Fox Picks Up Ryan Murphy’s Glee

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Fox has picked up 13 episodes of hourlong comedy “Glee” from “Nip/Tuck” creator Ryan Murphy, reports Variety.

The network hopes to schedule the show — which is set in the world of high school glee clubs — as soon as this spring, in order to take advantage of the “American Idol” juggernaut.

Twentieth Century Fox TV is behind the show; Murphy wrote the pilot with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. “Glee” centers on a Spanish teacher (Matthew Morrison) who’s tapped to coach the school’s lackluster glee club.

“It’s a comedy, it’s a soap opera, it’s a musical,” Reilly said. “It’s not a soft show. It’s got the trademark Ryan Murphy story turns and offbeat characters.”

The show will include a handful of popular tunes performed onstage by the choir.

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