The Fox show finished its run Friday night with a rousing rendition of I Lived. It leaves behind a remarkable legacy. First of all, it dared to try something that had seldom if ever succeeded in television history, blending episodic narrative with musical production numbers. And it served as a platform for new talent, launching such stars as Lea Michele while giving wide exposure to veterans like Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch, with guest appearances by a broad range of celebrities.
Glee leads the way, doubling its live-plus-same-day rating with seven-day DVR viewership, the first broadcast show to do so. Other top gainers: Grimm and Revenge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Naya Rivera is still a Gleek. “There is no truth to the rumor Naya has been fired from the show,” the Fox Network noted in a statement released to The Associated Press Saturday night, which concluded, “She remains under contract to ‘Glee.’” Rivera plays Santana Lopez, a lesbian glee club member, […]
Fox is rethinking its midseason schedule, and it’s not a huge vote of confidence for comedies The Mindy Project and Dads. Both series will go on hiatus in early winter, and, beginning Feb. 25, Glee will get an earlier than expected spring premiere in its old time slot of 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. The only series that won’t move in the current two-hour comedy block is New Girl, which will continue to air at 9 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — ”Glee” hit the right note as it leads with eight nominations for the People’s Choice Awards. Fox’s hit show is up for favorite network TV comedy, and four of its stars are nominated for acting. Nominations were announced Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. Katy […]
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has made it official: The show won’t go on beyond next season.At a Paley Center event honoring FX Networks Wednesday night, Murphy confirmed that Season 6 will be Glee‘s last. He also revealed that Cory Monteith’s death has forced him to devise a completely different endgame.
Glee Executive Producer Ryan Murphy says the tribute will address the death of Finn, the character Monteith played on the Fox network high school musical series. That show will be the season’s third episode, following two episodes that had already been written.
The Canadian-born Monteith, who played star quarterback-turned-singer Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high school glee club, was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver’s waterfront at about noon Saturday. Police said there was no indication of foul play.
After lengthy negotiations, Fox’s musical dramedy Glee has been picked up for next season. And the season after that. The network has given a two-year renewal to the series for seasons 5 and 6.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blaine Anderson and Kevin Keller? Betty Cooper and Noah Puckerman?Things are not as they usually are in the halls of William McKinley and Riverdale high schools. And that’s just the way it should be, said Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who writes for “Glee” and penned the four-issue story arc, “Archie Meets Glee,” that sees […]
Glee, The X Factor and Grey’s Anatomy were the big TV winners at the 39th annual awards show Wednesday night that was hosted by The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco.
The network has picked up its Tuesday night comedy lineup for next year.
Softening ratings and grumbling over the Fox series’ third-season direction are raising questions about its future.
Fox’s new comedy New Girl retained 92% of its audience in week two when it was broadcast on Tuesday. It averaged a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating at 9 p.m., down from a 4.8 for last week’s premiere.The show scored higher than its lead-in, Glee, which averaged a 3.6 rating, off from a 4.0 last week. A few shows on broadcast increased their results over last week among 18-49s, including NBC’s Parenthood (up 5% to a 2.2) and the CW’s 90210 (up 14% to a 0.8).
SAN DIEGO (AP) — “Glee” stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will appear in future seasons of the hit show. Co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk told thousands of so-called “Gleeks” gathered at Comic-Con on Sunday that Rachel, Kurt and Finn “are not done with the show after this season.” Reports surfaced last […]
Glee regulars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will not be back for the fourth season of the Fox musical hit. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy said that the three regulars will be among the characters who graduate at the end of the fall’s upcoming third season.
Wal-Mart-owned online video service Vudu said Tuesday it has added the first seasons of Glee and Modern Family to its content library, as well as prior seasons of Weeds other series as it looks to beef up its TV lineup.
An insider at Glee producer 20th Century Fox Television says the studio is considering amending all of its talent deals — from series regulars to day players — to include strict punishments for blabbing online.
The expanded arrangement with Twentieth Century Fox also covers older shows, such as Ally McBeal and The Wonder Years.
Though CBS had its regular lineup in place, it wasn’t the network’s strongest night. The 9 p.m. drama NCIS: Los Angeles tied a series low with a 3.2 rating, and NCIS, the night’s highest-rated show with a 3.8 at 8 p.m., was flat to its last original episode despite facing a rerun of Glee, Fox’s top scripted show.
The return of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holly Holiday gave Glee a boost over its most recent outing, and it led Fox to an easy win on a night littered with repeats on the other networks. Glee averaged a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating at 8 p.m. last night, up 5% over its most recent original two weeks ago, which averaged a 4.4. Glee also averaged 12 million total viewers, its biggest audience (excluding the post-Super Bowl episode) since week two of this season.
The act with the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart isn’t the Beatles, Elvis or Michael Jackson. It’s the cast of “Glee.” In just 18 months of appearing on the charts, the Fox TV series has set the record for the most songs on the Billboard chart in the chart’s 52-year history. This […]