‘Glee’ Syndication Deal Revives Spin-Off Reality Show

by | June 30, 2010 at 7:17 AM | Glee, Modern Family, RealityTV, TV News

'Glee' (Photo: Fox)

'Glee' (Photo: Fox)

Fox’s ‘Glee‘ is on the cusp of a syndication deal that would not only place repeats of the hit musical-comedy on Oxygen but also resurrect the concept of a reality series designed to find the next ‘Glee’ star.

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As reported by Deadline.com, Oxygen would pay in the mid-six figures for each episode of ‘Glee,’ and also host/create “related original programming” including a summer 2011 reality competition in which contestants lobby for a role on the series.

Fox itself had announced such a ‘Glee’ reality spin-off to air late this summer, but recently scrapped the idea so the show runners could focus their creative energies on the program itself.

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This season’s other hit freshman comedy, ‘Modern Family,’ in turn is closing in on a syndication deal that would send its repeats to USA Network, which to date has typically aggregated procedurals.