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UPDATE: On November 21, Fox announced a big change in it's schedule. Instead of returning in the spring, Glee will come back over two months earlier than planned: On Tuesday, February 25. Yes, Tuesday. After spending Season 4 and part of Season 5 in the Thursdays at 9 slot, Glee will now go back to it's original time slot of Tuesdays at 8 p.m. So yes, come February, you'll get to see Glee and hour earlier than usual... and two days in the week earlier, too! Best. News. Ever.

Original story: On October 25, Fox released its midseason schedule, and Glee was nowhere in sight. But before you start to freak out...this is no cause for alarm. Glee’s absence from the midseason lineup has nothing to do with the recent death of actor Cory Monteith (Finn) or overall low Season 5 ratings.

This unique midseason hiatus was announced way back in May, months before Cory’s passing. Taking over Glee’s timeslot is Rake, a new legal drama about “a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one."

This new show sounds awesome... just very un-Glee. (So while you bide the time waiting for Glee’s Spring 2014 return, may we suggest you try watching these shows, instead?)

Rake debuts with a two-night premiere. It starts on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 10p.m., and then the second part of the premiere picks up in Glee’s old Thursday timeslot on January 23 at 9 p.m.

Depending on the length of Rake’s season, that puts Glee’s Season 5 return sometime in May or June 2014. We know this extended break has been on the books for months, but that still won’t make dealing with it any easier. We’ll miss you Glee! We’re just glad you’re not gone for good quite yet.



Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!