are regionals?
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Regionals is the second round of the competition, between the winners of the first round of the competition, sectionals. I'm not American, but I assume that if the sectionals is the competition for a small area, maybe a school district, then the regionals is for a larger area, maybe a whole state.
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Well I'm excited. I just got into it and was afraid it was going to end. Nope, I get two more seasons! I'm all good.
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Am I the only one who thinks it's more consistent now than it ever has been? Less preaching, more silliness, and interesting characters!

(expect Unique, of course, because get rid of her please)
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Kill it. Kill it with FIRE.
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And throw the ashes into the GUTTER!!
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I don't think the show is tumbling down in quality. This season is definitely worse than seasons 1 and 2 but it's much better than season 3.
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Exactly what I've been saying. I think they are finally getting their shit together again.
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They are! Season 3 felt all over the place. It had one good episode and then five bad. :P
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This show is not what it use to be that doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing i think if they do it right i could see this show going finishing at season 7
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The show has morphed into a show for flaky, sentimental bubbleheads with too much time on their hands. Take up head banging instead of watching this!
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OMFG!!!!
This sh*t gets 6 seasons because of tweens and f*cking itunes,
This is sums up my reaction to this news - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI0RoJz7Tno
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a simple no would have sufficed.
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It really wouldnt
i was restraining myself
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I think they need to do the spin off of NYADA (spelling ?). I like the story lines in New York much better.
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I agree the NYC stuff is great.
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WHY GLEE WHY
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No no no no no. Two more seasons of misery? I don't think I can hang on for that.
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This has been a particular shit season. They should have considered this season a failed experiment and cancelled it. They need to focus on either the old kids or the new kids, or split them into two shows as originally planned before Ryan Murphy got all butt-hurt about someone who wasn't him talking and pulled the plug. The current abomination needs to be killed. It's a scattered mess. Unless they completely change how they're doing storylines, I don't think I have the patience to follow two sets of unlikable people across 3000 miles of setting in whatever three stories they ripped from the headlines. Kill it. Kill it with fire.
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