"Glee" fans may not be singing a happy tune today, with news that the upcoming sixth and final season of the show has been shortened by Fox.

Instead of a full 22-episode season, "Glee" will now only have 13 episodes to wrap up its series run. TheWrap reports that now-departed Fox chief Kevin Reilly had hinted back in May that the show's episode order may be cut, and now that prediction is coming to fruition.

"The network elected to make the last season more of an event-style run, according to a network insider," writes TheWrap, which adds that the series will now run for 13 consecutive weeks without a break, instead of spread out over a typical-length TV season with reruns.

"Glee" has been tumbling in the ratings in recent years, with its latest season finale in May notching the series's lowest ever numbers: a paltry 1.9 million in the coveted 18-49 demographic. Series creator Ryan Murphy had already announced that "Glee" would take its final bow in season six, following the sudden death of star Cory Monteith of a drug overdose last July.

There's no premiere date yet, but "Glee" will wrap up its run sometime during the 2014-2015 season.

[via: TheWrap]

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