By Meryl Gottlieb| email@example.com| @buzzlightmeryl
Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox
On Friday, the entertainment world was abuzz as news broke that Fox renewed Glee for a fifth and sixth season, meaning we get to sing and dance in the choir room until 2015 — at least.
In an Entertainment Weekly article, Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said the show’s storylines are what have made the show such a success.
“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,” he said. “The entire Glee team delivers a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show.”
For its fourth season, Glee has averaged 8.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49.
No news yet as to whether or not the sixth season will be its last.
I must say that I have mixed feelings about the renewal. I am happy because I never like to see a show I have any sort of connection to die — even if I hate-watch it. However, there is a time for everything and a two-season renewal may be getting ahead of itself. Yes, there are great moments; but, there are also terrible ones.
Other recent Fox renewals include The Following, Bones, The Mindy Project, New Girl and Raising Hope.