Is it the end of the line for at least one talent competition on TV?
Oxygen’s “The Glee Project” has not been cancelled, according to the network. At least not yet, anyway.
On Monday, TVLine claimed that the fate of the show is in question, reporting that Oxygen “will likely be forced to postpone or scrap the next season of The Glee Project.”
The competition reality series, which is tied into Fox’s musical dramedy “Glee” and hunts for its next cast member, has aired for two seasons, but it’s possible there could be a third.
“What TVLine reported was speculation. ‘The Glee Project’ has not been canceled,” a rep for the network told Entertainment Weekly following the report.
Still, it definitely is on hold for now, and with the kind of ratings “The Glee Project” pulls, even by cable standards, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the show didn’t come back, despite generally positive reviews. The first season drew an average of 1.27 million viewers, which dipped to 821,000 by Season 2, and fell to a dismal 400,000 viewers during the season.
Of course, there’s another factor involved: “Glee” itself has not yet been renewed for a fifth season.