Twentieth Century Fox have pledged to deliver Glee to fans in UK, after the smash hit TV show has come under threat of being banned in the country, following a dispute with the owner of a chain of comedy clubs with the same name as the show.
A Twentieth Century Fox spokeswoman said later:
We intend to appeal and are confident that, as the case plays out, we will ultimately prevail. We remain committed to delivering Glee to all of its fans in the UK.
Mark Tughan, owner of Comic Enterprises, which has had four 'Glee' clubs under a trademark that pre-dates Twentieth Century Fox's popular musical show, has said the firm were wrong not to speak to him about their show of the same name before it was released.
High school hit series Glee returned for its fifth season, with a subtle, sad reminder of late cast member Cory Monteith in the opening episode.
Lea Michele's character, Rachel, glances at a photo on her mobile phone - a group shot of her old school glee club pals, including Monteith's Finn. Rachel is heard singing the melancholy Beatles tune Yesterday.
Monteith, 31, died in July of a drug and alcohol overdose. His off-screen relationship with Michele mirrored their characters' on-screen romance.
The new season of Glee began on Wednesday with the first episode of a two-part salute to the Beatles. A tribute to Monteith is planned for episode three, to be shown on October 10.