Glee moving to Sky

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 May 2011
Glee star Matthew Morrison

Glee star Matthew Morrison

'Glee' is set to move to Sky after the network bought the rights from E4 for a reported £12 million

'Glee' is set to move to Sky.

The first two series of the US musical TV show have been aired on E4 but Sky has now poached the rights to the third season after a fierce battle between the two networks.

Sky have agreed to pay a reported £12 million for the rights, which works out at nearly £500,000 an episode.

While it is not yet known what will happen in the third series of 'Glee' - which stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Dianna Agron - it was recently revealed Matthew will perform one of his own songs in the season two finale.

The actor - who plays teacher Will Schuester in the musical TV show - is set to sing 'Still Got Tonight', the single from his debut self-titled album, in the New York-themed episode.

The ballad, which was co-written by former 'American Idol' winner Kris Allen, will be played by Matthew alone on an empty theatre stage.

He said: "It was going to be just a big dance piece with me doing this big dance number. But they said, 'We want you to sing it and make it a big moment.' "

Comments

1. adsie_198218 May 2011, 3:36pm Report

Great, a classic Sky move!...as soon as a show becomes popular on a free channel, Sky swoop in and take the rights. They did the same with '24' and 'Nip/Tuck' - I never did see either of those through to the end! I don't have Sky so I guess my alternative is to get saving to fork out for the DVD boxsets.

2. lauren-w-118 May 2011, 6:58pm Report

Typical wait until a series has a good following then take the rights!!! Sky did the same with Lost too. I have only just cancelled sky because of their ridiculous prices. I think the free channels should have good programmes we already pay tv liscence, the country is in a recession when are the providers going to realise that unless they sort themselves out they will end up with no customers!!!!

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