“Glee” fans received the news they were hoping for (and more) on Friday, when Fox announced the show had been renewed.
The network announced it had not just picked up Season 5, but also Season 6 of the musical drama.
“’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,” Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox, said on Friday in a statement. “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”
Showrunner Ryan made sure to thank the fans.
“I am very grateful to Kevin, Dana and Gary for their incredible support of this series from the beginning,” Ryan’s statement read. “But I also want to thank our loyal audience, whose passion and enthusiasm continue to amaze and inspire us.”
“Glee” airs Thursday nights at 9/8c on Fox.
-- Jolie Lash