The halls of Glee‘s McKinley High are going to be much less crowded in season 5. EW has confirmed that Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Amber Riley (Mercedes) will not be returning next season. There’s a chance their characters may come back in guest-appearances. READ FULL STORY
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This week on MasterChef, the kitchen gets a musical makeover as the contestants are challenged to cook a meal for the cast of Glee.
To get into the spirit of Wednesday’s mash-up episode — which no doubt came from Mr. Schue writing a single word on the white board and then circling it for effect — the judges of MasterChef (Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich) got decked out in their finest McKinley High getups and sidled up to Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester in this exclusive photo.
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Jonathan Groff is coming back to TV.
EW has confirmed that HBO has picked up eight episodes of a gay-themed dramedy starring the former Glee actor/Broadway star. The series, set to air in 2014, is not currently untitled.
The show centers on three friends living in San Francisco and explores “the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”
The project also stars Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) and Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light).
Production is expected to start this fall in San Francisco.
Tonight is Glee‘s season 4 finale which finds New Directions heading to Regionals and attempting to come back from their disastrous Sectionals performance. It also marks the end of star Jacob Artist’s first year on Glee. The actor, who plays Puck’s half-brother Jake talked to EW about the big finale, what’s in store for next year, and his ultimate musical number. READ FULL STORY
'Glee': Kate Hudson and Lea Michele perform Stevie Wonder's 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
This Thursday is Glee‘s big tribute to Stevie Wonder and EW has an exclusive look at one of the episode’s most energetic numbers as guest-star Kate Hudson, once again playing NYADA instructor Cassandra July, sings Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright).” From the looks of the scene, July appears to be celebrating Rachel (Lea Michele) for once instead of tearing her down. Is this a reaction to Rachel just getting a callback for Funny Girl? Or does this mean she landed the plum part? Watch below. READ FULL STORY
Gleeks, this one is gonna get you misty-eyed: EW has an exclusive first look at the Glee season finale, airing May 9 at 9 p.m., in which Blaine (Darren Criss) goes engagement-ring shopping for Kurt (Chris Colfer)! Commence swooning. Does this mean that Blaine will pop the question?
While at the store, Blaine meets an employee, played by guest-star Patty Duke, who’s part of a long-term lesbian couple (the other half is played by Family Ties‘ Meredith Baxter). The pair befriend Blaine and Kurt and give them some advice on love.
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Glee is renewed. Not just for a fifth season, but also for a sixth.
That’s right, Fox is bringing back the musical dramedy for two more seasons.
So much for all that hand-wringing about whether the show would continue. Fox will have Glee on through 2015 — at least.
“Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” said Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly. “Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show – and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.” Co-creator Ryan Murphy thanked the network and studio along with “our loyal audience, whose passion and enthusiasm continue to amaze and inspire us.”
So does this mean Glee will be six and done? READ FULL STORY
Thursday night’s controversy-generating episode of Glee showed improvement in the ratings.
Fox’s musical dramedy jumped 20 percent among adults 18-49 for an episode that dealt with a shooting at the school. Glee delivered 6.8 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the demo, climbing from its last original episode three weeks ago. Lead-in American Idol was up too — rising 11 percent — continuing the recovery trend we noted yesterday. Idol is only up 7 percent compared to the last week that Glee had an original episode, in case you’re wondering if Glee‘s rise is entirely due to the reality show’s ups and downs. But ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and CBS’ Person of Interest airing repeats probably helped.
The Glee episode, titled “Shooting Star,” is drawing criticism from parents impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting last December.
Now let’s talk about the ratings for Hannibal‘s second episode.
Unlike last week’s premiere against original episodes of ABC’s Scandal and CBS’ Elementary at 10 p.m., Thursday’s Hannibal merely faced repeats of those shows. Because of that factor, and because Hannibal‘s premiere rating was so spectacularly borderline, and because ratings almost always dip for a drama’s second episode, last week I wrote that if the numbers go down that Hannibal was basically finished. But if the ratings went up this week it was promising sign. Naturally, Hannibal decided to confound easy analysis — the episode remained perfectly steady with a 1.6 in the demo. READ FULL STORY
Get ready to read the word “finale” a lot. But ’tis the season, folks!
And as our favorite shows begin signing off (Go On) and others film their final installments before summer vacay, make sure you send in your burning questions! (SpoilerRoom@ew.com is still the best way. I can’t always comb the comments!)
‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’: PAUL WESLEY DISHES ON STEFAN’S FUTURE
In the last new episode of The Vampire Diaries, Stefan (Paul Wesley) told Damon it was time they break their cycle of loving the same woman. To that end, Stefan said his plan is to 1.) Help Damon shove the cure down Elena’s throat and 2.) Get her out of his life so he can find a new one for himself. That last bit sounds pretty good to Wesley as he looks ahead to season 5. “I think that Stefan should go off and explore another town,” he tells EW. “I think Stefan is really interesting when he separates from the pack and explores his own demons. I think it’s time for him to maybe go off, and then come back later to Mystic Falls and see how that impacts the relationships that he has with Elena and Damon. I could just be saying that selfishly because I’d love a different storyline, but I also think just objectively it would be good for the show.” READ FULL STORY
Has the fat lady sung for Oxygen’s Glee tie-in reality show? Not quite.
Yesterday, TVLine cited sources saying that the cable network “will likely be forced to postpone or scrap the next season of The Glee Project,” a talent competition that rewards one (or two, or four) amateurs with an arc on Glee. Since Glee itself hasn’t yet been renewed for a fifth season, the spin-off’s supposed fate wasn’t a shock.
But according to a spokesperson for Oxygen, The Glee Project may yet live to see another season. “What TVLine reported was speculation,” the rep told EW. “The Glee Project has not been canceled” — or, at least not yet. Given last year’s ratings, a renewal does seem less than likely: While the show’s first season drew up to 1.27 million viewers in 2011, its second managed just 821,000 at its peak — and four episodes of its 11-episode season failed to attract even 400,000 pairs of eyeballs.
Leave it to Ryan Murphy to find another tantalizing subject that should satiate his devoted audience.
EW has confirmed that the co-creator of Glee, American Horror Story and The New Normal is busy shopping a new script with Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis that Deadline describes as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships.
It’s likely the project will end up on cable, where all of the good hibity-dibity seems to be happening these days. And there’s already a bidding frenzy in the works.
In fact, steamy sex series could become the next rage. In September, Showtime is scheduled to premiere Masters of Sex, a new drama starring Michael Sheen and the captivating Lizzy Caplan that’s about the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. And you can’t study sex without watching someone have sex, right?
The drama was created by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) and is based on Thomas Maier’s biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
The great Glee onscreen diva-off will commence once again later this season. Idina Menzel will reprise her role as Rachel’s mom, Shelby, on the Fox dramedy, EW has confirmed.
Lea Michele tweeted Tuesday night that Menzel was on set. “I spy @idinamenzel at #Glee today! So excited to have my mama back!”
Shelby has created drama for lots of different characters during her previous appearances. In addition to being Rachel’s mom, she also adopted Quinn and Puck’s baby — which didn’t stop her from also hooking up with Puck last season. No word on what she’s up to this time or how long she’ll be around.
Get excited by checking out Menzel and Michele’s duet of “I Dreamed A Dream” — which shows that powerhouse vocals clearly run in the (fictional) family. READ FULL STORY
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