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In a huge vote of confidence for the zeitgeist-cracking drama, Fox has ordered a third season of Glee from Ryan Murphy Television and 20th Century Fox TV, EW has learned exclusively. Season-to-date, Glee is the No. 1 new scripted series among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, and has averaged 9.4 million total viewers. During its spring telecasts, the musical dramedy, starring Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, and Lea Michele, averaged a 5.6/14 among 18-49 and 13.3 million viewers. It wraps its first season on Tuesday, June 8. “In just one year, Glee has transcended the television landscape and emerged as a global pop culture phenomenon,” said Peter Rice, the Fox Networks Group Entertainment Chairman, in a statement.
Added Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly, “Everything about Glee – from the concept to the characters to the marketing – has been innovative and risky, but with [series creator] Ryan Murphy tapping into the zeitgeist, the risk has paid off with this truly remarkable series. Glee has one of the most active, devoted fan bases I’ve ever seen, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to give Gleeks a third season of their favorite show.”
Murphy also released the following statement: “It’s been a whirlwind year – from shooting the pilot to performing at the White House to the concert tour that began last week – and yet we all feel like we’ve just begun this amazing musical journey. We think our Gleeks worldwide are going to love what we’ll have in store for them in seasons two and three.”
Along with the positive message it sends about the network’s commitment to the show, there are numerous financial benefits to giving a series like Glee a two-year pickup. Not only does it help cut production costs over the long haul, it allows Murphy and his writers a chance to plan ahead (if not breathe a much-needed sigh of relief). Most important, it gives the studio a head start in taking the episodes out into the syndication marketplace. Promising new dramas like NCIS: LA and The Mentalist, for example, sold in syndication in their first and second years, respectively.
In the next original episode, airing on May 25, Glee will feature the music of Lady Gaga when Will (Morrison) encourages the glee club members to express themselves using the pop superstar’s music. Meanwhile, Rachel (Michele) has a life-changing encounter, and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) embraces her inner goth. The second season of Glee, which has already earned a Peabody, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild award, will kick off this fall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (Source)
It’s official – the music of Madonna will be coming back to “Glee.” Series head honcho Ryan Murphy confirmed the rumors on Monday at the Peabody Awards in New York City.
Earlier this season, “Glee” broke tradition and devoted an entire episode to only Madonna songs, but the date when Madonna will reign supreme for a second time, musically anyway, on the show is the only thing that has to be nailed down. When asked if it will occur next season, Murphy said, “Probably. Yeah.”
Madonna is a fan of the show, after having watched it with her teenage daughter, Lourdes, and the rumors continue to run rampant that she will make a cameo on the hit FOX program.
Screen captures of Dianna in this week’s episode of Glee called “Dream On” are now online in the gallery. Great episode, loved Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel, but again, was disappointed with the lack of Quinn in the recent episodes. In the meantime, head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
While blogs buzz with reports that Glee star Lea Michele is letting her newfound fame go to her head, the show’s creator and director, Ryan Murphy, defends the singer, saying she’s a sweet person and a team player.
As for how to combat the reports — including stories about tension between Michele and her costars — Murphy says he’s offered her advice on how to ignore the gossip.
Screen captures of Dianna in this week’s episode of Glee called “Laryngitis” are now online in the gallery. Again I am disappointed by the lack of Quinn in this episode. In the meantime, head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Confession: I may have rewound the promo for next week’s episode of Glee, featuring Neil Patrick Harris as Matthew Morrison’s old rival and current nightmare, three times. And when I say “the promo,” I really mean just the three seconds of Harris and Morrison belting “Dream On.” That number has a lot to live up to: According to PopWatch polls, Harris was by far the Glee guest star readers were most looking forward to in the second half of the season, and this duet was the most-anticipated number.
I find it sort of odd that the promo didn’t mention that the episode is directed by Joss Whedon, but perhaps Fox thinks anyone that matters to already knows. Watch the promo (again) after the jump. How many times did you rewind? How confident are you that “Dream On” will end up being as awesome as Harris’ flashback mullet? (Source)
Kristin Chenoweth has hit back at a critic who suggested Jonathan Groff was too “queeny” to play Jesse St James in Glee.
Broadway star Kristin, who plays booze-loving singer April in Glee, wrote a letter to US magazine Newsweek, blasting an article which claimed that gay actors struggled to play heterosexual characters.
Britney may need a Plan B! After a whopping 13.5 million viewers tuned in to Glee’s Madonna-themed episode on April 20, Britney Spears’ manager, Adam Leber, began a campaign for a special installment featuring tunes by the singer, 28, Twittering, “Do you guys want to see a Britney Spears episode of Glee?”
Apparently, not everybody does — including the Fox series’ star! Asked about the possibility on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., on May 1, Matthew Morrison, 31, told Us Weekly, “That’s a rumor her manager started. I hope our show doesn’t go along that route.” Ouch! (Source)
HD screencaptures of Dianna in this week’s episode of Glee called “Bad Reputation” are now online in the gallery. Again I am disappointed by the lack of Quinn in this episode. That can probably be attributed to Ryan Murphy saying that the baby storyline will be pushed into the background but it shouldn’t mean almost zero Quinn!
Malavita (intl)/The Family (USA)
Dianna as Belle
In cinemas September 20 2013
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The story of a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way.
Dianna as Quinn Fabray
Airing on Fox
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