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Bringing Musicals Back To TV

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Trying to bring a musical series to television hasn't really worked before.

Just ask Rosie O'Donnell.

But, we guess Fox has some higher hopes.

The network is making a musical comedy for prime-time TV.

Fox said this week it ordered 13 episodes of Glee.

Basically it's a scripted series about a high school teacher who's trying to make the glee club "into a national power."

As for the characters, those will include the ever so typical "diva-in-training, a nerdy soprano and a quarterback who tries to stay cool while singing."

As for the amount of music per episode, at least three complete musical numbers will be performed in each show.

The show is set to appear sometime in 2009.

Wonder what Disney is thinking about this high school musical rip-off!

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28 comments to “Bringing Musicals Back To TV”

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  3. 3

    say it aint so

  4. 4

    Well since Rosie wont be on it, maybe people will watch and it will be a success!

  5. 5

    Get with the program, fatty. This was on a different BETTER gossip website at least a day ago.

  6. 6

    FAIL…. This another uk show we want to try and do.

  7. 7

    Re: jmchick89
    sick freak funny!!!!!!!LOL

  8. 8

    dosent anyone learn look what happend to viva laughin lmfao what did that last 1 episode

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  10. 10

    Gee, with a title like "Glee", they can't miss. Sounds like the singing version of 90210. HO HUM.

  11. 11

    1 2 3 canceled!

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  13. 13

    yeah I saw this in the 80's when it was called "FAME" the series. I'm guessing this won't be as good as that.

  14. 14

    I have a feeling that the whole "teen musical" genre is dying out, if not already dead. It climaxed with HSM-3.

  15. 15

    Oh Perez… HSM was a rip off of Grease, and Glee will probably be more of a rip off of Fame. There's no such thing as a new idea!

  16. 16

    I can't wait for this show!!!
    My boy Kevin is gonna be on it.
    I love him

  17. 17

    sounds like something else that starts with a G.

  18. 18

    shits weak. disney channel is so fucking gay now.

  19. 19

    I will be watching it! A buddy of mine is gonna be in it!

  20. 20

    lea michele is starring in this and i LOVE HER

  21. tetzy says – reply to this


    Musical? Dear Fox: I'd rather watch puppies being aborted. Seriously…musical???

  22. 22

    Um i love the high musical movies, but constant singing in a tv show? Now, that's something I can't handle.

  23. 23

    " a quarterback who tries to stay cool while singing" - umm.. anyone remember the show popular??

    been there, done that…

  24. 24

    We have one on British TV called Britannia High which is the biggest lot of steaming manure in history.

  25. 25

    here in england, we have a usical tv show
    its called "britannia high"
    and its one of the most popular shows on tv.
    i say, go for it ;)

  26. Laxer says – reply to this


    The show will star Matthew Morrison, an accomplished musical theatre star from several Broadway productions. With his looks and talent this show starts with a definite edge.

  27. 27

    Just 1 thing to say, ew.

  28. 28

    How totally gay.