The news today is fabulous for Gleeks around the world, as FOX did what we all hoped the network would do and picked up Glee
for a full season. This means Glee
will now get a full 22 episodes for its first season as it becomes the
first new show of the season to become a bona fide success.
Obviously FOX is paying close attention to the fact that no show on TV has a more obsessive cult of fans and that Glee
has a ton of support, even if it's not exactly the next CSI
in terms of traditional ratings.
What makes Glee
's pick-up even better is that, now that it's so early, it will hopefully encourage more fans to jump on the bandwagon. There's no fear that viewers are wasting their time with a show the network will cancel, so now Glee
is in a prime position to take off. It's also a fairly good sign that FOX might even keep Glee
around for more seasons.
But the best news is that Glee
will be around in the spring, which means there will be plenty of chances for cross-promotion with American Idol
. Maybe the kids from Glee
can stop by for a performance on a results show, and maybe Simon Cowell can stop by to give some mean criticism to the lame kids from Vocal Adrenaline.Glee
is here and it's here to stay, so get ready for a full season of musical greatness. Glee
airs Wednesdays at 9pm on FOX.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer(Image courtesy of FOX)