As if America hasn’t suffered enough over the past very trying week, the Fox network has announced that Glee, the TV show in which a bunch of annoying high school students deal with after school special-level issues and then sing songs, has been renewed for two more seasons.
Yep, the most annoying show on television is being renewed for a fifth and six season, meaning that our long national nightmare of Glee haunting our televisions will continue for at least another two years. And this is despite the fact that the show peaked, ratings-wise, in its second season; the program’s current ratings are down about 50% from that number, running at a solid 3.6 in the 18-39 age bracket of viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Further, the show generates a veritable ton of money via album and song sales—thus far, Glee has moved 13 million albums, and 53 million tracks.
Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly had this to say about the decision:
“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.”
We here at ScreenCrave are sorry to be the bearers of such terrible news; however, it is our grim duty to deliver this sadness to you, our beleaguered readers.
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