Is Glee another Heroes or Ugly Betty?

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  • Andrew Pickett
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    Both Heroes and Ugly Betty were loved (remember that) in season 1. Each season got worse and both were cancelled after 4 seasons.

    I just feel Glee could be going that way too, will the cast change make any difference next year?

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    KXB
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    Oh HELL YES !!! Wave goobye  to them in May 2013, if not sooner…

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    Chris Beachum
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    Way back last spring during its first season, I said it was going to be another 4-year show just like the ones you mentioned.  Shows that burn too brightly in their first season have a hard time living up to the ratings and the hype.  It is better to have a slow burn and grow over time if you want to have a long-lasting program.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I would say yes. Emmy-wise we know it’s not the same case, we can still expect Glee to get some of the same nominations it got this year including Comedy Series, guests, even Colfer and Lynch. If there’s a standout (and they could still do it) even writing or directing.

    However, when it comes to fans and critics, I would say yes. But more in the Ugly Betty way than the Heroes way. Heroes became awful in season two and people seriosuly stopped caring, while Betty was still very enjoyable and very funny when it wanted to be. I would say Glee is the same, in fact, Glee is having a better time than Betty did for seasons 2 and 3, mainly because it goes for a much younger crowd who are still interested.

    I don’t expect Glee to last more than four seasons either, ratings are slipping, critics are almost over it, they took a hit with the Emmys, and these two episodes have shown that it can’t get any better now. 

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    I think you guys are underestimating Glee’s pull with their audience.  The series will no doubt struggle at the Emmys from here on out.  It can probably get one more Comedy Series nomination and that’s it.  However, Glee was in its prime much more of a pop culture phenomenon than Heroes or Ugly Betty were.  Glee is also much higher in the ratings leaderboard than Heroes or Ugly Betty were in their 3rd season.  A 3.7 in the ratings (what the last episode got) is still huge ratings.  Glee will probably last 6 season and I don’t think it will get cancelled until Jane Lynch and the other permanent cast members’ contracts run out (which I think would be season 7).

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    MissyGal
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    I think Glee will, unfortunately, follow the path of those shows. Both shows were the hot thing during their first seasons, then slid off during subsequent seasons. I can see this show ending in 2013.

     

    Of course, don’t forget, the Rachel/Finn/Kurt spin-off will be chugging along at that point!

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    eastwest
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    Until tonight, I would’ve said yes. But tonight’s show proved that there’s some life in it.

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    Pieman1994
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    I’m with eastwest. Unless tonight’s installment was a one-time thing, then there is hope for this series yet.

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