The first three episodes of Glee’s fifth season will air in the UK within a week of US transmission.
The musical drama will return to Fox on September 26, airing three new episodes – the third of which will be a tribute to its late star Cory Monteith – before then going on an extended hiatus.
Sky has now confirmed that it will air these initial three instalments “within seven days” of the US airing.
There is no word yet on when Glee will resume on Fox or Sky1 following the Monteith tribute, or if Sky1 intends to continue the seven-day transmission pattern for future episodes.
The show’s fourth season aired in the UK four months after its initial airing, in order to “play out… an unbroken run” and avoid hiatuses imposed by the show’s US broadcast.
Source: Digital Spy.