Though 'Glee' season 5 hasn't proven as opaque as its predecessor, last week brought the news that longtime series stars Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum, Jr. would step down from the FOX musical dramedy as series regulars, tidying up the cast. Now, to further cordon off loose ends, five freshman members of the cast have been upgraded to series regulars in their place.
For as experimental as 'Glee' season 4 proved in adding New York storylines and new characters on either side of the FOX musical drama, fans of the series knew certain stars would fall by the wayside eventually. Now, in advance of season 5, we've learned that original series stars Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr. will not return as series regulars, but will it prove the end of Brittany, Mercedes, Puck and Mike?
FOX has officially joined the ranks of broadcast networks to release their fall 2013-2014 premiere schedule, leaving ABC the lone holdout. Among the bigger changes on deck for the network, 'The X-Factor' will debut over two nights with a solid four hours, while 'Bones' moves to Fridays in November, and the much buzzed-about '24' revival '24: Live Another Day' has a semi-official premiere date set for May 2014.
Just yesterday NBC officially announced its fall schedule, complete with new additions to the lineup and a few shuffles of existing series, while today FOX has joined the fray. Not only will '24' return in 2014, but FOX will also move 'Bones and 'Raising Hope' to Fridays, giving new series from J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman places to shine! Find out FOX's fall lineup, including a big move for 'Glee,' inside!
Just weeks ago all of 'Glee's' future had been in doubt, between Jane Lynch's controversial "Shooting Star" character exit, and the many contract renegotiations. Now, with season 4 officially in the can and seasons 5 and 6 guaranteed, 'Glee's' future seems secure save for one major cast member. Original series star Heather Morris has yet to resign a contract, and with her real-life pregnancy, could "Regionals" have been Brittany S. Pierce's last opus?
Now that FOX's 'Glee' has officially been picked up for an astonishing fifth and sixth seasons, it's a safe bet that series cornerstone Jane Lynch will be back, regardless of the character's recent exile. 'Glee's' recent controversial episode "Shooting Star" saw the character removed in such a manner that could very likely have proved permanent, so how will the show put Sue Sylvester back at McKinley High? Find out the latest from 'Glee' season 4 inside!
Well, this is an odd play for the Trade Federation. Just as 'Glee' fans began holding their breath for FOX to complete negotiations for a fifth season of the FOX musical hit, word has broken that the broadcast network has instead opted for a whopping two additional seasons. Seasons 5 and 6 may not be the last we've heard from 'Glee' either, so get the latest inside!
While FOX's star-making musical drama 'Glee' has courted plenty of controversy in its day, perhaps none were so hotly-debated as last week's "Shooting Star," which featured a harrowing and extended sequence of the usually chipper 'Glee' club hiding in fear of a potential school shooter. Regardless of the topical and controversial nature of the material, the episode certainly cast into doubt the future of Jane Lynch's Coach Sue Sylvester within the series. 'Glee's own fifth season future hangs in the balance, but has Jane Lynch been written out for good?
Tonight's all-new 'Glee' episode "Shooting Star" will likely have people talking for days, though we dare not say why, while we're also looking forward to an upcoming turn from 'Sons of Anarchy' star (and Kurt Sutter's real-life wife) Katey Sagal as Artie's oft-mentioned, never-before-seen mother! Sagal won't appear until closer toward the season's end, but we have a sneak peek of the former 'Married with Children' star's 'Glee' guest stint inside!
The 'Glee' franchise faces some unique circumstances going forward into a potential fifth season, as FOX continues to negotiate with cast and crew to re-sign -- though a fifth season could abandon the dual-city format and present a very different series next fall. News broke recently that Oxygen's tie-in reality competition 'The Glee Project' wouldn't return for a third season, perhaps fallen to FOX's prolonged negotiations, but might the show live on after all? Hear what Oxygen says inside!