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Glee renewed for fifth and sixth seasons

Glee: The First Time

Story by Jack Foley

GLEE has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season.

Fox announced the decision to greenlight another two series on Friday based on continued viewing support and the fact that it is now considered a top 10 comedy in the US.

Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement: “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.

“Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show – and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”

Glee joins The Following and Bones on Fox’s 2013-14 schedule, which also features returning comedies The Mindy Project, New Girl and Raising Hope.

Ironically, critical reaction to Glee‘s fourth season, which marks a reboot of sorts given the graduation of certain regulars and the arrival of new cast members, has been hit and miss.

A recent episode that attempted gun culture in the US and in schools proved massively divisive, with many people accusing the show of being insensitive.

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