Golden Globe-winning Glee.
Nice ring to it, huh? It was a bit unbelievable watching the show trump 30 Rock
's monopoly on television awards as of late. Still, it felt very, very good.
But, of course, their work isn't over. With nine episodes in the offing and a second season in the works, there's a lot of things to do. It's been announced that Barry Manilow and Olivia Newton-John
will do roles in the back nine, and (of course!) Idina Menzel
and Jonathan Groff
taking recurring roles, and according to series creator Ryan Murphy, there's a lot more in the offing.One: Jennifer Lopez as a lunch lady?
"I have a meeting with Jennifer Lopez in a couple of week," Murphy told People magazine
. "She wants to come on. We want her to be a cafeteria lady." He also adds that he's been getting feelers from Julia Roberts and Julianne Moore, and thinks the interest is "amazing".
Here's an idea you might want to latch on: Paula Abdul as regionals judge. Think about it: the awesomeness of Anna Camp as a judge, paired off with the awesomeness of Paula Abdul doing what she's done the last eight years.Two: a "very special" Madonna episode.
"It's got like 10 numbers in it, and the production value is very big," Murphy told Entertainment Weekly
. "We adore her and worship her, so when I'm directing, I'm always like, 'Do it for Madonna.'" And reports say Sue is singing in this episode, too, which they're shooting at the moment. The song? "Vogue."
Oh, and will Madonna ever show up? Seems natural, considering that she allowed the show access to her full back catalogue. "She may or may not be in the show," Murphy told People.In another interview with E! Online
, Lea Michele (who missed out on a Golden Globe, I must add) said the Madonna episode wouldn't disappoint. "It's big and it's powerful, and the characters who are interacting together are not the ones you would expect," she said. "I feel like with each episode everything keeps escalating to a new level."Three: Kurt gets a boyfriend!
My sister will love this news so much. "We just announced we're doing a nationwide search for the season 2 cast
, and [a boyfriend for Kurt is] one of the three roles that we're adding," Murphy told EW
. "And we're going to make them a power couple. We're not going to do the whole hiding in the shadows thing. We're going to make them popular, and out and proud and glamorous. Like prom king and king. We're doing the opposite of what's been done."
Fingers crossed whoever gets the role of Kurt's squeeze will give it justice--because, really, Chris Colfer has done a pretty great job at bring Kurt Hummel so far.
They're also casting a "sort of a Eve Harrington" who will pose as competition for Rachel. But, of course, that's for the second season, so don't get too giddy yet.Four: Rachel and Puck fans, there's more!
""I thought people would find her to be far too irritating for him," Murphy admitted. But, of course, we found that little pairing to be more awesome than Rachel-Finn (admit it) and they're bringing them together again in the second season. "We just finished [writing] a special episode where they are together, and they have two numbers together," he said. "It's episode 4, 'Bad Reputation.'"
So Rachel is on the rebound after the thing with Jonathan Groff's character fails to, well, take off. I'm just guessing, gleeks. Bah, I'll save it for later. Let's celebrate the Golden Globe...
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