‘Glee’ for Three: Fox Orders 2 More Seasons of its Unlikely Hit

Renewal was a foregone conclusion, but there are benefits to a two-year pickup

Fox has ordered a third season of "Glee" from Ryan Murphy Television and 20th Century Fox TV, TheWrap has confirmed.

The No. 1 new scripted series in key demographics wraps its first season — which was split into two parts — on June 8. 

“In just one year, "Glee" has transcended the television landscape and emerged as a global pop culture phenomenon,” said Peter Rice, the Fox Networks Group Entertainment Chairman, in a statement to EW.com, which first reported the news.

The pickup gives the creators of "Glee" more than just a vote of confidence: It will allow them to confidently build storylines that carry over a two-year arc, along with other advantages of an extended term.