FOX Exec Reveals Details for GLEE Season 5!
In a conference call with reporters this morning which included the announcement of FOX's 2013-2014 programming schedule, Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting Company spoke about the upcoming 5th season of GLEE.According to Reilly, the musical dramedy will air a handful of episodes this fall before taking a hiatus until the spring. "We're going to come out with a fall season of 'Glee,' put it on hiatus for a little bit, give [new series] 'Rake' a tryout," he explained. "Then 'Glee' will be back in the spring, relaunching with I think a creative twist in terms of where we're going with the creative evolving. And then that will play right into the summer as it's done once before."
The executive explained that this season's pattern of airing a new episode followed by a series of reruns was very frustrating for Glee fans and created "too much bookkeeping" for the show's core audience.In addition it was revealed that the new season will continue with graduation, as well as more New York City "adventures" featuring the characters portrayed by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer. There will also be "inter-mini" story arcs including a host of guest stars to be announced at a later date. GLEE was recently renewed by FOX for an two additional seasons.