4 years for glee!
In a conference call with reporters this morning, which included the announcement of FOX’s 2013-2014 programming schedule, Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting Company spoke about the upcoming 5th season of GLEE.
According to Reilly, the musical dramedy will air a handful of episodes this Fall before taking a hiatus until the spring. “We’re going to come out with a fall season of ‘Glee,’ put it on hiatus for a little bit, give ‘Rake’ a tryout,” he explained. “Then ‘Glee’ will be back in the spring, relaunching with I think a creative twist in terms of where we’re going with the creative evolving. And then that will play right into the summer as it’s done once before.”
The executive explained that this season’s pattern of airing a new episode followed by a series of reruns was very frustrating to Glee fans and created “too much bookkeeping” for the show’s core audience.
In addition it was revealed that the new season will continue with graduation, as well as more New York City adventures featuring the characters portrayed by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer. There will also be “inter-mini” story arcs including a host of guest stars to be announced at a later date.
GLEE was recently renewed by FOX for an two additional seasons.
Following a season that saw its overall ratings tumble 20 percent among adults 18-49, Fox is looking to men to help boost its Tuesday comedy block and Greg Kinnear to give Glee a break.
On Thursdays, Glee’s fifth season will take a break come midseason when Fox slots Kinnear’s House-like drama Rake, with the Ryan Murphy musical returning in the spring and stretching into the summer as Fox’s schedule transitions to feature more year-round original scripted fare.
9-10 p.m. GLEE (fall)/RAKE (new; midseason)
THANK GOD THE REVIEWERS THINK SO TOO
That about sums it up.
Ian Brennan (x)