'Glee Project' Scores New Mentors and Big 'Glee' Season 4 Details
Friday, June 08, 2012
Ryan Murphy loves talking about Glee on the off-season, but fans
have to take everything he says with a grain of salt. In the past he's
told us that there would only be one tribute episode in season 3 (there
were three) and that he was going to cut down on big name guest stars
(and then Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Whoopi Goldberg and more showed
At a recent event promoting The Glee Project season 2, Ryan Murphy spoke about plans for the upcoming fourth season of Glee. Here are some of the highlights.
Despite the fact that the show will be split between New York and Ohio, Murphy revealed that star Lea Michele will appear in all 22 episodes of season 4. He then immediately took back his comment that she would be the only actor doing so, telling reporters that he is going to talk to each cast member and see what they want to do.
He insisted once again that all actors will return, even ones like Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang) and Amber Riley (Mercedes), though he was careful to note that the number of episodes all the stars will appear in will vary depending on the storyline they come up with.
Though Murphy wouldn't give any details on the Finn storyline (will we see him in army training?), he did say that some of The Glee Project season 1 winners will return. However, it's not clear if that would mean Samuel Larsen, Damian McGinty, Alex Newell or Lindsey Pearce.
As for The Glee Project, Murphy revealed that season 2 will continue to grab the show's biggest stars as guest mentors. Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Amber Riley and Jane Lynch will all mentor in future episodes, following in the footsteps of Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera. Criss is the only star on that list who also mentored in season 1.
The Glee Project airs Tuesdays at 10pm on Oxygen. Glee season 4 will pick up in the fall Thursdays at 9pm on FOX.
(Image courtesy of FOX)