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Glee ENDING This Season?! Showrunners NOT Confirmed For Season 5!

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But Lea Michele has already signed on! AND what about the whole new format that Ryan had planned for season 5?!

GAHHHHH!!!

Sad news Gleeks of the world…

Rumor has it that the masterminds of GleeRyan Murphy, Brad Falchuck and Ian Brennan — have NOT yet officially agreed to return for another season, and if they don't confirm their involvement SOON, FOX might not renew the show!

Quick, grab a paper bag cause this sh*t may cause extreme hyperventilation!

We initally heard that The Glee Project had been CANCELLED, but it seems the peeps behind the show are just waiting for word on whether or not Glee season 5 would be confirmed.

Now,

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Glee Producer Sues Showrunner!

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Uh-oh! Things are getting ugly behind the scenes!

Michael Novick, a producer on Glee, has filed a lawsuit against Ian Brennan which claims that the series co-creator didn't honor an agreement they made during the series' initial development!

According to Novick, he and Brennan developed the concept for the series originally as a movie. They brought the project to Ryan Murphy, who thought that it would work better as a TV show, and pitched the idea to Fox. When negotiations stalled, Brennan reportedly then

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Glee Producers Still Want The Boss!

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We guess they haven't forgotten about him!

Way back in 2010, we heard rumblings that the producers of Glee wanted to not only do a Bruce Springsteen tribute episode, but that they wanted to get The Boss himself to guest-star as Finn's uncle. Well, apparently, writer Ian Brennan hasn't forgotten about this, and recently revealed that the singer is still on their wish-list for future guest stars!

According to the interview:

Who would you love to have?

Bruce Springsteen as a motivational speaker.

Have you ever contacted him?

No, we are still on hiatus, and we won't start writing for another couple of weeks. We have sat down and talked a little bit about where we want the show to go but we haven't written anything yet.

Ha! We actually like that idea more than Finn's uncle!

Here's hoping that they can work it in somehow without it feeling completely forced!

And check out the rest of the interview, including his thoughts on some of the characters graduating, a newbie coming in from The Glee Project, and where he wants the third season to go…AFTER THE JUMP!

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Ryan Murphy Is Our Hero!

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Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, has already written an open letter discussing the vicious and homophobic article in Newsweek magazine that asserted that gay actors are incapable of successfully portraying a heterosexual character.

He has just released a second follow-up letter, and basically proves what a decent, stand-up guy he is!

He writes:

I want to issue a personal thank you to GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios, writer/director Dustin Lance Black and countless others who have joined me in condemning Newsweek magazine and asking for an apology for their recent article ‘Straight Jacket,’ a hurtful bigoted diatribe in which they basically asserted that gay actors should not play straight roles because they are not “believable.” So far, Newsweek magazine has declined to issue an apology, other than to say they are big fans of the show I co-created, Glee — even the straight dudes around the Newsweek offices. I say thanks for your support, however glib, and continue — with many others offended by the article — to wait for a more substantial articulate response.

But in better more constructive news: Ramin Setoodeh, the author of the article, reached out to me today and accepted my offer to sit with myself and the writers of GleeBrad Falchuk and Ian Brennan — to discuss not only why we found the piece so offensive, but also to observe our creative process and see how we construct a TV show dedicated exclusively to the idea of inclusiveness and acceptance for all — ideas solely absent in his ‘Straight Jacket’ article.

Along with inviting him into our Glee writers room, I will also let him observe our casting process…so he can witness first hand — and speak to — actors who audition for our show and who are already series regulars — actors who are encouraged to read for ALL roles, no matter what their sexual orientation, color or gender. Who cares who you are or who you sleep with — men, women, sheep — frankly, it’s none of our business or concern. The actor with the best audition should get the part. On Glee, straight actors play gay roles, gay actors play straight roles and no one is discriminated against. I hope observing this process firsthand — and talking with our cast — will be illuminating to Mr. Setoodeh, and inform his future journalistic endeavors.

In my telephone conversation with him, Mr. Setoodeh mentioned how he feels cornered, misunderstood and unfairly attacked. I look forward to hearing his reasons for writing the article, and will of course listen with an open heart and mind. Vicious anonymous attacks — which Mr. Setoodeh feels he has been subjected to over the past two days — aren’t cool or acceptable, and get us no where. What DOES move the ball forward is education and a fair and open dialogue, and I want Mr. Setoodeh to know that all of us at Glee are committed to that, and encourage it.

Ryan

What an unbelievably smart and fair plan of attack!

We applaud you for keeping your cool and standing your ground, Ryan and company!

Hopefully, the other parties involved will follow suit and treat you with the same respect and openness you have given them!

Equality for ALL!

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