"The Glee Project" could live to sing another day

In this image released by Oxygen, from left, Samuel Larsen, 19, Damian McGinty, 18, Lindsay Pearce, 20, and Alex Newell, 18 make up the final 4 contestants on the reality competition show on "The Glee Project" on Oxygen. The winner, announced during the finale airing Sunday, Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. EST on Oxygen, will appear in a 7-episode arc on the third season of "Glee." (AP Photo/Oxygen, Matt Sersion) Matt Sersion

It looks as if "The Glee Project" could have one last breath left.

On Monday, TVLine reported that Oxygen "will likely be forced to postpone or scrap the next season of 'The Glee Project.'" (The website has since amended its original post with an editor's note saying that the show had not "officially" been canceled.) The fate of the singing competition show, which is a spin-off of "Glee" that rewards one or more amateur singers with an arc on the Fox show, certainly seemed precarious, mostly because "Glee" itself has yet to be renewed for a fifth season -- they are still under negotiations. But apparently TVLine spoke too soon.

On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly reported that "The Glee Project" may just live to sing for another season. A rep for Oxygen told EW, "What TVLine reported was speculation. 'The Glee Project' has not been canceled." Not yet, in any case. Last year's ratings were significantly lower than the first season, with a few of the episodes not even attracting 400,000 viewers.

But that doesn't mean that the fat lady has officially sang for the show. One can never underestimate the influence of zealous fans, and the singing show did have some loyal viewers.

Tell us: Do you hope that "The Glee Project" returns for another season?

  • Lesley Savage