* Glee is going smaller in season two. “I felt instead of going bigger and over-stuffing it in season two, let’s go under it,” said co-creator Ryan Murphy. “We’re scaling it back and concentrating on the stories.” Supporting characters like Brittany, Santana, Tina, and Mike Chang will get more play and each episode will only contain four or five musical numbers. That said, Murphy isn’t doing away with the big-budget tribute episodes. Among the splashy installments planned: A Britney Spears-themed hour, a post Super Bowl episode (Murphy is in talks with a number of artists), an episode featuring all-original music, and a Christmas ep that will hopefully guest star Susan Boyle. READ FULL STORY
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The new season of How I Met Your Mother, executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas tell us, will be more like early ones, less like the most recent one. Oh, and like nothing you’ve seen before.
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Rachel Bilson will reprise her role as the titular mama’s roommate, Cindy, on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas confirm. READ FULL STORY
In attendance: Hawaii Five-0 leads Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, and exec producers Alex Kurtzman and Peter Lenkov.
* Will the third time be the charm for O’Loughlin? Yes it will, predicts the star of CBS’ short-lived Moonlight and Three Rivers. “I don’t want to take anything away from the other shows I’ve done,” he quickly added. “I’ve worked with some incredible people.” READ FULL STORY
The Television Critics Association Press Tour kicked off Tuesday with a visit to the set of NBC’s second- best drama (after Friday Night Lights, natch), Parenthood. The entire Braverman clan, save for Mae Whitman, who was at the premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, was on hand to answer questions, including one about balancing story lines for the sprawling cast. “We’re planning on killing them off one episode at a time,” executive producer Jason Katims joked in response. “I wanted to start with the [premiere], but [NBC president of prime-time entertainment] Angela Bromstad wisely encouraged me to wait until sweeps.”
All joking aside, here’s some intel we gathered on the new season… READ FULL STORY
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