‘Glee’ Seasons 5 and 6 Announced by Fox

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Here’s something worth singing about: Fox has renewed Glee for a fifth and sixth season.

The news was announced today by Fox’s Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly after a prolonged negations period.

GLEE debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” said Reilly in a statement. “Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire GLEE team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show – and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”

Glee has slipped in the ratings somewhat this year as many of the series’ core characters transitioned to post-high school life, but the show has continued to be a force to be reckoned with on the Billboard Charts. Additionally, as Deadline reports, Glee has a syndication deal with the cable channel Oxygen, making securing at least two more seasons of the series good business for Fox as well as excellent news for the series’ many fans.

Glee airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Fox.