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Fox renews ‘Raising Hope,’ ‘Glee’ and ‘New Girl’


This news story was published on April 9, 2012.
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By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times  –

LOS ANGELES — Fox announced Monday that it is renewing “Glee,” “Raising Hope” and “New Girl.”

That means “New Girl” is back for a second season, “Raising Hope” will return for a third and “Glee” makes a go at a fourth.

The “Glee” renewal is hardly surprising. One of the network’s most prized possessions, the musical dramedy has averaged 8.9 total viewers and a 3.8 rating in the ages 18 to 49 demographic. And the buzz surrounding the show extends behind the scenes as well, especially this season as some of McKinley High’s chirpers (Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith) gear up for graduation. New episodes of “Glee” will begin Tuesday, following the series’ brief hiatus, and it will likely lay the groundwork for what viewers can expect in the fourth season.

And it’s just as unsurprising that Fox is bringing back freshman comedy “New Girl.” Starring Zooey Deschanel, the Tuesday series is averaging just over 8 million viewers and a 4.2 rating in the 18-49 demo. Meanwhile, fellow Tuesday comedy “Raising Hope” is standing steady with an average of 5.6 million viewers per week this season and a 2.6 rating in the young-adult demo.

The renewals come a week after the network announced it would be bringing back “Bones” for an eighth season. But still no announcements on the status of “Fringe,” “Alcatraz” and “The Finder.”

 

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