Channel 4 pulls out of 'Glee' talks

TV hit 'Glee' is ending its run on E4 after Channel 4 walked away from negotiations for the next series of the US musical drama, the broadcaster has announced.

The all-singing and all-dancing TV show about high school students who are members of the 'Glee' singing club has become a surprise hit in Britain.

But a Channel 4 source said that the broadcaster was “not prepared to pay over the odds” for the show.

The Fox show, which has run for two series on digital channel E4, is thought to be moving to Sky.

A Channel 4 spokesperson said: “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 discover and showcase what the US has to offer.

“We are particularly thrilled to have recently acquired 'The Killing'.”

The broadcaster recently announced that it would be showing the US remake of 'The Killing', which is based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen.

Comedy-drama 'Glee', which was first shown on E4 in 2009, has acquired celebrity guest stars and fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears.

The second series has dropped from around 2.6 million viewers at its start to 2.1 million, but it is still E4’s biggest hit.

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