October 19, 2013   Ryan Murphy: ‘Glee’ Will End After Next Season

The next season of “Glee” will be its last, so says co-creator of the series Ryan Murphy.

At a Paley Center event honoring FX Network last night, Murphy said the Fox dramedy will not go on beyond its sixth season. Murphy also admitted that the death of star Cory Monteith in July has forced him to come up with a different ending for the show.

In setting the end date so far in advance, Murphy becomes the latest showrunner to set a clear path to mapping out the conclusion of the show’s overarching storylines, which revolve around students and teachers at a high school in Ohio.

“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end,” Murphy told TVLine. ”I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”

News of “Glee” coming to a close after its 2014 run arrives after the dramedy received a hearty double renewal in April, well before Monteith’s untimely death. Murphy’s confirmation of the plan to wrap the show after season six appeared to catch Fox and studio 20th Century Fox TV off guard on Thursday morning.

The lack of comment from either the network or studio indicated that the timetable for “Glee’s” finale has yet to be formally hammered out. Moreover, Fox and 20th TV camp may pursue ample opportunities for spinoff projects tied to one or more of the series’ vast cast of characters.

“Glee” said goodbye to Monteith in last week’s episode. In his review, Variety’s Brian Lowry called the episode “emotional and heartfelt” but also “a missed opportunity.” The episode gave “Glee” its best ratings of the season, delivering 7.4 million total viewers, or a 75% spike over the previous week.

Overall, however, the series has seen a steady decline in ratings since its sophomore season. September’s season five bow drew 5.2 million viewers, a 30% drop off since the season four premiere.

“Glee” was co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who exec produce with Dante Di Loreto, Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner. The show bucked TV conventions by incorporating music into the storytelling — breaking the “Cop Rock” curse that had hung over TV tuner projects for nearly 20 years. The show has also earned accolades for its candid portrayal of teen issues, particularly in the area of sexuality and LGBT-related issues.

“Glee” yielded a bonanza of ancillary business for Fox and 20th TV, from music downloads, a slew of merchandise to a concert tour mounted in the show’s early seasons. It even sparked an unscripted show on a non-Fox network, ”The Glee Project,” which ran two seasons on Oxygen and revolved around a competition to win a small role on the series. And 20th Century Fox also released a 3D “Glee” concert pic in 2011.

“Glee’s” overnight success following its May 2009 debut (in a sneak peek, with the series commencing in earnest that fall) made stars out of its ensemble, most notably Jane Lynch, a veteran character actress; Lea Michele, a legit vet; and tyro thesp Chris Colfer.

But more than anyone else, “Glee” revved up Murphy’s reputation as a master showrunner, after a cool period in his career. He and Falchuk have since collaborated on FX’s “American Horror Story,” while Murphy and another “Glee” scribe, Allison Adler, on last year’s NBC comedy “The New Normal,” which was canceled after one season.

At present, Murphy is shepherding 20th TV’s first-ever pilot for HBO, the relationship-driven ensembler ”Open,” also with Adler.

Source: Variety

October 6, 2013   Jenna @ the Premiere Of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven”

Yesterday Jenna attended the premiere of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Coven”

EVENTS IN 2013 > 10/05 – PREMIERE OF FX’S “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN” | + 19

August 2, 2013   3rd Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration Of Dance Gala

07/27 – 3RD ANNUAL DIZZY FEET FOUNDATION’S CELEBRATION OF DANCE GALA | + 26

July 23, 2013   Jenna Remembers Cory

I am so grateful that Glee brought this group of extraordinary individuals together to form a family. I was lucky enough to closely experience the love and light that Cory shared with the world, as well as having the privilege of traveling down the road together on a once in a lifetime journey. Cory always reminded me to be gracious, kind and open, and he will leave a mark in my heart forever. Thank you everyone for your constant support and love while we mourn the loss of our dear friend, and continued support to Cory’s family, and to Lea.

July 19, 2013   Glee to premiere thursday, September 26

In light of the tragic passing of beloved GLEE cast member Cory Monteith, the series’ executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of GLEE until early August. Season Five of GLEE will now premiere on Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. No further details are available at this time. […]

Source: facebook.com/glee

July 15, 2013   Online Sympathy Cards (1 for Lea & 1 for the Cast)

I have bought 2 group cards for fans to sign. One is for Lea and one is for the entire cast. I right now have them set up to be emailed to Lea’s PR for her card and to Ryan Murphy’s PR for the cast card and set it to do so a month from now. But I will be paying attention to when they all finally start filming S5 (as I don’t expect that to be next Monday now) and adjust the date accordingly. Also once we have an idea of when it will be able to be delivered I will be setting up my paypal for CCArmy4FACES to take donations to have both cards printed & delivered to the Paramount set so that Lea & the cast can have a professionally printed and bound copy of the cards. If I collect any extra money (the printed cards will cost 29.95 a piece I believe) all proceeds will be donated to Project Limelight in Cory’s honor. If you’d like to sign the cards you may do so by visiting the links below. – Chrisie

PS – If you want to contribute now for the cost of the card(s) contact me at christine@chriscolferarmy4faces.org

Lea’s Card

Cast Card

July 13, 2013   When will the filming of season 5 start?

Will you be starting to shoot soon for the new season of GLEE?

Matt Morrison: July 22nd, next week.

Source: broadwayworld.com

July 11, 2013   Information about the filming of Glee Season 5

[…] Ryan Murphy Productions is gearing up to begin shooting season five of the smash hit Fox series “Glee”, and the casting directors have sent out the first casting calls. They are auditioning talent for four new recurring roles, one male and three females. Extras for the series will be cast starting late July and will continue to be hired on an ongoing basis for the 22-episode season. The show was picked up for season five and six on April 19, 2013 for a total of 44 additional new episodes. Shooting will begin on Monday July 29th and will continue through early 2014. The show is a single-camera setup that films at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.[…]

Source: tvshowauditions.info

July 9, 2013   Glee – Episode 5.01/5.02 – 4 New Recurring Characters

Glee are currently casting 4 new recurring roles.

Ruby, Henry, Julie and Ryan.

No more details are currently known. We’ll post more as and when we get it.

Source: spoilertv.com

July 9, 2013   Glee – Possible Release Date, Extras, Cost and Packaging for ‘The Complete 4th Season’

Entering its fourth season, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented kids who escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice. This year, the members of New Directions compete amongst themselves to be the “new Rachel” and hold open auditions to find a fresh crop of students. Meanwhile, the graduating class leaves the comforts of McKinley for the real world where Rachel struggles to please her demanding NYADA teacher and Kurt second-guesses his decision to stay in Lima. To kick off the season, Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson will join the cast in a six-episode arc. In her first return to television since “Sex in the City,” Emmy Award-winning actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker also will guest-star.

Nothing’s been completely cemented yet, but Fox has told retailers in an early alert that Glee – The Complete 4th Season is tentatively planned for release on DVD ($59.98 SRP, 6 discs) and Blu-ray Disc ($69.99 SRP, 4 discs) this September 17th. In addition to the traditional “Glee Music Jukebox” (an extra which takes you directly to the songs of each episode), you’ll get bonus material such as Deleted Scenes, the “Movin’ On Up: Glee in NYC” Featurette, “Jarley,” “Building New York,” “Glee on Film,” “The Road to 500,” “Blaine’s Time Capsule” and “Glee Premiere Party!” Remember, this isn’t finalized yet and could be subject to change, as could the early heads-up box art shown below (which came from Amazon, many months ago!). Stay tuned and if something gets revised, then we’ll update you with the latest info!

Source: tvshowsondvd.com

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