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‘Glee’ in Negotiations for “Fifth Season and Beyond,” Possibly in NYC

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A nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards isn’t the only happy occasion the cast of Glee can celebrate this year. At FOX TV’s 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour last night, network chairman Kevin Reilly made an announcement that could affect the future of the hit show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Reilly touted the show’s consistency and said the dual story lines of McKinley High in Ohio and NYADA’s New York locations are working well, calling the process ‘seamless.'” Because of that, talk of a renewal of the musical dramedy “is a real possibility. We’re going to negotiate now for the fifth season and beyond, so we’re talking about those things now.”

With even more members of New Directions — including the characters played by Darren Criss, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz — poised to graduate by fourth season’s end, the setting is also up in the air. Could it take place solely in New York City? Kevin explains, “I have to talk to Ryan [Murphy] and see where he’s at right now. I don’t know. I wonder — could it and should it naturally move there? But we have to talk about it. This was ultimately what became of [last year’s] spin-off talk: ‘Let’s do it within the franchise.’ I do think if we can continue to follow a broad array of characters, it’s like life: You have relationships, you have friends — they go off, their lives go on, and you get together and maybe you maintain a friendship, maybe you lose distance. I think we can do that within this world of people you followed.”



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