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Fox Renews Glee, New Girl, Raising Hope

Fox took care of some paperwork today and announced three renewals, two of which definitely fell into the "No duh!" department. As expected, Fox is bringing back new comedy New Girl and network staple Glee for the 2012-2013 season. But the real bit of news here is that Raising Hope will return for a third season as well.

New Girl is one this season's breakout comedy hits and has been putting up great numbers in the younger demographics for Fox thanks to Zooey Deschanel's hypnotic quirkiness and irresistible cuteness that has been known to inspire hardcore criminals to wear polka dots. I'm looking forward to Zooey posting a picture to Instagram of herself in a snorkel, singing a ukelele song about thanking Fox. Glee will continue to air as long as there are pop songs to recycle and an audience that is too complacent to do anything else. I'm looking forward to Ryan Murphy saying, "It's about time, I'm fantastic." Raising Hope is the heartwarming story here. The goofy family comedy was considered a bubble show, but apparently the ratings were good enough for Fox, which had previously struggled with live-action comedies. I'm looking forward to more Cloris Leachman "acting" like she's going senile.

The big question is what Fox will do with these shows next season. With almost a dozen comedies in the works this pilot season, Fox should be able to Voltron together a pretty strong comedy block anchored by New Girl at 9pm and Raising Hope somewhere nearby. I just don't see New Girl being paired with Glee anymore; it's now strong enough to stand on its own. If Fox was smart, it would move Glee to a new night and claim Tuesdays as its comedy dominion.

Elsewhere at Fox, Bones and some of the network's animated comedies have already been renewed. There's still no word on Breaking In, Touch, Alcatraz, The Finder, or Fringe.


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Fringe could do so much if renewed. It so deserves it. Well, what matters is people watch.



So watch Fringe. It is one of the best shows, if not the best show on TV. A combination of police, science, sci-fi and relationship drama. All tied together really well.
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No surprise that Breaking In got cancelled, however I am surprised that it got completely yanked from the schedule. Network meddling destroys another show. Idiot Fox execs....
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STOKED about RH, I really hope that Fringe and Breaking In are renewed.
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it means another season for HOPE <3
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I would even be happy with only a half-season of Fringe.

Just don't cancel it on a cliffhanger :-/
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That's exactly what I want. Not a full season, but just enough to end on their own terms. After giving it as many seasons, it deserves to be finished properly.



They also can't blame the show for doing poorly when it's placed in a horrible time slot.
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Please, please, please renew Fringe. Even if it's only to give us a proper ending. So please don't leave us hanging like a lot of shows have done before.
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very happy about glee - it became better at the end of this season.

new girl - don't care, dont't like.

hope they renew breaking in (love!) and alcatraz (i would give it the second chance...)

don't care about touch (booooooooring)
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What's the opposite of Glee? That's how I feel about it.
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*insert "renew Fringe" post here* :P
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They better renew Fringe!!! It's such an amazing show, the one that really gets your brain working! I love it and I'm sure a lot of other people do so too! Please FOX, do it for people like us! :P
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Really glad they renewed Raising Hope. Couldn't get into New Girl.
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They should cancel Glee and use the money for Breaking In and Fringe. Great news about New Girl! I love Zooey!!
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Tim, people watching Glee aren't watching it for Ryan Murphy. If you have a beef with him (and you definitely wouldn't be the only one) or with someone else, you shouldn't keep ranting about it and frame the entire show about it and claim that seeing it is being "complacent". If I followed that thinking, I wouldn't watch any Fox shows since I have trouble with the political slant on Fox News.

Anyway, I'm really happy for Raising Hope. Canceling it would be as disappointing to me as it was for My Name Is Earl.
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New Girl is good, it actually hooked me! It took a few episodes, but still!

The rest is No Duh as u well put it; but what I've really been waiting for is news on Fringe... We need at least one more full season to close things up... They can't leave us like this!
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Yay for Glee! I think I'm gonna start watching New Girl.
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I'm happy for the news. I love both New Girl and Raising Hope and am very glad for both these renewals.

Renew Fringe, Fox! Yeah yeah...you'll only lose a million but you'll probably get a little more then that once the series is finished and when other networks get interested in buying the show. If you could lose the amount you lost in buying Terra Nova/Alcatraz, then you can lose some more by renewing Fringe for a final season.
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I love Raising Hope & New Girl. Good job, FOX!
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Fringe used to be superexciting, but nowadays I find it to be a drag. I'd prefer for Alcatraz to be renewed as it's a new fresh show with tons of potential and secrets!
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Alcatraz was ok, filled in the time between other shows but if it has to be dropped to keep Fringe running, so be it. Please let Fringe finish as intended, even if it has to be in Season 5.
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raising hope is a surprise
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Breaking In, seems like things are back to normal after last episode (1st epi without Fox interference). I like Touch, but I might eventually tire of the show. Alcatraz was a good concept gone to waste. Fringe, while this season isn't as good as last season, I love the characters in that show.
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Raising Hope!! Oh so happy!
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screw all of this shows, I wanna know if FOX gonna renew FRINGE!...only few more left before season finale...!
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Raising Hope!!
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I'm happy about Raising Hope, this season has been great. Truly underrated by a lot of people and I'm glad FOX is giving it a chance to have its audience grow. If you never gave it a shot, you should.
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Ugh, I was really hoping they wouldn't renew New Girl.
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fringe and breaking in please
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For goodness sake, renew Fringe.



It doesn't need to be a full season. Someone at Fox just tell Wyman and PInker, that this will be the last time you renew Fringe and you have 12 more episodes to wrap this show up.
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I was an Alcatraz supporter right up to that lame finale.



Dear Fox bosses, you may terminate Alcatraz as long as you leave Fringe and Breaking In the frick alone.....



I like Zooey but her character was grating in the first 2 or 3 episodes of New Girl. Now I love it but its mostly due to Shmidt and Nick.
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Since angry rants don't seem to have any effect on decisions, I have to resort to desperate pleading:

Please, please, please FOX, give us some more Fringe! Don't leave us hanging! I understand that you're in the business of making money, and if a show isn't profitable something needs to be done. But don't cancel the show without a proper ending. If a whole season is out of the question, then could you at least do a Chuck, and give the show 13 episodes to wrap up the story? I don't want to wake up one morning only to realize I've spent four years of my life watching a brilliant show without a final chapter.

I think all shows (or maybe at least those with 3+ years behind them) should have a clause in the contract with the broadcasting network which guarantees them the right to write final episodes to the show, even if it gets cancelled. It would be a win-win situation for everyone. The fans would get a real ending to the show they love. The producers and writers would get to give some kind of an ending to a show they gave years of their lives to. And the network could feel that it's the "good guy" trying to give the audience quality programming while the fans would hate it less than if it just kicked the show to the curb. This solution would cost a little bit extra money for the networks, but at least they would be prepared with this plan B if the ratings suddenly dropped during a season. And I think the extra cost would be offset by customer satisfaction.
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Though I am excited about Raising Hope, the clencher in this article is no news on Fringe. Fox, PLEASE renew Fringe......
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