It has been announced that Glee‘s sixth and final season will air on Friday nights!
Typically, Friday nights are a veritable death slot for TV shows because of the low viewership. The fact that Glee has been moved to this terrible time is absolutely a reflection on its dwindling popularity and Fox’s lack of faith in the once juggernaut TV series.
In addition to the new time slot news, Fox also announced that the season premiere and finale will both be 2 hour events consisting of two episodes each. Glee will premiere with episode 1 and episode 2 on January 9, 2015 at 8PM EST, while episodes 12 and 13 (the finale) will air Friday, March 20 at the same time.
The synopsis for season 6 doesn’t reveal any new information, other than the fact that the season will air for 11 consecutive weeks and will not involve any marathon breaks that Glee has seen in the past:
“Glee takes its final bow with a sixth and final 13-episode season starting with a special two-hour premiere event Friday, Jan. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). New Directions’ original star, Rachel Berry (Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele), comes home to Lima, after her humiliating failure as a TV actress, and discovers that Sue Sylvester (Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch) has banished the arts at McKinley. Throughout its closing season, McKinley alumnae will return to say ‘good-bye’ to the award-winning and groundbreaking musical comedy. The series makes its time period premiere Friday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and air all-new episodes for 11 consecutive weeks, culminating in a special two-hour Series Finale on Friday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).”
Will you be tuning in for the final season of “Glee”?