We are reviewing all the cancelled shows and renewed shows of the season.
This is not exactly neither a cancellation nor a renewal, but… it´s a new order!
Glee has just got ordered 9 more episodes following the 13 already booked, so first season of Glee will be a full 22 episode season.
So, in a way Fox has announced the renewal of Glee for a second half first season. That´s probably due to very promising ratings on the show.
What is Glee About? – Plot
Glee is a musical comedy television series that airs on Fox. It focuses on a high school show choir, also known as a glee club, set within the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. A pilot episode of the show was broadcast after American Idol on May 19, 2009, and the rest of the season will begin airing on September 16, 2009. The show was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and originally envisioned as a film rather than a TV series. Murphy selects all music featured within the series himself, and intends to maintain a balance between show tunes and chart hits. Because of the extensive choreography necessary to stage the show’s musical numbers, episodes can take up to 10 days to film, and cost over $3 million to produce.
The broadcast of the pilot episode averaged 10 million viewers. Critical response was mixed, with The New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley highlighting the episode’s unoriginality and stereotyped characters, but praising the showmanship and talent of the cast. The Daily News’ David Hinckley opined that the show was imperfect and implausible but “potentially heartwarming”, while USA Today’s Robert Bianco noted casting and tone problems, but commented positively on the show’s humour and musical performances. Mary McNamara for the LA Times wrote that the show had a wide audience appeal, calling it: “the first show in a long time that’s just plain full-throttle, no-guilty-pleasure-rationalizations-necessary fun”.