"Glee" Is Picked Up For The First SeasonFox has given frosh skein "Glee" the first full-season pickup of the new fall season.
This should have been a no brainier. The show is a breath of fresh air to TV, something original and new. Once I saw the preview at Comic Con this year I was hooked and looking forward to the rest of the season
The "back nine" pickup, which was expected , comes as "Glee" has shown signs of becoming a consistently strong performer for Fox. The show averaged a solid 3.5 rating and 9 share among adults 18-49 in week one, and dipped just 9%.
Fox Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly, who announced the pickup on Monday - the first day of the new TV season - called "Glee" a "gem of a show."
"It's already got the makings of a cultural phenomenon," Reilly said. "I've seen all 13 episodes, and Ryan Murphy, his team and the talented 'Glee' cast have knocked our socks off with their incredible work."
Murphy said he was gratified to earn the prize for first show picked up, "and that this underdog series, like its characters, will get the chance to keep singing.
"We're grateful for the incredible passion shown by everyone involved - the unbelievable fans, the cast, crew, our partners at the network and studio, and even music artists and labels," he said.
Murphy co-created "Glee" with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto exec produce for 20th Century Fox TV and Ryan Murphy TV.
"Glee" stars Matthew Morrison as a teacher who revives a glee club full of misfits - to the chagrin of rival Jane Lynch. Show's cast also includes Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley and Mark Salling.
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