Fox once again makes an interesting scheduling choice, involving one of the network's most popular shows. Apparently musical dramedy Glee will have a "winter finale" on December 4, TV.com reports, and won't pick up the plot again until mid-April. The reason for this 4 month+ layover?
Why, so American Idol can be the lead-in for a new reality show titled Our Little Genius--a competition show for precocious children. Oh boy. I can hardly wait to not watch that.
The good news for me is that the four month gap in Glee programming will allow me to catch up on this critically acclaimed series--which up till now I've been missing only because I've gotten sucked in by the Wednesday competition, Modern Family and Cougar Town.
Glee will get a new Tuesday timeslot in April, following American Idol. While scheduling changes aren't usually the best choice, in this case it's a good thematic pairing and might be a boost for Glee. Since fans are pretty diehard, hopefully they'll be willing to wait four months AND switch days--but it sure seems like a pretty big gamble for a show that's already doing well for the network.
Watch Glee for now on Fox, Wednesday nights at 9/8c.
PHOTO: Glee screencap, c2009 Ryan Murphy Productions, 20th Century Fox Television.