Fox has given early third-season pickup to breakout hit Glee, which is yet to wrap its freshman season.glee

“In just one year, Glee has transcended the television landscape and emerged as a global pop culture phenomenon,” Fox Networks Group chairman Peter Rice said.

“It’s been a whirlwind year – from shooting the pilot to performing at the White House to the concert tour that began last week – and yet we all feel like we’ve just begun this amazing musical journey,” co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy said. “Having time to plan ahead is wonderful, and we think our GLEEks worldwide are going to love what we’ll have in store for them in Seasons Two and Three.” In its first season, Glee has become the highest-rated new scripted series in adults 18-49 and won best comedy series Golden Globe and SAG Awards as well as a Peabody Award. With its most recent soundtrack, The Power Of Madonna, the cast of Glee has surpassed U2 as the group with most Billboard charting songs of the past 10 years.