Glee, New Girl, Raising Hope: FOX TV Shows Renewed for 2012-13

Glee New Girl Raising Hope renewedFOX has handed out some early renewals. Glee will return for season four, Raising Hope will be back with season three, and New Girl will be return for a second season.

The ratings for both New Girl and Glee have come down quite a bit over the course of this season but they’re the network’s top two scripted shows.

Raising Hope is doing nearly as well but the network has failed to find another suitable sitcom to pair with New Girl. Breaking In and I Hate My Teenage Daughter have performed miserably and will surely be officially cancelled by May.

Here’s the press release from FOX:



Spring Into Tuesdays Tomorrow with the Return of GLEE, Followed By All-New Episodes of NEW GIRL and RAISING HOPE

FOX has ordered a second season of freshman breakout hit NEW GIRL, a third installment of the irreverent family comedy RAISING HOPE and a fourth season of the genre-defying musical sensation GLEE, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“Over the past season, NEW GIRL has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; RAISING HOPE has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and GLEE has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon,” said Reilly. “All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.”

All-new episodes of GLEE return to Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), beginning tomorrow, April 10, with NEW GIRL remaining at 9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT, and RAISING HOPE returning to its regular time slot at 9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT.

Currently in its first season, NEW GIRL is the No. 1 new series among Adults 18-34 and the No. 2 new scripted series among Adults 18-49. The show stars Zooey Deschanel as a school teacher who moved in with three single guys, and their new friendships changed their lives in unexpected ways. The Golden Globe-nominated series also stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone. In the all-new “Normal” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT), Jess (Deschanel) invites Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney) to spend the weekend at the loft. Created by Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), NEW GIRL is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer are executive producers.

In the two-part season finale of RAISING HOPE beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), and concluding on Tuesday, April 17 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), Nancy Grace guest-stars as the host of the newsmagazine series “Inside Probe,” which turns its focus on the Chance’s history, culminating in the family going on trial to fight for custody of baby Hope. Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, the series follows the Chance family as the unplanned addition to their family becomes a toddler. The show stars Lucas Neff, Emmy Award nominee Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward and Cloris Leachman. RAISING HOPE is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Now in its third season, GLEE continues to be a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49 and the No. 1 scripted series among Teens. The hit series returns this spring answering the dramatic cliffhangers of Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) car accident, Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel’s (Lea Michele) wedding and Sue’s (Jane Lynch) pregnancy, as graduation at McKinley High approaches. In the Spring Premiere “Big Brother” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Blaine’s (Darren Criss) big-shot Hollywood actor brother Cooper (guest star Matt Bomer, “White Collar”) comes to visit. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers.

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What do you think? Are you glad to hear about these renewals? Which of these TV shows do you like to watch?

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  1. Rena Moretti says

    New Girl and Glee aren’t the “top scripted shows”.

    New Girl has 4 million viewers left and Glee 5. The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bones and The Following are beating them.

    Now that doesn’t mean all of FOX’s lineup isn’t down the drain. Except for The Simpsons which will clearly keep on giving for 100 years and should be kept on for as long as possible, FOX should be canceling its flops, but it is renewing them.

    By the way, don’t tell me that they’re highly-rated in the “all-important 18-49 demo” as advertisers don’t pay more for it so it doesn’t matter.

  2. Todd Wallace says

    Glad Glee was renewed was afraid I was going to have withdraws, This is the best program on tv, I never miss it. Keep up the good work guys and keep songs coming. As long as you are singing, I ll keep singing. I ll be watching.

    • Rena Moretti says

      You may be glad, but I’m sad that FOX is wasting more money on a show that’s proven to be a flop.

      Network TV needs hits, not renewal of flops to move forward.

  3. Zabber says

    After watching the season finale of ‘Hope’ I thought the show was done or the creators feared they might not get renewed. It certainly had a series ending feeling to it.
    Soooo glad it got renewed though. Nice to know the ‘Earl’ still continues in this incarnation.

  4. Anne says

    Raising Hope is by far one of my all-time favorite tv shows. New Girl is ok… could do with some more substance. And Glee is meh.

    But Raising Hope yesss!! That show never fails to make me fall out of my seat laughing.

  5. johne says

    After tonight’s amazing cliffhanger on raising hope, this is welcoming news, can’t wait till this fall.

  6. Craig says

    Two of them are no-brainers. New Girl and Raising Hope. They are both hilarious. Glee while popular isn’t nearly as good.

    • Rena Moretti says

      The no-brainer part is renewing them. If you want to dig yourself back into profits, you need to cancel your flops.

      FOX renews them and is stunned when its ratings goes down 25% for the year (which is roughly what happened!!)

    • Craig says

      Fringe getting renewed would be a very nice miracle. At least the show is hugely popular in the other universe.

    • Rena Moretti says

      All FOX needs is yet one more low-rated flop.

      Fringe has stunk up the FOX lineup for five years. Isn’t that enough?!!

      And Raising Hope, for those who follow ratings, is NOT a hit… at all… not even a little bit. It’s a flop.

      FOX’s PR is trying to spin its disaster of a year into something presentable so the executives won’t be fired, but Rupert should fire the lot of them if he wants his network to still be worth something in five years.

  7. Funnyguy101 says

    Whoa! Raising hope is my favorite current show! (My name is Earl is my fav but that was cancelled by (cough) fox (cough)
    I havent seen new girl that much but my friends say its funny!
    I dont care about glee.

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