Fox has renewed Glee for two more seasons, meaning the TV series will air at least six in total, through May 2015.
“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 Fox chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement.
“Week in and week out … 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.”
The current season features some of the school’s graduated seniors, played by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, scattering from Ohio to New York City.
Glee is averaging 8.7 million viewers this season, including viewing delayed up to 7 days. That’s down from last season but the show remains one of Fox’s most popular as it weathers a steep decline by American Idol.