Fox announced its official schedule for the 2013-14 TV season on May 13 and FOX Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly revealed there will be a ‘twist’ in season five of ‘Glee.’
FOX announced its 2013-2014 TV season schedule on May 13. For Glee, there will be a midseason break and a “creative twist” upon its return!
‘Glee’ Gets Midseason Break
At midseason, Glee will hand over its Thursday 9 p.m. time slot to Greg Kinnear’s House-like legal drama Rake. Glee will resume its fifth season in late spring and run through June as Fox’s schedule transitions to feature more year-round original scripted fare.
Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment chairman, said that Glee‘s midseason break will hopefully allow the musical dramedy to return in the fall with an uninterrupted run. “It’s too much bookkeeping for the young audience,” Kevin said of the scheduling. “More than anything in this day and age, having preemptions and having to go off the air for a batch of repeats is one of the top challenges we have.”
When the show comes back in the spring, Kevin says, there will be a “creative twist” involving the return.
When initial negotiations for season five took place, Kevin said that he hoped to move the series to New York City full-time.
“We’re going to negotiate now for the fifth season and beyond, so we’re talking about [the future of the series] now. I have to talk to [creator] Ryan [Murphy] and see where he’s at right now; I don’t know, I wonder could it and should it naturally move [to NYC]? But we have to talk about it. [Season 4] was ultimately what became of the spinoff talk: Let’s do it within the franchise. I do think if we can continue to follow a broad array of characters, it’s like life, you have relationships, you have friends, they go off, their lives go on and you get together and maybe you maintain a friendship, maybe you lose distance. I think we can do that within this world of people you followed,” Kevin said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Jan. 8.
Could a full-time move to NYC be the big “twist”? If New Directions just performed in Regionals, it’s possible they’d hit Nationals and graduation by the time of their midseason finale. Then, when the show returns in the spring, a few of the seniors could flock to NYC.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you like this schedule change? What do you think the “creative twist” consists of? Tell us below!
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