We have some good news and some bad news, Glee fans.
Bad news first: it doesn't look like a Glee spin-off in the Big Apple is happening. We haven't heard that it's been given a complete kibosh, but considering all the chatter coming out of the FOX' TCA panel last night, the chances of it happening are pretty slim. (NOTE: Nevermind, the spin-off is soooooo dead!)
Why? Oh, well, consider our good news: Glee season four is a go … with most of the original cast on board! That's right, we're talking Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera and Lea Michele all signed, sealed and delivered for your Gleeky pleasure. The dotted lines have been filled in, storylines have been devised and these four are sure things for next season.
Now, we know you have lots of questions (How will this work? Will they still graduate? What about Heather Morris?!), but all we can tell you is what Princess Lea shared after the official announcement was made yesterday. According to our favorite star, not only will some of the core cast be sticking around for another season, but the circumstance in which their characters are kept into the show are "revolutionary."
When asked about her return to the show for another year, Lea revealed:
"I'm so excited. I spoke with Ryan [Murphy] today. We had a great conversation. He told me his plan and I will tell you it's incredibly groundbreaking and it's revolutionary for television, the way he's figured out how to use these graduated high school characters on this TV show. I was like, 'Ryan, I feel like I could cry!' I always knew in the back of my mind, like, listen, I'm coming back whether they want it or no. I'm going to be a janitor in the background! I'm thankful every single day. This is the best job in the whole world. Ryan is the greatest creator and I adore him. My cast is my family. I'm so happy."
So are we! HAPPY, HAPPY! JOY, JOY!
But now, before everyone goes all ballistic about the names missing from the list of returnees (Dianna, Amber, Mark, HEMO!!!), let's just keep one thing in mind. This is the man who killed off his entire cast of a hit TV show in it's first season. If American Horror Story has taught us ANYTHING, it's taught us that this guy has more up his sleeve than we think.
Keep the faith. Keep the faith in RIB.
(Fellas - don't make us regret that!)
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