Okay, am I in some kind of alternate reality? Because I thought Glee was just ending its first season. Yet Fox, in a nearly unprecedented move, has announced today that it’s renewed the show for a third season.
A second season renewal was announced late last year, but traditionally networks wait to be certain that ratings hold in the current season before ordering another. Renewing a show for a season that won’t air for more than a year is just about unheard of. But reportedly, Fox execs were so pleased with the reception Glee got at the annual upfronts presentation, they decided to show confidence in the show by giving it an official two season renewal instead of just one.
Not that I’m looking a gift horse in the mouth. I adore Glee, and I certainly hope it sticks around for as long as it can. But this preemptive move seems foolhardy at best.