FOX CEO Promises Final Season of GLEE Will Celebrate Show's Legacy
Recently, FOX executives announced the final season of their musical dramedy Glee will air in 2015 and will be an abbreviated season consisting of only 13 episodes. Glee will go out on a high note in final season, says Fox
At the recent TCA Summer Press Tour, FOX CEO Peter Rice revealed that the network plans to have the show go out on a high note, celebrating the series legacy. "I think Glee is one of the great shows in television history," explained the exec. "It touched so many hearts and brought social issues to the floor. It's been on for over 100 episodes now and six seasons, and we want it to go out in a way that celebrates it."
Last month, Glee star Jane Lynch also hinted that many of the original cast members may be returning for the show's swan song. "I think we're going to have some surprises about who's going to be the choir director of The Warblers and who will be the choir director of Vocal Adrenaline. I think it'll be a big surprise," she told EW.
Series creator Ryan Murphy also revealed that season six would see a return "to its roots". "I'm sort of reinvigorated about it. It's getting back to what I was initially interested in with the show," the writer told TV Line. "The last season is really about the importance of arts education in our high schools... I think people will like it."
Fox has not yet announced a premiere date for the return of GLEE.