Talk about news to gleek out about!
Glee has been renewed for seasons five and six by Fox, the network announced on Friday. Yes, you read that right: two more seasons of gleekin’ awesomeness, which will take us through 2015! Ryan Murphy‘s hit has averaged 8.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo in its fourth season.
“I am very grateful to Kevin [Reilly], Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their incredible support of this series from the beginning,” Murphy said in a statement. “But I also want to thank our loyal audience, whose passion and enthusiasm continue to amaze and inspire us.”
“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,” Fox president Kevin Reilly said 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.”
Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman added, “Glee has been a signature series for the studio since its launch four years ago and we couldn’t be happier that Fox has ordered two more seasons. Ryan, Brad, Ian and Dante have created something that is far larger than a television show; it’s a global entertainment brand which continues to touch millions around the world. From its chart-topping musical numbers to its inventive storytelling and rich, complex characters, Glee rewrote the rules of what network television could be, and we are enormously proud to be the studio behind it.”
Glee will close out its fourth season on Thursday, May 9, with two Hollywood legends slated to guest star and a big proposal set to go down.
Fox recently renewed The Following, Bones, The Mindy Project, New Girl and Raising Hope for next season. Freshman comedy Ben & Kate was officially canceled in January.
Are you excited for two more seasons of Glee? What would you like to see happen? Sound off in the comments!