FOX has renewed three of its hit sitcoms - the musical comedy series "Glee," the family show "Raising Hope" and "New Girl," starring Zooey Deschanel.
"Glee" has been granted a fourth season, which will premiere in the fall, the network said on Monday, April 9. "#Glee was officially picked up for season 4 today!" main star Lea Michele, who plays glee club star Rachel Berry, Tweeted on Monday. "So happy! Can't wait to see where Rachel will be next year! Fingers crossed for NYC! :)"
"Raising Hope," which stars "Goonies" actress Martha Plimpton as the mother of a 23-year-old single father and Cloris Leachman as her grandmother, has been renewed for a third season. The first part of its season 2 finale airs on Tuesday.
"SO HAPPY I get to keep my sweet fake family for another year." Plimpton said on her Twitter page. "YAYAYAYAY!!! Thanks to all the fans of the show, old and new, for watching and making it possible for me to keep working with people I adore. YAY!!"
"New Girl," which stars Deschanel as a quirky single woman who lives with a group of guys, was renewed for a second season, FOX announced.
"#newgirl just got picked up for season 2!!!! Yaaaaaaayyyyy!!!!" the actress Tweeted.
Warning: Spoiler alert!
News about the renewals comes hours before an episode of the talk series "Inside The Actors Studio" with several "Glee" cast members, including Michele and co-creator Ryan Murphy, airs on the Bravo cable network at 8 p.m. ET.
"Glee" is on its third season and returns from a winter hiatus on Tuesday with a guest appearance by "White Collar" star Matt Bomer, who plays cast member Darren Criss' character's Hollywood actor brother Cooper (check out a sneak peek video).
Fans are also set to find out what happened to Dianna Agron's character, Quinn, who was seen in the latest episode getting into a car accident after texting while driving.
She appears to survive, as seen in photos that show her in a wheelchair on the show's set. On an episode of the ABC show "The View" that aired on Monday, Agron was asked about the fate of her character and of other cast members who play high school seniors, following reports last year that suggested they may not return for another season.
"We don't know, I mean, we know that there's a conversation that's going to start happening," Agron said. "It's been four years together and it's been the most amazing time. I don't want it to end."
"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg is also set to appear on at least three episodes of the remaining third season of "Glee." She plays Carmen Tibideaux, a "theatrical grande dame and a professor at New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA) who travels to Ohio to preside over Kurt and Rachel's auditions," TVLine reported. The season finale airs on May 22.
(Pictured above: Lea Michele appears at the premiere of 'New Year's Eve' in Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2011.)