Is Fox Going to Regret That Third Season of 'Glee?'


As I was watching last night's funky episode of 'Glee,' I was chewing on the news from last week that FOX has picked up the show for a third season, even though it hasn't even completed its first yet.


Yes, folks, even though it feels like the show's been through three seasons already -- the pilot that aired in May 2009, the four month break between the first thirteen episodes and the back nine, the super hype that has accompanied the show -- it hasn't. And the fact that the show is already suffering through a critical backlash before its first season has ended isn't a good sign for its second season, much less its third.


But I'm not going to talk about the backlash, or 'Glee' hype burnout; we've already written plenty about both topics extensively. What I'm concerned about at this very moment is how Ryan Murphy and company are going to sustain the show without going off the creative rails.


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Jun 2, 2010 5:51PM EDT

I agree. I really think that they're already starting to lose the brilliance that was in the first thirteen episodes even though the main storyline of those episodes sucked. I've already told my friends that season 2 is surely going to be a let down.

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Jun 3, 2010 1:17AM EDT

I strongly disagree. I think it's great that Fox is making such a strong commitment to this show. There isn't anything else like it on television. I feel that over the last few years networks have given up way too early on some really good shows. ( Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, Dollhouse, Firefly, Better off Ted, Moonlight), Usually the creative corky shows get kicked to the curb after a few episodes, because the those shows didn't have high enough ratings. Then after a few more the audience begins to form connections with the characters and the story lines, but by then it's too late and the show has already been canceled. I have faith that Ryan Murphy will keep the show interesting and relevant, just like he did with NIp Tuck, well at least until the last season. Which I think only happened, because he got distracted with this show. Anyway, I'm glad I have things to look forward to, instead of reading yet another piece about how another show I really like is getting canceled.

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Jun 3, 2010 12:53PM EDT

I agree with grayskies, I think it's great that Fox is making such a strong commitment to this show, and I hope this will pave the way for more good, quirky shows like Glee or the likes of Pushing Daisies, Better Off Ted, Eli Stone - all three were canceled too quickly before they had time to garner audience. Usually networks are not too kind on this kind of show, but seeing the hype that surrounds Glee, I'm glad to see the network takes notice. I also disagree that Glee is starting to lose its brilliance. All the episodes coming back from the break have been pretty solid, in my opinion. I think Ryan Murphy will be able to keep it up. It seems like he doesn't let anyone's opinion shape the show and sticks to his vision, which is what's going to make this show survive.

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Jun 3, 2010 5:31PM EDT

I also agree with grayskies and binkybinky, and because it's a highschool,there will be fresh faces every year,for example the new christian girl entering the show.In the future a foreign exchange student could bring different music to the club,or a new teacher could bring another side to the club,not to mention normal students with their own drama.All this means is that there are thousands of new plotlines available,so the show can continue for a few seasons

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