Television Exclusive – “Glee” Recreates Beatles Album Covers

Fans of the hit Fox show, Glee, are no doubt getting excited and counting down the remaining days until season five premieres. Most fans also know that the two-part season premiere is going to be completely dedicated to The Beatles and their music.

To help promote this highly awaited premiere event, Fox has re-created two of the most iconic Beatles album covers with Glee cast members. Entertainment Weekly exclusively shared images of these two covers for fans to see.

Glee - Abbey Road recreation

Above is the first image, which is a recreation of the extremely iconic Abbey Road photo and features Blaine (Darren Criss), Sam (Chord Overstreet), Artie (Kevin McHale), and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz). In the second image, Santana (Naya Rivera), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison), and Marley (Melissa Benoist) are recreating the Beatles’ Let It Be cover.

Glee - Let It Glee Cover

What do you think of these images? Are you excited for the new season? Remember, the first part of the two-part season premiere is on this Thursday, September 26!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Television Exclusive – First Look at Season Five of “Glee”

Entertainment Weekly recently shared an exclusive new photo from the season five premiere episode of Glee. At the end of last season, it was teased that Blaine could potentially propose to Kurt and the last few seconds of the episode ended on a cliffhanger and left fans wanting more.

This adorable new photo features Chris Colfer and Darren Criss as their characters Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson in the midst of a student crowd. Despite that this photo seems like it may be revealing the big proposal, Criss explained to Entertainment Weekly that it is not the moment most fans are hoping for. In a recent interview, the actor did tease: “There’s definitely going to be an answer to what Blaine is going to do within the first two episodes.”

Glee - Season Five - EW first look

As most fans know, the season premiere is going to be divided into two parts and is a major tribute to The Beatles. Here is what the set list for the two-episode tribute includes:

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Will you be watching the season premiere on September 26, 2013? Are you hoping that Blaine and Kurt do get engaged? Which Beatles song are you looking forward to hearing performed?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Fox’s “Glee” Producers Embrace Cory Monteith’s Death and Looming Production

With the tragic and sudden passing of Glee star Cory Monteith, the production team is not only going to be grieving the loss, but they must set a course of action for production.

A Fox executive told The Wrap that they are unsure if production will begin in late July as scheduled or if it will be pushed back to a later date. Season five of the hit show was supposed to premiere on September 19, but that may also have to be pushed back until a later date.

Executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and 20th Century chief executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman, must now find a way to carefully weave in a sudden absence for Monteith’s lead character Finn Hudson.

Now that his character Finn has graduated from high school and is attending the University of Lima, it may be easier for the writers and producers to find a way to explain an unexpected absence. Of course, we will just have to wait until the show airs again in the fall to find out how the showrunners will handle it, but rest assured that it will be handled tastefully.

Cory Monteith

I would just like to take a moment to send my condolences to Cory Monteith’s friends, family, his girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele, fans, and all of the cast and crew involved in Glee who are mourning the loss of this talented young man. It is so unfortunate when the world loses such a bright star like Mr. Monteith. I am personally a fan of the show and am absolutely devastated by this loss. May he rest in peace.

Source: The Wrap

Television Exclusive – Casting Updates for Season Five of “Glee”

As most Glee fans are aware, several new characters were introduced into the show last season. A lot of fans have mixed feelings about these new characters, but it is clear Ryan Murphy and his team at Fox know what they want to do with these new characters.

Actors Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder), and Alex Newell (Wade or “Unique”) have all been promoted to series regulars and their roles will become more important when season five begins in September.

However, with these promotions, actors Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum Jr (Mike) have been downgraded to guest stars for next season.

What do you think of these cast changes? Who is your favorite Glee character? Are you interested in seeing how these changes will effect season five?

Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Blake Jenner, and Alex Newell
Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Blake Jenner, and Alex Newell

Source: Deadline

Television Exclusive – Actress Katey Sagal Cast in Guest-Starring Role on “Glee”

Fans of the Glee character, Artie Abrams (played by Kevin McHale), will be interested to know that we will be getting to see more of his life at home near the end of this season.

Ryan Murphy recently announced, via Twitter, that Sons of Anarchy actress, Katey Sagal will be playing Artie’s mom later on this season. In a tweet, Murphy shared: “So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee! There is nothing this woman can’t do!”

Sagal will join the show near the end of the season in Episode No. 421, which is entitled “Wonder-ful.” The cast and songs performed in this episode will pay homage to Stevie Wonder.

The casting directors and Murphy may have listened to McHale’s wishes because last year, during a Comic-Con panel, he said that Sagal is his dream mom and he would love to have her join the show as a guest-star. Plus, she does have a singing and song-writing background so she may be a good fit for the part.

What do you think of this casting choice? Do you think Sagal is the right fit to play Artie’s mom? Do you think she will have a chance to perform a song? Who is your favorite character on Glee?

Katey Sagal

Source: Entertainment Weekly

“Glee” – Teasers for “The Break Up” Episode

The Hollywood Reporter posted an article this afternoon giving some teasers for tomorrow’s episode of Glee, which is entitled “The Break Up.” According to the article, this is what us Gleeks need to keep an eye out for:

“1. Brittany continues her streak of making new friends, learning she has more in common with Blaine than either of them expected.

2. Finn’s military career — specifically his lack of one after he arrived at Rachel’s out of uniform — is explained. As is his four months of going MIA, which could back to hurt him in the end.

3. Kitty lets her crazy flag fly (look out for the Rapture!) and it rubs a few people the wrong way.

4. Kitty’s boy toy Jake, meanwhile, continues to bond with fellow newbie Marley and he confides in her with not one, not two but three secrets about himself.

5. Brittany and Santana ‘shippers will have reasons to cheer — and cry. While there’s PDA, it may not all be happy. Bonus: Naya Rivera‘s rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Mine” will have you heading for iTunes mid-song.

6. Someone in a long-term relationship is having cyber relations, and he or she will wind up paying the price for the tryst.

7. Will’s time at McKinley could be severely reduced when a new job with a blue ribbon opens up for the guy who’s admittedly stuck in a rut and uninspired. His plan for Emma, meanwhile, doesn’t quite win him a ribbon of any color.

8. More than one familiar face will return to McKinley, with one alum coming back in tears.

9. More than one couple will end up heading to Splitsville, though the circumstances of how each breakup differ. The choices: cheating, being mature and bad timing.

10. Finn and Rachel go on an incredibly awkward double date with Kurt and Blaine. How odd is it? When you’re excited to see Brody while Finn Hudson is in town, you know there’s a problem.”

You can watch a sneak peek of tomorrow’s episode here. By the sounds of it, this episode could be pretty emotional so get your tissues ready Gleeks.


“Glee” – Season Four and Premiere Exclusives

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk talked about tonight’s season four premiere and what we should be looking out for throughout the rest of this season! Here is what he had to say:

”We’re going to challenge every relationship. Even with the most solid ones there’s always a new challenge. Because that’s real. That’s what happens. You graduate high school and one person stays and one person goes—none of those should ever last. Sometimes they break up and they get back together, but we’re gonna really push them all. They’re (New Directions) looking for the New Rachel—that girl or boy, who’s gonna be that star in there? Who’s gonna carry the solos and be the ambitious one that pushes everybody else? The New Directions won, they’re stars, so they’re dealing with that and their popularity, and they have to recruit new members, which is a different experience now because now everybody wants to be in the glee club. But it’s hard to find the right people and so it’s a different challenge.”

And according to the same article on Entertainment Weekly, here are some things that us “Gleeks” need to keep an eye out for this season:

“Other things to look for this season:

  • Kurt may not have gotten into NYADA but that doesn’t mean he’ll stay in Ohio. “He doesn’t go to NYADA. But he and Rachel get a place together way out in Brooklyn in the worst neighborhood.” Look for Santana to weasel her way out there too.
  • Puck’s half-brother shows up in the premiere. Says Falchuk, “Puck didn’t know about him. And he’s not like Puck at all. It’s a little different. He has a different bad attitude.”
  • Sarah Jessica Parker’s Vogue editor character, Isabelle Klempt, whom Kurt gets an internship with, debuts in episode three, called “Makeover.”
  • Sue (Jane Lynch) has given birth but there’s still some unanswered questions. “We don’t know who the celebrity father is just yet. You’ll find out.” Please let it be Josh Groban.”

What do you think of all of this information? Are you looking forward to the premiere tonight? Are you also looking forward to the rest of the season?