If 'Glee' Comes Back for Season 5, It's Going to Look Completely Different

gleeIt's right around that time of year when we start mourning shows that have gotten the cancellation axe (bye bye, 90210 reboot!) and wondering why shows you might think are "sure things" for renewal are still hanging in limbo. Like Glee. Believe it or not, even though Fox has already renewed all but two of their scripted shows, there's still no word on whether or not the network wants a fifth season of Glee. Does this mean the New Directions may soon meet their demise?! Say it isn't so!

Thankfully, the buzz is that Glee is almost certain to be renewed. But not without making a few major changes first ...

As we all know, the cast went from being exclusively based in Lima, Ohio in season 3 to splitting its time between Lima and NYC, so we could keep up with McKinley grads Rachel and now Kurt and Santana in season 4. Well, it's possible that Fox may be looking for creator Ryan Murphy to commit to ditching Lima altogether and taking the show to NYC completely

In fact, Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly made it clear he thinks it might be a good idea to move the show to take place exclusively in New York. So, it's possible Murphy may be trying to figure out how it'll work to keep the show going in both locations, or how he can smoothly transition to an all-NYC storyline. 

While the drama back at home with the "new class," and the new seniors has been cute, I've been much more interested in the NYC plotlines -- and, of course, anything and everything Finchel! So, I personally wouldn't be heartbroken if Murphy and Fox agreed to leave Ohio behind in season 5. But I'm sure some fans would feel cheated ... Also, would it mean saying goodbye forever to Emma, Mr. Schue, Sue?

Either way, we should know more about the season finale and the possible next season soon, as Ryan told TV Guide at PaleyFest last week:

I actually have a meeting [on February 28] ... where I have to pitch out not only the end of this year but the next year. I think what I want to do — and I hope it is liked by the other people who control my paychecks — is ... something that we've never done before. So, a different kind of storytelling — not what you would think. I didn't want to do something that we've done every year. I wanted to do something that was a little longer, sort of novelistic in the storytelling, [with] a couple good cliff-hangers.

Here's hoping that no matter where it takes place or what changes are on the horizon, Glee will be back in all its glory come the fall.

How would you feel about Glee going all-out NYC?


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nonmember avatar Yuliya

Uhh, this show is still on? I stopped watching after Rachel and Kurt decided to go to NYC in the first place. I just don't care about the characters anymore.

Ryan Murphy is great at taking a good thing and dragging it on and on into a spiraling hot mess. Whoever is funding this show needs to stop, cancel it already and think of a new idea.

sssdnm sssdnm

No! I like the highschool drama and I think kids in hs would too!

The.H... The.Hug.Life

I think the show could expand into another 3 or 4 seasons if the moved to NYC, but then again, I pretty much can't stand the HS storyline. Boooring.

lobus lobus

Yes yes yes! Not only is the high school plot boring, the new characters simply dont have the talent or measure up to the likes of Rachel, Kurt, Santana, or Mercedes. I actually used to buy a lot of songs. I think the last one I bought was their cover of funs we are young right before they separated. I would continue to watch if they moved it to NYC.

nonmember avatar Joanne

I love this show. I am really hoping for a season 5, but I dont like the idea of moving the whole show to be based just on NYC. I think they should keep it in both Ohio and NYC for at least half of season 5. It is too soon to say good bye to Emma, Mr. Schue, and Sue Sylvester.

britn... britneykaren

It really is stretched too thin and you don't get in deep with the characters anymore, but I couldn't just say goodbye to Lima, I am a big gleek, and I would watch it either way though

Setsuki Setsuki

I am sorry but I can't stand watching the "Rachel Barry show ". I got it she is a spoiled little Jewish girl, who hasn't seen that before.

nonmember avatar Britney

I personally wouldn't watch if they only used New York as the story line. I have been watching the show since the first episode and it has meant so much to me. It shows what really happens in high schools and the struggles teenagers go through. I have been able to relate to the show set in Lima and in the High School. As much as I love Lea Michelle and Chris Colfer, they just aren't as relatable anymore for teenagers.

nonmember avatar Steph

My best-case would have been a spin-off in NYC with most of the originals + Blaine (Sam?), leaving the newbies and teachers in Lima. Sadly, it seems that won't happen. I'm concerned about the "unique format" RPM has in mind...a time-warped "memory lane" type set-up, maybe? Oddly, after the horribly long time used to introduce the newbies at the beginning, this season has been quite entertaining. Loved the last several. We'll see...

Patti Slobe

I have to say it will not be glee if they just do new york city, what is the point if they do that, it will not be the same.

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