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[UPDATED] 'Glee': A full-season order is on the way

September 21, 2009 |  1:47 pm


Time to break out into song, "Glee" fans! Sources tell us that the musical comedy is about to become the first show this fall to get a full-season order. 

[Update 1:48 p.m.: Fox has made it official. "Glee" has received an order for a full season. In a statement, series creator Ryan Murphy said. "It's fantastic to be the first show picked up, and that this underdog series, like its characters, will get the chance to keep singing. There are so many more stories to tell." Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly added that the response to "Glee" has been "remarkable." "I've seen all 13 episodes and ... they've knocked our socks off."]

News was augmented by a hopeful tweet from "Glee" executive producer Dante Di Loreto, who wrote on his Twitter feed this morning: "thank YOU!! To everyone who has been watching and supporting the show, we have some GREAT news coming soon!!" 

Conspicuously, that tweet has been removed, but the good news remains, insiders say. 

Fox is expected to pick up the back nine episodes of the Ryan Murphy-created show today. 

"Glee" premiered to Fox's highest numbers for a new scripted show in three years. A total 7.3 million viewers watched the first episode, which won its Wednesday time slot in the adults 18-49 demographic, and notched an impressing 3.5 rating. 

-- Denise Martin

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