‘Glee,’ ‘New Girl’ and ‘Raising Hope’ Renewed Through 2013

GleeFor those who can’t foresee a happy future without spontaneous locker room ballads, quirky girl apartment problems and oddball parenting methods, good news: Fox is officially renewing Glee for a fourth season, New Girl for a second and Raising Hope for a third.

The network’s pickup of Glee‘s fourth season solidifies the mysterious, “kind of revolutionary” (as star Chris Colfer puts it) method of continuing the stories of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith)  and Kurt Hummel (Colfer) after their high school years have ended. Considering Glee‘s sustained Top Ten ratings position for audiences 18-49, the renewal of the series is no surprise — even after the bizarre rumors of recasting that amounted in the summer of 2011.

Fox’s other Tuesday series have also performed well. New Girl, which stars Zooey Deschanel, is particular ranks as the Number 1 new comedy in the 18-49 range.

Regarding the announcement about her show’s renewal, Glee star Michele Tweeted, “#Glee was officially picked up for season 4 today! So happy! Can’t wait to see where Rachel will be next year! Fingers crossed for NYC! :)”

Glee returns from hiatus this Tuesday, April 10 at 8 PM ET/PT on Fox. New Girl follows at 9, with Raising Hope at 9:30. 


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