Third Season of hit US show 'Glee' set to air on Sky instead of E4

GleeThe third season of hit American musical comedy Glee is to air on Sky NOT E4 reportedly. The show which has been a hit both across the pond and over here has reportedly been bought by Sky so the digital channel can air it next year instead of Channel 4's digital channel E4.

The news is sure to come as a blow to those who do not have a subscription to Sky as the move means that they will no longer be able to watch the programme on television with the only other channel which airs it, TV3 only being available in the Republic Of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Whilst Sky have refused to comment yet, we previously reported that the channel had expressed interest in bidding for the rights to air the next series. Speaking to Digital Spy, C4 confirmed that they would not be airing the new series saying: ''By not renewing the Glee deal, we are freeing up huge amounts of budget to invest in home-grown programming, British talent and of course continuing to showcase what the US has to offer.

The first season of Glee premiered on E4 in 2009 before the rest of the series aired throughout 2010. The programme gained a cult following with fans labelling themselves as ''Gleeks''. The second series contunues to air on E4 every Monday night at 9pm.

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