FOX has renewed three of its shows ahead of the annual Upfronts, due next month.
Glee, New Girl, and Raising Hope have all been renewed.
Glee will enjoy a fourth season despite a drop in its numbers and the upcoming “graduation” for characters played by Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy had previously ruled out the three exiting the show or enjoying their own spin-off, and spoken about incorporating them into “a ground-breaking” story that is potentially a show-within-a-show format.
Any notion of a Glee concert tour is also off the table.
Glee has been averaging 8.9 million total viewers in the US and a 3.8 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.
New Girl is averaging 8.3 million weekly viewers and a 4.2 demo rating while Raising Hope, pulls 5.6 million viewers per week and a 2.6 rating in the key demo.
FOX Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said, “Over the past season, New Girl has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; Raising Hope has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and Glee has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon.
“All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.”
All three shows air in Australia on the TEN Network.
Source: Hollywood Reporter