Glee Officially Renewed by FOX

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Glee returns from a 7 week hiatus tomorrow at 8/7p with a new episode, “Big Brother”.

Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer are confirmed to return for Season 4, despite their characters graduating high school at the end of this season. How they will be worked into the storyline, and if other graduating seniors will return to the show as well, has yet to be announced.

Read the official press release.

FOX has ordered a second season of freshman breakout hit NEW GIRL, a third installment of the irreverent family comedy RAISING HOPE and a fourth season of the genre-defying musical sensation GLEE, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

 “Over the past season, NEW GIRL has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; RAISING HOPE has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and GLEE has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon,” said Reilly. “All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.”

 All-new episodes of GLEE return to Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), beginning tomorrow, April 10, with NEW GIRL remaining at 9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT, and RAISING HOPE returning to its regular time slot at 9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT.

 Currently in its first season, NEW GIRL is the No. 1 new series among Adults 18-34 and the No. 2 new scripted series among Adults 18-49. The show stars Zooey Deschanel as a school teacher who moved in with three single guys, and their new friendships changed their lives in unexpected ways. The Golden Globe-nominated series also stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone. In the all-new “Normal” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT), Jess (Deschanel) invites Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney) to spend the weekend at the loft. Created by Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), NEW GIRL is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer are executive producers.

In the two-part season finale of RAISING HOPE beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), and concluding on Tuesday, April 17 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), Nancy Grace guest-stars as the host of the newsmagazine series “Inside Probe,” which turns its focus on the Chance’s history, culminating in the family going on trial to fight for custody of baby Hope. Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, the series follows the Chance family as the unplanned addition to their family becomes a toddler. The show stars Lucas Neff, Emmy Award nominee Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward and Cloris Leachman. RAISING HOPE is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

 Now in its third season, GLEE continues to be a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49 and the No. 1 scripted series among Teens. The hit series returns this spring answering the dramatic cliffhangers of Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) car accident, Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel’s (Lea Michele) wedding and Sue’s (Jane Lynch) pregnancy, as graduation at McKinley High approaches. In the Spring Premiere “Big Brother” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Blaine’s (Darren Criss) big-shot Hollywood actor brother Cooper (guest star Matt Bomer, “White Collar”) comes to visit. 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.

Become a fan of the shows on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NewGirlonFOX, www.facebook.com/RaisingHope and www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series at www.twitter.com/NewGirlonFOX (#NewGirl), www.twitter.com/RaisingHopeFOX (#RaisingHope) and www.twitter.com/gleeonfox (#Glee).

  • Anonymous

    Woo! Even though I knew this was a given it’s still nice to see it made official.   Smart of FOX to announce it the day before Glee returns from its big hiatus. 

  • Anonymous

    Cooper Anderson. I get it. Good one.

    We’ll see if the show can make sense if it keeps the graduating seniors around. As much as I’d like to see Chris Colfer stay with the show, I think Glee would have a better chance at longevity if it employed the Degrassi method: Graduate the seniors each year — for good — and bring in new freshmen.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I’d like to see Chris Colfer stay with the show, I think Glee
    would have a better chance at longevity if it employed the Degrassi
    method: Graduate the seniors each year — for good — and bring in new
    freshmen.

      I agree. I was bummed when the spin off with Rachel and Kurt didn’t pan out.

  • Axxxel

    Not to worry, I am sure there will be no Chris Colfer in Season 5. If there will be a Season 5. Looking at Chris Colfer’s side jobs (movies, books etc), it will be harder and harder to keep him in Glee.

    “Big brother” will be big for juniors Blaine and Artie. Hoping for a big episode for junior Tina. and if the 2nd Glee Project will provide another 2 impressive main characters then all is set for Season 4, the regeneration.

  • Axxxel

    I was bummed too but I was also afraid that a Kurt/Rachel spin off would become a mini- Smash version 2.0.

  • Anonymous

    Eh, I’d be much more happy about this if I were enjoying the show more than I have been lately.

    I’m glad the thing with Rachel/Kurt didn’t pan out, to be honest. While I understand that they seem to be popular with the general public, they are nowhere near my favorite characters on the show and I definitely wouldn’t be watching a spin off of just the two of them.

    I loved glee when it was about the glee club as a whole. A group of students from various walks of life who had all joined for their own personal reasons and were all trying to work together for the good of the group. All this focus on just Klaine, Brittana, and Finchel just bores me.

  • Anonymous

    I totally got invested in the current cast and their stories. Its their individual stories that interest me more (and the music) rather the whole. So, I have mixed feelings about letting them go after graduation. Anyhow, I’d glad there is still another one more season for Rachel and Kurt. I’d totally follow them if there is a spin off.   

  • Axxxel

    A regeneration of Glee cast may also mean a regeneration of viewers… I guess… Kurt and Rachel are my most favorite Glee characters…among others because they are so ambitious and annoying. (this is written without any sarcasm at all). Boring but soothing Sam Evans is my number 3 favorite. I like Joe Hart, Artie and Tina and would watch Glee just for them… but maybe with less enthusiasm than now… Oh well, maybe after Blaine’s storyline in Big Brother, I may have more enthusiasm for Blaine as well.

  • Axxxel

    Not too boring for me but I  am  happy to see a new friendship coming up: an Artie-Quinn friendship and a  Puck-Finn friendship… and hopefully more friendship between e.g. Rory and Sam Evans. So happy to hear that there will be a Rachel-Tina duet in the future.. Yeah !!
    And there is always the Kurt -Karofsky friendship looming in the background, waiting to stir the waters.

    Even though Kurt and Mercedes sang together on Love Shack.. I would love to have a real duet with the 2 of them only. And a Kurt-Sam duet. You know… just as friends…Sigh… Wishful thinking…