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Fox President: “The New Glee Scripts are Seamless”

This weekend marked the beginning of the press tour for the Television Critic’s Association. Reiterating what was said at Comic-Con, new actors will be arriving on n the show, while many of the current actors will be given limited screen time. The way that the upcoming season and its multiple story lines will be handled (Rachel in New York, Finn in the army, the new students at McKinley) has been a subject of some confusion, but Fox president Kevin Reilly seems pleased with how the new scripts are shaping up.

“I’ve read first three scripts and I’m very happy with how seamless [the transition] is. There’s going to be thematic linkages between the two,” he says, referring to the link between stories in New York and Ohio. He follows that, “Although we’ve not severed any relationships, we obviously won’t be servicing that large a tapestry of characters. We have characters in New York, Ohio, fresh faces in Ohio.”

He says the new model of the show is based in reality, and how the cycle of kids in high school is ever-changing. “To mirror real life, people leave and new faces come in. Just as in real life, people tend not to stray too far away from [home.] They go away but they come back for holidays and reunions. Because we have good relationships with all the actors, the idea is to keep that relationship where it can be fluid and fun for the audience who’s going to show up when.”

As for how much time will be spent in each location, nearly half of each episode will be spent in New York and half in Ohio. Are you looking forward to the model of the new season?

Source: TCA 2012: Fox Exec Explains Role Of ‘Glee’ Graduates In Fourth Season

Glee Renewed For Fourth Season

Posted by Laura on Apr-09-2012 under Cast & Crew, Random

Get excited, Gleeks! It’s official, Fox has renewed Glee for a fourth season.

“GLEE has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon,” said Fox president Kevin Reilly.

Lea Michele has previously mentioned that season four will be revolutionary television. Any guesses as to what could be in store for us this fall?

Source: Breaking: Fox Renews Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope

Naya Rivera is AfterEllen’s Favorite Female TV Character

Posted by Laura on Feb-28-2012 under Heather Morris, Naya Rivera, Random

AfterEllen, yesterday posted their list of Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters and Glee’s very own Santana Lopez topped the list. Here’s what they had to say about the sassy cheerleader:

About a year ago, Naya Rivera took the top spot on our AfterEllen.com Hot 100. Now Santana Lopez has captured the trophy for Favorite TV Character. Two winners of two seperate polls who look just alike!

Santana may have started out as a supporting Cheerio. Just a pretty mean girl who could cut you with her words. (“You’re about as sexy as a Cabbage Patch Kid.” “You dress like one of the bait girls on To Catch a Predator.” “Normally you dress like a fantasy of a perverted Japanese business man with a very dark specific fetish.”) But inside that hard, Lima Heights adjacent exterior is just a girl, standing in front of another girl, asking her to love her.

Glee may be one of the most ridiculous shows on TV at times, but sometimes it’s also the most poignant. And for the last season and a half, Santana is the one who has kept the entire production emotionally grounded. She sings, she dances, she zings. But mostly she loves. And we can’t help but love her back.

Santana wasn’t the only McKinley High cheerleader to make the list, Brittany S. Pierce ranked in at #19.

Source: AfterEllen.com’s Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters

Lea Michele Wins People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress

Posted by Mary on Jan-12-2012 under Cast & Crew, Lea Michele, Media, Random, Videos

Gleeks have done it again! When it comes to voting, you all own the polls. Last night at the People’s Choice Awards, Miss Rachel Berry took home the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. Lea looked gorgeous as she accepted her award and said:

“I want to dedicate this to my amazing cast, my ‘Glee’ club. You are my family and my best friends. I’m an only child and now I have 11 other siblings.”

You can watch her full acceptance speech below. Congratulations Lea!

Source: Access Hollywood

Glee Grabs a Grammy Nomination

Posted by Mary on Dec-02-2011 under Cast & Crew, Events, News, Random

Photo Credit: Glee The MusicFor the second year in a row, Glee has snagged a Grammy nomination! The cast is nominated for a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for Glee: The Music, Volume 4.

The entire GleeFan.com staff wants to congratulate the cast, as well as the wonderful music department that creates the great songs that we jam out to week after week!

To see if Glee scores the coveted gold gramophone, tune in on February 12th at 8 PM EST on CBS!

Source: Glee Grabs a Grammy Nomination – Glee The Music

Glee Casts Ricky Martin as Guest Star

Posted by Laura on Nov-29-2011 under Cast & Crew, Glee Episode Spoilers, Glee Guest Stars, Random

Move over Will Schuester, there’s a new Spanish teacher in town that’s sure to set a few hearts racing!
According to Ausiello:

The Fox phenom is in negotiations with Ricky Martin to guest star early next year, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

I’m told Martin’s scalding instructor will headline two big musical numbers in the episode, which is slated to air in late January.

What do you think of Glee’s latest casting decision?

Source: Exclusive: Glee casts Ricky Martin in Season 3

Jayma Mays on Being Cool

Posted by Laura on Nov-29-2011 under Behind The Scenes, Jayma Mays, Media, Random, Videos

Here’s a lesson on being cool, Gleeks, from McKinley’s hippest guidance counsellor…

Source: GLEE -- A moment of Glee: Jayma Mays… on Being Cool

Happy Thanksgiving! Win A Red Vines Gift Package!

Posted by Mary on Nov-24-2011 under Cast & Crew, Contests, GleeFan.com Exclusives, Media, Naya Rivera, Random, Videos

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at GleeFan.com!  Enjoy spending time with your family and eating tons of turkey (or tofurkey if you’re Rachel Berry)!

We have teamed up with Red Vines to give away a ton of goodies for Thanksgiving, because really, who can’t love them and what can’t they do?! Simply tweet what you’re thankful for and be sure to include the following in your tweet to be eligible:

@GleekMaryP and @GleekRob

We will pick the best 10-12 tweets to get some goodies to chomp on!  Also, be sure to check out Naya Rivera‘s top 5 things about Thanksgiving below!

Here at GleeFan.com, we are thankful for all of you for continuing to read our posts and participate in our contests, Q&As, and everything else we do. Thank you!

Join the Club for Mobile Updates

Posted by Genica on Nov-17-2011 under Random

Fox LogoCraving exclusive Glee content?

Well you’re in luck! Fox just revealed their new Mobile Messaging Club that sends exclusive media to their members via text messages. The weekly text messages will include content such as set lists and “[videos with] FOX talent and producers, exclusive photos, promos and other fun behind-the-scenes scoop on your favorite FOX series, starting today with GLEE.”

All you have to do is text GLEE to 94444 to start receiving messages.

Skeptical? Have no fear! I tested it for everyone and here’s exactly what happened. I sent a text to 94444 and within seconds, I got a reply from “GLEE” with a link in the message. I clicked the link on my smartphone, and low and behold a welcome video from Chris Colfer was ready for playback. Pretty cool!

Non-smartphone users can still sign up, but they will have to manually type the links on their computers to see the promos. Your standard messaging and data rates may apply. Unfortunately for international fans, this mobile club is only available for US Gleeks.

Source: FOX Announces Fan Mobile Message Program!

Glee Star Lauren Potter Appointed to Obama Committee

Posted by Laura on Nov-14-2011 under Cast & Crew, Glee Guest Stars, News, Random

Lauren Potter, better known to all us Gleeks as Sue’s hilarious and lovable right hand woman Becky Jackson on Glee, has received an even more high-profile role than Cheerio co-captain (but shhh, don’t tell Sue!).

According to CNN.com, Lauren has been appointed by President Obama as a member of The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

In a press release statement, President Obama said:

“I am grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

The committee provides advice to the president and secretary of Health and Human services about intellectual disabilities, including workplace integration issues, home ownership and education.

As reported on CNN.com:

Potter, who plays Becky Jackson on “Glee,” said in a statement: “It is important to me that people with intellectual disabilities are represented and treated fairly and are given the same opportunities as every other American.”

“Our challenges are the same as many others, we want to be safe in school—free from bullying and teasing, we hope to be welcomed at parks, recreation centers and other community activities, we worry about jobs and where we will live but mostly we want to be treated how you want to be treated – with respect!”

Potter who has Down syndrome, has routinely spoken about her troubles growing up as a special needs child.

“Like so many other kids with special needs, I have been bullied,” Potter told People magazine earlier this year. “Kids in elementary school made me eat sand, and those same boys would walk behind me, teasing me. Finally I had enough, and I told them to ‘grow up.’ ”

She graduated from Polytechnic High School in Riverside, California, and she is currently a student at Irvine Valley College.

Potter has been involved in several advocacy projects, including serving on an anti-bullying campaign with Abilitypath.org, working with the Special Olympics, Down Syndrome Association and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

“I never thought I could be an actress, but I am. I never thought I would be a presidential appointee and I am!” Potter said in a statement. “The possibilities are endless for anyone and that is what I hope to help bring to this committee – a real life example that with a supportive community and an encouraging country we all can live the American dream!”

A huge congratulations to Lauren on behalf of everyone here at GleeFan.com!

Source: ‘Glee’ start tapped to join Obama’s committee

Glee Project Open Casting Call Details

Posted by Mary on Oct-27-2011 under Events, News, Random

Photo Source: Oxygen TelevisionIf you live in or near Chicago, Nashville, or New York and you want to audition for The Glee Project, listen up! Open casting call information has been released for each city!

You can audition on either day and if you have already auditioned online, you can still audition in person.  The open casting calls are as follows:

  • Chicago Open Auditions – November 6th and 7th from 10 AM – 6 PM at the McCormick Place Convention Center
  • Nashville Open Auditions – November 9th and 10th from 10 AM – 6PM at the Nashville Convention Center
  • New York Open Auditions – November 12th and 13th from 10 – 6 PM at the Roy Arias Studios & Theaters

If you plan on attending an open casting call, head to the casting website for all the rules and details!

I will be at the Chicago open casting call interviewing casting director Robert Ulrich and previous Glee Project winner Samuel Larsen. If you have any questions for either of them, make sure to tweet me at @GleekMaryP. Good luck!

Exciting Opportunity for Glee Super Fans!

Posted by Rob on Sep-29-2011 under Random

Glee Fans at the mallIf you’re a Gleek, you’ll want to pay attention to this. An entertainment market research company is currently doing research on pop culture television phenomena, and they’re looking for Super Fans to express what they love about their favorite show. Being that Glee is one of the biggest TV phenomena of our generation, they want to hear from the Gleeks!

Please click on the following link to fill out their Glee Super Fans survey, and make sure to let them know your availability for 10/21-10/22 when a few very lucky Super Fans will be flown out to LA (all expenses paid) and invited to be a part of the creative process by reading and giving feedback on scripts for upcoming episodes!

Click here for the Glee Super Fans survey. Good luck, Super Gleeks!

Jane Lynch Releases Her Memoir “Happy Accidents”

Posted by Jon on Sep-22-2011 under Glee Guest Stars, Jane Lynch, Random

Photo Credit: MSNBCRemember last year when it was announced that Sue Sylvester would be writing a memoir? Well, that’s still not out, but now you can get something better!

Jane Lynch’s own autobiography Happy Accidents was released in hardcover and e-reader formats last Tuesday, September 13 and can be found in stores worldwide. The book chronicles Lynch’s life from her childhood all the way to the set of Glee, with a foreword written by none other than Carol Burnett, who plays her Nazi-hunting mother on the show. An audiobook is also available, with passages read by both Lynch and Burnett.

Are you going to pick up the book for some late night reading, or listen to the sweet, sweet comedy of these two talented ladies? Comment below!

Happy Accidents is currently available at Amazon.com for only $16.29.

Emma Pillsbury’s Parents Cast

Posted by Laura on Sep-18-2011 under Cast & Crew, Jayma Mays, News, Pictures, Random, Ryan Murphy

First Mike Chang, now Emma. It seems to be a parent parade over at Glee this season, with the announcement that the Changs are not the only family members that will be making an appearance. Don Most and Valerie Mahaffey have been cast as Rose and Rusty Pillsbury, parents of our favourite, quirky, guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury.

Many of you may recognise Mahaffey from her stint on ABC’s Desperate Housewives where she played Orson’s estranged wife, Alma and any Happy Days fans will no doubt remember Most for his role as practical joker, Ralph Malph.

Hopefully these new parental casting revelations are just the first of many to come.

The real question now is, what brings the Pillsburys to town? Any guesses?

Source: Glee Exclusive: Meet Emma’s Parents

Darren Criss Recording Bob Dylan Cover for Amnesty International

Posted by Mary on Sep-15-2011 under Cast & Crew, Darren Criss, Media, Music, News, Random

More soulful, sweet music from our favorite Warbler is coming your way! Darren Criss‘ brother, Chuck, tweeted earlier today that he and his brother were working on a Bob Dylan cover. The song will be featured on an upcoming Bob Dylan tribute album with proceeds going towards Amnesty International. The album will be in celebration of Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday and Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary.

Which Bob Dylan song would you like to hear Chuck and Darren cover?