Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty
In an eleventh-hour twist, Ryan Murphy named not one but two winners of The Glee Project. Both Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty will get seven-episode arcs in Season 3 of Glee. (In another surprise, runners-up Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell were told they'd get two-episode arcs. Everybody wins!)
Who won The Glee Project? Find out who's joining the Glee cast (There is a twist!)
The morning after their finale, TVGuide.com talked to Larsen, 19, and McGinty, 18 — neither of whom slept much Sunday night — about how they've been training for their Glee debuts, why Zach squealed so much during the finale, what the toughest part of the competitions was and whether subtitles are a good thing. Read on:
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How will House deal with Cuddy's absence? Is there any chance Lisa Edelstein will come back to shoot a proper ending for her character? — Beth
ADAM: Though the show's one-year time jump will skip Cuddy's exit from Princeton-Plainsboro, creator David Shore says the show won't overlook it altogether. "There's going to be an acknowledgement, but it's not going to be a big story about her because unfortunately we don't have [Lisa]," he says. Does Shore think he will ever get to write Cuddy a proper send-off? "Down the road, that might be more appropriate. It didn't seem right now," he says. "Given that she was gone, we decided it was better to not just have her come back to leave again."
Will Finn and Rachel be happy when Glee returns? — Joshua
NATALIE: Yes! "You pick up with them as a couple," Lea Michele tells us...
Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer
Let's get this straight: Three Gleeks will graduate, and a possible spin-off to Glee isn't dead yet.
Kevin Reilly, Fox's entertainment president, made attempts to set the record straight about the numerous conflicting stories about Glee lately — that creator Ryan Murphy spilled unfounded plot secrets; that actor Chris Colfer found out he, along with Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, were the ones graduating via Twitter; and that the spin-off would be scrapped.
In the latest round of Glee's he said/ she said, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy,
now tells Deadline that as early as March of this year, he had spoken to stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith about a possible spin-off in which their characters would graduate from high school and attend NYC's Juilliard. The actors were forbidden from speaking about the top-secret project, which was to be announced in the fall.
Ryan Murphy is now saying that the reason he said Glee actors Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith would not be back for Season 4 was because he was actively working on a New York-set spin-off for their characters.
Everything you knew about Glee's future is wrong: Producers clarify Ryan Murphy's comments
In an interview with Deadline posted Thursday, Murphy says the actors in fact were not only onboard with the idea of a spin-off, they were also "involved in the process for three to four months to the point where we were...
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Everything you thought you knew about Season 3 of Glee is probably wrong.
Glee's Darren Criss talks Broadway, Marti Noxon, "unicorn dust" and graduation
At Sunday's Comic-Con panel for the popular Fox show, executive producers Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan clarified — or more specifically, dispelled — recent news and headlines about the show's future. To review:
Glee boss Ryan Murphy said Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith's characters are graduating from William McKinley and that the actors would not be back for Season 4. Falchuk says: Not necessarily true!
Is Darren Criss, better known as lead Warbler Blaine on Glee, headed for Broadway? Does he know if Blaine is a senior, and thus headed for graduation? What does he think about creator Ryan Murphy's decision to graduate stars like Lea Michele and Chris Colfer off the show anyways?
TVGuide.com caught up with Criss on the eve of Glee's Sunday Comic-Con panel and attempted to get answers:
Idina Menzel is in final talks to return to Glee in Season 3, Deadline.com reports.
Menzel will reprise her role as Shelby Corcoran, the biological mother of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele). Her guest arc is slated for 10-12 episodes, according to the report.
"I'm really excited the that Idina is joining the family again," Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy said. "We missed her last year and we're happy that she is coming back."
It looks like Sue Sylvester has won after all.
Following Wednesday night's news that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would not return to Glee for Season 4, co-star Jane Lynch appeared in a phone interview on Access Hollywood Live and defended executive producer Ryan Murphy's decision, saying...