Glee will officially return for a fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer, who currently play graduation seniors, are set to continue with the series. Their characters will return in what the network and actors call a “ground-breaking fashion, potentially a show-within-a-show format.”
Instead of a 2012 concert tour, Glee producers are considering a one-night-only benefit concert this fall at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert would serve as a fundraiser for Glee’s arts education charity Glee Give a Note.
Set at the fictional McKinley High School, Glee follows a group of misfit students who come together to form a show choir, The New Directions. Under the guidance of their devoted advisor (Matthew Morrison), the students battle the hardships of high school and savor in the thrill of performing. Since its premiere in 2009, the show has received 32 Emmy nominations (six wins), nine Golden Globe nominations (four wins) and 25 Teen Choice Award nominations (six wins). The hit series spawned a touring concert and a film, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.
Glee returns to FOX on April 10 for the first of season three's final eight episodes.