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New Hope For Gleeks As Glee Finale Not Necessarily Set In Stone

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10/19/2013 10:01 am
PopWrapped | Television
New Hope For Gleeks As Glee Finale Not Necessarily Set In Stone

Clare Sidoti

Managing Editor

Two days ago we brought you the news that many had suspected, that Ryan Murphy had confirmed that season six would be the final season of Glee. But hold on Gleeks… before you start planning that massive series finale bash or wondering what you’ll do with your Thursday nights now, it appears that the end may not be nigh. While at an event at the Paley Center on Wednesday night, Murphy told reporters, “The final year of the show, which will be next year…”, E! News is reporting that “nothing has been decided regarding Glee’s fate.” When the announcement came from Fox back in April, that Glee had been renewed not only for season five but also for season six, it appeared likely that that would be the end of the road for the hit dramedy. Then in August, when first discussing that episode 3 would be a tribute to Cory Monteith and Finn Hudson, FOX president, Kevin Reilly, appeared to confirm this, saying at the time, “I would not anticipate it going beyond two more seasons.” However, E! claims that multiple sources from the show, studio and network have told them that “Glee’s end date has not been decided, and it’s possible the show could live on.” Whatever its fate, Glee is ordered through to the end of season six and so will be on our screens until roughly May 2015. It is unlikely that the studio and network will decide on if it returns for a seventh season until the beginning of 2015 at the earliest; taking into consideration ratings for these two seasons, the cast and crew’s desire to continue, the direction of the show past season six as well as other shows the studio and network want to develop. While still bringing in respectable numbers, Glee is not the powerhouse it once was. The Cory Monteith tribute, “The Quarterback” brought in 7.4 million viewers and a 2.8 in the demo. This was a 75% rise from the previous episode, “Tina in the Sky with Diamonds.” However, this was a special episode that even casual and lapsed viewers would have ensured they tuned in for. It is unlikely these figures will be repeated when they return from the baseball hiatus on November 7. But don’t lose heart just yet Gleeks. In the same interview back in August, Reilly also said, “Look, never say never, but there’s two very clear arcs to get to the end and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there’s some breakout in life, who knows? But right now we’re just thinking about two more seasons.” Do you think that Glee should hang up its microphones and dancing shows at the end of season six or do you think there’s still a Journey song or two that hasn’t been covered yet and so warrants a further season? Let us know below.


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